History of the Foundation
As Westwood church grew in both membership and mission, a small group of members were interested in ensuring the future of the church mission. It became clear to this group of leaders that a foundation, tied to the mission of the church but as a separate entity, would help ensure a future with opportunities and the ability to reach beyond the walls of the church.
The Westwood Lutheran Memorial Foundation was founded in July of 1973 by visionary Westwood Lutheran Church leaders. It was chartered as a separate nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of Minnesota. The first Board of Directors included Dr. Donald Bell, Robert Boeder, Eugene Booth, Lois Coon, Alvin Haugen, Noreen Johnson, Ralph Martinson, Don Padilla and Robert Skare.
A gift to the foundation is a gift to the future.