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Investing in Good is our donor newsletter. In each issue, you'll find inspiration from other donors through a featured donor story, as well as additional information and resources to help you make the most of your charitable giving. 

March 2023

Inspired by people of color who helped her understand more fully the divisions that exist along racial lines, Susan will focus her doctoral studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio on the intersection of spiritual disciplines, cultural awareness, and antiracism work. 

A performance artist, Lauryn will begin her studies for a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University in New York City this fall. 

Discovering her calling during everyday interactions in her community, Danielle will be pursuing a doctorate in community care & counseling - marriage and family at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

Responding to the call to stand up for "the least of these", Danielle aspires to lead community transformation through research and policy implementation to support sustainable educational initiatives.

Seeing the plight of children in the poorest regions of Tanzania and South Africa solidified Nicholas's desire to seek justice for the oppressed and become a medical professional. 

Sarah McEvoy has known she would be a special education teacher since second grade. That’s when she became friends with a girl who happened to have Down Syndrome.

Rev. Margaret Suiter, a Lutheran pastor and refugee advocate, dedicated her life to the service of Latin communities in the United States and El Salvador. When she passed away from cancer at the age of 44, her mother Louise created The Margaret Neusom Suiter Memorial Fund at in her daughter’s memory.

One of the initiatives to which we have committed is creation care, which works to build capacity, help churches reduce their energy footprint, promote leadership and engage our donors around the concern of creation care. With a focus on water, our Creation Care Initiative is accomplished through one of our grantee partners: The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

The satisfaction Sandy Nekola experiences every time she makes a grant from her donor-advised fund has multiplied since her kids got involved. The Nekola Family Charitable Fund was established by Sandy and her husband, Peter, in 2007, with an inheritance of appreciated stock she received from her aunt.  

Since 1995, Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™ (Thrivent Charitable) has worked alongside Thrivent, our donors and partner organizations to stay true to our mission of spreading joy and changing lives.