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About the St. Lorenz Foundation

St Lorenz Lutheran Church

Formed in 1995

The St. Lorenz Foundation was formed in fall of 1995. The founding board members included Harold Braeutigam, Stephen List, Morrall Claramunt, Jonathan Zehnder, Lynn Zuellig, Arnold Middeldorf and Pastor C.W. Hoesman. The team established the foundation to provide on going support for our Lord's work through St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and School. The Foundation was formed to receive and administer funds that are graciously provided by God's people for the good of His Kingdom.

Today

Today the St. Lorenz Foundation received gifts in many forms to support the ministry of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and School. The funds are invested through the use of professional investment managers and monitored by a Finance Committee and the Board of Directors. Each year the Foundation distributes a minimum of 5% of the corpus to support the grant request forwarded by the congregation. In 2013, the Foundation provided $500,000 to the congregation.

Grant Requests

The St. Lorenz Foundation is limited to receiving grant requests from St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and School. The Board of Directors has established clear Management Principles that guide the granting process.  Grant requests are processed by the Planned Giving and Estate Planning Committee and forwarded to the Board of Directors for action. Grant requests are not accepted from individuals or organizations outside the congregation.

More Information About Us

Available for viewing online or printing locally are two brochures about the St. Lorenz Foundation.Thumbnail of Brochure #1"Giving a Gift" What a treasure to receive. What a legacy to leave. This brochure explores ways you can give a gift to the Foundation.Download this file for viewing online or printing.

"Supporting Our Ministry Today and Tomorrow" The Foundation assists donors as they respond to God's rich blessings by providing the means for a gift to continue supporting ministry for years to come.Download this brochure for viewing online or printing.

St. Lorenz Foundation Annual Reports



The St. Lorenz Foundation 2018 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by  clicking here.


The St. Lorenz Foundation 2017 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by  clicking here.



The St. Lorenz Foundation 2016 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by  clicking here.



The St. Lorenz Foundation 2015 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by clicking here.



The St. Lorenz Foundation 2014 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by clicking here.



The St. Lorenz Foundation 2013 Annual Report.  You may download a copy in PDF format by clicking here.