Establishing a Fund

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.

Estate Gifts

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Estate Gift  From Charlotte Bernhardt, presented by Attorney Henry Paul (right).
  • Matt.Burow Gift  For the benefit of Lake Country Lutheran High School.
  • Dr..Chuan Liu Gift  For the benefit of the International Students.
  • Estate Gift  From Verona Mueller (LHS 1919) presented by Phil Meinzen, LCMS Foundation.
  • Caroline Groth Suycott-Crueger Fund  Established to providefunds annually to increase compensation for the teachers of the LHSAGM, from Caroline Groth Suycott-Crueger (Lutheran High School 1954).
  • Derek & Angela Fischer Family Endowment Fund  To provide tuition assistance for the children of teachers for the LHSAGM, from Derek (MLHS 1997 and LCL Teacher) and Angela (Stucky, MLHS 1997).

Gift Signings

  • Sportsman Fund  For the shooting sports at the Lutheran high schools, from TJ Sommer, owner of Highland’s Sportsman’s Club and SoLu Winery.
  • Chris Wilson Track & Field Fund  For the benefit of the Track and Field program at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, from Dr. Chris Wilson.
  • Dr..Chuan Liu Gift  For the benefit of International Students, Dr. Chuan Liu, President of the Elite Lutheran Education Group.
  • Zehnder Gift  For the benefit of Martin Luther High School, from Cindie and Dan Zehder (MLHS 1976).
  • Fleck.Foundation Gift  For the benefit of MLHS students for Andy Fleckenstein.
  • Fleck.Foundation Gift  For the benefit of Milwaukee Lutheran High School Students from John and Andy Fleckenstein.
  • Roehl.Foundation Gift  For the benefit of Lake Country Lutheran High School, left to right Chris Root, Pete Roehl, Nancy Roehl, Mike Roehl.