Kalos: The ELCA Legacy Society

The woman from Bethany broke the jar of fragrance to give Jesus a priceless gift, showing her love, no matter the cost. Jesus recognized the beauty in her gift and told us that her story will inspire many for generations to come. The Greek work for beautiful is “kalos.”

In the spirit of that beautiful gesture, the ELCA Foundation created Kalos. This legacy recognition society celebrates friends of the ELCA who have designated a gift in their will or trust or who are benefactors of an endowment that supports this church’s work. Through Kalos, donors who make contributions to donor-advised funds and life income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, are also recognized.

By including at least one ELCA churchwide ministry or ELCA ministry endowment in your gift plan, you become a member of Kalos. These ELCA ministries include:
    • ELCA Fund for Leaders
    • ELCA Global Church Sponsorship
      • Global Ministries
      • International Leaders
      • ELCA Missionaries
      • Young Adults in Global Mission
    • ELCA New Congregations 
    • ELCA Vision for Mission
    • ELCA World Hunger
    • Lutheran Disaster Response
    • Renewing Congregations
Through Kalos, you will create an enduring testimony to a life lived joyfully in faith, year after year. Your act of generosity becomes a thing of beauty.

The examples and information provided on this website are for illustrative and educational purposes only and should not be considered tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax or legal advisor about proceeding with your gift plan.

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