2018 Local Impact
Great Lakes Journey to Overcome Racism and Economic Insecurity
Recently, our Great Lakes community has experienced a range of emotions—anger, sorrow, frustration and, at times, hope—as conversations around race and equity continue in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Join us on our journey to listen, learn, and respond.
Our Thrivent Member Network is creating local plans to make a difference. Here's how you can join the journey:
Make a donation. Join members of your region to reach our $10,000 goal to support local community partners. On top of the donations we receive from you to support the community, Thrivent is donating an additional $35,000* to each partner organization. With the full support of our members and friends, regional impact will equal $135,000.*
Give time and goods. We have compiled volunteer opportunities, in-kind donation ideas and additional resources we’re seeing in action.
Attend an upcoming Race + Reconciliation online broadcast to hear thoughts, ideas, and opportunities to better yourself and our community.
We’re committed to taking immediate action – and investing in long-term change – to help address racism, discrimination and economic insecurity. Read more about our response on our website at Thrivent.com/communityresponse.
Thank you for joining us on our journey to listen, learn, and respond to the unique needs in our community.
*Thrivent will donate up to a total of $105,000 to Macomb County Ministerial Alliance, Life Remodeled, Rebrand Cities through this campaign. Online donations for this campaign must be made using Thrivent’s online giving platform. These donations will run through InFaith Community Foundation and Thrivent will pay the online processing fees up to $100,000 in fees per calendar year.
Check out the latest news, Thrivent Action Team spotlights and learn about our nonprofit partners.
Vote for the Live Generously T-shirt design
You love making a difference. We know you love Thrivent’s Live Generously T-shirts, too. And for the first time ever, you get to help choose the new design through our annual T-shirt vote. Check out the design options at thrivent.com/theshirt.
Share with your friends, family and those you volunteer alongside to help make the design you love the next Live Generously T-shirt. Voting begins August 3.
We appreciate our member volunteers
The Thrivent Member-Network - Great Lakes and Mid-America Regions are so grateful for our member volunteers. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, our financial professionals rallied together to share their thanks. Please take a couple minutes to enjoy this video message sharing our appreciation.
High five for member generosity
Virtual high five for your generosity. The Thrivent COVID-19 matching campaign goal was exceeded! Members and friends gave more than $2 million in donations and Thrivent increased its match amount to $1 million for a total impact of more than $3 million. And while the match has been met, online donations can still be made fee free to ensure 100% of donations get to the organizations you care about. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dJhoEq
2018 Local Impact
Opportunities to Learn
From live online learning to workshop kits to workshops hosted by our financial advisors, we have the tools you need to be wise with money.
It's easy to host workshops in your church, community center, or living room. Simply choose the topic that meets the needs of your community and order your $20 kit today.
Saving for college has never been more important than it is today. Thrivent can help you with your college planning needs and navigate you all the way to graduation and beyond.
Sometimes you aren't available for a live online broadcast, but no worries, all broadcasts are recorded and made available to you so you can be wise with money.
Financial Advisor Workshops (coming soon)
Financial advisors host workshops throughout the Great Lakes Region. Check out these opportunities for you to be wise with money and live generously.