Good stewardship involves planning for your future, including giving to family and ministries that you love. The Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest is a trusted partner to walk you and your family through the planning process. With a depth of expertise and a variety of financial planning tools, we will assist you every step of the way. Covering all important areas together, you can rest assured your philanthropic intent is honored and your legacy continues into the future.


We hope you’ll consider including an endowed gift to one or more sponsoring agencies through The Foundation to make a charitable bequest. Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, The Foundation receives your gift.

Life Income Agreements

Life Income Agreements enable a donor to receive a steady income stream for life or a set number of years from appreciated assets that may have been producing little or no income for the donor. These irrevocable agreements offer favorable tax treatments to the donor. The Foundation focuses on two types:

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUT)
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (CRAT)