Hope Lutheran Foundation

Our Mission: 
To encourage all people to know the love of Christ by supporting
the mission and the ministry of Hope Lutheran Church.
Marilyn Guy
Bruce Bollinger
Jon Hasbargen

Darlys Anderson
Tom Rohleder
Vice President
Heather Bergantine
Larry O Callaghan
Justin Swanson
Jon Lee

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a Hope Lutheran Foundation contribution?
Contributions can be made in the form of cash gifts, automatic recurring gifts, stocks, bonds and real estate, naming the Hope Lutheran Foundation in your will or estate plan, naming the Hope Lutheran Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, as well as contributions to an endowment.

Why should I consider making a gift to the Foundation?
Gifts to Hope Lutheran Foundation create a legacy of faith through which members can ensure they will encourage all people to know the
love of Christ long after their own earthly lifetime.
     • To memorialize loved ones
     • As an expression of gratitude and appreciation felt toward the Hope Lutheran congregation
     • As a legacy gift to support the mission and ministry of Hope Lutheran Church now and into the future

Is my contribution to the Hope Lutheran Foundation tax deductible?
YES! The Hope Lutheran Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts of cash may be deducted up to 50% of your adjusted gross income for the year. The market value of appreciated securities donated may generally be deducted in full. For specific tax implications, please consult your tax specialist.

How does giving to the Hope Lutheran Foundation relate to Hope Lutheran’s annual pledge giving?
As it continues to grow, the Foundation is able to response when needs arise within the church and funding isn’t available for those needs in the annual budget. All memorial donations to the Hope Lutheran Foundation go directly to the perpetual fund.

How do I distinguish a gift to the Hope Lutheran Foundation from a donation to Hope Lutheran Church?
Donations intended for the Hope Lutheran Foundation should be specifically indicated as such. The Hope Lutheran Foundation operates separately from Hope Lutheran Church.

How large is the Hope Lutheran Foundation?

Currently, the Foundation holds nearly $3.8 million in assets. Only the income accumulated from those assets is used to support the mission of the Foundation.

Did you know…

  • Donations the Foundation receives are invested to generate an annual earnings stream. The earnings stream is used to further the Foundation’s mission, therefore, creating a gift that continues to give year-after-year.
  • Estate gifts that Hope Lutheran receives each year are used to meet non-budgeted needs of the church.
  • Many people name Hope Lutheran Church in their charitable donations portion of their estate each year, but Hope Lutheran Church and the Hope Lutheran Foundation are two separate entities.
If you have any questions about giving to Hope Lutheran Foundation, please contact: