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You may support the outdoor ministry of your choice today by clicking below. Choose the annual fund to provide high-quality programs; campership fund so no camper will ever be turned away because of financial need; capital and facility funds to maintain our property and facilities; or endowment funds to ensure outdoor ministries for generations. You may also give your gift in honor or in memory of someone.

Sustainers are the people we can depend on to support comping ministry's annual recurring expenses. These gifts provide dynamic camp programs for youth, families and people of all ages. Please consider becoming a Sustainer to help support ministry all year long. It is easy to do...enter your information once, set an amount, set the frequency and watch the impact your gift will have.

An initial communication will be sent to acknowledge your recurring gift. Annual donation statements are mailed in January for your tax purposes.

You may become a Sustainer with the Online Donation link below or by downloading and sending the Recurring Donation Form to HopeWood Outdoors. We encourage people to donate through their bank accounts to eliminate the hefty credit card processing fees HopeWood Outdoors incurs, but you are free to choose the method that works best for you.

The Living Water Society includes faithful people who have included HopeWood Outdoors, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio, Lutheran Memorial Camp, or Camp Luther in their estate plans. Your planned gift through your estate will provide the "living water" of Christ-centered ministry for generations to come. Through wise gift and estate planning, you may enjoy financial benefits for yourself while making a long-term impact for future generations of campers. There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift through your estate.

Contact HopeWood Outdoors' Executive Director to begin planning your gift at or to inform us that you have already included HopeWood Outdoors, LOMO, LMC, or Luther in your estate plans.

To find a charitable gift that best fits your goals, you need a plan. 

  • Will and Trust – A gift through your will or trust is a way to plan for the protection of your family and the distribution of your assets according to your wishes.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity – A Charitable Gift Annuity gives back a guaranteed annual payment for your lifetime.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust– A Charitable Remainder Trust provides annual income throughout your and /or your spouse’s life or for a specified term of years.

  • Life Insurance - If you no longer need your life insurance policy or it will no longer benefit your survivors consider making it a gift and help further our mission. Gifts of life insurance policies are a great way for you to make an impact on our ministry today.

  • Gifts of Retirement Assets- A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift.

  • Stocks and Bonds – There are a number of ways you can transfer your stocks and/or bonds to create a legacy and make an impact on our ministry.

  • Gifts of Real Estate - A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or commercial property) can be a beneficial gift.  If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax and receive a charitable tax deduction.

Monthly Giving
Planned Giving

Sustainers - Recurring Gifts

Living Water Society

Make a Planned Gift Through Your Estate Plans

Thrivent Choice

Thrivent Choice - Direct Your Dollars

Thrivent Members have the opportunity to direct funds and action teams to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO). These are not extra donations, but instead gifts from Thrivent. Every quarter you can choose who to direct your available dollars. 

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