To remember and to provide a legacy

The Augustana Foundation was established by the Augustana Lutheran Church congregation in 1971. The nine-member Committee meets quarterly (February, May, August and November) and is responsible for the investment and administration of funds which have been given by people wishing to provide a legacy or to memorialize and honor relatives and friends through Augustana Lutheran Church of Denver. Only the investment income from the original Foundation Fund can be expended at the discretion of the Foundation Committee. The principal can be expended only with the approval of a majority of the Congregation at a duly called meeting.

What happens to gifts that I give to the Foundation?

Through a gift to the Augustana Foundation, you have the unique opportunity to enrich the lives of others who share your faith, enhance the mission and ministries of the church, memorialize and honor loved ones, and leave a legacy.

Your legacy means:

  • establishing your place in the history of Augustana Lutheran Church and its far-reaching ministry;
  • helping continue the Augustana tradition of Lutheran leadership in the metro-Denver area; providing an investment which will continue your stewardship for generations to come.

The investment income has allowed the Committee to make grants for Augustana’s internal ministries including seminarian grants; financial support for Augustana students attending Lutheran colleges and universities; Health Ministry’s 9Health Fair; Christmas Eve Broadcast on KOA; support for Augustana Arts’ “City Strings” program; Music Ministry; and Lifelong Learning seminars and conferences.

Grants for outreach ministries included Lutheran Family Services; Holy Hammers; ELCA Global Mission (World Hunger); ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission Program; Lutheran Lay School of Theology; Prodigal Gatherings; Regional AIDS Interfaith Network; Project WISE; Urban Peak; assistance for developing Lutheran congregations and Lutheran partner churches, and for ministries around the globe.

We continue to provide ELCA MissionFuture4KIDZ Investment Fund gifts of $100 for each child baptized at Augustana. This is a wonderful way to begin saving for a child’s education, while investing in the future of the Lutheran Church.