SGO

SGO Results and Causes

The fiscal year has ended for the SGO program. As of June 30, donors across the Indiana supported SGO scholarships with over $21 million in donations resulting in nearly $11 million in SGO credits awarded to Indiana residents. This is a reason to celebrate! But wait, most SGO organizations are not dancing… Read more »

Attend Learn & Lead 2019

It's time again for our annual Learn and Lead, a conference for area schools, churches, RSOs, and other faith-based nonprofits. Staff, boards, committees, etc. can all benefit. And you can send staff to one day, both days, or either day. We have discount codes available, so contact us at 260-203-4510 or jond@tlspartnership.org… Read more »

Thanks, Thrivent (Again)

During the fiscal year, The Lutheran SGO of Indiana will receive notice of matching gifts… gifts from employers that match (or double-match) donations received from their employees and retirees.This week we received notice of another batch of matching gifts, this time from Thrivent Financial employees. A review of the matching information site… Read more »

The Magic of the SGO

We have had donors label the SGO program as “magical”; why is that?When you donate to the Lutheran SGO, you get a 50% State tax credit that carries forward for 9 years should you be eligible for more SGO credits than you need. This is true whether you itemize or not. This… Read more »

Endowment Funds have Uses

It’s January when our partner schools’ attention turns from SGOs to… endowments!Thanks to an ongoing yearly matching challenge from The Lutheran Foundation, our schools can raise pre-determined levels every year from July 1 to June 1 of each year.However, based on research from Phil Meizen from The LCMS Foundation, only ⅓ of… Read more »

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… 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… Read more »