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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

Medical Issues: 10 Warning Signs of Dementia

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota
Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Alzheimer’s Association Office: 952-830-0512

Dementia affects the loved ones of many families.  The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a session to Central Lutheran members on how to identify signs of  memory,  thinking and behavior problems in your loved ones. Alzheimer’s and other dementia cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. This session will help us to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

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For questions or to register by phone, call the Alzheimer’s Helpline at 1-800-272-3900

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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