Do You Know About the Grand Club?


The Schley Family

Dr. Herb Moldenhauer began the Grand Club with a simple challenge to our constituency: Donate $1,000 to help further the ministry of our Lutheran high schools. The first year, over 50 individuals did exactly that…and more! Thus, began The Grand Club. And many of those individuals have been giving to the ministry of the LHSA ever since! To date, there are over 1,200 Grand Club members with over 10 million in donations! And our Grand Club members keep on giving even after their initial “grand” gift to our schools! Of course, any financial gift given to the Lutheran high school is received with much appreciation; an initial gift of $1,000 is an amazing gift and that’s The Grand Club! Members of the Grand Club have remarked that, “Once you reach that $1,000 level the joy is immeasurable…and it doesn’t stop. You just keep giving because it really becomes “Joy Giving!”

What does Grand Club money do?

It helps each individual school purchase needed academic and co-curricular equipment. Grand Club gifts may be designated for special school projects. Grand Club gifts can help keep our “Angel Tuition” program going. Many families struggle financially to send their children to LHSA schools. Gifts from Grand Club members help families afford this great opportunity to attend great schools. In December the Association hosts an appreciation dinner to thank active Grand Club members who continue to go the extra mile financially to support our ministry to young people. Each year we recognize key individuals who have had a significant impact in our ministry. We have had recent graduates, current students, and also LHSA graduates who now have children attending one of our LHSA schools as featured speakers for the event. At the last Grand Club celebration, we heard from a family with three generations attend or attending Lutheran High. The Schley family has been part of our LHSA family since the 1960’s. Mrs. Peggy Trautmann Schley – LHE ’61, Mr. Timothy Schley – LHN ’89, and Miss Emily Schley – LHN ’21 all shared their stories on the importance of Lutheran education.