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The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees who are members of Central. The Foundation’s purpose is to receive gifts, to hold the principal of such gifts in perpetuity and to give the income growth of these gifts to Central.

Through the gifts of many, the Central Lutheran Foundation provides vital financial support to the ministry of Central Lutheran Church. Established with an initial bequest in 1952 of one thousand dollars in a member’s will, the Foundation continues to provide energy and financial resources to Central Lutheran Church as it lives out its mission to celebrate, discover, and share the love of Christ in the city and the world beyond.

End of Life and Financial Life Series


Central Lutheran Church Foundation 2020 End of Life Series: Estate Planning
October 27, 2020, 2 pm via Zoom
Matt Guttman, from the estate planning Mullen Guttman Law Firm will be the first presenter in our End of Life series this year on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 2 pm via Zoom. The session will cover the basics of creating an estate plan to meet your goals. It will also be recorded and available for viewing later. If you have questions regarding the session, please email Inez Bergquist, Development Director, at or call her at 651-260-6312.
We hope you can join us!

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There are many ways to give!

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

  • Bequest made as part of your will or living trust
  • Memorial in memory of family and friends
  • Cash donation
  • Gift in honor of family and friends
  • Planned gift through charitable annuities or trusts
  • Beneficiary designation through life insurance
  • Planned gifts by means of retirement fund assets

Become a legacy partner!

Central’s Legacy Partners are members and friends of Central Lutheran Church who have made a commitment to include the Central Lutheran Foundation in their estate planning or planned giving. Their purpose is to celebrate and encourage others in their “legacy giving” to Central. Legacy partners receive a unique crystal engraved with an image of Central’s historic sanctuary and are recognized at a banquet and in other ways throughout the year. Read about our legacy partners!

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Donate Online to the Foundation

More information

For more information about the Central Lutheran Foundation and helpful charitable giving resources, contact:

Inez Bergquistinez-berquist-sm
Director of Development




Foundation Documents

Board of Trustees

Emilie A. Anderson
Joyce H. Anderson, Vice President
Kay H. Dixon
Patrick Egan
Ron Fiscus
Scott H. Fisher
James R. Heintz, Secretary/Treasurer
Kari Lyle
Charles Scheiderer
Steven A. Studt
Bonnie J. Weisenburger, President

Mark A. Gassedelen, Executive Secretary

Ex-officio Members
Pastor Peter Nycklemoe
Lisa Beane
Robert “Obie” Holmen

Trustees Emeritus
Shirley Teig
Arlan Abel
Dick Hilden

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