Planned Giving

May 31, 2023 • Rev. David Heetland

Planned gifts have been instrumental enabling St. Luke’s to carry out our mission. Yet, we also recognize that many in our community are simply not aware of the various ways they can support the church for the future generations through a planned giving. 

To bridge this information gap, we have launched a dedicated planned giving website that provides a wealth of resources and information. This information is for you, your friends, and your community. On this site, you can begin creating your personalized plans today and know that your efforts will make a lasting impact on the future of St. Luke's and to the continued success in fulfilling our mission.

Helpful features for on the planned giving website include: 

  • Online will planner
    Access an easy, secure guide to planning your estate. Complete the information on your family, estate, and goals using your personal account. Save your information and give it to your attorney to complete your estate plan. 
  • Gift planning stories
    Read stories of people who have made planned gift commitments. Learn how a planned gift to St. Luke’s can lead to a tax deduction and a lasting legacy. 
  • Provide and protect
    View a short video and learn about the importance of having a will, how bequests are made, the role of living trusts, and much more. These presentations are valuable to help you provide for your family and protect your future. 
  • Personal gift illustrations
    View personalized gift calculations that show the income and tax benefits of setting up a gift plan using your assets and property values. Compare the benefits of setting up a charitable unitrust, annuity trust, or gift and sale. 
  • Gift attorneys
    Access a network of gift attorneys to facilitate document completion. You can create a personal account, grant access to a gift attorney, and make updates to your plan as life changes happen. 
  • Personal planner
    Read a new weekly article on how to meet your current financial planning goals and objectives. Learn about estate planning alternatives, including wills and trusts, that can help you plan your future. Discover ways to care for your family and help your favorite charitable causes. 

If you have questions or want further information about making a planned gift to St. Luke’s, contact David Heetland, pastor of planned giving and stewardship, at 317.399.6202 or

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Rev. David Heetland