If you have made regular direct gifts to WELS over the years, you are helping to provide a continuing source of stability. WELS depends on annual gifts to carry out out its various ministries year after year, and we appreciate the Christian generosity of faithful donors.
Did you know it is possible to continue providing annual gifts to WELS long after you have gone to heaven? You can do this by giving to one of the WELS endowment funds—or you can establish your own endowment fund for the benefit of a WELS ministry through WELS Foundation.
Here’s how it works. Whatever amount you donate provides distributions of four percent of the three year rolling average of the fund to the designated ministry every year until the Lord returns. For example, a one-time gift of $25,000 (the minimum needed to start an endowment) would provide an estimated $1,000 every year. Larger amounts, of course, will provide higher annual gifts. You can give now and/or later through your estate plan.
If interested in making a planned gift to a WELS endowment fund or starting your own, contact your local WELS Christian giving counselor.