Forging Partnerships Today

The mission of the Desert Hills Lutheran Church congregation is found in Celebrating Grace, Making Disciples and Making a Difference.

The Foundation encourages legacy giving in order to sustain the ministry and mission of Desert Hills Lutheran Church.

Gifts to the Foundation and income from investments have made it possible for the Foundation to provide scholarships, support local charities and special needs of Desert Hills Lutheran Church.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”    Winston Churchill


This is an invitation for you to also plan for tomorrow. Lisa Higginbotham, our ELCA gift planner, can help you select the plan that is best for you and your loved ones. Contact Lisa by calling the front desk 520 648-1633

Undesignated gifts to Desert Hills Lutheran Church Foundation are distributed in the following manner.

  • 20% to local charities
  • 30% to the church-wide activities
  • 50% for scholarships

 Gifts may be designated for a specific ministry and will be used 100% for that ministry. 

 Planned gifts or current gifts to the Foundation may be made to one of three funds. 

  • Fund One is where gifts are held in perpetuity with only the interest, capital gains and dividends being distributed. 
  • Fund Two is where a percentage of the corporate assets are being distributed. 
  • Fund Three is the Rev. Dr. Martin Overson Christian Leadership Scholarship Fund.