The average donor has to balance their giving with their current financial needs, as well as the anticipated costs of the future. Therefore it can be difficult to give in the way that you really want to. Planned giving makes this kind of meaningful gift possible.
A gift committed to LTS through your will or trust does not occupy funds which you might possibly need in the future. Instead, your funds remain accessible to you.
There are many different options for leaving a planned gift; the basic idea is simple: to leave your lasting mark at LTS, to benefit and enrich the lives of future pastors and their congregations for years to come.
Other special types of gifts like publicly traded securities, life insurance or an RRSP/RRIF can also be left in support of Lutheran Theological Seminary. Life Insurance is a great gift for individuals who don't perhaps have the financial means to leave a legacy gift now but makes possible to leave a legacy after. Through these gifts you may also receive various tax benefits.
For most donors, this is unchartered territory, but it can be helpful. The hardest part is learning about it. That's where we come in! If you want to know more about the many ways you can plan a future gift to LTS, please contact our