In the “Class Agent Handbook,” a tool provided by Luther’s Development Office that gives helpful guidelines and hints for writing these letters to you, one suggestion is I make a gift to Luther before writing this letter. A good reminder, since I had not yet done so. It also made me pause for a moment to reflect on why I make an annual donation. Is it just so that I can write these letters with a “clear conscience”? Is it because Joellyn and I need all the help we can get to move our class giving percentages in the right direction? The tax deduction? Quite honestly, I had to read and reflect a little more to be sure.