About the LSGO of Ohio

About the LSGO of Ohio

About The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Ohio


The LSGO of Ohio’s purpose is to raise scholarship dollars for students to attend Lutheran high schools and elementary schools throughout Ohio. The LSGO of Ohio’s scholarships will be awarded with priority given to students from low-income households. Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) were just recently brought into existence in the Ohio legislative session. 

As of 2022, The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Ohio (LGSO of Ohio) is recognized as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Why Contribute?

Contributors to the LSGO of Ohio qualify for a tax credit for their donations; the tax credit can be applied to their Ohio state income tax liability, dollar-for-dollar, up to $750 (couples filing jointly may donate up to $1,500 total via two individual payments of up to $750 per person). 

Meet Executive Director Dr. Randall Luecke, CPA

Dr. Luecke has an extensive background in the financial industry, having most recently held the position of CFO at Odle Management Group, LLC. From 2013 through 2020, he was CFO and Treasurer at Clearwater, FL-based Eckerd Connects, a $325 million not-for-profit organization. Additionally, Luecke served as Acting President & CFO of Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI from 2010-2013. 

Luecke’s resume also includes C-level executive positions at CSA International / OnSpeX (Cleveland, OH), CSA Group (Toronto, Canada), CSA America Inc. (Cleveland, OH), and St. Alexis Hospital Medical Center (Cleveland, OH), as well as work at Deloitte & Touche, KMG Main Hurdman, and Ernst & Whinney. 

He holds a BA in Business Administration from McMaster University, an MBA in Business Administration from Lehigh University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Concordia University Ann Arbor. 

Luecke maintains 13 professional certifications in the fields of finance, IT, accounting and human resources. He is a frequent lecturer and author for accounting, financial, and HR journals, with over 70 articles published in 25 different publications. He has served on the boards of Evolution Insurance Company, Pioneer Insurance Company, and the Thrivent Member Network Board for the Southeastern Region.  He served in an editorial capacity for Strategic Finance and The Ohio CPA Journal. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accounting.

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