Camp Perkins News and Annoucements
Grant received from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Camp Perkins receives $65,000 grant to spur charitable gifts
Thrivent Choice - Vote for Camp Perkins this summer!
Thrivent Choice is a new program that lets eligible Thrivent members help choose where Thrivent Financial gives back. While the funds available will be similar to the 2009 GivingPlus and Care in Congregations combined funds, Thrivent hopes to get more members involved in helping to choose where Thrivent Financial gives back. Eligible members will be able to help direct a full year's worth of Choice Dollars to institutions and congregations in 2010.
This summer eligible members may help direct Choice Dollars to Camp Perkins online or by calling the service center. Get ready to cast your ballot for Camp Perkins, your congregation, and other eligible organizations!
Grant part of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation initiative
Camp Perkins recently received a $65,000 grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation, Appleton, Wis., designed to generate thousands more in financial gifts to the Camp Perkins. Shown in the above picture, Camp Perkins Executive Director Signe White received the grant check from Thrivent representatives (left to right): Terry L. Reinke Twin Falls, ID, Brian D. Daniels Idaho Falls, ID, Robert J. Baker Nampa, ID and C. Todd Kraft Boise, ID.
For more than 50 years friends of Camp Perkins have responded to the prompting of the Spirit to share generous gifts of time, talent and treasures. The founders of Camp Perkins had an amazing vision for the ministry of Camp Perkins and we want to ensure the ministry impacts as many youth, adults and families as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With this seed money, we hope to grow our current endowment and build a firm foundation of steadfast giving, ensuring the ministry of Camp Perkins as long as God wills.
The grant is part of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Charitable Gifting Initiative designed to educate supporters of Lutheran institutions and ministries about the advantages of tax-wise charitable gifts.
"It is our hope that this grant will strengthen Camp Perkins ability to inform potential donors of various options available to them to financially support the organization's/church's/school's work," said Brad Hewitt, president of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. "As people come alongside Camp Perkins with charitable gifts, Camp Perkins will become increasingly effective in carrying out its ministry."