Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Completion of the first call process completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA.
With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. In baptism, we are brought into a covenantal relationship with Jesus Christ that commits us to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust — Fund A
Fund-A investment performance and total Fund A market value information is available below. Additional monthly and quarterly information is also available as part of the Confidential Disclosure Statement.
September 30, 2020
Endowment Fund A Investment Portfolio*
Total Investment Portfolio Market Value* = $812,339,839.60
Total Fund A Market Value** = $815,752,615.09
Fund A Unit Value*** = $1,327.08
Endowment Fund A Benchmark: 65% MSCI ACWI Index, 35% Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index
*All investment performance returns are after the deduction of fees and are unaudited. Investment returns do not account for cash deposits between monthly valuation dates and operating cash. Investment returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
**Market value consists of the value of the investments plus cash deposits between monthly valuation dates and operating cash - on which a management fee of 1/12 of approximately 1.04% is deducted monthly.
***Unit value is calculated using market value
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