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Atonement Endowment Fund

Leaving a Legacy for the Future

Mission and Ministry Now

On-going giving to the Lutheran Church of the Atonement has and continues to allow us to:

  • Gather in Worship

  • Minister through Word and Sacrament

  • Teach Young and Old

  • Visit the Sick and Shut-in

  • Comfort the Dying

  • Assist Those in Need

Mission and Ministry in the Future

The Atonement Endowment Fund looks forward by setting aside funds to enhance God’s mission for our church in the future.  Gifts and bequests to the Fund are invested and grow over time to have a sizable pool of money from which a portion can be withdrawn to support the specific purposes of the Fund in these vital areas:

  • Parish Nursing and Wellness

  • Christian Education

  • Worship and Music

  • Social Ministry

  • Professional Development

  • Capital Improvements



You can contribute to the Endowment Fund through your estate and through immediate gifts.  Please see the Resources pages for some ways you can support the Fund now and in the future.

Football

God's Chosen Pool

Paula Viehman bested husband Greg and won the 2023 - 2024 pool.  Thank you, Paula, for designating the pool winnings toward repairing Atonement's magnificent pipe organ!  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to God's Chosen Pool.  Your support has helped build the Endowment Fund, and we hope you will participate again next season. 

2023 - 2024 Final Top Ten

Rank
Name
Points
01
Paula  Viehman
179.5 
02
Greg  Viehman
171.0
03
Josh Viehman
160.0
04
Larry Erickson
159.0
05
Mary McDonald
158.5
06
June Schmidt
152.0
07
Nathan Rosenfeld
151.0
08
Ashley  Rosenfeld
150.0
09
Dave  Fellwock
142.0
10
Evan  Viehman
109.5

History

The Endowment Fund was established many years ago but mainly remained dormant until 2012, when a committee reviewed and revived the Fund.  Details of the Fund are available here.   

Annual disbursements from the Fund have supported various things, including:

  • Lutheran Summer Music Program

  • Continuing Education Conference for a Pastor

  • Parish Nurse Program

  • Organ Repair

As the Fund grows, larger disbursements will be possible.

Recent Gifts

Q3 2023

  • $2,690 Memorials for Marie Miller

  • $1,945 God's Chosen Pool ($1,340 donations and $605 Men's Club Match)

Q1 2023

  • $350 Memorial Gifts

  • $1,400 Stock Gift

Q3 2022

  • $4,000 Special gift by a congregant

  • $1,760 God's Chosen Pool ($1,205 donations and $555 Men's Club match). 

Thank you to all who have

contributed to the Endowment Fund!

Fund Balance

Month End

Balance History

Month
Balance
Mar-2024
$79,702
Feb-2024
$77,846
Jan-2024
$76,107

Year End

Balance History

Year
Balance
2023
$71,212
2022
$63,170
2021
$66,358
2020
$61,024
2019
$59,850
2018
$52,575
2017
$46,377
2016
$44,581
2015
$42,831
2014
$28,089
2013
$17,166
2012
$12,159

Note

Because the Fund assets are invested for long-term growth, the balance is expected to fluctuate as financial markets go up and down.

Want to Know More?

Please contact us if you have questions

or want to contribute to the Endowment Fund.
 

Please visit the Giving page to learn how you can contribute to the Endowment Fund now and in the future, and the Resources page to access the Fund Charter, videos, FAQs, and more.

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