Giving thanks, Thanksgiving, and thanks for the giving

Next week is Thanksgiving, but every week I give thanks for the opportunity I have at The Lutheran Schools Partnership. It's the opportunity to help our area Lutheran schools improve and enhance their advancement efforts beyond the typical "bake-sale" approach to fundraising. Throughout my 22-plus years in the nonprofit sector, it has… Read more »

Inaugural SGO Thanksgiving Event

The Lutheran Schools Partnership will host the first annual SGO Thanksgiving Event: Sharing God's Opportunities at 6:30 p.m. on November 7, 2013 in the IPFW International Ballroom. The event will include dinner and a presentation from Tim Goeglein, former Fort Wayne resident and faith-based liaison for President George W. Bush. He currently… Read more »

SGOs: the Great Multiplier

At this time last year, I wrote that we were entering the busy season for SGO giving. We had just "opened our doors" the first of November, and donations started entering our mailbox. We even planned our inaugural SGO Thanksgiving event to coincide with the start of the traditional year-end giving cycle… 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… 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 ...1. More than 200 donations qualified for the State Scholarship Tax… Read more »

July 1 brings enhancements to SGOs

As the final hours of the Indiana legislative session ended, Indiana proponents of School Choice saw some major enhancements to the School Choice options, for The Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers), Scholarship Tax Credit (SGOs), and Special Education Programs. Check back in future editions of The Fort Wayne Lutheran for more information on… Read more »

State approves The Lutheran SGO of Indiana

Making the dream of a Lutheran education a reality for Indiana families with scholarships and a significant state tax incentive.The state recently approved the creation of The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana. The Lutheran SGO of Indiana exists to raise funds from individuals and businesses to provide scholarship funds to… Read more »