Legacy Giving

Perhaps you feel the call to leave the world a better place than you found it. You want to make an impact and help people you have never met, in places the rest of the world has forgotten. If so, please consider a legacy gift and remember Lutheran World Relief in your will. LWR will use your gift carefully and efficiently on projects that reduce poverty and promote peace and justice.

When you support LWR’s work, you make a real difference in the lives of thousands. Legacy gifts help us make an even bigger impact because they allow us to plan for and commit to projects in the long term while minimizing the overhead costs of fundraising.

Legacy giving can allow you to protect your assets, decrease your taxes and even increase your current income while supporting the mission and ministry of Lutheran World Relief. You can explore the options here online, or call us at the number below.

Contact:
Dave Fuerst
(651) 206.2082
dfuerst@lwr.org

Heather McGinness
(440) 381.0153
hmcginness@lwr.org

Learn more about the benefits of Legacy Gifts.

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Impact & Efficiency

We strive to be good stewards of those gifts, working to ensure every dollar you give does the most good possible.

For every $1 given to LWR, 88 cents supports program work!

Program Work - 88%, Fundraising - 7%, General Admin - 5%

Other Giving Options

Monthly Giving

Become an LWR Sustaining Partner and help us make long-term commitments to help raise up people in desperate need and cut administrative and overhead costs.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations by offering matching gift programs.

Workplace Giving

Participate in your workplace’s annual charity fundraising campaign.

Stock and Mutual Funds

Donate stock or mutual funds directly from the DTC system into our custody account.

Thrivent Choice Dollars℠

Donate quickly and easily to Lutheran World Relief with your Thrivent Choice Dollars℠.

Foods Resource Bank

Grow crops in your own fields to raise money for LWR projects through our partner organization, The Foods Resource Bank.

Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund

Help ship LWR Mission Quilts & Kits to families experiencing crises around the world and wrap them in warmth and love.

Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza

Honor someone special by sponsoring a brick in his or her name on our Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza at our Headquarters in Baltimore.

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