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Our Mission

Accelerate the Great Commission through Smarter Generosity.

At Cru Foundation, we have seen a variety of financial, personal and tax-related issues. We aim to assist you in crafting a clear and concise strategy that places your values at the forefront, prioritizes your family's well-being, and fulfills your desire to make a difference for Christ across the globe.

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
– Hebrews 13:16

Our Story

Supported by the Trusted Legacy of Cru.

When you collaborate with Cru Foundation, you are supported by the full ministry strength of Cru and its rich spiritual heritage. Your trust is important to us and we work hard to earn it. Confidential information you choose to share with us is maintained exclusively within the Foundation.

While we want you to feel empowered to explore the many diverse and effective ministries of Cru, we sincerely support ALL of your giving activities, both to Cru, your church, and nearly anywhere else. As your partner in giving, we are eager to help you in creating more stories of God’s transformative work in the world through your generosity.

Accountability FAQs

Some of our team are missionary staff with Cru who raise the funds to cover the cost of their salaries and benefits. Others are employees of Cru. Our board members do not receive compensation related to their board service, though some are missionary staff of Cru who raise support and are paid according to Cru’s missionary pay structure. Most importantly, staff compensation is never based on what you give, where you give or how much.

By administrative fees, we mean fees originating with and charged by Cru Foundation just for having a Great Commission DAF account. Like the other ministries of Cru, Cru Foundation is centrally funded, so we do not have to raise revenue to fund our core operations. However, we do pass along third-party charges, such as credit card processing fees and investment advisory fees. We publish our fee schedule and seek to be fully transparent on the costs related to making gifts through Cru Foundation.

Our resources and services are founded on the principles of integrity and transparency. We hold ourselves to the highest levels of Christian stewardship as members of the ECFA.

Email Cru Foundation ( ) to request our audited financials.

Our Team

We Are Here to Serve You

Our Staff

Chief Executive Officer​

Marketing Director & Donor Services Team Lead​

Chief Operations Officer

Donor Relations and Gift Program Administrator

Giving Strategist

Major Gift Coordinator & Asset Manager

Donor Relations and Gift Program Administrator

Financial Administrator​

Donor Relations and Gift Program Administrator

Senior Gift & Estate Design Specialist​

Gift & Estate Design Specialist​

Senior Gift & Estate Design Specialist

Our Board

Chairman of the Board, Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc.; Partner: Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC; President, G & S Enterprises, Inc.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Kemmons Wilson Companies

Principal, J.A. Leimgruber Consulting LLC

Chief Development Officer of U.S. Ministries

President of Athletes in Action

Our Strategic Alliances

Cornerstone was founded in 1991 by a team of professionals to provide an independent, turn-key solution to Christian nonprofit organizations seeking to outsource their asset management and planned gift administration. Cornerstone has worked with Cru Foundation for more than 22 years, providing exceptional asset management as the Foundation has grown and valuable input enabling the foundation to accept complex gifts.

Lifestyle Giving has served Christian ministries for more than 50 years. They provide technical services to Christian ministries and are focused on major and estate gifts. Their role is to mentor individuals whom God has called to assist ministry partners with their stewardship design. Lifestyle Giving has partnered with Cru Foundation for over 25 years, imparting technical expertise and mentoring, which have given the Foundation staff proficiency in accepting major and estate gifts.

VertuAssets is led by a team of committed philanthropic architects with decades of experience in charitable giving. VertuAssets serves alongside some of the most strategic nonprofit organizations in the world in accepting all types of non-cash assets. VertuAssets has provided Cru Foundation for a number of years with expertise and proficiency in the acceptance process for complex businesses and unusual assets.