Founders' Day

Founders' Day

Founders’ Day honours the generosity and spirit of Luther College’s many benefactors, past and present, who have participated in the establishment and growth of the College and the individuals whose contributions allow the College to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision of a quality education in a Christian context.

In 2000, Luther College established Founders’ Day to formally recognize the contributions of its valued donors. It is traditionally held in mid-November around the time of the birthdays of Martin Luther and our first Principal and President, Rex Schneider.

Luther College's Distinguished Service Award, an award granted to individuals who have shown dedication to and support for Luther College and its mission, is also presented at the Founders' Day events.

Donors are recognized in the following categories based on the total amount of their cumulative giving when they reach the following levels:

All of Luther College Founders’ Society donors as November 2019, with the exception of those who wish to be anonymous, are listed below; an asterisk indicates the donor is deceased. Those listed in bold print entered a new giving category for their cumulative donations and were recognized at the Founders’ Day Dinner 2019 on November 14, 2019. The Founders' Day Dinner is a time when Luther College pauses each year to honour the individuals whose contributions allow the College to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision.

Blue and White Society - $5 Million+


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Black and Gold Society - $1 Million+

Merlis Belsher
The Kramer Family
Ken & Marlene* Lee
Gavin Semple & Family

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1926 Society

Hertha Pfeifer Foundation

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Martin Luther Society - $300,000+

Bryan & Joanne Hillis
Anna Kovacs*
The Lorne & Evelyn Johnson Foundation
Kusisto-Sexton Foundation Inc.

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1913 Society - $150,000+

Lloyd* & Duna Barber
Central Evangelical Lutheran Church, Regina
The Dilawri Foundation
Mike & Michelle Fritzler
Graeme & Sandra Hepworth
Soren & Caroline Oberg
Bruce & Cherry Perlson
Walter Posehn*
Darann & Wendy Sauer
The Sexton Family
Gertrude Sherriff*
Oscar Sonstelie*
Henry Timnick
Tim & Lori Wiens

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President’s Society - $70,000+

Randy & Janice Beattie
Margaret Belcher*
Lloyd Carlsen
Joyce & Harold* Dietrich
FaithLife Financial
Laura Glennie
Dale* & Britta Hardy
John & Monica Kurtz
Luther College Parents’ Association
Glenn* & Jeanann McEwen
The Meekins Family
Gwen Randall
Walter Schmidt*
Cornelia Taschow-Graupe
Henry Taube*
The Tell Family
Arnold Tiefenbach*
Karl & Kathy Tiefenbach
Robert & Lois Vanderhooft
Mary Vetter & David Sauchyn
Lorne Vinge
Peter & Jill Whitmore
Anonymous (2)

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Heritage Society - $30,000+

Mark & Roxanne Anderson
Morris & Betty Anderson
JC Anderson Legacy Fund at the Calgary Foundation
Ted & Sharon Cardwell
Doug & Beryl Chalmers*
Meredith & Carl Cherland 
Agnes Dusterbeck
Walter Ellis*
Doug, Tamara, Kalen & Derrick Emsley
Lil Farley
Ella Fricke*
Volker Greifenhagen & Susan Cherland
Steve Haddad
Sam & Ardis Herman*
The Hertz Family
Paul & Carol Hill
James Kurtz Memorial Foundation Inc.
Christine (Wright) Kahler
Kevin Knight
Ken & Brenda Leach & Family
Marilyn & Don Lee
Bob Leurer & Marie Dietrich Leurer
Donnie MacKay & Kayla Punshon
J. Clifford MacKinnon*
Jim & Beth McHattie & Family
Gunter Mende
Linda & John Nilson
Vivian & Gerry* Norbraten
Ann & Richard* Nostbakken Family
Keith Peacock*
John & Wenda Persson  
The Posehn Foundation
Jim Robinson*
Alfred & Vicky Sattler
Jennifer & Duane Schellenberg
Ron Schramm
Leona Schmidt*
Eugene & Debra Seitz
Ron & Elizabeth Shirkey
Jacqui Shumiatcher
Rein & Ella Sommerfeld*
Speers Funeral Chapel/Lumbard Family
Erna Stein*
A. Kent Symons
George Thorn*
Corinne & Roger Vogel
Grace Walker*
Irma Wagner*
Alice May Weston*
Elaine Zinkhan-Turnbull
Anonymous (2)

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Founders’ Society - $10,000+

