Gonser Gerber wants to congratulate our client, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, for exceeding its campaign goal by reaching $250 million. For more information about the campaign and to review their final impact report, please see the email below from Campaign Director, the Rev. Ron Gluesenkamp.
We are proud to have worked alongside the ELCA for many years, and look forward to remaining by their side for many more years!
Through the generosity of members and congregations across this church, ELCA ministries received $250 million — $195 million in cash and multiyear commitments, as well as $55 million in planned gifts — to continue, strengthen and expand their work here at home and with our global companions around the world. Thank you.
The final impact report will give you a glimpse of the campaign’s impact on these crucial ministries.
The generosity of this church shows that, with God’s blessing, our vision needs to be broader. Together, we have accomplished more than we ever thought possible — and this is just the beginning. This campaign has opened our imaginations and dreams for what more God is calling us to do in the years ahead.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to mobilize the resources of this church to do God’s work in the world. We are so grateful for you.
The Rev. Ronald T. Glusenkamp Director, The Campaign for the ELCA
Jennifer Spuehler has been part of the Chicagoland educational and philanthropic profession for more than 20 years. She launched the Gonser Gerber Institute in 2012 and continues to promote and execute the programs as Executive Director.