April 15 has come and gone. And as usual, I was under the gun, To get my tax check written (Or at least the extensions done). I sit and ponder, “Is it possible, to make This whole exercise a bit more fun? “Do I try and work less, As I toil away under the Sun?… Read more »
Spring … Rebirth … Renewal … Spring Forward … Looking Forward … Planning Ahead … Planned Giving. OK, maybe this is only how my mind works, but spring is an excellent time for you, your congregation, and your school to consider wills, bequests, and other planned giving efforts. The snow is melting, the future looks… Read more »
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 »
The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana received more than $1.2 million from nearly 800 donations for the first half of the fiscal year, from July 1 to December 31, greatly increasing available scholarship funds for new and existing Lutheran school students in the state of Indiana. Those numbers are four times the $290,000… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 …
I’d like to remind our partnership schools, their volunteer leadership, and potential donors that The Lutheran Foundation will match donations to our schools’ endowments through June 30, 2013.
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 »
April 15 has come and gone. Some have already spent their tax refunds. Others are a bit more grumpy this week as they had to write a check, or perhaps two checks, and drive by the post office before midnight.