Planned Giving

A gift that will keep on giving, so that "future generations will be told about the Lord."
Psalm 22:30

What is the purpose of the Gift Trust Fund?

This fund will aid in the funding of various ministries of St. Paul's, which will allow the congregation to encourage and administer gifts such as:

  • Cash
  • Real Estate
  • Stocks, bonds or mutual funds
  • Retirement plans
  • Life Insurance and Annuities
  • Other real/personal property

Why will I consider giving to the Gift Trust Fund?

  • I wish to incorporate Christian Stewardship into my Will and Estate plans.
  • It is a God given opportunity to put Love into action for the Lord,
    as well as one's family.
  • To foster additional ideas for carrying out the work of Christ.

How can I donate to the Gift Trust Fund?

  • You can make a direct gift of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance or property
  • You can designate the Gift Trust Fund as the beneficiary of your estate or insurance contracts
  • You can establish Charitable Trusts designed for different tax and income benefits

Who will administer the St. Paul's Gift Trust Fund?

The St. Paul's Planned Giving Committee has the power and authority necessary to carry out the purposes of the Gift Trust Fund in accordance with the polices of the voters of St. Paul's Congregation. The committee is responsible for receiving and investing the available assets of the fund. They may seek professional counseling on investments and legal matters as they deem it necessary in the best interest of the Fund.

The committee will recommend to the Church Coordinating Council the best use of the fund earnings, in accordance with the Committee bylaws. The St. Paul's Gift Trust Fund shall render a full and complete account of the administration of the fund at the annual meeting of the congregation.

To designate a gift, Download and print this form
Gift Trust Fund Planned Gift Notice Form


St. Paul's
Evangelical Lutheran Church

6881 S. 51st Street
Franklin, WI 53132
p: 414.421.1178
f: 414.429.4299