Your Generosity is Changing Lives at Chapel
With the support of members, alumni, parents, and friends, the Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel has changed lives for over 50 years, serving students as a spiritual “home away from home”. The good news of Jesus Christ, coupled with Chapel’s warm and welcoming sanctuary and community, serve those who enter the building. We are blessed to be a place where students can be built up in faith, return to their faith, or come to faith in Jesus.
At Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel and Student Center, we are grateful for gifts we receive. To honor our Savior we strive to make the best use of those gifts, seeking to provide opportunities for our students, who are the heart of our mission.
Note: Chapel’s EIN (Employer Identification Number) is 39-1299134.
Consider Your Giving Opportunities
This powerful ministry is supported by financial gifts that impact and sustain a wide range of activities for college students in Madison. Thank you for considering a gift to change lives at the Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel and Student Center!
“I thank my God every time I remember you…because of your partnership in the gospel” —Philippians 1:3-5
Campus Ministry and Mission
Each year over 500 college students seek out the ministry of Chapel. Students walk through our doors from a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds. Chapel becomes the sanctuary they are seeking. Your gift allows the mission of sharing Christ’s love with students on campus to continue into the future.
Chapel members and guests dedicate their time, talents and treasures to students at the Chapel. Members and guests often share their gifts through offerings on Sundays. You may also consider partnering with Chapel in these offerings through an online gift.
Cornerstone Building Fund
In the summer of 2019, the Cornerstone Campaign Committee began meeting to discuss the 100th Anniversary of campus ministry in Madison in 2020. The committee discussed that milestone as an opportunity to pay down the building loan balance that remained. At that time, the loan balance was around $1.2 million. In December 2023, thanks to the grace of God and many gifts, we satisfied the loan balance! Praise be to God! Please select this option if you are giving toward a pledge you made to the Cornerstone Campaign.
More Ways to Give to Chapel
Gifts of all sizes support the unique ministries at Chapel. Many choose to make gifts to support specific experiences or fulfill the current critical needs of the ministry, while others prefer to remember Chapel in their wills. Here are some other ways you can support the Chapel:
- Thrivent financial grants
- Corporate philanthropy and corporate matching
- IRA distributions
- Planned gifts through your estate
- Volunteering your time (see our Opportunities to Serve page)
Questions About Changing Lives at Chapel?
To explore ideas you have for changing lives at Chapel, please set up a conversation with Pastor Jon Bilitz.