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Gift Plan in Action: Meet the Thuemmels

Eleanor Thuemmel's grandmother couldn’t study geography when she was young because the class was not offered to girls. Today, Eleanor and her husband, William, are honoring her grandmother’s legacy by providing young women with scholarships to attend seminary. The ELCA Foundation’s nationwide network of gift planners is here to help you create a plan that fits your unique situation—including your finances, passions and estate-planning goals. There’s no cost or obligation—it is our ministry to be of service.