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Other Ways to Support Financially

Giving Circle

Consider starting a giving circle of friends and family to benefit IPM! Gather an interested group together to make a joint contribution. Giving circles are a great way to expand the reach of IPM while multiplying your personal impact on IPM’s Project Partners. You may choose one Project to give to consistently with your circle, or choose a new Project each month. There are many models for giving circles, and members of the IPM staff are available to help you decide what might work best for you. Call Ilze Fender at +1.216.932.4082 or email her at ifender@ipmconnect.org for more information.

Join IPM’s 1974 Society: creating a legacy of changing lives around the world

Planned Giving through IPM’s 1974 Society allows individuals to continue supporting the mission of IPM through gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance, and other arrangements that will benefit IPM at a later date. With a planned gift, many people find that they are able to contribute more than they thought possible, while still providing for their families.

“IPM does not just create connections; IPM creates connections that last across decades and boundaries of faith, culture and economic privilege!”
-Peter Mayer, son of IPM co-founders, Jim & Sammy Mayer

Through planned gifts and the growth of IPM’s Endowment Fund, we are able to plan as an organization to ensure that the work of IPM and our Project Partners will continue far into the future.


Join us in celebrating IPM’s legacy, ensuring that IPM’s programs continue into the future through our 1974 Society. Planned gifts provide IPM with much needed resources and allow your commitment and dedication to IPM to be carried out.


The 1974 Society celebrates special friends who have made an estate, endowed, or other planned gift to IPM. IPM is profoundly thankful for gifts of this kind and we wish to express our gratitude to planned gift donors immediately. Individuals who let us know that they have listed IPM in their estate plans are automatically enrolled as members of our 1974 Society, named for the year of our founding.

If you are considering making IPM part of your trust, bequest, or endowment, or have done so already, please contact Ilze Fender at +1.216.932.4082.

Planned Giving Opportunities Include:
- Bequests
- Charitable Annuities & Trusts
- Life Insurance Policy
- Permanent Named Funds
- Retirement Plans & Other Options

IPM’s Named Funds include:

The Alex & Alyssa Baker Memorial Fund for Children
This fund, established in 2001 in memory of Alex & Alyssa Baker, two children who were tragically killed in a car accident, supports IPM’s work with children around the world
Dr. Paul & Edna Bente Fund for Care of Creation
This fund supports IPM Projects focusing on environmental concerns. The fund was started in 2002 to commemorate the more than 30 years of service that Paul & Edna gave to IPM.
The Marcie Bremer Childs Memorial Fund
This fund was established in June of 2003 in memory of Marcie, who supported IPM since 1974 in her work with Evangelical Lutherans in Mission. The fund supports Projects in Lebanon and Brazil
The Ralph Brody Income Generating Activity Fund
This Fund celebrates the life of a dear friend of IPM, Ralph Brody, who passed away suddenly in 2006. The fund supports women’s micro-enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Janet L Bullard Fund
This Fund supports IPM’s work with children and youth. The fund commemorates the life of Jan Bullard, one of IPM’s past Board Chairpersons, who passed away in 2004.
The Bernie Marquardt Project Bridge Fund
This fund provides immediate financial assistance to new and developing projects until ongoing support can be secured. This fund was created in honor of Bernie Marquardt Wilde’s 25 years of service to IPM including 3 years as Executive Director.
The Marron Post Children’s Endowment Fund
This fund was established by Frances Post, former Board member and longtime friend of IPM, in 2008 to provide resources to IPM Projects serving the needs of vulnerable children around the world.
The Jim & Sammy Mayer Education & Outreach Fund
This fund supports IPM’s Education & Outreach activities. The fund recognizes the vision and incredible dedication to IPM of Jim Mayer, co-founder of IPM, and his spouse, Sammy.
The Paul Danheim Nelson Fund
This fund, in memory of a dear friend and loyal supporter of IPM who passed away in 2007, provides operating support to IPM, allowing our programs to continue serving children, women, and youth around the world.
The Kathy Sehy Memorial Endowment Fund
This fund was established in memory of Kathy Sehy, spouse of IPM Board Member, Larry Sehy who passed away in 2006. The earnings from this endowment fund support the general operating needs of IPM.
The Sloat Foundation Immersion Experience Program Scholarship Fund
This fund, started in June 2007, allows IPM the resources to provide full and partial Immersion Experience scholarships to youth who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
The Paul & Vercile Strege Fund
This fund was established in 2002 in recognition of the lifetime of leadership and service of Paul, co-founder of IPM, and his late spouse, Vercile. The earnings from this fund will benefit the work of IPM around the world in perpetuity.

Make an online donation by cliking this link to submit a secure tax-deductible donation online donation to the Strege Fund. 

The Kathleen T. Mink Endowment Fund
This fund started in 2012 in memory of a loyal and active supporter of IPM. In addition to providing operating support to IPM, this fund was used to established the Kathleen T. Mink Project Partner Award which is presented to an outstanding Project Partner at our Annual Luncheon in Cleveland, OH, honoring the work that our Projects do around the world.