Luther Seminary is committed to equipping evangelical public leaders who will serve communities all across God's world. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the nearly 7,000 donors who came together in support of our mission during the 2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
New and loyal donors showed unwavering support for Luther's mission during a time of transition, as the number of annual donors grew over last year. Donors' generous gifts make a significant impact, covering over half of the annual budget when combining outright gifts and endowment income.
Gifts like these help Luther prepare emerging church leaders who have missional hearts, are dedicated to ministering to today's youth and families, and are equipped to share the gospel message through strong biblical preaching. Ongoing investments allow students to respond to their calls in innovative ways, carefully preparing to lead communities of faith with vision and imagination in today's complex world.
"It is with a joyful heart that I share a word of thanks for these generous gifts to Luther Seminary," said Master of Divinity student Lindsey Bulger. "Because of donor support, I have been able to more fully explore my calling to serve as a leader in both the church and the world. My calling is to serve the church of Jesus Christ with the same faithfulness and love that is shown to students like me through this support of Luther Seminary."
During the last academic year, 764 students brought their passion for ministry to their studies at Luther Seminary. Among them were:
Gifts to Luther Seminary also supported:
This year donors went above and beyond in their support of the Sustaining Fund. These gifts allow the seminary to use the money where it is needed most. The seminary also received vital planned giving contributions, which will support our mission long into the future.
Every gift to Luther Seminary supports our mission. Learn how you can make a difference at www.luthersem.edu/gifts
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Select.. January 2015