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2023 at a Glance

Growing Our Collective Impact

We believe greater financial resources can work to grow the Kingdom and glorify God. We have answered this call by establishing Siebert Serves to grow the Lutheran community and to help Lutheran leaders and ministries thrive for years into the future.

In 2023, Siebert Serves celebrated five years and donors continued to trust Siebert's on-the-ground, in-depth knowledge of the Lutheran community and affiliated ministries to maximize their life’s impact. 

2023 Collaborators' Event

In just 90 minutes, 31 donors committed more than $182,000 to 13 grantee partners at Siebert's fourth annual Collaborators' Event on November 9th, 2023. Part oSiebert Serves, the Collaborators’ Event is an innovative gathering designed to build a community of donors that jointly increase their philanthropic impact by bringing greater resources to Lutheran churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations. With additional commitments before and after the event, the event raised $282,850, including a $100,000 matching grant from Siebert!

Thanks to a generous gift from a private donor, five students from Journeys Lutheran School participated as grant-makers, enabling them at a young age to experience the joy of giving while understanding the impact philanthropy can make on a community. Five students representing Wisconsin Lutheran College's Center for Christian Leadership also participated as grant-makers thanks to a gift from the college.

Organizations that received funding included:

  • ATK Ministry

  • The Center for Urban Teaching

  • Christian Family Solutions

  • Cross Lutheran Church

  • Ebenezer Stone Ministries

  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

  • Institutional Ministries

  • The International Lutheran Church of Zion

  • JobsWork MKE

  • Project Return

  • Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School

  • St. Marcus Lutheran School

  • Serenity Inns

Join us at the Collaborators' Event!

It’s remarkable how one day can have such a big impact! We are recognizing organizations that are genuine change-makers and fostering a new, collaborative approach to giving that is a model for the future of philanthropy.

- Dr. Joan M. Prince, Chair, Siebert Lutheran Foundation Board of Directors

Thank You

Thank you to the individuals and families who donated to Siebert Serves in 2023:

  • Anonymous

  • Lori and Kurt Bechthold

  • Drs. Kim and Chris Beloin

  • Patricia and Jesus Contreras

  • Eric DeGroot

  • Heather Dunn

  • Pastor Sara Gillespie

  • Catherine and Eric Jacobson

  • The Kammerait and Nemeth families

  • Kaztex Foundation

  • Margaret and Kurtiss Krueger

  • Christie and Bill Krugler

  • Tim Larson

  • Lori and Eric Lorenz

  • Mars Family Foundation

  • Scott Marshall

  • Deni and Mike Naumann

  • Megan and Phil Nybroten

  • George Peek

  • Dr. Joan M. Prince

  • John Richter

  • Jamie and David Rodgers

  • Gael and Dave Romoser

  • Susan and John Schaller

  • Abigail and Matt Schumwinger

  • Brenda Skelton-Bendtsen and James Bendtsen

  • Maria and William Tess

  • Dwanyell Thomas and Derek Tyus

  • Julie and Jay Van Cleave

  • Dr. Emily Van Dunk and Erik Lee

  • Wisconsin Lutheran College - Center for Christian Leadership

  • Cindy and Todd Witte

  • Peggy and John C. Zimdars Jr.




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Organizations Received Funding 

Learn More!

When you make a gift to Siebert Serves, you join a community of other faith-based believers who share Gospel values. Additionally, you serve "the least among us” by investing in Lutheran programs that grow the body of Christ and build stronger and healthier communities.

Contact Siebert's Director of Philanthropy, Sarah Gilday, to learn more about Siebert Serves and opportunities to transform lives through a partnership with Siebert.


Contact Sarah Gilday

Director of Philanthropy


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