The Cornerstone Foundation

The Cornerstone Foundation is the repository for estate or planned gifts to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI).

The funds are held to provide financial support for current LSSI programs and continued support for future years. Up to 5 percent of the applicable fund balance may be distributed in a year to benefit LSSI programs. is the Lutheran way to financially help those who are not able to directly help themselves.Currently, The Cornerstone Foundations assets total approximately $20 million. They are managed so that they will be available to meet the future needs of LSSI’s programs and services for our fellow Illinoisans.

We are grateful to those individuals who share in our mission and remember Lutheran Social Services of Illinois or The Cornerstone Foundation in their estate or financial plans. Those individuals who thoughtfully plan for LSSI in their estate plans become members of the Cornerstone Society so that we can celebrate their generosity and thank them during their lifetime. Life-income gifts, such as a gift annuity or charitable trust, are administered by the Foundation.


Responding to the Gospel, The Cornerstone Foundation is the endowment which helps ensure the ministries and future of LSSI.

The Cornerstone Foundation invites individuals to support LSSI with their charitable gifts.

We acknowledge and thank our Cornerstone Society members for their enduring support (Cornerstone Society member list).

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847/635-4671 or 847/635-4678 (Des Plaines)


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