Christmas Brunch

Christmas Brunch

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:

1987Rudolph Brueggemann & Rev. Werner Jurgens
1988Clarence "Mike" Moses
1989Dr. Edwin F. Sagehorn
1990Franklin Seboldt
1991Edward Kirst
1992Ralph Kunze
1993David Hessler
1994Arthur Kruse & Leona Stockhaus
1995P.J. Knight
1996Harriet & Arnold Rathje
1997Rev. George Pohlod
1998Rev. Arthur Ziegler & Erwin Kunze
1999Kathleen & Noel Bartlett
2000Donald Greve
2001Leon Furcron
2002Virginia & Martin Huge
2003William Hunger
2004Leonard Reitz
2005William Fecht
2006Dr. Raymond Braun & Betty Pangrace-Welker
2007Richard Labus
2008Maureen Staimpel
2010Mary Giese
2011Richard Linn
2012Christa Just
2013Peter Hessler
2014Rev. Walther Marcis
2015Walter Senney
2016Randall Behm
2017Sandra Baumann
2018Rev. David Buegler
2019William Engelmann

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