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Ways to Give
No matter how you decide to support ALSM, please know that we appreciate all that you do to help us continue to touch lives each day that span the generations! Thank you for your support.
A gift in memory of a family member, friend or colleague is a special tribute. Honoring a living individual with gifts in his or her name is another means of ensuring that those in need will be served.
You may wish to leave a lasting memory of a loved one through an inscribed golden leaf placed on our Tree of Life Memorial. You can choose a memorial any of our residential communities in Hollidaysburg, Johnstown or Pleasant Gap.
Our Hollidaysburg community also offers the opportunity to inscribe the name of a loved one on a brick to be placed on a walkway near The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.
ALSM hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for benevolent care; sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. We also host an annual dinner to recognize the generosity of our donors and volunteers and use this dinner to raise needed funds for benevolent care. In addition, we send appeals by mail throughout the year to help raise funds to enhance the quality of life for those we serve.
Gifts of appreciated securities are encouraged and provide tax benefits to the donor. Examples of gifts include stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
A variety of deferred gift options such as bequests, living trusts, life income gifts and life insurance, as well as opportunities to make cash gifts pledged over a period of years, are available. Planned gifts provide opportunities for individuals to leave a legacy that will touch future generations.
Many individuals may not be in a financial position to make an outright gift during their lifetime, but provisions in their will can convey their wishes to an organization of their choosing. We encourage you to consult an attorney in the preparation of your will and to supervise its execution to make certain it comply with state requirements.
The Rev. Polanski is an “adjunct” member of the advancement staff through ALSM’s partnership with the ELCA Foundation. Liz serves as a planned giving resource to all members of the partnership in the Central Pennsylvania area.
The Rev. Elizabeth Polanzke, ELCA Planned Giving Partner
Gifts to endowments are made with the restriction that the principal may not be expended. Instead, it is invested to provide a steady income for the continued benefit of ALSM and its many programs. The minimum amount for a named endowment is $10,000.
Membership dues and fundraising events help support the mission of ALSM. Auxiliary chapters are located in Cambria and Centre counties. For more information on the auxiliaries, please contact the Advancement Office.