The Westwood Lutheran Memorial Foundation is an instrument which enables members, friends, and family of Westwood Lutheran Church to leave legacy gifts that benefit the church’s programming, its mission, and its outreach to others. 


Through six areas of interest, donors may specify the focus of their donation.

The Endowment Fund - Westwood Ministries

The Endowment fund has the flexibility to support current Westwood initiatives, whatever they may be. Each year the Foundation board partners with Westwood Leadership to identify opportunities that support the Mission and Ministry of Westwood.

Adult Education

Your gifts directly benefit personal growth for yourself and others through lifelong learning. Giving to these two funds provides speakers and discussions on current issues with biblical and theological bases. 

Donald C. Bell Adult Education Fund

Prazak Visiting Scholar Fund

Art & Music

Artistry in many forms has long been an integral part of Westwood’s worship. We are blessed to have several funds that support music and art. The Ronald A Nelson fund allows for us to put on unique musical events that include many of our members, and members of our community. The Ralph and Dee Martinson fund helps us to purchase and maintain Christian art. These pieces are used to give members and others an appreciation of Christian art and to tell the story of our faith.

The Music Program Fund

Named Funds established under the 'Music Program Fund' include:


Westwood Lutheran Church has a long history of helping those in our community get through difficult times. When unfortunate circumstances strike, we are able to provide help for transportation, clothing, food, rent. The fund also supports Habitat for Humanity. Another function of Outreach is providing funds for the beautiful gardens at Westwood. They provide beauty and splendor for the community and a welcome for worshipers.

Darleen Hysen Community Mission Fund

Don Hansen Caring Ministry Fund

Fund for the Homeless

Good Samaritan Fund

Named Funds established under the 'Good Samaritan Fund' include:

Youth Development

Strengthening and supporting all ages of youth at Westwood Lutheran Church as they develop, share and witness their Lutheran experiences within the church as well as out in our community and world. 

African Youth Bridge-Building Fund

Kaari Thoni Youth Education Fund

Tom Hunstad Caring Youth Memorial Fund


Undergraduate and Seminary scholarship for members of Westwood continuing their education in Lutheran colleges and universities. 

Engen Family Lutheran College Fund

Seminary Scholarship Fund



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