Our Story

Legacy Deo was chartered in 1960 as Lutheran Foundation of Texas. Originally a ministry of the Texas District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Foundation was created as a means to receive non-cash gifts. One of the earliest was a tract of West Texas ranchland from a donor who sought to financially support the District’s endeavors.

Years later, we became a separate entity after our outreach expanded and our services grew. Our focus shifted to charitable giving that benefits all types of Christian causes. We offer our services to the entire Christian community, believing that all of God’s people benefit from them regardless of denominational affinity. In 2017 we changed our name to Legacy Deo, which better reflects the values that undergird our services. Because of our long history with the District, we continue to provide a perpetual base of funding for its many ministries as well as to other Lutheran-affiliated organizations.

We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. That means gifts and donations made to our managed accounts, or Legacy Deo itself, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our Vision

God’s people, each and every one, will leave a legacy for faith and family.

Our Mission

We inspire giving that impacts life forever.

Our Core Values

Christ-centered Focus

Recognizing that God is the source of all earthly gifts, we love Him above all else and honor Him with the stewardship of those gifts.
(The Greatest Commandment, Matthew 22:26-38)

Valued Relationships

We treat all individuals and groups the way we would like to be treated.
(The Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12 and 22:39)

Total Integrity

Everything we do is done with fairness, mutual trust, accountability, and competence.
(Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25:14-30)

Our Legacy

  • Founded: 1960
  • Assets: $42 million
  • Endowment assets: 58%
  • Managed accounts: 436
  • Total 2015 distributions: $1.8 million
  • Distributions since 1960: Over $49 million
  • Current distribution outreach: 30 states and the District of Columbia

Interested in learning more?

Contact us at info@legacydeo.org

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Some of the wonderful folks that visited our booth today at the 2017 LWML National Convention.
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Some of the wonderful folks that visited our booth today at the 2017 LWML National Convention.

Legacy Deo at Albuquerque Convention Center.

Jerry and Terry Kieschnick, Debbie and Gary Juhl.
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Jerry and Terry Kieschnick, Debbie and Gary Juhl.

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Day 1 at the LWML Convention was a busy day. And who knew that Jerry Kieschnick knew how to play the bongos? After a long day, he certainly deserved a rest.
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Day 1 at the LWML Convention was a busy day. And who knew that Jerry Kieschnick knew how to play the bongos? After a long day, he certainly deserved a rest.

Legacy Deo added 20 new photos.

Martin Luther (AKA Gary Juhl) really got around on the first day of the LWML Convention.
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Martin Luther (AKA Gary Juhl) really got around on the first day of the LWML Convention.

Legacy Deo added 6 new photos — at Albuquerque Convention Center.

Photos from Day 1 at 2017 LWML National Convention.
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Photos from Day 1 at 2017 LWML National Convention.

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