Gift Planning & St. Paul Endowment


What is the St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Foundation?

It is an endowment fund that provides a permanent source of funding for St. Paul Lutheran Church and School. By Policy, the endowment allocates up to 4% of the balance of named funds annually for the intended purposes of each fund.

Named Endowment Funds:

Church/Ministry Endowment – Established in 1986
School/Education Endowment – Established in 2016
Scholarship Endowment– Established in 2000
Music Endowment – Established in 2000
General Endowment – Established in 1986

Types of Donations:

Annual Special Gifts
If you and your family have been blessed this year, consider giving a special gift to the Lord’s work through the ministries of St. Paul Church and School. If you are retired and are withdrawing from an IRA, consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to lower your taxes and support our ministries.

Legacy Giving Plans
Imagine a future in which your God-given gifts continue to benefit your family and faith after you’re called home to Heaven. With a charitable estate plan, your assets—things like retirement accounts, your home or land—will leave a positive, lasting impact upon the people you love, but also the congregation or ministries you care about most. We of course want to provide for our loved ones, but also think about the blessings received through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Remember also the blessings you have received through the ministries at St. Paul Church and School.

Do you have a need to prepare or review a Will & Estate Plan? 

Do you have a need to prepare or review a will and estate plan? St. Paul has partnered with the LCMS Foundation and Julie Burgess to help St. Paul members develop or review their will and estate plans. Julie will schedule a mutually agreeable date/time to meet with you, and help you think through your will and estate planning options.

As a certified gift planning counselor funded by the LCMS Foundation and Michigan Church Extension Fund,
Julie Burgess can help walk you through the process at no charge to you.

If you’d like to learn more about this free service, please visit the LCMS Foundation or contact Julie Burgess directly at or 713-822-5284.

  Julie Burgess
  Gift Planning Counselor
  Church Extension Fund | 713-822-5284