Endowment Fund

The Immanuel Endowment Fund provides a structure for charitable giving and builds a financial pipeline for future gifts.  Donor contributions are invested and used to generate restricted income for future generations.  By donating to the Endowment Fund, donors can secure individual tax advantages, as well as bless Immanuel and the kingdom of God for many years to come.

In accordance with the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School Constitution: The Endowment Fund is a special restricted fund in which any undesignated estate gifts, insurance policies, stocks, or any appreciated asset are deposited.  The Endowment Fund may accept gifts which can be suitably managed, sold, or invested.  All such gifts or bequests or their proceeds shall be held in perpetuity and invested to provide both income and growth of principal.

Immanuel maintains two separate endowments: 1) The Immanuel Church Endowment Fund and 2) The Immanuel School Endowment Fund.  These are collectively known as the Endowment Fund.

How can members and friends of Immanuel contribute to the Endowment Fund?

Members and friends can share God’s generosity with their family as well as establish a faith legacy that blesses others for generations by planning a gift to the Endowment Fund.

Some simple ways of giving are:

  • Gifts through wills or trusts
  • Gifts through beneficiary designations on retirement accounts and insurance policies
  • Charitable Life Income plans – annuities and trusts
  • Donor Advised Funds

Looking to Learn More? Contact Jessica Stone (Jstone@immlutheran.org)

Distribution of Endowment Funds have supported: 

  • School Safety and Teacher Grants
  • Deaconship & MI District Emeriti Conference
  • Chapel Restoration