Ways to Give

Every gift helps Lutheran Sunset Home continue to provide the quality of services that the residents and tenants entrusted to our care so richly deserve.

Whether large or small, one time or recurring, part of a fundraiser or an estate plan, they all make a difference and are very much appreciated.


Memorials and gifts to honor an individual or an occasion are an excellent way to provide a tribute to someone.


There are many ways to give a gift that will benefit the residents and staff of Lutheran Sunset Home and also may have some tax advantages for the donor.

  • Outright gifts of cash.
  • Stocks and securities that have appreciated in value.
  • A gift to our Endowment Fund has the potential for significant North Dakota State tax credits, along with Federal tax savings, and you can designate what the interest income is to be used for if you so desire. The principal always remains intact.
  • Personal property can include many items ranging from artwork to automobiles.
  • Real Estate.
  • Life Insurance. Name Lutheran Sunset Home as a beneficiary of all or a portion of a policy.


The original Sunset Founders Club was organized in 1968 as an organization to assist the financial needs of Lutheran Sunset Home. Their major means of securing donations was the "52" Club which was based on the idea of pledging $1, $2 $4, or more per week for 52 weeks. The "52" Club and the Sunset Founders banquets were their major fundraising activities' from 1968 to 1988 (when it became inactive.)

To honor the dedicated original "Sunset Founders", Lutheran Sunset Home established the Founders "152" Club in 2015. It will include all persons who give a minimum of $152 in a calendar year. This will include cash gifts, memorials, and tributes that are given throughout the year. A plaque recognizing all members of the "152" Club will be updated on an annual basis.


Our Tree of Giving, located by the business office, acknowledges all those who have given $1,000 or more to Lutheran Sunset Home since 1989. This date was chosen as that is the year the Chapel, office area and the first eight apartments of Leisure Estates, our assisted living facility (which now has 26 apartments) was constructed.

The categories of giving are:

Copper Leaf - $1,000-$9,999
Silver Leaf - $10,000-$24,999
Gold Leaf - $25,000-$49,999
Acorn - $50,000-$99,999
Stone - $100,000 plus

There are many names on the Tree of Giving, and we would be honored to add your name.

Thank you for considering Lutheran Sunset Home in your giving plans. If you would like to send a gift, please do so by printing and completing this form and mailing it to us at 333 Eastern Avenue, Grafton, ND 58237, or feel free to personally deliver your gift to the Lutheran Sunset Home business office. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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