What is this?

The Redeemer Investment Future Fund (RIFF) is an investment fund intended to support long-term ministry through Redeemer, New Paltz. RIFF was established through an initial gift of stock from one household and also a legacy donation from the Eleanore Weber estate. Additional donations can be made by anyone at anytime in support of God’s work through RIFF.

How does it work?

The income from RIFF funds, after they have been tithed upon, can be used to support new ministry such as anti-racism initiatives, addressing food insecurity, or improvements to God’s House at Redeemer in support of building Community partnerships.

What is RIFF not?

RIFF is not support for our regular Spending Plan. While it might be tempting when larger donations are made to a church to think, “the church doesn’t need my money,” it is super important than we remain strong in our financial support of Christ’s mission through Redeemer, and think of the Redeemer Investment Future Fund as being just that, for the future.

For questions, suggestions, or to learn more about how you might make a donation to the Redeemer Investment Future Fund, please contact our RIFF team members, Herb Simmerly and Bill Mennenga at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Simplify Your Gift Giving

The season of buying Christmas presents for family, friends, and co-workers is upon us, and wonderfully coincides with the Church’s season of Advent.

Advent is a season of preparation to meet the new-born Savior and to rejoice and acclaim Christ crucified and risen. Traditionally, Advent incorporates spiritual practices that include Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving (helping those in need).

This year, rather than rushing around buying stuff, prayerfully consider alternative gift options, and fast from self-indulgence and spending money, and re-direct your choices to support those most in need.

Lutherans Respond

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose
lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Lutheran Disaster Response has a long and strong history responding and working with disasters, and their affiliates are presently active throughout the world, collaborating with local community leaders and officials to initiate the proper immediate responses and the long-term recovery efforts. Disaster recovery efforts can take years, and Lutheran Disaster Response is there to accompany survivors through every phase of a disaster.

Your gifts ensure that our global Lutheran church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response can be designated for specific disaster relief initiatives, or undesignated and allow LDR to utilize those funds where most needed. Designated gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for specified disaster until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support the needs in this response and others like it.

What you can do: 

Please pray for the people who have been affected and are in the path of Hurricane Harvey. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

To make a gift, visit LDR's Disaster Response web page where you can make an undesignated gift or select a specific disaster relief initiative and make a designated gift.