The Institute of Lutheran Theology is dedicated to the responsible use of all resources and to full transparency. ILT provides many details and reports under the Institutional Transparency page in our website. Listed here are the many funds we use to support our students and the needs of the school. If you have any questions or concerns about the ways in which financial or other resources are used at ILT please do not hesitate to contact us. We, at ILT, are dedicated to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. Our use of resources is important and must serve the preaching of the gospel.
According to Thrivent.com, ”Last year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided more than $100 million to help congregations, communities and individuals in need.” By choosing ILT to receive your Choice Dollars® you are helping prepare the next generation of faithful Lutheran preachers and teachers.
Make ILT your choice quarterly or annually!
You can instruct Thrivent in January, April, July and October as to where you would like your funds to be directed. Thrivent does not automatically send the funds out, you must remake the request annually or quarterly in order to assure that your funds are being distributed in accordance to your wishes.
Funds are distributed in January, after they have accumulated for the year. Deadline annually is March 31st.
According to Thrivent.com, “To be eligible to participate in Choice Dollars®, you must be a benefit member age 16 or older. Individual eligibility is also based on:
Holding a Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position
Having $800 or more in annual premiums of qualifying insurance products
Having $20,000 or more in contract value of qualifying products.
Amount of Choice Dollars® Designated to You
$2.50 Choice Dollars® per $100 of annual premium on qualifying insurance products is designated monthly based upon the premium payments you made in the prior month.
$1.25 Choice Dollars® per $1,000 of contract value of qualifying products is designated on a quarterly basis. 25% of this amount will be designated to you each calendar quarter based upon the actual contract value at the end of the quarter.
$50 Choice Dollars® for holding a qualifying Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position is designated once each year.”
Making ILT your choice is easy!
1. Direct Choice Dollars online at www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice/
2. Or, call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state "Thrivent Choice.”
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