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Challenge set for Fund for Leaders

Three families who wished to remain anonymous challenged the ELCA to double its support for seminarians through the ELCA Fund for Leaders in Mission. By 2010, they hope the endowment will be $30 million.

“Leadership Rising” is a three-year, million dollar matching gift challenge to the entire church. The Fund for Leaders began in 2000 and has distributed almost $3.3 million in tuition support to 280 seminarians.

Gifts are matched every 50 cents on the dollar up to $50,000. A $25,000 gift can establish a partial scholarship in the giver’s name. Give online or call 800-638-3522.


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