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:
Make a Monetary Gift
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. These undesignated funds are used wherever the need is greatest. In 2016 ALCM is celebrating its’ 30-year anniversary. Moving confidently into life after age 30 requires that ALCM be on a firm financial footing. To that end, and to celebrate this anniversary, a special fund-raising appeal is underway: Celebrating 30 Years. Like the Annual Fund, gifts to this special appeal are undesignated and thus can be used for new programs or wherever the need is greatest. 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 can be made payable to “Association of Lutheran Church Musicians” or “ALCM” and sent to:
810 Freeman Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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.
There are a variety of options for planned giving – will bequests, trust designations, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, IRA beneficiary designations, donor advised funds, etc . – that can be customized to your particular situation. A qualified financial planner can help you integrate your charitable interests with sound financial advice and planned giving vehicles that are customized to meet your needs.
The following organizations specialize in working with individuals who want to support Lutheran charities, and may be helpful for you to begin your own planned giving:
As you plan your own long-term giving strategies, please consider including ALCM in your plan. Executive director Jim Rindelaub will be happy to meet with you to discuss options for supporting ALCM this way. Jim can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone at 219-238-6778.