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Your Gift Matters

Let Your Light Shine

Pinecrest Lutheran Leadership Ministries is lead by dedicated volunteers and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This means 100% of giving goes to impact the Pinecrest program, teaching and supporting young leaders in the church as they grow in faith, service of neighbor, and love for God.

Legacy Giving

Including Pinecrest Lutheran Leadership Ministries in your estate, will, or legacy plan will make a major impact on the future of the church and the world. If you are considering including Pinecrest in your legacy plan, or if you have already included Pinecrest as a beneficiary of your legacy giving, please email our volunteer development staff at

Endowment Fund

The Pinecrest Endowment Fund was established in 2022 to support camper scholarships and ongoing expenses. Invested and managed faithfully, the Pinecrest Endowment will empower leaders for generations to come. If you are interested in supporting the Pinecrest Endowment Fund please email

Scholarship Fund

This summer it cost $500 to send one camper to Pinecrest. Scholarships are available to ensure that no young people are denied experiencing the love of God at camp due to financial circumstances. Pinecrest offers both partial and full scholarships based on need. To put it simply, a gift to the Scholarship Fund sends a young developing leader to Pinecrest. 

General Fund

While every member of Pinecrest staff is a volunteer, it is important to support their work and cover their expenses. A gift to the Pinecrest General Fund helps publicity staff invite young leaders to camp, faculty order class supplies, and our Business Manager cross the Is and dot the Ts.

How Can You Impact Pinecrest?

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1. Give Online

Use our secure giving form to make a gift online using your credit card or bank account. Give one time or set up recurring gifts to make an impact every month.

2. Mail a Check

Send a check to Pinecrest Lutheran Leadership Ministries Inc., C.o. Tanya Behnke, 175 Birchwood Rd, Medford, NY 11763. Please include your return address for tax receipt purposes.

3. Text-to-Give

Text "Give" to  (844) 383-1623 and click the link to access the set up page. Fill out your information and you're all set! Now you can give to Pinecrest anywhere, anytime.

4. Non-Cash Gifts

Pinecrest accepts gifts of stock, land, cars, grain, and other assets through our partners at the ELCA Foundation. Email our volunteer Development staff and we will help you work through the process of gifting a non-cash gift.

How Do I Give To Camp You Ask?

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