Endowments

PEDER “PETE” PEDERSON FUND
Provides an annual contribution to the general fund of Ascension Lutheran Church.

BARBARA FOERSTER MEMORIAL FUND
Assists ministries of Ascension Lutheran that support spiritual and physical healing and wellness, i.e. Agape work, church and community Wellness programs, especially unique one-time opportunities to make a real difference in someone’s spiritual or physical life, rather than routine maintenance of an established program.

BOB & DONNA SCEBOLD FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES FUND
Supports special events and/or programs that enhance the Family Life Ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church above and beyond normal budgeted expenses.

BOB AND DOROTHY OLSON PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FUND
Provides grants to assist the congregation in initiating new programs, including materials and training for these programs where funds are otherwise limited.  Can include materials and training for congregation members for leadership roles in the new programs, rather than routine maintenance of an established program.

NORM AND KAREN GUETSCHOFF MEMORIAL FUND
Supports the Family Life Ministry of Ascension for special events and/or programs to enhance this ministry above and beyond normal budget expenses.

DAVE & JILL EWALD PROPERTY AND MANAGEMENT FUND
Supports Property and Management programs at Ascension Lutheran Church where funds are otherwise limited. May include the purchase of permanent monuments, repair and maintenance of major items, or planning expense for future projects above and beyond normal budget expenses.

LUCY AND RON PETERSON FUND
To support ministries at Ascension Lutheran Church and benevolence ministries outside of Ascension Lutheran Church.

RICHARD AND NOLA GODFREY PROGRAM GROWTH FUND
Like the Pederson Fund, the primary use of this fund is to provide an annual contribution to the general fund of Ascension Lutheran Church.

KURT AND LESLIE SCHWARZ PASTORAL SABBATICAL FUND
Earnings from this fund are to be given to the church to financially assist a pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in his/her sabbatical as approved by the Church.

BARBARA AND JIM FRITSCHEL FUND
Provides for an annual contribution to the ALC Mission Committee and to the ALC Music Committee. The funds are to be “split annually and evenly, or distributed in alternative years, to the ALC Mission Committee and Music Committee.” Funds should not be used to aid normal budget items but be beyond normal budgeted items.

PASTOR LARRY WAGNER YOUTH MINISTRIES FUND
Supports special events and/or programs that enhance the Youth Ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church above and beyond normal budgeted expenses.

RACHEL GILL FRIEDREICH ATAXIA FUND
An annual gift is made to Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance supporting research to find a cure.

EUGENE AND MARGARET HANNEMANN MEMORIAL FUND
SupportIng Wartburg Seminary and diverse charities.

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH FUND
Supporting needs that would otherwise not be funded.

For more information about donating to an existing fund or establishing a new endowment, please contact the Foundation.