Give to ALCM
Thank you for considering a gift to the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM). Your gift can help advance ALCM’s ongoing mission to equip our members for faithful service to the church, provide print and online resources to assist them in their work, host national and local conferences and workshops, provide an online job listing service, and much, much more!
There are a variety of ways in which you can financially support the work of ALCM:
Our membership base is strong, but membership fees alone cannot support ALCM’s mission. Monetary gifts given to the annual fund support the ongoing operations of the organization. Gifts may also be made in support of the scholarship fund, which supports the raising up of future musicians within the church.
Gifts may be made by credit card by completing our online donation form or by calling 800-624-2526. Please let us know if this gift is being given in memory or honor of someone, so that we can send notifications of the gift as appropriate. Checks may be made payable to “Association of Lutheran Church Musicians” or “ALCM” and sent to:
810 Freeman Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
ALCM invites members, supporters and friends of Lutheran music to include ALCM as a beneficiary when establishing/revising wills, estate plans or congregational asset disbursement plans. Designations of specific dollar amounts or a percentage of assets are two common ways to leave a legacy to ALCM through estate and disbursement plans. Gifts to ALCM made in this way at the end of life are permanently restricted to the ALCM Endowment Fund where only the investment returns on the principal are used to further the ALCM mission.
If you would like a professional financial planner to help you explore your options, organizations specializing in advising individuals interested in supporting Lutheran charities include:
- Thrivent Financial
- Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™
- LCMS Foundation
- ELCA Foundation
- WELS Foundation
Individuals and congregations who generously include ALCM in their long-term plans are listed as ALCM Covenant Society Members in ALCM print publications in perpetuity. If you have included ALCM in your plans, please inform us by emailing the ALCM executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALCM welcomes donations in the form of stock transfers. Those who make donations of appreciated stock do not pay capital gains income tax on gains from the donated stock. The donor is eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the donated stock asset from the donor’s income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS. The following information is needed when making a stock donation to ALCM:
Stock transfer contact information at ALCM: Jim Rindelaub / 219-238-6778 / email@example.com
The Brokerage Firm: TD Ameritrade / 800-669-3900
Address for the Brokerage Firm: 200 South 108th Avenue Omaha, NE 68154
Account Name: ASSOCIATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH MUSICIANS INC ATTN CHERYL DIETER
Account Type: Non Profit Org
Please inform us by emailing the ALCM executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org when making this donation. To avoid a loss of asset value, ALCM’s policy is to liquidate stocks immediately upon receipt. The donor will be acknowledged for the value of the stock when it enters the ALCM account in the same way all donations to ALCM are acknowledged.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans supports certain non-profits by allowing its eligible members to direct charitable funds to the organization through its “Thrivent Choice” program. If you are a member of Thrivent and are eligible to direct “Choice Dollars,” please select ALCM as a recipient. There are two ways to do this:
- Go to Thrivent.com and log in to your account. Go to the “Search Organizations” page and type: “association of lu” in the organization name box and click the “Search” button. Select “Association of Lutheran Church Musicians” and follow the instructions for directing your Choice Dollars to ALCM.
- Call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the greeting.