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Chris Ehlen, of Thrivent Financial, with an office in Milaca, was recently recognized for his philanthropic work. 

Chris Ehlen, FIC, ChFC, a Financial Professional with Thrivent Financial in Milaca, MN, has received the 2018 Voices in Philanthropy (VIP) Award from InFaith Community Foundation in Minneapolis. He is part of a select group of just 32 representatives nationwide to be recognized.

Ehlen is being honored for his exemplary service helping clients put their values and charitable goals into action. Selection was based on total outright and deferred charitable gifts made by Ehlen’s clients through InFaith in 2018. These gifts will support a variety of local, national and global charities according to each client’s wishes.

“Through Chris’s work, he has helped his/her clients give in ways that match their interests and financial circumstances,” says Chris Andersen, InFaith Community Foundation president and executive director. “The end result not only benefits charities but ultimately has a positive impact in our shared community as well.”

“As I support clients on their wise with money journey, I find immense fulfillment in helping them live out their values by giving to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them,” said Ehlen.

InFaith Community Foundation is a national charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy and change lives. Through InFaith, giving is customized to each donor’s charitable interests and financial circumstances. InFaith is a proven steward of these gifts, earning consistently high ratings from Charity Navigator and GuideStar for sound fiscal management, transparency and commitment to excellence. Together with donors, InFaith grants millions of dollars annually to charities serving local, national and global communities. To learn more, visit

InFaith Community Foundation is a public charity that serves individuals, organizations and the community through charitable planning, donor advised funds and endowments. InFaith works collaboratively with Thrivent and its financial professionals.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Chris Ehlen.  He has an office at 1004 5th ST SE in Milaca and can also be reached at 320-983-6685 or  

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