The GivingPlusی Program at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans can help you expand the impact of your own gifts to Luther Seminary. Recently, Thrivent announced some exciting changes to GivingPlus.
Higher match: If you are a Thrivent Member, Thrivent provides a 50% match of your gifts to Luther Seminary. The fraternal raised the gift ceiling for their match. Now Thrivent will provide up to $300 for your gifts to Luther Seminary of up to $600 or more.
Family Memberships multiply matching gifts: Thrivent has made it easier for Members to increase the total matching funds available to their households. If you are a Thrivent Member, anyone in your family who lives in your household and is 16 years or older can fill out a Family Membership Application. Each applicant then receives the same matching gift benefits as the primary Thrivent Member.
Associate Members also eligible for 50% matches: Any Lutheran adult who is willing to pay a $10 fee, OR who has a family member who is a Thrivent Member, can be an Associate Member. You’ll receive the same matching gift benefits as Members.
No minimum gift: Thrivent has eliminated the minimum gift requirement to access a matching gift.
Multiple gifts to Luther Seminary qualify for matches If you give to Luther Seminary several times a year, each gift is eligible for a match as long as you submit the GivingPlus Member Gift Forms and you have not yet reached the gift ceiling of $600 within the calendar year.
Volunteers qualify for an extra match: If you volunteer 25 hours or more to Luther Seminary within a year, Thrivent will contribute an additional $25.
EXAMPLE: Mark Wilson gave an $1,800 gift to Luther Seminary last year. Mark is a Thrivent Member. Last year his gift to the seminary made possible a $100 Thrivent matching gift. This year, Mark asked his wife Lisa and their son Chris to fill out a Thrivent Family Membership application. In 2005 the Wilson family again donated $1,800 to Luther Seminary. Mark, Lisa, and Chris each gave $600 to Luther Seminary, and each made possible a $300 matching gift from Thrivent. The Wilsons were pleased to know that an additional $900 in funding came to Luther Seminary as a result of their own gifts.
For complete details, call 800-THRIVENT, option 3, ext. 85909. Or visit www.thrivent.com, and enter “GivingPlus” in the Search Field.