Annual Development Report (September 2012)

Dear Alumni, Donors, and Friends,

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this;  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,  the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.  —Psalm 37:5-6

This past school year was filled with celebrations. Many people gathered at our 50th Anniversary Celebration and Worship to acknowledge the sacrifices our Founding Fathers made and their foresight to dream of a place like Lincoln Lutheran.

We also celebrated the retirement of four teachers who had over 100 years of combined teaching experience —Don Duitsman, John Roeber, Donna Willet, and Susan Carlson. Over my five years at Lincoln Lutheran, I have gotten to know all of these outstanding people and have seen first hand the impact they have on the lives of our students. They will be missed!

Our Development Office also had reason for celebration. Our 17th Annual Gala & Auction was blessed again with over 420 people attending, our special project raised $43,560 to purchase iPads for the teaching staff, and our gym advertising initiative continues to grow and provide revenue for the Activities Department.

If you watch KOLN you may see our new commercial that will continue to air throughout the year. This ad is part of our overall marketing plan to reach the Lincoln community. Every event and celebration happens only with God’s blessing and direction. As I put together this annual report, it provided me time to reflect on what has happened over the school year and made me further realize the importance of our ministry here.

Thank you again for your continued support of Lincoln Lutheran. We would not be here without you. Ambassador in Christ,

Amy K. Jurgens Development Director