Where is your heart?

Like many of you, I held off until Thanksgiving night to start listening to Christmas music, and I haven't turned off Bing Crosby since. One of the songs in my iTunes account is the Harry Connick Jr. song "When My Heart Finds Christmas." One line in particular causes me to pause: "In… Read more »

What's in your wallet?

No, I'm not asking you to empty the contents of your wallet for an SGO gift (unless you want to!).The once-popular TV credit card commercial would run through all the wonderful things that the person or family could do with just the right piece of plastic in their grasp.I'd like to challenge… Read more »

Four ways that SGOs skyrocketed in 2013-14

The SGO program in Indiana, a.k.a. the School Tax Credit Program, blew off the charts in 2013-14, nearly running out of available credits. Students all over Indiana benefited from charitable giving to scholarships that was encouraged by a generous 50-percent state tax credit. What were the results for The Lutheran SGO of… Read more »

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 $… 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… 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… 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… Read more »