Jon Dize

Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps is August 16.

We need your help filling Parkview Field on Saturday, August 16, as we celebrate the unique resources we have in northeast Indiana-18 Lutheran schools-with The Lutheran Schools Partnership’s Fourth Annual Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps. This event is one of the largest gatherings of Lutheran-friendly families in the region. For $7 a ticket, you… Read more »

The HOW of Endowments

In February, I wrote about endowments, The Lutheran Foundation’s ongoing efforts to match endowment funds for our area Lutheran schools, and why every school and every school board should be focused on raising these needed funds. Now that I have convinced you why to support an endowment, I suppose you would like to know how… Read more »

Endowment building: the future of our schools

In fundraising circles, we’re taught that “annual giving helps keep the lights on, but endowments ensure your long-term viability.” We’re blessed in northeast Indiana that The Lutheran Foundation has been helping area Lutheran schools secure their future with an endowment-services matching-grant program since the 2009-2010 school year. Basing the amounts each year per school on… Read more »

Open Houses planned for Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Lutheran Schools will host open houses from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 26. The only exception will be Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ossian, which will host its open house on Sunday, February 16. “Our annual open houses provide families the opportunity to discover what The Lutheran Schools have to offer—the highest-quality education… Read more »

Supporting the extraordinary

Oh, how we love the novel, the unique, the extraordinary! Be it a culinary creation, an inspiring concert, or an incomparable event, we get excited about the exceptional. How counter-culture Christmas is. A lowly manger, a deep, dark night, and the birth of a baby. Yawn, not much to get overly excited about there. But… Read more »

Year-end giving reminders

The elves here at the The Lutheran Schools Partnership and The Lutheran SGO of Indiana have been very busy processing year-end gifts for donors wanting to complete their support of Lutheran education by December 31. We took a quick break from our spreadsheets and thank-you letters to provide the following list of reminders and helpful… Read more »

Giving thanks, Thanksgiving, and thanks for the giving

Next week is Thanksgiving, but every week I give thanks for the opportunity I have at The Lutheran Schools Partnership. It’s the opportunity to help our area Lutheran schools improve and enhance their advancement efforts beyond the typical “bake-sale” approach to fundraising. Throughout my 22-plus years in the nonprofit sector, it has been a privilege… Read more »