Recent Gift Signings

Building and growing three dynamic school comes with a certain cost. The LHSAGM Foundation is committed to supporting  our schools long-term through the growth of our endowment. The pictures below represent a just a portion of the many people who have established a “restricted fund” within The LHSAGM Foundation. Many of these funds are established now, but funded in the future through their will, trust, estate plan, or a beneficiary designation. By restricting these gifts, we are able to honor our donors’ wishes, and grow the endowment to better serve our students now and into the future.

Only 42% of U.S. adults have estate planning documents like a will or a living trust. For those with children under 18, the figure is even lower with just 36% having an end-of life plan. Do you need a will or trust and don’t know where to start? The LHSAGM is committed to helping families and individuals navigate the estate planning process and complete a will or a living trust. Contact Andy Locke or Chris Root for information on how to start the state planning process.
  • Matthew and Joy Griepentrog Fund  For the benefit the schools of the LHSAGM, from Matthew (MLHS 2002) and Joy (LCL Faculty).
  • Harriet Pedersen Fund  For the annual increase of teachers compensation of the LHSAGM, from Harriet Pederson, MLHS Class of 1970.
  • Lutheran Teacher Fund  For the annual increase of teachers compensation for the teachers of the LHSAGM, from Carol Wolter (MLHS Coach/Athletic Director 1957-1999),
  • Andrew J. Meyer Fund  For an annual fund to the Director of Choral Music (or equivalent position) at Martin Luther High School, from Andy Meyer (right, ML 1990).
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust  Margaret Knoll (MLHS teacher) estate presented by Allen Helms, SVP for LCMS Foundation
  • Sportsman Fund  For the shooting sports at the Lutheran high schools, from TJ Sommer, owner of Highland’s Sportsman’s Club and SoLu Winery.
  • Dwayne and Ann Jobst Fund  For the benefit and enrichment of Lake Country Lutheran High School, from Dwayne (former LCL principal) and Ann Jobst.
  • Estate Gift  From Phil Meinzen, LCMS Foundation (right)
  • Chris Wilson Track & Field Fund  For the benefit of the Track and Field program at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, from Dr. Chris Wilson.
  • James P. Meyer MLHS Fund  To provide funds annually to increase compensation for the teachers of MLHS, from Jim Meyer (MLHS 1975).
  • Schmeda Fund  For the professional enrichment of the faculty of MLHS, from Carole Schmeda (MLHS 1960) and Elaine Schemda (MLHS 1965).
  • Garlock Family Fund  For the enrichment of the fine arts program of LCL, from Dan (MLHS 1992) and Becky (LCL Band Director) Garlock.
  • Northwestern Mutual Chris Carlson Fund  For the enrichment of Lake Country Lutheran High School.
  • The Lee Galien Fund  For the benefit of the schools of the LHSAGM, from Lee Galien (left, MLHS Parent).
  • Chris & Katy Root Fund  For the benefit of Lake Country Lutheran, from Chris and Katy Root (both MLHS 2001), with children Caleb, Noah, and Kadin.
  • John & Jessica Meulendyke Family Fund  For the benefit of the schools of the LHSAGM, from John (MLHS 2000) and Jess Meulendyke, with children Maggie, Katie, and Colton.
  • Craig Mellendorf Fund  For the benefit of improving teacher pay at the schools of the LHSAGM, from Craig (ML teacher/coach 1991-2008).
  • David & Janet Bahr Fund  For the benefit of improving teacher pay at the schools of the LHSAGM, from Dave (LCL teacher) and Janet (LCL Athletic Director) Bahr.
  • ..Kurt & Louise Wulff Fund  For the advancement of the Free Enterprise Academy at MLHS, from Kurt (MLHS 1958) and Louise Wulff.