Jon Dize

Thankful for our Stewardship Award Nominees

For the past 11 years, the Foellinger Foundation in Fort Wayne has encouraged nonprofits in Allen County to nominate an outstanding board member for an annual Stewardship Award. Nominations recognize local board members who exemplify the highest standards of board service and stewardship, as identified below by these Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards: Determine… Read more »

Half of SGO State Tax Credits Remain

  The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana raises funds from individuals and businesses to provide scholarship funds to all eligible students wanting to attend an Indiana Lutheran School. With a donation to the SGO of Indiana, donors can help fund scholarships—and receive a state tax benefit. The state of Indiana puts a cap… Read more »

And They’re Off!

So, who’s tired of hearing about the SGO program yet? I’m not! I love Indiana’s premiere system (the envy of other states) that allows donors to school scholarships to receive a 50% tax credit on their Indiana state taxes. And more and more donors agree with me. The program has been accelerating over the past… Read more »

SGO tax credits again available

Give kids the freedom to attend the school of their choice. Please generously support our SGO scholarships. Donors will earn a 50% state tax credit on gifts made through the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana—but only if they hurry. The State limits the total amount of tax credits awarded each year, and we expect… Read more »

We’re in the Endowment Home Stretch

Summer. Baseball. And Endowments. When does $1 turn into $3? With the area Lutheran Schools’ endowment match challenge! Now through June 30, if you support one of seventeen Northeast Indiana-area K-8 Lutheran schools with a gift to their endowment fund, The Lutheran Foundation will not only match that gift to the school’s endowment, it will… Read more »

I Want You to Support Scholarships

  Give kids the freedom to attend the school of their choice. Please generously support our SGO scholarships. Donors will earn a 50% state tax credit on gifts made through the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana—but only if they hurry. The State limits the total amount of tax credits awarded each year, and we… Read more »

Shaking the Apple Tree

Creating a Successful Fundraising Program “First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.” — Martin Luther If you have listened to me long enough, you will recognize… Read more »

Stop Sending

That is what the email from the Indiana Department of Revenue said this week: “Stop Sending”. While most people dread an email from the DOR, we get them regularly at The Lutheran SGO of Indiana as we secure SGO Tax Credit certificates for donors to the 48 schools in our SGO family. Unfortunately, this email… Read more »

Congratulations, Mark Muehl!

He is very reluctant for us to share this, but it’s wonderful news! Today at the Partnership office, we received the following press release from the Lutheran Education Association. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2016 LEA 2016 Christus Magister Mark Muehl was selected by LEA’s board of directors to receive LEA’s top honor, the Christus… Read more »