Support our Mission

Transforming Lives THROUGH CHRIST-Centered Education

Here are some ways that you can join with us to achieve our goal of increasing accessibility of high-quality, Christ-centered education at CCLS:

  • GIVE ONLINE

    Gifts may be made online through our secure Christ Community Lutheran School PayPal Account, CLICK HERE. Cash gifts may also be made via check to Christ Community Lutheran School. 

  • MAXIMIZE YOUR GIFT WITH MATCHING FUNDS

    Many employers match as much as 100% of charitable contributions which their employees make to educational institutions. Please look into this partial list of companies in our area that match gifts. We encourage you to check with your employee (even if not on our list) when you give a gift to CCLS.

  • BECOME A CHARGER SOCIETY MEMBER

    The CCLS Charger Society was established in 2011 to assemble a group of passionate supporters to lead the community to financially invest in the school's vision and mission. Membership is granted to donors with gifts of $2,500 or more to CCLS made through a combination of personal donations and matching gifts. Learn more about our Charger Society membership at this link.

  • GROW THE CHARGER LEGACY ENDOWMENT FUND

    Over the last two years, a leader in our community has stepped forward to establish the Charger Legacy Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for students in need. Through long-term planned giving, our community can have an immeasurable impact on Lutheran education in St. Louis, across the nation, and throughout the world. 

  • DONATE SECURITIES

    Gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities may be made to CCLS through our LCMS Foundation DTC securities transfer process. In addition to providing a significant gift, donating long-term appreciated securities enables you to avoid potential capital gains taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction. 

  • MAKE AN IRA CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

    If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to give to CCLS and receive tax benefits in return. You can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA directly to CCLS and pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement. Learn more about Qualified Charitable Distributions at this IRS link.

  • DESIGNATE A PLANNED GIFT

    Designate a planned gift to CCLS through your will or trust and leave a legacy in support of our ministry. 

  • PRAY

    Your prayers for our students, teachers, administrators, and school leaders are requested! 

Contact us

Each gift is a blessing to our community, and our Mission Advancement office welcomes the opportunity to assist you in determining how you can give. Please contact Jen Pawlitz, Director of Mission Advancement, jpawlitz@ccls-stlouis.org, 314-822-7774, with any questions.


Christ Community Lutheran School is a Missouri not-for-profit organization that has been granted tax-exempt status the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the international revenue code. Accordingly, your gift made to CCLS may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. CCLS encourages potential donors to consult their tax advisor(s) in connection with making a gift.