What Will Be Your Legacy?

It’s been 28 years since my home church, Gayville Danish Trinity Lutheran, closed its doors for the last time. Built in 1894 by the hands of those who worshipped there, it was a wonderful legacy left behind long after those members were gone.

What will be your legacy?

If you don’t have a plan for your estate, now is the time to make one! LSS staff, together with Jim Schade and Kurt Osborne of Lutheran Planned Giving of South Dakota, can help you decide the best way to meet the needs of your family while leaving a legacy gift that will help LSS fulfill our mission for years to come. Step by step guides available at the LPG of SD website allow you to explore a variety of planned giving options to meet your needs and goals. View your own personal Illustration to see the benefits of a plan for you.

Below are some of the options listed on the website; additional information is available for each of them there. Please contact Linda Jensen at LSS if you are interested in setting up an appointment with LSS or Lutheran Planned Giving. There is no obligation when you schedule a visit!

Bequest: You can designate your favorite charity or ministry as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.

IRA Rollover: Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2016, 2017 and beyond.

Beneficiary Designation Gifts: You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Charitable Gift Annuity: You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to your favorite charity or ministry in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.


Linda Jensen, Church Relations & Planned Giving Development Officer
705 East 41st Street, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD  57105-6048
605-444-7536 direct, 800-568-2401 ext. 7536 toll free, 605-310-9865 cell


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