Opportunities to Give

Opportunities to Give

Ways to Give to the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association:

There are many ways to make a gift to the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association and its schools.

Any gift to the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association makes an impact, however small or large. There are many ways to tailor your giving experience to find the option that is right for you. Explore all the ways your gift can make a difference. Gifts can be made online or mailed to the CLHSA by downloading our printable donation card and sending to:

Cleveland Lutheran High School Association
3870 Linden Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Please make checks payable to “Cleveland Lutheran High School Association, 
Lutheran High School East, or Lutheran High School West”

Recurring Gifts
Automated recurring gifts are easy to set up using the simple online donation form here. Simply check the box that says "Make this a monthly gift" when you complete the online giving form. You are able to set up an automatic monthly gift from your credit card or your checking account via electronic funds transfer. If you have any questions or difficulty setting up a recurring gift, please contact Ashley Koza, Director of Development, at 440-356-7155 ext. 3 or [email protected]

Matching Gifts
A matching gift from your employer allows you to double, and in some cases triple your gift to the CLHSA.

It's easy to do:
 • Ask your employer or your spouse's employer if they match gifts to secondary educational institutions.
• Obtain and complete the matching gift form. It is usually available from the Human resources department or your company website.
• Send the matching gift form to Ashley Koza, Director of Development, at [email protected] or to the CLHSA office.
• We will process the matching gift form. 
IRA Charitable Rollover
An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. When individuals take distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), it usually counts as income for tax purposes. An IRA charitable rollover, also called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), is an exception. Individuals age 70½ and older can distribute from their IRAs to their favorite 501(c)(3) without counting the distribution as income. A QCD can also satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year. 
Gifts of Securities & Stock
The CLHSA accepts donations of securities and stock transfers. Many donors find they are able to give more generously through these assets than if they would have simply given cash. This increased generosity allows us to advance our mission of Christ-centered education. Donors also find that there are potential tax benefits through this giving style that can help avoid paying tax on capital gains. 
Endowed Scholarships
Named and Endowed scholarships provide a permanent source of funding for students and families attending one of our Lutheran High Schools. Endowed scholarships typically carry the name of the individual, family, or organization that provided the funding. Funding a scholarship allows students from all financial backgrounds to attend Lutheran East or Lutheran West.

Contact Ashley Koza, Director of Development, at 440-356-7155 ext. 3 or [email protected]  for more information.
Legacy Society
To express our appreciation for alumni and friends who have remembered the CLHSA in their estate plane, we established the Legacy Society. Member of the Legacy Society are a part of a community of supporters who have declared that the mission of the CLHSA is one that they wish to support into perpetuity. We invite you to join with other compassionate philanthropists who share your commitment to Lutheran education. 

For more information on the Legacy Society or to learn how to start or revise your estate plans, please contact Ashley Koza, Director of Development, at 440-356-7155 ext. 3 or [email protected].  

Any type of gift listed above can be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one. 

Making a gift online is secure and easy. Alternately, a gift can always be made by calling the CLHSA office at 440-356-7155 or sending a check to 3870 Linden Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. 

For further information on making a gift to the CLHSA, please contact Ashley Koza, CLHSA Director of Development, at [email protected] or 440-356-7155, ext. 3.

Give Online to the CLHSA

Contact Ashley Koza, Director of Development:
440-356-7155, ext. 3
Your Gift Can Support:
The Triumph Fund opens the doors of opportunity to every young man or woman who dreams of becoming a Falcon or Longhorn. Currently, over 70% of students receive some form of financial tuition assistance and we expect that number will increase for the 2020-2021 school year. The Triumph Fund, our tuition assistance program, provides valuable financial support for these students. Without this program, many families could not afford the high-quality Christian education we offer each day at Lutheran East and Lutheran West.

The Annual Fund is the Association’s yearly program that seeks unrestricted gifts to support ongoing needs at both schools. Unrestricted gifts are vitally important because they provide long-term strength and stability. Those gifts allow leadership to address high priority needs, respond to unforeseen situations, and invest in high potential areas for institutional advancement.
The Cleveland Lutheran Educational Endowment Fund, commonly referred to as CLEEF, was established in 1985 with a mission to further the educational program of the CLHSA, largely through annual endowment distributions to the schools’ operating budgets. Since inception, CLEEF has provided over six million dollars in additional income necessary to meet the day-to-day costs associated with running our two schools. Furthermore, CLEEF’s generosity includes an annual distribution of scholarships awarded to recipients based on a student submission and thorough review by the board. To date, the CLEEF board has awarded $320,000 in tuition assistance to deserving students.
The Cleveland Lutheran High School Association is fortunate to have dedicated benefactors supporting its mission, including many who have chosen to secure its future through legacy gifts. In the future, those planned gifts will play a critical role in the growth of our two Lutheran high schools, serving the needs of the hundreds of students who rely on scholarship and financial aid to fund their education. To express our appreciation for this committed group of donors who have remembered the CLHSA in their estate plans, we established the Legacy Society. Members of the Legacy Society are motivated by the CLHSA’s mission in hopes of keeping Christ-centered education a reality for the next generation of talented students.
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