Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

Abundant Community
Through Service to One Another

There are many ways to support Holden Village. Whether you are giving gifts of stock, donating an in-kind gift such as a Holden quilt, or remembering Holden in your will, you are playing a vital role in the Holden community.

Remember Holden Village in Your Will
Remember Holden Village in Your Will

Remember Holden Village in Your Will

The legacy and history of Holden Village belongs to everyone. It has been sustained as a special ‘place apart’ for nearly 60 years, thanks to the faithful service, prayer, and financial generosity of many people.

The Holden community includes all who care for and love this place, including past and present guests and staff and those who have experienced the stories of the Village from afar. Every day we hear more stories of people for whom Holden Village has held a central place in their lives for many years.

By including Holden Village in your estate planning, you can ensure that this place apart continues to thrive for years to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Gintz, Director of Development, at development@holdenvillage.org.

Gifts of Stock

By supporting Holden Village through a tax-effective gift of stock, you will enable more people to experience our rhythms. Your gift will sustain Holden Village as a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship.

How to Make a Stock Gift to Holden Village:

1. Instruct your broker to transfer your desired number of shares to the ELCA Foundation, along with the following information: Wells Fargo Advisors, DTC Clearing #0141, FBO Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Account #5103-9400

2. Send a letter or email to the ELCA Foundation with the following information:
"On (date), I authorized my broker to transfer (xx) number of shares of (name of stock) to the ELCA's Wells Fargo Advisors (or another company, if the stock is held in a manner which uses a specific company). Please send the proceeds to Holden Village."

Shawn Greene-Hocutt
ELCA Foundation
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL  60631
800-638-3522 x 2976

Please be sure to include your name, signature, address and phone number so that we can acknowledge and provide a receipt for your gift.

3. Email Anne Gintz (Development Coordinator) to notify Holden Village that a stock gift is expected, who it is from and the approximate number of shares or value.

Securities Fee Structure

For pass-through gifts of securities to non-churchwide ministries, please be advised that in the interest of good stewardship, the ELCA must charge $.08 per share (minimum fee of $25.00 and a maximum fee of $250.00) in addition to the Wells Fargo Commission fee as follows:

Fixed Income orders……………No Commission
Mutual Funds……………………..$7 Ticket Charge

Stock as follows:

$350.00 or less………………..Below minimum commission*
$351.00 - $8,000……………..Minimum of $55.00*
$8,001.00 - $100,000………….1.75% commission*
$100,000 or greater…………….Capped At $1,750.00*
    *A $7.00 ticket fee will be assessed in addition to the commission fee.

Be assured that the ELCA Stewardship Fee does not apply to gifts that include a distribution of at least 25% or more to churchwide ministries that include but are not limited to the Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, ELCA World Hunger Appeal, and ELCA Global Mission; gifts to an endowment fund invested in the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust; or funds to be invested in the Mission Investment Fund.

Donate a Holden Quilt


In-kind gifts are donations of tangible and intangible personal property and contributions of services. They are valuable to Holden Village and help offset operating expenses that occur throughout the year. Before making an in-kind gift to Holden Village, please email Anne Gintz at development@holdenvillage.org to ensure that Holden is able to utilize your gift.

QUILTS: Holden Village has a tradition of covering each guest and staff bed with a handmade quilt made by Holdenites near and far. We are currently seeking donations of twin extra-long quilts to blanket our new twin-extra long beds! If you or someone you know is interested in making or donating a quilt, click the link below for more information. Every quilt in the Village tells a story and is a piece of Holden history in its own right. Thank you for continuing this tradition of offering hospitality to all!
Learn more about creating and donating a quilt to Holden

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