A History of Giving

From the humble beginnings of our first $1000 donation to today, the Central Lutheran Church Foundation has relied on our members and friends for support of Central Lutheran Church.

The Foundation Board has maintained the principle value of our donations.  Through the Board’s Investment Committee, outside investment managers, and auditors the growth has continued.

The Foundation continues to provide energy and financial resources to Central Lutheran Church as it lives out its mission to explore the promises of God for all.


For more information about giving to the Central Lutheran Foundation, please contact:

(651) 426-5908

Become a Legacy Partner

Central Lutheran Church Foundation’s Legacy Partners are members and friends of Central Lutheran Church who have made a commitment to include the Central Lutheran Church Foundation in their estate plan. In addition, those who have made a current one-time or cumulative $10,000 gift to the Foundation are members of the Legacy Partners.

We celebrate the Legacy Partners who entrust the fruits of their labor during their lives through a financial commitment to CLCF, which benefits the church in perpetuity. We honor the Partners with a special thank you event and other celebrations each year, and Partners receive an engraved crystal etching of Central Lutheran Church’s historic sanctuary.

Find information on how to become a Legacy Partner and profiles on some of the Partners by clicking the buttons below:

Ways to Give*

Gifts of any amount are welcome. You may make gifts with cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, donor advised funds, real estate, and personal property. Your gift may be given in different ways:

* Information on this website in not intended as legal or tax advice.  For information on how any gift may affect your tax situation, please consult your own professional advisor.

Designated Funds

You may give any amount to an existing Designated Fund of the Foundation. If you wish to start a new designated fund named for the program, your family, or others, the minimum gift is $10,000.

Memorials and Honorariums

Donors may wish to recognize a deceased loved one or honor someone for a significant occasion. These gifts are meaningful and lasting tributes supporting the mission of Central Lutheran Church. You may give a gift electronically by clicking the “Donate” button on this website or by issuing a check payable to the Central Lutheran Church Foundation and sending to the following address:

Central Lutheran Church Foundation
7201 Ohms Lane, Suite 100
Edina, MN 55439

Whether you donate electronically or via a check sent to the Foundation Office, please name the person you are memorializing or honoring and the name/s and mailing address of whomever you wish to be notified of your gift.


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