One of the committees organized by The Lutheran Schools Partnership is our Advancement Committee; this group, comprised of community members, TLSP board members, and Partner school fundraising staff, helps identify fundraising efforts that TLSP can promote and partner with our Partners schools. So many activities can be cost-prohibitive for a school to consider on their own; TLSP can therefore pull its resources to help all schools.
One item determined important was creating a short video to explain and promote gifts to endowments. Studies show that only about ⅓ of our congregations and school families understand what an endowment is; but with The Lutheran Foundation providing a very important match for our schools, it is important for more supporters to learn more about this topic… and when a dollar can turn into three dollars, we find that very important!
As outlined in my previous article HERE, most of our Partner schools are planning dinner/auctions in the next couple of months, and most of them will designate all or part of their event proceeds to meet their endowment matches. We decided to provide schools with a cost-effective and succinct way to promote their endowment efforts at these events and at in church, but without the cost to create their own video.
Want to be one of the first to see the video? Want to learn more about how endowments work? Curious about The Lutheran Foundation’s match? Watch the 1:40 minute video above and let us know what you think.
“Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities… The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said…. When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses…”
— Genesis 41:47-56
Picture credit: Life, December 1947