Funding the Mission

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 »

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 »

First SGO Thanksgiving event set for November 7

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, The Lutheran Schools Partnership and The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana will host their first SGO Thanksgiving event, “Sharing God’s Opportunities.” The event will be held at the International Ballroom at IPFW and will feature entertainment, a cocktail hour, dinner, and a presentation by a national leader. The… Read more »

Counting SGO’s impact

The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana reports that the 18 Lutheran schools in northeast Indiana raised more than $260,000 in donations to support scholarships for students during the 2012–2013 school year. Why is this important? Let us count the ways …

Tale of the tape

On May 22, St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School Principal Axel Gruen kept his promise to be duct-taped to the wall by students after they met their goal of raising $1,000 for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, an ambitious effort to control the disease in Africa. Students at the Monroeville school raised the money through chapel offerings and… Read more »