More Than 80 Legacy Donors Recognized at Luncheon | Photos

Today’s post was submitted by Concordia Chief Development Officer Scott Koskoski. Click here to learn more about giving options at Concordia.

More than 80 members of Concordia’s Legacy Society and their guests joined Concordia Lutheran Ministries leadership and Parent Board members for the annual Legacy Society Appreciation Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 13 at the Butler Country Club. Our Legacy Luncheon is annually one of Concordia’s most elegant events, befitting of the guests – those who have committed to remember Concordia in their estate plans or who have made significant planned gifts during their lifetime to our mission!

This year’s keynote address was superbly delivered by Eleanor Schwalm, widow of longtime Cabot administrator Horst Schwalm (and herself a Haven 2 resident). Eleanor, who turned 95 in March, brought both conviction and humor to her speech on the life lessons Concordia has instilled in her. Nobody is a more authentic voice than Eleanor, who has resided at Concordia for nearly half her life! We are blessed that God continues to provide all of Concordia with Eleanor’s dedication.

In fact, to honor her dedication, President & CEO Keith Frndak announced the creation of a new award: The Horst & Eleanor Schwalm Faith In Caring Award. This honor will be presented each Spring at the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon and will recognize the volunteer(s) who – like the Schwalms – have gone truly above and beyond in giving their time and talent to ensure Concordia’s legacy of service to others remains strong. After a 20-minute keynote speech, Eleanor was truly lost for words when this honor was unveiled in her and Horst’s name!

Enjoy the photos below (click thumbnails to enlarge) and feel free to leave a comment! You can also visit our Facebook page to like, comment and share some of the photos!

Concordia remains most grateful to those who provide for God’s plans for our mission through their legacy and planned giving. Click here to learn more about the CLM Legacy Society or contact Chief Development Officer Scott Koskoski, CFRE at (724) 352-1571 ext. 8291 or

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