Giving to the Living Church Foundation

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For more than 135 years, The Living Church has been a vital part of the Episcopal Church’s life and has depended upon the support of its readers. Did you know that only about 70 percent of the cost of publishing TLC is covered by subscriptions and advertising? For the rest, we count on contributions from people like you. We could not go on without your faithful support. There are many ways to give to the work of the Living Church Foundation. TLC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your donations are fully tax-deductible.

Living Church Partners
By becoming an Associate of The Living Church, you help defray the everyday costs of producing a substantive Anglican journal of thought and opinion, and maintaining a high-quality website. Without your support, we could not continue to offer the very best independent news reporting and theological teaching that are The Living Church’s hallmarks.

Jackson Kemper Associates
A gift of $500 or more

Bishop Kemper, the Episcopal Church’s first missionary bishop, zealously preached the Gospel and built the church on the frontier. Your gift at the Sponsor level helps The Living Church in its evangelical mission of proclaiming God’s good news to all peoples.

William Reed Huntington Guarantors
A gift of $1,000 or more
Father Huntington, chief architect of the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral, helped chart the course for ecumenical renewal and Anglican unity for generations. Your gift at the Guarantor level helps continue his legacy through The Living Church’s commitment to the full visible unity of Christ’s Church.

Phillips Brooks Sponsors
A gift of $2,500 or more

Bishop Brooks, for many years rector of Trinity Church in Boston and preacher to Harvard University, was one of America’s most beloved and respected ministers. Your gift at the Benefactor level helps The Living Church carry on his legacy by enriching the intellectual substance and social outreach of parish life.

Samuel Seabury Patrons
A gift of $5,000 or more

Bishop Seabury, the first bishop in the Episcopal Church, built a firm foundation in the Catholic faith for the church’s future in a new world. Your sustaining gift at the Patron level helps lay the foundation of The Living Church’s work for many years to come.

Founder's Society
Cumulative giving total of $25,000 or more

Many of our friends have been with us for years, supporting the mission of The Living Church through thick and thin. We’re deeply thankful for the confidence and trust placed in us by our dedicated, long-term supporters, and our Founder’s Society is an honor roll of those on whose support we most depend.

Your check is welcome at any time. Simply write to us at:

The Living Church Foundation
P.O. Box 510705
Milwaukee, WI 53203-0121

Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities with long-term capital gains (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares) can help you avoid capital gains taxes. If you would like to make a gift from your portfolio to the Living Church Foundation, you can ask your broker to transfer the securities to our account:

The Living Church Foundation
c/o Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
ACCOUNT # 41285039
Re: Securities - Please contact Ruth Schimmel 414-292-1244

So that we can thank you for your gift, please have your broker contact us via fax or email with your name and address, the security donated, the date the security was transferred, the number of shares, and their monetary value. You may contact our Business Manager, Mrs. Ruth Schimmel, by fax at 414-276-7483 or by email at

Planned Giving
Bishop Grafton Society

Bishop Charles C. Grafton, second bishop of Fond du Lac, was one of the great pioneers of catholic and ecumenical renewal in the Episcopal Church, and gave deeply of his own resources to help build the church to which he had dedicated his life. At his death, many sermons and tributes praised a life marked by sacrificial giving, noting that he had given away nearly all of his considerable fortune. His vision and selfless generosity remain both an inspiration and a tangible presence today.

We invite you to become a member of the Bishop Grafton Society by making a gift through your estate to the Living Church Foundation. Your gift will help continue Bishop Grafton’s legacy by helping The Living Church contribute to the catholic, evangelical, and ecumenical renewal of Anglicanism that has been our vision for more than 135 years. Your gift will become part of our endowment and will be stewarded by professional fund managers to carry on the work of the Living Church Foundation for years to come.

There are many ways to make a planned gift, including a bequest in your will. Your financial advisor or attorney will help you build the financial and estate plans that are best for you and your family, and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. By planning for the future today, you can avoid severe tax penalties and make sure that your estate will help support your loved ones and favorite charities. Please contact our Executive Director, Christopher Wells, if you would like more information about becoming a member of the Bishop Grafton Society (email:; phone: 414-292-1240).

The Episcopal Church Foundation provides a wealth of useful information and examples about planned giving, which you may also find useful in your estate planning.