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Advancing Bishop Luers Through Philanthropy

A Message from Principal Scott - "Thank You!"

Thank you parents, alumni and Bishop Luers family!

It is through your gracious giving and support that Bishop Luers may continue to provide a Christ-centered education to our students. As the old saying goes - it takes a village - and it truly does! It takes a village to educate young minds and encourage them to be all that God has called them to be. It also takes a village to grow and maintain our campus.

We have so many blessings at Bishop Luers. Two of our greatest blessings are the past parents and alumni who have laid the foundation for all that we have and for all that we are today. The ground work was provided so many years ago through planning and financial resources from our alumni and former parents. Join me in prayers of thanksgiving for all that our alumni and parents have done to ensure that our students have all they need to be successful at Bishop Luers!

Our “Luers Spirit” remains strong and each freshman class learns quickly that this spirit is a vital part of being a Knight. May God bless each and every Knight and continue the support from all for Bishop Luers Catholic High School.

Every gift has a recipient. It may be a young freshman or a senior athlete. It may be a student participating in their first Show Choir performance, a team of scholars competing in an academic super bowl meet or a Sodalitas service group serving meals at a soup kitchen. You may never get the chance to meet this student whose life your generous gift has impacted. “For a person will reap only what he sows . . .” (GAL. 6:7), your gift has touched the lives of our students at Bishop Luers High School.

How can you help?

Events and Sponsorships

Dear Bishop Luers High School Supporters:

As you know, here at Bishop Luers High School, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to achieve his or her God-given potential. We want to nurture each student in the challenges they face each day in their own life spiritually, academically, and socially, while serving God and others in a global and changing society all while ensuring that the Catholic education we provide is accessible and affordable for all who wish to attend.

Along with our tuition, fees, and annual appeal, we still fall short on the funds needed to provide our students, staff, teachers, and coaches with the adequate tools and equipment needed to be competitive academically, artistically, and athletically. Because of this, we host several events and have a vast variety of opportunities for donors like you to help!

In the following pages you will find all ways you can sponsor here at Bishop Luers High School along with the dates these events will happen. You will find the sponsorship levels for all our events including Luers Knight, Bourbon and Bags Bingo, Sponsorship of Athletics, Golf Outing, Alumni Men's Smoker, Show Choir Patron Drive, Performing Arts, Jazz Café, St. Cecilia Honors Band, Spirit Shirts, Trivia Knight, Sip and Shop, and our Knight News publication.

Please consider each one of these carefully. We really cannot do any of these things without the help of our wonderful community. Because of timing we do have deadlines listed for each event/sponsorship. If you would like to donate all at once or in payments, we are happy to work with you in support of your individualized situation.  Please reach out to me with any questions at any time.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Kristin Spoltman
Bishop Luers High School
Director of Mission Advancement
kspoltman@bishopluers.org 

Annual Giving

Supports Bishop Luers High School’s general operating expenses and specific projects annually.

Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO)

Contributions to the SGO of Northeast IN provides donors the opportunity to receive a 50% Indiana state tax credit.

Avenues of Giving

Check/Cash

You may support Bishop Luers by check and debit/credit card.

Mail

Make checks payable to Bishop Luers High School
333 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Please do not mail cash.

Bishop Luers accepts all credit cards and EFTs. Contact the Business Office at 260-456-1261 to give today via credit card!

Securities

Gifts of securities (stocks and bonds) are welcome by Bishop Luers. Stock can be transferred directly to the Bishop Luers, you do not have to pay capital gains tax.

You also may want to explore innovative gifts such as real estate, tangible personal property, and life insurance. Please contact the Business Office at 260-456-1261 for assistance

Planned Gifts

Planned (will, life insurance, charitable trust) giving offers donors a special opportunity to share in Luers mission.

We are happy to work with you to develop a plan. Please contact the Office of Mission Advancement at 260-456-1261 for assistance.

Endowments

You may support Bishop Luers by contributing to an existing endowment or by establish a new one. Please contact the Office of Mission Advancement at 260-456-1261 for assistance.

Class Gifts

Donations may be made as a Class or as an individual in honor of your graduating class. Please contact the Office of Mission Advancement at 260-456-1261 for assistance.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

​Bishop Luers High School welcomes support from corporations and foundations which strengthen our academic and extra curriculum programs. Please contact the Office of Mission Advancement at 260-456-1261 for assistance.

Payroll Deduction

Many donors choose to give to their charity of choice through employer payroll deduction plan. A charitable payroll deduction allows a donor to "spread" their gift out over the course of a year so it's automatic and easier on cash flow. Please contact the Office of Mission Advancement for assistance.

Gifts of Stock

Advancement

Contact us today! 260-456-1261 ext 4101

Melissa Hire

Melissa Hire '84

Advancement Administrative Assistant
B.S., Indiana University

Deosha Smith

Deosha Smith, '06

Alumni Coordinator
B.S., Vincennes University

Georgia Lieb

Georgia Lieb

Communication and Marketing Coordinator
B.A., University of Saint Francis