E-lert - May 2013

Remember a loved one with a gift from the heart

Trying to find the perfect gift to mark an important occasion? Consider giving a tax-deductible memorial or honorarium gift through Luther Seminary's Gifts from the Heart program. A donation to Gifts from the Heart will celebrate or remember a loved one or special occasion while supporting the seminary's mission to prepare strong and effective church leaders.

Jim and Gloria Thvedt often remember loved ones with gifts to Luther Seminary. "Luther is important to us. We know that Luther educates and equips leaders for our church, and does an excellent job of it," say the Thvedts.

"Our small gifts to the Sustaining Fund add up to make a difference for some promising, deserving candidate to continue his or her studies. Further, we like to call attention to the seminary and its mission to the families whose members we remember in the memorial."

There are many occasions and reasons to give gifts from the heart, including:

  • Memorials               
  • Anniversaries
  • Baptism/Confirmation    
  • Christmas/Easter
  • Weddings                
  • Retirement  
  • Birthdays               
  • Ordinations

Sending Gifts from the Heart is simple. To give in memory or in honor of a loved one or special occasion, visit our secure giving page to make your gift online. You will also find instructions to personalize and send a convenient, printable "in memory" or "in celebration" greeting card. 

We are pleased to share this opportunity with you. If you have questions or if you would like to request additional Gifts from the Heart greeting cards, please contact the Office of Seminary Relations at semrel@luthersem.edu or 1-888-358-8437.