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Why We Give

As Stewards of God’s Resources, Alumni Give Back to CSP

Jimmy and Joy Anderson

Jimmy and Joy Anderson faithfully gave to the University for years, but wanted to extend their impact through estate planning. See how CSP helped them go from not having a will to having a plan with purpose. Read More

Concordia Alumnus Honors Classmate With Legacy Gift

Bill Irwin

Sometimes, the best way to make an impact is through the gifts you leave behind. Bill Irwin, alumnus of 1973, has supported CSP students through annual contributions during his lifetime, and has recently decided to leave his legacy through a planned estate gift. Read More

Lifelong Connection Leads to Couple's Legacy

Jim and Jane Vehling

Rev. Jim Vehling and his wife, Jane, found a unique way to fund an endowed scholarship at CSP. See how their gift enables them to receive income today and support future students in need. Read More

Longtime Alumni Supporters Find New Way to Give Back

Wayne and Lois Lehrer

What happens when a Minnesota farm boy and the daughter of a Minnesota pastor meet in the Registrar's Office at Concordia University, St. Paul? In the case of Wayne and Lois Lehrer, it's 52 years of marriage and counting. Read More

The Power of Making Concordia Connections

Valerie Sellmeyer

As a mother of four, Valerie Sellmeyer wasn't sure she'd be able to give back to her alma mater, a place where she'd made many meaningful connections. By talking to her advisor and our gift planning officer, she found a way to support her family and Concordia. Read More

Leaving a Legacy

Alan and Rosie Braun

Rev. Alan (Acad. '60, J.C. '62) and Rosie Braun have a deep connection to Concordia and have chosen to continue their relationship with the university by establishing a planned gift. Read More

A Flexible Plan With Solid Results

Russ and Suzanne Schwichtenberg

Russ and Suzanne Schwichtenberg decided years ago they wanted to make a meaningful impact and leave a lasting legacy with Concordia. For Russ, Suzanne and many alumni like them, Concordia is a core part of their lives. Accordingly, they want to be part of the University's future. To express that feeling they chose to include a gift to Concordia (and other ministries) in their estate planning. Read More

Joy in Serving the Lord

Helen Nolte

For many people, the financial benefits of a Concordia University charitable gift annuity are the reason they fund one. Friends of Concordia like the high payment rates, income tax deductions and even capital gains tax savings. However, for one Concordia family member, Helen Nolte, there are two other important reasons why she funded a gift annuity. She did it for her husband, and she did it for the glory of God. Read More

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