Legacy of Hope Society

“At the conclusion of Sunday morning service, my Pastor says ‘God provides’ and our response is ‘We serve.’  For me, to serve means that I do or give to help others in need. But I do and give not to make myself feel good; I do and give to make others feel good.” - Ro Decker, Retired Nurse  

“At the conclusion of Sunday morning
service, my Pastor says ‘God provides’ and our response is ‘We serve.’  For me, to serve means that I do or give to help others in need. But I do and give not to make myself feel good; I do and give to make others feel good.”

- Ro Decker, Retired Nurse

 

What will your legacy be? With a gift to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, your lasting legacy can be one of hope. When planning for your own and your family’s future, consider making a gift to LSS-SW in your estate. You will become part of our growing number of supporters who, just like you, wish to leave Arizona a better place. 

You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. 

  • A bequest, or charitable gift, allows you to make a large contribution to a cause you care about, without affecting your day to day life. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. As long as you have an estate plan, anyone can do it. 
  • You can leave a lasting impact on an organization you already love and support. 
  • It’s painless for you and your family. You can leave what’s left after you take care of your heirs. A charitable gift can also help reduce the tax burden on your heirs through an estate tax charitable deduction.
  • You can choose exactly what good your gift does. Whether you want to support a specific program or whatever the greatest need is, it’s up to you!

It’s easy to get started

Leaving a bequest to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is simple. All you have to do is make a quick phone call to your lawyer or estate planner. 

What can I leave LSS-SW?

There are several options of what you can leave as a bequest in your will besides just cash: 

  • Physical assets, such as a house or property
  • Financial investments such as stocks, bonds, or certificates of deposit
  •   life insurance policy or retirement plan
To leave LSS-SW a gift in your will or trust, simply share this sentence with your lawyer or estate planner:
“I bequeath $______ or _____% of my estate to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.”
“We are humbly proud and excited to support a ministry that serves others with God’s love in action.  We give thanks for the many thousands of people served by Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest in Jesus’ name!” -Judith Stieve, Retired RN and Small Business Owner and Rev. John Stieve, Board Member and Retired Pastor  


“We are humbly proud and excited to support a ministry that serves others with God’s love in action.  We give thanks for the many thousands of
people served by Lutheran Social
Services of the Southwest in Jesus’ name!”

-Judith Stieve, Retired RN and Small Business Owner and Rev. John Stieve, Board Member and Retired Pastor

 

Simply call your lawyer and let them know of your desire to leave a gift to Lutheran Social Services in your will or trust.  If you do not have a lawyer, consult with your estate planner or financial adviser.

Why have a will or trust?

If you don’t have a will or trust, it will be up to your state’s laws to determine where your assets will go. It is            important to have a plan for your estate so you can direct exactly where your property and money will end up.  

Contact Rev. Deborah Hutterer at dhutterer@lss-sw.org or 480-396-3795 ext. 102 to discuss your legacy plans or let us know if LSS-SW is included in your estate.