Giving To Concordia

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Addison Society Members' Stories

  • Jim and Karen LaatschJim and Karen Laatsch
    It all began on the doorstep of a Lutheran church in New York City. What unfolded was the inspiration for a legacy in urban ministry. Read how Jim and Karen Laatsch's passion and ministry intersected years later at Concordia University Chicago.
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  • Ruth PralleRuth Pralle
    For Ruth Pralle, the Concordia connection lasted for close to a century. Read how she ensured it would last for centuries more.
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  • Allan LoekAllan Loek
    Music was a family passion and value. Today, it is Allan Loek's connection to the past and future. Read how through Planned Giving and Concordia University Chicago, Allan honors the memory of his parents, their shared love of music, and the role of Christian education.
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  • Gary and Laurelei GeierGary and Laurelei Geier
    For Gary and Laurelei Geier, charter members of the Addison Society, a planned gift to Concordia offers the opportunity to continue their legacy of spreading the Gospel. For Concordia, it means support for our mission and our students called to Lutheran teaching. Read how a shared vision of Christian education connects a family, a university and future students.
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