Endowment Fund

Living Saviour’s Endowment is a fund that was established by the congregation in which 5% of the market value of the fund is used each year to further our mission to “welcome people to Jesus Christ, equip them to grow in faith and send them to serve others.” It provides a way for members to give over and above the general fund and establishes a method to provide finances into the future for our mission. The funds are to be distributed for programs and activities both inside Living Saviour and for Outreach opportunities outside the church in accordance with the Endowment By-Laws.
 

At the bottom of this page you can see a list of organizations and projects that have received assistance from the endowment over the past few years.

The Endowment Fund is administered and managed by the Endowment Fund Committee made up of 7 voting members of the congregation approved by the Congregation Council. 2024 Endowment Committee Members are: Kristen Haigler – Chair, Steve Axtman – Vice-Chair, Rev. Linda Hatcher, John Williams, Barbara Avard, and Jean Dunne. Interim Pastor Sara Ilderton is an ex-officio member with a vote.

Talk to a member of the committee if you have a request for an organization you feel passionate about supporting or want to contribute to the fund. You can also click here to download the brochure or pick-up a brochure to the left of the sanctuary entrance.

If you have a request for an organization/cause you would like the committee to consider, please click here to get a Request for Funds form.

DISTRIBUTIONS TO DATE

2024

    • Project Outpour
    • Nourish Up
    • 2023

        • Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina
        • Living Saviour Pre-school (scholarships, tuition assistance)
        • Project Outpour
        • Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc.
        • Community Culinary School of Charlotte
        • Community Table at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
        • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
        • Samaritan House
        • 2022

            • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
            • Bethlehem Lutheran Church Housing Project
            • LS Preschool Software purchase for 4-year-olds
            • Project Outpour
            • Lutheran Disaster Services for Eastern Europe Crisis
            • Salvation Army of Greater Cit-Booth Commons (family transitional housing facility)
            • Oman Rhodon (a Boy Scout from Troop 165) to support his Eagle Scout project to build dog and
              cat beds for five local animal shelters

          2021

            • Smithfield Elementary School (Food Gift Cards)
            • Second Harvest Food Bank
            • GWOH Drive -thru Event (Shred Service)
            • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
            • Nate Forster-Eagle Scout Project expenses
            • Project Outpour
            • On Eagles Wings
            • Community Table – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Orleans