The Christ Lutheran Foundation, Inc. came into existence in the fall of 2004 as a result of a gift from the Pohlmeyer Estate. Melvin, Dorothy, and daughter, Sarah Beth Pohlmeyer, were all charter members of Christ Lutheran Church, which began in 1965. The Pohlmeyers’ life-long faithful stewardship in life and commitment to the Lord’s work through Christ Lutheran Church demonstrated their trust and faith in the congregation of Christ Lutheran. Serving in all aspects of Christ Lutheran the Pohlmeyers’ love and devotion to this church continues. As faithful stewards in life, the Pohlmeyers’ mission outreach served lives not only in their church but also in this community, county and worldwide. The Congregation voted to establish the Christ Lutheran Foundation, Inc., which would provide funding on an ongoing basis for mission outreach to the city, county, state and worldwide just as the Pohlmeyers in life reached out… Serving Lives Though Christ.
Article Four of the By-Laws states the following: The purposes for which the corporation is organized are to perform religious, charitable and educational services and activities within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and Texas Tax Code Section 11.18 including within such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
More specifically, but without in any way conflicting with the purposes and powers set forth herein, the Corporation is organized to enhance, uplift and support the broader mission of Christ Lutheran Church by SERVING LIVES THROUGH CHRIST and through the acquisition, management and distribution of financial resources for religious, educational and charitable activities and purposes.
Christ Lutheran Gift Acceptance – Contributors
Ways of Contributing to the Foundation
One can contribute gifts of any size to the Christ Lutheran Church Foundation in a variety of ways including:
- To honor or memorialize someone through a gift of cash
- Through gifts of real estate
- Through investments, such as stocks or mutual funds
- By naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of an insurance policy
- By including the Foundation in your will
- Through your estate planning
- By leaving retirement plan assets (IRA’s, 401(k)’s, etc.) to the Foundation through beneficiary designation
We ask that all individuals who have made future commitments to the Foundation notify the church office as to the specific nature of that commitment. This specific information will be held in strict confidence, and the gift will be subject to approval by the Foundation.
Benefits to Donor
Your gift will provide for the continuing ministry and outreach of Christ Lutheran Church. Additionally, there may be specific financial benefits to the donor including:
- An immediate charitable income tax deduction may be claimed
- Capital gains tax may be totally or partially avoided with certain types of gifts
- Estate and gift taxes may be reduced
It is not the size of the gift but the size of the giver’s heart that matters to God.