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and bequests to the Fund are invested and grow over time to have a sizable pool of money from which a portion can be withdrawn to support the specific purposes of the Fund in these vital areas: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

God's Chosen Pool

As they have for the past ten years, Atonement’s Men’s Club is facilitating a football pool to benefit the Endowment Fund.  Participants select an underdog each week of the pro football season and earn points when their team pulls an upset.  Points accumulate throughout the season to determine the pool winner, who designates a charity that will receive a portion of the money in the pool with the remainder going to the Endowment Fund. 

 

On behalf of the Men's Club, and everyone at Atonement, we thank the 37 people in God's Chosen Pool for the 2022-2023 season and all who participated in prior years.  Your contributions have helped the Endowment Fund grow.

Top Pool scores through Week 12 (November 28)

Football
Rank
Name
Points
1
Tom Blight (A)
84.5
2
Pastor Rick Mueller
83.5
3
Paula Viehman
81
4
Josh Viehman
80
5
Kurt Lahnar
79.5



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.

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 the following:

  • Lutheran Summer Music Program

  • Continuing Education Conference for a Pastor

  • Parish Nurse Program

As the Fund grows, larger disbursements will be possible.

Recent Gifts

August 2022

  • $4,000 from a portion of a special gift given by a congregant.

  • $1,760 from God's Chosen Pool ($1,250 in contributions, and the Men's Club match of $555). 

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Endowment Fund!

Fund Balance

2022 Month End

Balance History

Month
Balance
Oct
$62,645
Sep
$66,465
Aug
$65,216
Jul
$61,325
Jun
$58,036
May
$61,539
Apr
$60,940
Mar
$64,707
Feb
$63,377
Jan
$64,173

Year End

Balance History

Year
Balance
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 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.

Please contact us if you have questions

or want to contribute to the Endowment Fund.