Planned Gifts

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For almost 150 years, Luther College has made a difference in the lives of her alumni through their educational experiences here. These experiences would not have been possible without the generous support of donors like you. Going forward, the dreams and investments of donors will continue to enhance the Luther experience.

This Web site has been created to help alumni and friends, and their professional advisors, explore the many opportunities in gift planning. There are many options from which you can choose—strategies that can enhance your personal well being, as well as Luther College.

Contact Ann Sponberg Peterson, Director of Development - Principal Gifts at 800-225-8664 or 563-387-1510 or petean03@luther.edu if you have questions about navigating this site.

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5 Steps to Better Protect Your Kids
Children add much joy to life, but they also bring about the need for many new tasks. Possibly the most important task is planning a secure future for them in the event that you won't be here. If you've already created a plan, how accurate is it today? More

The Dangers of DIY Wills
Everyone loves to save time and money, and DIY estate planning seems like a perfect opportunity to do both. Sites like LegalZoom.com and RocketLawyer.com came on the scene a few years back and have steadily gained a following. Experts estimate that more than 1 million individuals use these sites every year to create wills and other estate documents. More

No Kids? You Still Need a Plan
Estate planning is for everyone, regardless of your marital status, income or age. Your life circumstances, however, will affect your plan. For example, estate planning for people without children has a different focus than planning for those with kids. More

Can't Help Right Now? Consider a Gift in Your Will or Trust
If you believe in our mission but don't want to part with money today, a gift in your will or living trust may be the donation option you've been looking for. More

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