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 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 and to 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.

You may contact Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, at  ; or 805-910-5048.

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

  • 20% to local charities
  • 30% to 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.