Enrich Our Communities


As a nonprofit organization, our primary focus is on our beloved residents, dedicated staff, and the meaningful impact we make each day. We prioritize their well-being without pressure or motive to generate profits for shareholders or owners. Instead, we wholeheartedly reinvest the funds we generate into our campuses, residents and devoted staff. To put it simply, we channel more resources towards enriching our communities. Your generous gifts play a vital role in supporting our ministry, which serves as a heartfelt expression of Christ’s love. It allows us to fulfill our mission, which originated with a compassionate group of Lutheran churches in 1931.


In an effort to truly shine a light on the impact that can be made by gifts of all sizes, we have created a new tool for giving: The Impact Catalog! This was designed as a fun and engaging way to help our community see the many different ways their gifts impact the lives of the people we serve. Click the link below to check it out!

How will you make an impact?

Other ways to give

Estate planning is not only an excellent way to invest in the future of Lutheran Life Villages, but it also provides an opportunity for donors to leave a lasting impact on our community. By including a portion or percentage to LLV in your estate plans, you can ensure that your legacy continues to support our mission for years to come.


Donors also have the option to make tax-deductible gifts from their estate. With this option, you’ll not only contribute meaningfully but also reduce your taxable income. Your support matters, and estate planning is a powerful tool to leave a meaningful and charitable mark on the community we cherish.

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax-free gift through your individual retirement account (IRA). Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are the savviest way for seniors to use their IRAs to maximize their charitable impact to a qualified nonprofit organization like Lutheran Life Villages. By leveraging this contribution method, individuals not only have an opportunity to give back to their community but also have the added benefit of potentially reducing their taxable income.

Consult your tax advisor to make a gift today!

Use EIN Tax ID # 35-0885590 and Lutheran Homes, Inc. to complete your gift.

If you have Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs), you can simplify your giving and easily recommend a grant to LLV. A DAF is like a charitable savings account. DAFs give you the flexibility of how much and how often money is granted to LLV and other qualified charities. They offer a valuable opportunity for donors to make tax-deductible contributions while making a lasting impact on our residents. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. 

Go to your giving portal and enter our EIN Tax ID # 35-0885590 and Lutheran Homes, Inc. to complete your gift.

Put stock in something that matters! Donating appreciated stock allows donors to avoid capital gains taxes. Donors can donate stock directly to our senior living community, allowing them to make a meaningful impact while also reducing their taxable income. Click here for an easy transfer of your stock to LLV.

Many companies will double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees. Contact your employer to find out if they offer a matching program and take advantage of multiplying the impact of your gift.

By directing Choice Dollars® through the Thrivent Choice program, eligible Thrivent clients with membership can influence where Thrivent distributes some of its outreach funding each year.


Since its inception in 2010, Thrivent has provided more than $550 million in charitable outreach funds through Thrivent Choice, to help support the initiatives of nonprofit organizations like LLV.


Please consider directing Choice Dollars to LLV. We will use Thrivent Choice funding to impact our Resident Programming or Pastoral Care Ministry- your choice!


For more information about the Thrivent Choice program and Choice Dollars:

  • Visit thrivent.com/thriventchoice.
  • Call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.
  • Contact your Thrivent financial advisor.


If you are not eligible but wish to learn about other ways to give to LLV, please visit our new Giving page at LLVgive.org or contact Jennifer Zurbuch, Director of Philanthropy, 260-447-1595 x2149.

Learn more about these giving options by contacting our Director of Philanthropy, Jennifer Zurbuch at (260) 447-0800 x2149 or  jzurbuch@lutheranlifevillages.org.