SGO

SGO Status, Gift Types

As summer turns to fall, and since we surpassed 25% of the SGO tax year and over $5 million credits of the $14 million available statewide, it seemed appropriate to post an SGO status update. As of September 30, our schools have raised over $1.2 million in SGO credits. We forget sometimes just how much… Read more »

Learn and Lead 2018

On June 4 & 5, 40 attendees basked in the light of the stained glass windows of Concordia Lutheran High School’s Worship Conference Center (see picture) as The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted its annual Learn & Lead conference. As usual, we invited our schools and associated churches, but then also opened spots for schools that… Read more »

Future Giving Video

As part of our ongoing efforts to support our Lutheran schools in Northeast Indiana, The Lutheran Schools Partnership recently worked with local production company Blue Pony to create a new video to explain Future Giving. You can view the video here What is “Future Giving”? Some have called it “planned giving”, or “estate giving”, or… Read more »

It’s All about the Kids

In my role as administrator of The Lutheran SGO of Indiana, I get to report to everyone on the benefits of the program; the 50% credit, growth of funds raised by our schools to over $1.7 million since July 1, how we are nearing 50% of the credits gone, and how we think the credits… Read more »

‘Tis Harvest Time

I was reminded this week that it is near the end of harvest time in Indiana… the familiar sight of combines in the field, often-times using their nighttime lighting gear. What reminded me was a recent gift of crops, what we call “Gifts of Grain,” that resulted in a five-figure gift to one of our… Read more »

Halfway There… Living on Prayer!

My apologies to Bon Jovi (and now that song will be stuck in your head for the next hour), but the SGO credits are now ½ gone… … or for those “the glass is ½ full people” out there, we still have ½ of the SGO credits available… … When the available set of SGO… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Are Too Expensive For Taxpayers

Choice scholarships (vouchers) are a good deal for Indiana taxpayers. Opponents of school choice argue that choice scholarships are too expensive for taxpayers. But the fact is public schools use more tax dollars per student than private schools, making the School Choice Scholarship a better use of taxpayer money. Public-school costs are on the rise,… Read more »

SGO Credits are Gone!

I hate to be the Scrooge-bearer of bad news, but the SGO credits are gone. Finished. We are out of coal for Bob Cratchit’s office. For those wanting to support scholarships and receive the 50% state tax credit, you will have to wait until July 1, 2017 to make your gift. What does this mean?… Read more »