CLHSA Christmas Brunch
Each December, the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association hosts a Christmas Brunch in celebration of our Cleveland Lutheran Educational Endowment Fund (CLEEF). Established in 1985, CLEEF's mission is to further the educational program of the CLSHA, largely through annual endowment distributions to the schools' operating budgets. Since its inception, CLEEF has provided over six million dollars in additional income necessary to meet the day-to-day costs associated with running our schools. Furthermore, CLEEF's generosity includes an annual distribution of scholarships awarded to recipients based upon a student submission and thorough review by the CLEEF Board. To date, the CLEEF Board has awarded $320,000 in tuition assistance to deserving students.
Also at the Christmas Brunch, we annually honor an individual with the Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award.
This year, 2020, presents a challenge as we are unable to host an in-person brunch event. Instead of honoring one recipient with the Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award, we have decided to recognize and honor all of the past recipients of this award. They are listed below.
At the annual brunch, guests are treated to the musical talents of our schools' music departments. So that you, our valued supporters and community members, can still enjoy the talents of our students and staff, a special video has been created just for you.
Past Recipients of the Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award:
|1987||Rudolph Brueggemann & Rev. Werner Jurgens|
|1988||Clarence "Mike" Moses|
|1989||Dr. Edwin F. Sagehorn|
|1994||Arthur Kruse & Leona Stockhaus|
|1996||Harriet & Arnold Rathje|
|1997||Rev. George Pohlod|
|1998||Rev. Arthur Ziegler & Erwin Kunze|
|1999||Kathleen & Noel Bartlett|
|2002||Virginia & Martin Huge|
|2006||Dr. Raymond Braun & Betty Pangrace-Welker|
|2014||Rev. Walther Marcis|
|2018||Rev. David Buegler|