Dear Friends,

2021 continued to be overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of God and our Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest team, we were able to overcome and have another record breaking year.

We did over $23.57 million of new gift planner activity, an increase of $3.11 million over 2020.

The total breakdown is as follows: $1.02 million of current gifts developed and paid out in 2021; $1.82 million of currently funded endowments, charitable trusts, and managed assets; and $18.96 million of legacy gifts. We also worked with congregations that invested over $1.78 million in the ELCA Ministry Growth Fund.


LFSW works to Recognize, Inspire, Facilitate, and Teach Legacy Stewardship.


As always we will listen to the charitable passions of donors and the donors’ vision of how they want to help the ministries near and dear to their heart, and take care of their families. We will facilitate in their quest to create a meaningful legacy plan.

Thanks to our Donors who are changing the world, one legacy plan at a time.

Thanks to our strong Sponsors, Board of Trustees and Staff, as we continue to grow and spread our ministry.



Mark S. Armstrong

Mark S. Armstrong, Executive Director

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

– 1 Peter 4:10

Total Assets and Related Assets

12/31/2021 – $162,956,130