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Planned Giving

For more than 150 years, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has worked for all people to have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.

You can help safeguard this vision for future generations while ensuring your financial resources continue to be used wisely beyond your lifetime by making a planned gift to LSS.

The Norelius Society

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Dan and Sandi Thorson joined The Norelius Society by establishing an endowment fund for Camp Knutson, which they have supported since serving as volunteers in the 1970s and 1980s.

Our story began when Pastor Erik Norelius welcomed four orphans into his congregation's refurbished basement, creating Minnesota’s first and oldest children’s home. His legacy of generosity and service continues today through The Norelius Society, a group of individuals who have declared their intentions to include LSS in their estate plans.

Membership in The Norelius Society allows LSS to express our gratitude for your generosity. It also helps us ensure your intentions are honored when LSS receives your gift. 

If you have already made plans to include LSS in your estate, please download, complete, and mail our confidential letter of intent, found here, to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2485 Como Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108.

Take the Next Step

There are many ways to make a planned gift. LSS can help you learn about the various planned giving options so that you can decide which options are right for you. We can also provide support and answer questions as you discuss your intentions and philanthropic goals with your loved ones.

To begin the conversation, please contact Mary Ella Pratte, Director of Leadership Giving, at 651.969.2300 or