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Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Trust: Your Church, Your Gift, Your Legacy... Today, Tomorrow, Forever

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Our Mission:

To serve God's people in Christ's name by providing financial foundations to the ministries and missions of Trinity Lutheran Church for all generations.

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What is the Endowment Trust Fund?

The Trinity Endowment Trust Fund is a means by which you can leave a legacy of your faith in God. The Trust Fund is overseen by a Board elected by the congregation to wisely invest contributions so that it grows and provides interest and dividends that are then used to advance the mission of Trinity and make a difference in the world.

Colossians 3:12-17 "You are the people of God; God loved you and chose you for his own...Everything you do or say, then should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God."

C5.05.03 PURPOSES OF TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH ENDOWMENT TRUST
               a.            The purpose of the Trust shall be to proclaim and propagate the Christian faith through Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and shall include the distribution and application of its income for such purposes, and the investment of its principal or corpus for the purposes of devoting the income therefrom to the extent herein authorized, and principal thereof to the purposes aforesaid.
               b.            Conditional gifts or bequests to the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Trust Fund, the proceeds of which may not, because of such conditions, be administered under the provisions of this Trust, may be considered to be outright bequests to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire.
               c.            No part of the contributions to or net income of the Trust shall inure to the benefit of any member of the Board of Trustees or the Corporate Trustee hereinafter provided for or of any substantial contributor to the Trust. No part of the activities of the Trust shall consist in carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.

C5.05.04 USE OF INCOME
               a.            Unrestricted      
                              In February the Board of Trustees shall report to the Trustor’s Council the amount standing to the credit of unrestricted income accounts. The Trustor’s Council may, within thirty (30) days after receiving such report, advise the Board of Trustees, by instrument in writing, as to what disposition it desires to have made of such unrestricted accumulated income. The Board of Trustees may distribute all, or a portion of the available, annual unrestricted income and may return any unused income to principal.

               b.            Restricted
                              Use of restricted income is determined by statement of purpose of each restricted fund.
               c.            It is the intention of the Trustor that the income of the Trust be applied in the following manner:
                              1)            To proclaim and propagate the Christian faith through Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
                              2)            To be applied to projects that may be of special concern to Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
                              3)            To provide for capital improvements to the property of Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
                              4)            To repay loans made by Trinity Lutheran Church of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

 

Good news! Your life matters to God! God has acted in love towards you, calling you to respond with acts of kindness to others.

We invite you to explore the many creative ways you can give to the Trinity Endowment Trust Fund. An 11 member Board of Trustees elected by the congregation guides and carries out our mission.

The Trinity Endowment Trust Fund exists so that your values and legacy of Christian faith will live on and further God’s work for generations to come. Gifts to the Endowment Trust Fund become part of a perpetual fund with earnings used to advance Trinity’s ministries and global missions.

You can leave a lasting gift to the future of this mission through the wise distribution of your estate. When you include the Trinity Endowment Trust Fund in your current giving or through a will, your assets can go on to influence lives with God’s love for generations to come.

 

Trust Fund By Laws

 

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Faith Lights

During the Christmas season, you are invited to give a gift in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one by purchasing a "Faith Light" to go on the Christmas Trees in the entry to Trinity. For $5 a light, you can brighten Christmas at Trinity this season. Your gift will be listed in the Christmas worship bulletins, and you’ll help build Trinity's Endowment Trust Fund.

Look for Faith Light Brochure in the lobby or office or download the brochure here.


Featured Funds

The Marlene and Dick Cable Family Fund

Marlene and Dick Cable Family Fund

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The Marti K. Nelson Family Donor Advised Fund

Marti K. Nelson Family Fund

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The Rev. Kurt Jacobson Fund

Reverend Kurt Jacobsen Fund

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The Gerald & Helen Amundson Fund

Gerald and Helen Amundson  Fund

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The Trinity Fund for Service and Education in Memory of Ron Retzlaff

Ron Retzlaff  Fund

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*To receive more information about a donor advised or named fund, please contact the Trinity office.