Founders' Society

Did You Know?

  • The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

Founders' Society (Cumulative or Lifetime Giving Recognition)

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

Donor's entering the above societies will receive recognition of such entry in a manner to be determined at the discretion of the President.

All of Luther College Founders’ Society donors as November 2015, with the exception of those who wish to be anonymous, are listed below. Those listed in bold print entered a new giving category for their cumulative donations and were recognized at the Founders’ Day Dinner 2015 on November 19, 2015. An asterisk indicates the donor is deceased.

Blue and White Society - $5 Million+


Black and Gold Society - $1 Million+

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

1926 Society


Martin Luther Society - $300,000+

Bryan & Joanne Hillis
Anna Kovacs*
The Lorne & Evelyn Johnson Foundation 
Hertha Pfeifer
Tree of Life Foundation

1913 Society - $150,000+

Lloyd* & Duna Barber 
Mike & Michelle Fritzler
Soren & Caroline Oberg
Walter Posehn*
The Sexton Family
Gertrude Sherriff*
Oscar Sonstelie*
Henry Timnick
Tim & Lori Wiens

President’s Society - $70,000+

Randy & Janice Beattie
Margaret Belcher*
Lloyd Carlsen
Joyce & Harold* Dietrich
FaithLife Financial
Dale & Britta Hardy
Graeme & Sandra Hepworth
John & Monica Kurtz
Glenn & Jeanann McEwen
Gwen Randall
Darann & Wendy Sauer 
Walter Schmidt*
Henry Taube*
The Tell Family 
Arnold Tiefenbach*
Karl & Kathy Tiefenbach 
Mary Vetter & David Sauchyn
Lorne Vinge
Peter & Jill Whitmore
Anonymous (3)

Heritage Society - $30,000+

Morris & Betty Anderson
Black & Gold Gala 2015
The Calgary Foundation
The Chalmers Family
Meredith & Carl Cherland  
The Dilawri Foundation
Agnes Dusterbeck
Doug & Tamara Emsley
Lil Farley
Ella Fricke*
Steve Haddad
Sam & Ardis Herman*  
The Hertz Family
Paul & Carol Hill
James Kurtz Memorial Foundation Inc.
Marilyn & Don Lee
Bob Leurer & Marie Dietrich Leurer
Clifford MacKinnon*
Jim & Beth McHattie & Family
Linda & John Nilson
Gerry & Vivian Norbraten
Ann & Richard* Nostbakken
Keith Peacock*
John & Wenda Persson  
Posehn Foundation
Alfred & Vicky Sattler
Jennifer & Duane Schellenberg
Leona Schmidt*
Jacqui Shumiatcher
Rein & Ella Sommerfeld*
Speers Funeral Chapel/Lumbard Family
Erna Stein*
Kent Symons
Cornelia Taschow-Graupe
George Thorn*
Robert & Lois Vanderhooft  
Irma Wagner*
Alice Weston*
Anonymous (3)

Founders’ Society - $10,000+

Alliance Energy
Mark & Roxanne Anderson
Jim Arsenych
Bank of Montreal, Montreal
Bill & Penny Barlow
Russ Barlow*
Michael Best
Dick & Christine* (Sinton) Bissett
Agnes Bowman*
Leonard Bradley*
Carole Bryant
Arthur Bucholtz
Canadian Pacific Railway
Ted & Sharon Cardwell 
Stacey Cattell & Family 

Blake Carson*
Paul Kwan Hon Chan
John Chomay*
Christ Lutheran Church, Regina
Barbara Christiansen
Crown Life Insurance Company
Wes & Ida Cudmore
Vernon Dressler*
Dusyk & Barlow Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Walter Ellis
Dennis Fenwick
Dennis & Joyce Fitz
Michael & Lynn Fix
Henry & Eileen* Forrieter 
Jon Francis
Ben & Darlene Freitag
Wendy Frejd
Larry & Gail Fry
Wes Gibbings*
Kevin Gooding
Volker Greifenhagen & Susan Cherland
Otto & Heidi Gudehus
Affandy & Yvonne Hariman
Harvard Property Management Inc.
Dennis & Beth Hendricksen
Rick Hordern & Nancy Talsness Hordern
William Hordern*
Dallas & Sandy Howe
Erna Huget*
Russel Husum in memory of Adolph Husum
Interprovincial Steel & Pipe
Orlie Inverarity
Donald James
Carmen Johnson 
Christine (Wright) Kahler
Don & Pat King
Henry & Edythe Kinzel
Berbel & Alvin Knoll
Hilda Kontz*
Arthur & Caroline  Krentz
Janet & Ron Kuchinka
Jeannette Kuiper 
Wally Kurtz
Marvin Lange
Olga Lange*
Gerald Langner 
Theo & Antoinette le Roux

Ken & Brenda Leach & Family
Mona Leippi
Paul Liefeld*
Logan's Realty
Donnie & Kayla MacKay
Jean & Harold MacKay
Arthur Marcinkowsky*
Pat & Inger Marshall
Mark McCondach
The Meekins Family 
Gunter Mende
John R. Morris 
Joann Mundin
Ted Odling*
Don & Lydia Olafson
Carol Haines & Fred Oster
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Regina
Lorna Pederson
Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages
Yvonne Petry & Gary Diver
Joseph Pflueger*
Margaret Pflueger*
Ken Phillips
David & Leanna Prost 
Elsie May Quick*
Joan Quick*
Edith Raths*
Alvin Reimann*
David & Gretchen (Schneider) Risch
Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal
Saskatchewan Synod, ELCIC
Warren Sauder
Milbert Schneider*
Ron Schramm
Ron & Elizabeth Shirkey
Esther Shirkie
Joanne Stan Morgan
John & Barbara Stevenson*
Shawn Stieb
Peter & Janice Stratychuk
Sharon Stuart 
Art Symons*
Rudolph & Gertrude Tank*
Les Tendler*
Texaco Canada Ltd.
Betty 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*
Grace Walker
Murray Wallace
Don Watt*
Ruth Whitmore*
Victoria Whitmore
Whitmore Farms Limited
Bernard & Rita* Wilhelm
Fouche & Wilna Williams 
Barb & Dave Wright
Elaine Zinkhan-Turnbull
Anonymous (7)

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