The Cleveland Lutheran Educational Endowment Fund annually presents two prestigious awards in recognition of leadership and special talents as demonstrated by servant members of the community and young leaders in our elementary schools. Recipients of the awards are selected by the Projects Committee of the CLEEF Board of Directors from nominations submitted by community and elementary school principals. The CLEEF Awards are given in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for blessing the ministry of the CLHSA with dedicated servants and Christian young people. Their leadership, commitment and willingness to live out their Christian faith on a daily basis, contribute to the ongoing mission of Christ-centered secondary education.
Each December, CLEEF presents its Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award to an individual who exemplifies dedication to Christ-centered Lutheran education in Northeast Ohio. The 2018 recipient is Rev. Dr. David Buegler, a committed servant of the Lord who has held many integral roles in the CLHSA and Association churches. On behalf of the Lutheran school community in Cleveland, we thank Rev. Dr. Buegler for his many years of ministry and mentorship of our young people.