Planned Giving

Mr. Andy Behrmann serves at Planned Giving Counselor for the LCMS Foundation in the Indiana District.

Contact him at (317) 374-2866 or

Our Mission is to assist each member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to create a Lifetime Plan for Giving TM  (download workbook).

Gift Planning

  • Care for family and support ministry dear to the heart
  • Gather Information and prepare for attorney visit to create first will
  • Look over existing plan to make sure it still lines up with desired goals from previous planning
  • Use appropriate tools for each donor’s circumstance (including Beneficiary Designation, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Donor Advised Fund and Personal Endowment Funds (Gift Types)


Congregational Endowment

  • Focus mission of new endowment and facilitate creation of policies/bylaws consistent with ministry goals of the congregation (FAQ)
  • Review an existing endowment and energize it through focus on support of ministry
  • Provide investment services

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