Great Commission Society

The Great Commission Society honors alumni and friends who have generously made a charitable gift to Concordia through their estate plan. Great Commission Society members’ gifts help secure our university’s future and have a missional impact for years to come.

Sowing into the Future - Kelly and Cheryl Keithly

Planned gifts establish a Christ-centered legacy

The Great Commission is the central theme in Concordia University Irvine's mission: Concordia University-Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service, and leadership.

To successfully carry out this charge, Concordia relies on its family of donors. The Great Commission Society was founded to honor individuals and families who have remembered Concordia through planned gifts, referring to bequests designated in wills and living trusts, and to gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities that provide lifetime income for donors that can be used by Concordia at a later date.

By giving a planned gift, donors establish a legacy of sending Christ-centered graduates into the world for generations to come. For this reason, Concordia University holds the members of the Great Commission Society in great honor and prestige.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Howard '04, Director of Planned Giving, at (949) 214-3535 or

Join the Great Commission Society

By making a gift to Concordia University through your estate plan, you will automatically be welcomed into membership.

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