Educational Institutions

Luther Seminary Foundation

  • St. Paul, MN
  • http://www.luthersem.edu/

Mission Statement

The Luther Seminary Foundation provides key leadership in developing the financial support necessary to fulfill the seminary's mission of educating leaders for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God's world.

Main Programs

  1. Luther Seminary Foundation Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Foundation is organized and operated for the exclusive benefit of Luther Seminary. Within the ELCA, more than one-third of clergy and a significant number of lay professionals were educated at Luther Seminary. The Seminary is continuously expanding outreach and services for ecumenical students, as the landscape of theological education continues to evolve and the Seminary strives to provide support to those who will serve as non-Lutheran lay and ordained leaders.

ruling year

1993

President

Self-reported

Robin Steinke

Keywords

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Seminary, Lutheran, Christian, Education

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EIN

41-1746301

 Number

6482024723

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Private Independent Foundations (T22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Luther Seminary Foundation Programs

The operations of the Luther Seminary foundation generally consist of assisting the seminary in its general fundraising activities, soliciting, and accepting contributions (including endowments, deferred gifts, operating gifts, etc.) for the benefit of the seminary.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Foundation is organized and operated for the exclusive benefit of Luther Seminary. Within the ELCA, more than one-third of clergy and a significant number of lay professionals were educated at Luther Seminary. The Seminary is continuously expanding outreach and services for ecumenical students, as the landscape of theological education continues to evolve and the Seminary strives to provide support to those who will serve as non-Lutheran lay and ordained leaders.

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Financials

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LUTHER SEMINARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Luther Seminary Foundation

Leadership

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President

Robin Steinke

BIO

The Rev. Dr. Robin Steinke came to Luther Seminary as president in June 2014. She was the first woman in the 145-year history of the seminary to be named to the position.

Prior to coming to Luther Seminary, Steinke was the dean of the seminary and professor of theological ethics and public life at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, where she served from 1999. She previously served as an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) pastor; a training manager and financial planner at American Express Financial Advisors; and a middle school band director in Marietta, Ga. Steinke is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England.

Steinke is known for her strategic leadership and passion for sharing the gospel. She is involved in a number of important church and academic initiatives. She is currently co-chairing the national ELCA Theological Education Advisory Council that is evaluating and exploring the future of theological education. She serves as the ELCA Representative to the Lutheran World Federation Council and chairs their Endowment Fund. She is a member of the ELCA Ecclesiology Task Force and serves on a number of other church and academic committees. She previously served a six-year term as a commissioner for the Association of Theological Schools' Commission on Accrediting.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bonnie Raquet

Retired Executive VP, Cargill

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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