Special Events

Grandparents Day, the Gala Dinner & Auction, the Warrior Classic Golf Tournament, the Coming Home alumni event or any of our other special functions and events only succeed with the strong support of parents, alumni, and friends of Lincoln Lutheran. The volunteer efforts, donations, and participation of all of these groups are vital parts of everything we do.

The 26th Annual Warrior Warrior Classic Golf Tournament

Classic Golf Tournament was held on October 1, 2021 at Woodland Hills Golf Course, in Eagle Nebraska. 

40 teams played golf (second largest number of golfers) and raised over $35,000 (largest amount raised)   

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is a special day set aside for grandparents of current Lincoln Lutheran students to attend a gathering with snacks and sit with their grandchildren in chapel along with the entire student body, faculty, and staff.

  • 2019 nearly 180 grandparents attended
  • 2018 nearly 250 grandparents attended
  • 2017 nearly 175 grandparents attended
  • 2016 nearly 225 grandparents attended

Coming Home

On Friday, September 24, 2021, the annual Coming Home Tailgate Party took place before the Homecoming football game.  Over 200 of the Warrior family enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs before the game.

Rodger Hergenrader, Class of 1970, was honored as Distinguished Alumni and Michael Peter, Class of 2005, was honored as our Distinguished Young Alumni.

Gala Dinner and Auction

The Lutheran Education Foundation hosted the 26th annual Lincoln Lutheran Gala and Dinner Auction as a virtual event on March 19, 2021. The live streamed event included both a "live" and silent auction. Nearly $123,000 was raised to support Christian education for current and future students.  In the total was $47,574 raised for the Scholarship Ask which was the largest amount raised in the 10 years the Scholarship Ask has been in existence.

“The annual Lincoln Lutheran gala is always a great time to come together to celebrate and support Christian education, while having fun with good friends. This year’s event was even bigger and better than ever, and we were blessed to be a part of it”
--Matt and Anne Blankenbiller.

Scott Ernstmeyer presented the 2021 Shield of Faith Award to Michael and Susan Staab and the 2021 Founder's Award to Gary and Sue Loontjer. These two awards recognize the many ways that both couples have enhanced the ministry of Lincoln Lutheran and Lutheran Education.

“I have attended the Gala for seven years. I am amazed and humbled each year as over 400 guests attend and make a difference in the lives of young men and women today, tomorrow and forever. The event is an evening of fun and fellowship for the Warrior family in generous support for Christ-centered education and scholarships.”
--Lloyd Wagnitz, Director of Ministry Advancement.

Give to Lincoln Day

The money raised during this one day event directly benefits Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School for a variety of projects.

May 2021, the Lutheran Education Foundation placed 15th out of 457 charities and raised the largest amount in the 10 years of the event by raising $105,157.52.