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The Dr. Richard Hay Barkalow Fund was mentioned in the November 2018 issue of Living Lutheran. 

After all the helpings of grace, gratitude and gravy this Thanksgiving, Thrivent Financial invests you to join in celebrating generosity on Giving Tuesday.

When donor Gaye Guyton’s extended family gathers this holiday season, they will share memories of Christmas slumber parties with cousins and Advent devotions written by Grandma. They’ll also spend time giving gifts to charities important to them as a family.

One-year after the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, many families and organizations continue to rebuild what was lost. InFaith Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Thrivent to support disaster relief.

As a child, Ashley saw her father’s generous giving, and allocated some of her own allowance to share with others. She was also moved by stories of faithful leaders who gave away much of their income as they dedicated their lives to a dependence on God’s grace and abundance.

One of the most comprehensive charitable giving data resources in the U.S., Giving USA, just released its annual report on giving in the U.S. Below is a comparison of donor giving at InFaith to national giving.

Following recent tax reform, two giving solutions – Qualified Charitable Distributions and “bundling” – are expected to grow in popularity given higher thresholds for itemized deductions.

Dr. Richard Barkalow was an active church member throughout his lifetime. A humble man, he was quiet about his money and wealth. Dr. Barkalow was also a man of deep faith, and as he moved from city to city throughout the U.S., he appreciated the warm welcome of the church community. It’s this appreciation that inspired Dr. Barkalow to create his donor advised fund at InFaith Community Foundation.

It's with great joy that we share our 2017 annual report: MORE.

Not Waiting for Heaven to Make a Difference. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, Paul Kulha could fill a library. (Read more from our Fall 2017 issue of Profiles of Joy).

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