Planned Gifts

You are encouraged to consult with the Advancement Office staff when considering a major gift to the seminary through a bequest, retirement plan, or trust. We can provide the wording and appropriate language to ensure that your bequest will be used in the way you intend it.


Include the seminary as a beneficiary of your will, revocable trust, retirement plan, or other estate plan.

Life Insurance

Name the seminary as beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy.

Life Income

LTSP offers a variety of life income plans through the ELCA Foundation.  In return for your gift to establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, each of these plans will provide lifetime donor income, a charitable contribution deduction, and a future gift to the seminary.

Retirement Plan Gifts

Gifts from qualified retirement plans, IRAs, TSAs, or other pension plans can be given by naming the seminary as beneficiary of these plans.

Retained Life Estates

You can donate appreciated property (e.g., a home or farm) to the seminary and retain the right to use the property for your benefit for as long as you live.