The SGO Credit Race is On… and its Fast and Furious

I’m sure I’ll get an email… the title today is a mix of movies and metaphors…

However, this title best describes how the SGO program is moving along in only 19 days of the current fiscal year…

The race is definitely on! This graph highlights donations to The Lutheran SGO of Indiana from July 1 to July 19 in each of the fiscal years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, with our current period on the right. Donors have supported over $780,000 in scholarships in 19 days… our best ever! And our schools are definitely getting the word out quicker this and last year.

And the SGO program is also definitely moving fast and furious… statewide we have already used over $3.1 million in credits… 25% of the total $12.5 million available this year in only 19 days! (we even had donors using our online donation system at midnight on July 1.)

Let us put this in perspective:

  • last year at this time we had only raised $1.3 million
  • last year the state hit the $3.1 million mark in September
  • last year we hit the 25% mark in mid August

… however you measure it, while last year we thought the program was growing, this year is even faster… and furious-er…

What does this mean? Perhaps more of our family of schools are promoting the program sooner and more determined… perhaps donors are looking at their entire financial needs and increasing their support.. perhaps donors are telling their friends about the progream…

In any case, if you plan to participate, we suggest NOT waiting too long… this race could run out of gas just as quick as it did last year.