Alliance Energy
Jim Arsenych
Philip Assman*
Bank of Montreal, Montreal
Sue Barber
Bill & Penny Barlow
Russ Barlow*
Michael Best
Dick & Christine (Sinton) Bissett*
Janet & Sterling Bjorndahl
Agnes Bowman*
Leonard Bradley*
Daphne Bramham
Carole Bryant
Arthur Bucholtz*
Canadian Pacific Railway
Blake Carson*
Stacey Cattell & Family 
Jane Chalmers
Lee Chalmers
Paul Kwan Hon Chan
John Chomay*
Christ Lutheran Church, Regina
Barbara Christiansen
Crown Life Insurance Company
Wes & Ida Cudmore
Herb & Helen Domes
Vernon Dressler*
Dusyk & Barlow Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Ernie Everingham*
Dr. Nicole Fahlman
Dennis Fenwick
Dennis & Joyce Fitz
Michael & Lynn Fix
Henry & Eileen Forrieter*
Jon Francis
Ben, Darlene, Burton, Justin & Sarah Freitag
Wendy Frejd
Larry & Gail Fry
Gerry Gerrand
Wes Gibbings*
Kevin Gooding
Robert M. & Shirley Gordon
Candice & Craig Grotsky
Otto & Heidi Gudehus
Mary Hampton
Affandy & Yvonne Hariman
Harvard Property Management Inc.
Dennis & Beth Hendricksen
Irene Hohm
Rick Hordern & Nancy Talsness Hordern
William Hordern*
Dallas & Sandy Howe
Erna Huget*
Russel Husum in memory of Adolph Husum
Interprovincial Steel & Pipe
Orlie Inverarity
Robert & Violet Jacob
Donald James
Carmen Johnson
Steve & Lee Kimbleton
Don & Pat King
Henry & Edythe* Kinzel
Berbel & Alvin Knoll
Hilda Kontz*
William Krell*
Arthur & Caroline Krentz
Janet & Ron Kuchinka
Jeannette Kuiper
Wally Kurtz*
Marvin Lange
Olga Lange*
Gerald Langer
Theo & Antoinette le Roux
Mona Leippi
Paul Liefeld*
Logan's Realty
Harold & Jean MacKay
Arthur Marcinkowsky*
Pat & Inger Marshall
Mark McCondach
Rich & Bernadette McIntyre
Rachel Mielke
John R. Morris 
Joann Mundin
Dwight & Christine Nelson
Ted Odling*
Harry Allen Ohrt
Don & Lydia* Olafson
Fred Oster & Carol Haines
Nancy Ostime
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Regina
Lorna Pederson
Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages
Yvonne Petry & Gary Diver
Joseph Pflueger*
Margaret Pflueger*
Ken Phillips
John & Leah Phillips
David & Leanna Prost 
Elsie May Quick*
Joan Quick*
Edith Raths*
Alvin Reimann*
David & Gretchen (Schneider) Risch
Reid & Annabel Robinson
Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal
Saskatchewan Synod, ELCIC
Warren Sauder
Milbert Schneider*
Esther Shirkie
Murray & Margaret Sihvon
Joanne Stan Morgan
John* & Barbara Stevenson
Shawn Stieb
Peter & Janice Stratychuk
Sharon Stuart 
Art Symons*
Rudolph & Gertrude Tank*
Les Tendler*
Texaco Canada Ltd.
Betty Jane Thomas
Cheryl & Jim Toth
Clint Uhrich
Ralph Ulmer
Valleyview Petroleums Ltd.
Nancy Vancise
Voice Construction Ltd.
Rebecca Voigts Larson & Stephen Larson
Morley Wagner
Wilfred Wagner*
Bud & Shirley Walker
Murray Wallace
Don Watt*
Ruth Whitmore*
Victoria Whitmore
Whitmore Farms Limited
Bernard & Rita* Wilhelm
Fouche & Wilna Williams 
Gary & Wendy Williams
The Willows Family in Memory of Joe and Ethel Willows
Clarke Wilson
Barb & Dave Wright
Anonymous (5)

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Visionaries Society

The Visionaries Society recognizes donors who have made provision for a future gift to Luther College in their wills or estate plans.  The Society allows us to recognize individuals for their thoughtful future gift and thank them today for being a treasured friend and supporter of Luther College.

The following individuals have informed us that they included a legacy gift to Luther College in their wills or estate plans:

Bryan & Joanne Hillis
Bob & Vi Jacob
Chris Marshall
Dwight & Christine Nelson
Kenneth S. Ring, Q.C. & Carole Ring
Murray & Marg Sihvon
Cornelia Taschow-Graupe
Ed & Marg Tiefenbach
Karl & Kathy Tiefenbach
Peter Tiefenbach
Ron Vasilash
Anonymous (2)

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Founders' Day Dinner 2019