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InFaith Insights is a monthly e-newsletter for financial professionals. Each month InFaith Insights explores concepts and resources you can use to build your charitable business with your clients and it's free to sign up.

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InFaith's team of gift planners present giving solutions for your charitable business, including:

  • Starting the Charitable Conversation
  • Donor Advised Funds & Bundling Gifts
  • QCDs
  • Gift Annuities

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Thrivent & InFaith Webinar

How Will Tax Reform Affect Charitable Giving?
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, hosted a webinar on how the new tax law may affect charitable giving to churches and faith-based nonprofits.

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Engaging Women & The Future of Your Church
InFaith, in partnership with Thrivent Financial's Wise with Money Journey webinar series, hosted a webinar on how to engage women in church communities.

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Recent & Past Webinar Recordings

Year End Charitable Planning Strategies
November 7, 2017

Tools and Resources for Endowment Funds at InFaith
September 21, 2017

Charitable Planning in your Practice
June 8, 2017

Endowment Best Practices
March 23, 2017

Charitable Giving Strategies for Lifetime or at Death
October 2016

How to Start the Charitable Conversation
July 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Donor Advised Funds
March 2016

To view recorded webinars, click on link to access. If you are experiencing technical issues or have a question, please contact us.

Bryan Schmeling is always learning. In his 13 years as a Thrivent Financial professional, he’s learned three big lessons.

One of the initiatives that InFaith has committed to is creation care, which works to build capacity, help churches reduce their energy footprint, promote leadership and engage InFaith donors around the concern of creation care. With a focus on water, InFaith’s Creation Care Initiative is accomplished through one of InFaith’s grantee partners: The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

As part of its Disaster Relief Collaborative Fund, InFaith Community Foundation granted $100,000 to Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Puerto Rico to aid recovery in the community. This was made possible thanks to the generosity of InFaith’s donors. LSS of Puerto Rico believes “when the dust settles, and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.”

Together with donors, InFaith Community Foundation addresses a number of pressing and unmet needs facing our shared community. One of the initiatives that InFaith has committed to is ending family violence through a partnership with FaithTrust Institute. FaithTrust Institute is an organization that provides faith communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the faith and cultural issues related to abuse.

Keith Allen Hinrichsen, a native of La Mesa, Calif., was fully devoted to his family, students and church as a History professor at Cerritos College. After 37 years of teaching, his extended family supported him through his own diagnosis and return of prostate cancer. Upon his death, Keith directed InFaith to support a variety of charities, including programs that addressed the unmet needs of patients with Alzheimer’s through The Hinrichsen-Thorsen Family Health Fund at InFaith Community Foundation.

Rev. Margaret Suiter, a Lutheran pastor and refugee advocate, dedicated her life to the service of Latin communities in the United States and El Salvador. When she passed away from cancer at the age of 44, her mother Louise created The Margaret Neusom Suiter Memorial Fund at InFaith Community Foundation in her daughter’s memory.

In recognition of Chris Andersen’s 25 years as president and executive director of InFaith Community Foundation, the Board has renamed InFaith’s WomenLead Scholarship to The Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship. Andersen, who has led InFaith’s growth to more than $1 billion in outright and deferred gifts and $30 million in annual grants, will retire at the end of this year.

Donors Ruth and Wilbert Reinke used their passion for the community of Neligh, Neb., supporting Antelope Memorial Hospital through The Wilbert and Ruth Community Endowment Fund. Learn more about how the Reinkes’ generosity has helped AMH grow in transformational ways. 

InFaith Community Foundation, a national faith-based charity, announced today that president and executive director Chris Andersen will retire after 25 years of service. The organization’s board of directors has named Mandy Tuong, currently senior vice president of donor services and general counsel, as president and CEO. Tuong will assume the role on October 1, 2019.

In her first career as a banker, Kaylee St. Germain quickly noticed that farmers like to talk about saving on taxes. Now working as a Thrivent financial professional for the past four years, she’s noticed that InFaith Community Foundation’s mission resonates with the farming clients she serves, because they find joy in sharing their gifts.

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