Why Support Luther?

Did You Know?

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

Why Support Luther?

The generosity of our community is an important part of Luther’s history. Our programs, facilities, scholarships and financial assistance opportunities are a direct result of the philanthropy of the Luther community.

Our funding priorities include: expanding our learning facilities, enhancing teaching excellence and supporting scholarships and bursaries. You are also welcome to give to your personal passion and direct your gift wherever you see fit. 

Click here for a list of our Current Priorities.

Donations can be made online or by calling our office at 306-757-7399.

Charitable Donation Tax Credit Calculator

This calculator lets you estimate the amount of tax credit available for eligible donations claimed on an income tax and benefit return for a tax year, by province or territory of residence. It does not take into account all possible tax situations. The charitable tax credit is non-refundable and can be used to reduce your income tax for a tax year. These calculations are based on the information you provide, so it is important that you enter accurate information.

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First-Time Donor's Super Credit

The CRA’s first-time donor’s super credit gives you an extra 25% non-refundable federal tax credit when you claim your charitable donation tax credit. This means that you can get a 40% credit for up to $200 in cash donations and a 54% credit for the part of the cash donations that is over $200 but not more than $1,000. This is in addition to the provincial credit.

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Special Capital Gains Exemption for Gifts of Publicly-Traded Securities

As a result of the 2006 Federal Budget, the capital gain resulting from transferring securities to a charitable organization is not taxed.

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For more information, please contact:
Maureen Harrison
Chief Development Officer
Phone: 1.306.791.9175
Email: maureen.harrison@luthercollege.edu

Charitable Registration Number: 10765 0061 RR0001