Founders' Society

Did You Know?

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • 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.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • 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.

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 2018, 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 2018 on November 15, 2018. An asterisk indicates the donor is deceased.

Blue and White Society - $5 Million+

None
 

Black and Gold Society - $1 Million+

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

1926 Society

Hertha Pfeifer Foundation
 

Martin Luther Society - $300,000+

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

1913 Society - $150,000+

Lloyd* & Duna Barber
The Dilawri Foundation
Mike & Michelle Fritzler
Graeme & Sandra Hepworth
Soren & Caroline Oberg
Bruce & Cherry Perlson
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
Laura Glennie
Dale* & Britta Hardy
John & Monica Kurtz
Luther College Parents' Association
Glenn* & Jeanann McEwen
Gwen Randall
Darann & Wendy Sauer 
Walter Schmidt*
Henry Taube*
The Tell Family 
Arnold Tiefenbach*
Karl & Kathy Tiefenbach
Robert & Lois Vanderhooft
Mary Vetter & David Sauchyn
Lorne Vinge
Peter & Jill Whitmore
Anonymous (2)
 

Heritage Society - $30,000+

Mark & Roxanne Anderson
Morris & Betty Anderson
JC anderson Legacy Foundation at the Calgary Foundation
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
Ken & Brenda Leach & Family
Marilyn & Don Lee
Bob Leurer & Marie Dietrich Leurer
Donnie MacKay & Kayla Punshon
J. Clifford MacKinnon*
Jim & Beth McHattie & Family
Linda & John Nilson
Gerry* & Vivian 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*
Jacqui Shumiatcher
Rein & Ella Sommerfeld*
Speers Funeral Chapel/Lumbard Family
Erna Stein*
A. Kent Symons
Cornelia Taschow-Graupe
George Thorn*
Grace Walker*
Irma Wagner*
Alice Weston*
Elaine Zinkhan-Turnbull
Anonymous (2)
 

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
Ted & Sharon Cardwell 
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
Dennis Fenwick
Dennis & Joyce Fitz
Michael & Lynn Fix
Eileen Forrieter*
Jon Francis
Ben, Darlene, Burton, Justin & Sarah Freitag
Wendy Frejd
Larry & Gail Fry
C. Wes Gibbings*
Robert M. & Shirley Gordon
Kevin Gooding
Otto & Heidi Gudehus
Mary Hampton
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
Robert & Violet Jacob
Donald James
Carmen Johnson
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 Langner 
Theo & Antoinette le Roux
Mona Leippi
Paul Liefeld*
Logan's Realty
Jean & Harold MacKay
Arthur Marcinkowsky*
Pat & Inger Marshall
Mark McCondach
Rich & Bernadette McIntyre
The Meekins Family 
Gunter Mende
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
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*
Murray & Margaret Sihvon
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*
Peter Tiefenbach
Texaco Canada Ltd.
Betty Jane Thomas
Cheryl & Jim Toth
Clint Uhrich
Ralph Ulmer
Valleyview Petroleums Ltd.
Nancy Vancise 
Corinne & Roger Vogel
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 (6)
 

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