Endowment Fund Media Kit

WELS Foundation is pleased to provide an endowment fund media kit to assist you in promoting your endowment fund. Below you will find a variety of resources to help you promote your endowment:

  • The media kit document, which is your guide to the resource pieces and contains a promotion checklist and timeline
  • Customizable documents and graphics
  • WELS Foundation logo files

If you have questions about the media kit or would like assistance in customizing any of the documents for your use, we are here to help! Please contact WELS Foundation at 414-256-3255 or foundationmarketing@wels.net.

WELS Foundation Newsletter

WELS Foundation is pleased to provide a newsletter to our Foundation partners to help them nurture and assist their donors. Below are issues of the newsletter and the supporting documents for each issue.

If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the newsletter, please contact WELS Foundation at 414-256-3255 or foundationmarketing@wels.net.

WELS Association of Lutheran High Schools conference presentation

Each year, WELS Foundation is pleased to sponsor the keynote presentation for the Mission Advancement sectionals at the WELS Association of Lutheran High Schools conference. Please see below for information from the latest conference.

Questions? Contact WELS Foundation at 414-256-3255 or foundationmarketing@wels.net.

PG Calc Webinars

PC Calc Webinars are password protected. For additional information, please complete the Contact Us form.

Planned Giving Today

Below you will find issues of the Planned Giving Today newsletter, a helpful monthly resource that provides tips and information from planned giving experts. The newsletters are password protected. For additional information or to access the newsletters, please complete the Contact Us form.

Estate planning guide

We have created this planning guide especially for you, the Christian steward.

Your estate is a sacred trust that has been accumulated as a result of God’s blessings upon your labors. God is the owner of your estate. He gives you the responsible position of managing it in life and in death, and the privilege and joy of expressing your love for him and for others through your estate plans.

We pray that with God’s blessing, this booklet will give you a practical, understandable, and workable process that results in a plan with which you are comfortable. An estate plan that…

    • expresses God’s plan of stewardship for your estate,
    • transfers your estate to your loved ones and charitable beneficiaries in ways that help them, and
    • completes the process in the least amount of time and with the least amount of expense.

Using this Booklet

This booklet will take you through the steps of preparing an estate plan, including filling out detailed forms at the end that will be useful to your planners and family.

Go ahead and read through this booklet, completing as much of the “Information for Your Planners” forms as you can. Then contact a Christian giving counselor and he will help you complete the process. There is no cost or obligation for working with a counselor. His goal is to help you carry out your stewardship objectives more efficiently.

Please start this booklet by completing the “What Is Your Present Situation?” section on page 17.

Please note:

  • You need Adobe Reader in order to complete the form fields on a computer. If you do not have this software on your computer, you can download it for free here.
  • This workbook is meant only for saving and printing your information. Do not e-mail the document with completed form fields as your data could be intercepted.

Annual Report

WELS Foundation is the foundation of choice for WELS members and ministries. It is the only foundation whose sole purpose is to facilitate donors’ desires to support WELS ministries.

After the Israelites crossed the River Jordan to enter the Promised Land, they set up a stone memorial so that future generations would know the goodness of God (Joshua 4:4-9). In the same way, WELS Foundation exists to help members whose gifts leave a monument of their faith that will be a blessing for many years to come. By establishing a planned gift, you are creating a lasting legacy by providing financial resources dedicated to the support of teaching and preaching God’s Word to future generations. As you contemplate the transition from the wilderness of life on earth to the Promised Land of heaven, what will be your memorial stone?