MLS Foundation

The MLS Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501©3 public charity to assist high school students financially as they train for the public ministry. The Foundation supports students by funding special programs and projects, underwriting non-budgeted items for the school, supporting international cross-cultural programs and providing college scholarships to Martin Luther College. All donations are tax deductible under the IRS code.

Click here to learn more about the MLS Foundation and how you can support the future of our Seminary Family or contact Donor Relations Director Josh Wakefield at (989) 793-7511 or


WELS Foundation is partnering with MLS to provide up-to-date information about planned giving opportunities available to you. The links below will take you to the WELS Foundation website, where you can find tools and useful information on planned giving options such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and donor advised funds. If you would like assistance with a planned gift, please call the WELS Foundation at 800-827-5482.

WELS Foundation serves donors and the ministries they support by providing gift administration for charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, donor-advised funds, and endowment funds. WELS Foundation also processes gifts including IRA charitable rollovers, real estate, life insurance, and marketable securities.


Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Remainder Trust

Donor Advised Fund



Thrivent Choice

Members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are encouraged to make use of the new philanthropic program, Thrivent Choice, to make charitable gifts to the seminary. To designate your gifts you can access your account online at or by phone at 1-800-847-4836 and when prompted say, “Thrivent Choice.” For more information, visit the Thrivent website, or contact your local representative.