Founders' Society

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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 2017, 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 2017 on November 16, 2017. 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
 

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 
Mike & Michelle Fritzler
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
The Dilawri Foundation
FaithLife Financial
Laura Glennie
Dale & Britta Hardy
Graeme & Sandra Hepworth
John & Monica Kurtz
Luther College Parent Council
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 (2)
 

Heritage Society - $30,000+

Morris & Betty Anderson
JC anderson Legacy Foundation at the Calgary Foundation
The Chalmers Family
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 & Kayla MacKay
J. Clifford MacKinnon*
Jim & Beth McHattie & Family
Linda & John Nilson
Gerry* & Vivian Norbraten
Ann & Richard* Nostbakken Family
Keith Peacock*
John & Wenda Persson  
Greg Posehn
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*
Elaine Zinkhan-Turnbull
Anonymous (2)
 

Founders’ Society - $10,000+

Alliance Energy
Mark & Roxanne Anderson
Jim Arsenych
Bank of Montreal, Montreal
Sue Barber
Bill & Penny Barlow
Russ Barlow*
Michael Best
Dick & Christine (Sinton*) Bissett
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
Vernon Dressler*
Dusyk & Barlow Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Dennis Fenwick
Dennis & Joyce Fitz
Michael & Lynn Fix
Henry & Eileen* Forrieter 
Jon Francis
Ben, Darlene, Burton, Justin & Sarah Freitag
Wendy Frejd
Larry & Gail Fry
Wes Gibbings*
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
Donald James
Carmen Johnson
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
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
Ted Odling*
Harry Allen Ohrt
Don & Lydia Olafson
Fred Oster & Carol Haines
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 
Corinne & Roger Vogel
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 
Gary & Wendy Williams
Barb & Dave Wright
Anonymous (7)
 

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