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, transparency, accountability, and competence.

(Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25:14-30)

Our Legacy

  • Founded: 1960
  • Assets: $46 million
  • Endowment assets: 62%
  • Managed accounts: 439
  • Total 2018 distributions: $2.5 million
  • Distributions since 1960: Over $57 million
  • Current distribution outreach: 32 states and the District of Columbia

Interested in learning more?

Contact us at info@legacydeo.org

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On Thursday, June 6, Dr. Jerry Kieschnick spoke to the Lutheran Ladies Circle Ministry and their guests at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston. ... See MoreSee Less

On Thursday, June 6, Dr. Jerry Kieschnick spoke to the Lutheran Ladies Circle Ministry and their guests at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston.

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Legacy Deo's June Texas Messenger article highlights the importance of beneficiary designations. ... See MoreSee Less

Legacy Deos June Texas Messenger article highlights the importance of beneficiary designations.

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Legacy Deo's article in this month's Texas Messenger has some helpful ideas for seniors. Read it to see how it might be helpful to you or someone in your family. ... See MoreSee Less

Legacy Deos article in this months Texas Messenger has some helpful ideas for seniors. Read it to see how it might be helpful to you or someone in your family.

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Read our Texas Messenger article for April. ... See MoreSee Less

Read our Texas Messenger article for April.

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Yesterday Dr. Jerry Kieschnick preached and led a Bible Class at Zion Lutheran Church in Alamo, Texas. A potluck lunch was enjoyed after the Bible Class. Approximately 30 people attended. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday Dr. Jerry Kieschnick preached and led a Bible Class at Zion Lutheran Church in Alamo, Texas. A potluck lunch was enjoyed after the Bible Class. Approximately 30 people attended.
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