Impact tomorrow today
Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School Capital Campaign | 2023-2026
In 2020, construction of the largest building expansion in Lutheran High's history was completed, adding a 600-seat performing arts theater, music classrooms, a state-of-the-art robotics lab, a renovated science wing, additional parking and a beautiful atrium for event hosting. Over 400 donors raised over $4.6 million for this endeavor. With a 99% pledge fulfillment rate, this was the most ambitious and most successful capital campaign in LHS history. Thanks be to God!
But there is work yet to be done. We have just over $5 million remaining to pay off this project. Now is the time to reduce this debt before the terms of our loan are renegotiated at a higher interest rate. The goal of the Impact Tomorrow Today campaign is to reduce this construction debt by $3 million in 3 years.
"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." Psalm 145:4
The expansion has significantly impacted our ability to gather large audiences for performances, concerts and worship services, enabled us to adequately showcase our students' talents in fine arts productions and offer cutting edge science and technology curriculum.
The mission of LHS continues to be Preparing Christian Leaders - One Student at a Time. We now have physical infrastructure in place that was needed to move us into the future, provide resources to maintain excellence in education and increase our outreach efforts.
While we are asking you to renew your support for Lutheran High School, we are also renewing our commitment to you: to impact our students and our community by continually pursuing excellence and sharing the love of Christ.
We need your help for the next phase: raising $3 million over 3 years to reduce the expansion project debt. We are energized and excited to see the wonders that our faithful and loving God will do in this place.
CRUSADER LEGACY - $25,000
CRUSADER LEADER - $10,000
CRUSADER GOLD - $5,000
Any and all gifts are welcome, appreciated and essential to further the mission and Impact Tomorrow Today at LHS. All donors at the above levels will receive recognition in the building addition.
how to give
Prayerfully consider a one-time gift or a gift payable in installments over one to three years.
Checks payable to Sheboygan Lutheran High School can be mailed to 3323 University Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081.
Secure online donations can be made here. Be sure to select 'Impact Tomorrow Today Capital Campaign' from the Donation Category dropdown menu. Please note there is a 3.95% service fee on all credit card transactions.
Bank drafts or automatic withdrawals are available. To discuss these options and additional payment opportunities, contact the Lutheran High School Business Office via email or by calling 920-452-3323.
Does your employer offer a matching gift program? If so, you can make an even greater impact with your donation! Contact your human resources office for eligibility.
Thank you in advance for using God's gifts to further His mission and kingdom through LHS.
in their own words
“As interim choir director at LHS I’ve used these [new] spaces regularly for rehearsing and performing. The choir and band room is pleasing to the eye and gives plenty of space for both classes to function. In addition to the sizeable office area, there are two individual practice rooms for students and plenty of space for storage. The technology in the room enables the teacher to show video, play recordings, and record the students making music.
Our grade school, Trinity Lutheran in Sheboygan, has also benefited from the new Fine Arts Center. We produced our triennial middle school musical in the auditorium. With choral risers, plenty of microphones, and Mr. Schmidt at the sound and light controls, we could not have asked for a better place to present our musical. Additionally, the SALSA schools held their annual Music Festival at Lutheran High, using the new facilities extensively: the spacious music room was available for warming up, the conference room was used for the judges, the atrium served as the information station for all schools, and the auditorium was used for the grade school choirs and handbell choirs to perform. In addition to this, the LHS staff goes out of their way to make the new facility available for our SALSA schools and to assist them as they use it. God has greatly blessed Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School through this new facility, and our family thanks Him for all those who have contributed to its construction.”
“A new freshman recently expressed to us that she couldn’t imagine LHS without the performing arts center. We couldn’t agree more. The first half of our decade with kids at LHS was spent without this addition; we were blessed to spend the second half with it. From school music concerts to homecoming dances to honors nights, the performing arts center has been a gathering place for worship, community, and joy. In fact, the first event ever held there was an LHS Christmas concert appropriately called Repeat the Sounding Joy.
The benefits extend beyond LHS, however. Dance recitals, bingo nights, and wedding showers are just a few of the events that have brought the community through LHS’s doors to appreciate our new space and hospitality. The performing arts center is truly a blessing to LHS families and an outreach opportunity all rolled into one and is well worth the investment made. (After sitting on bleachers for five years of events, the cushy chairs alone are worth it!) As our kids finish their decade here, we’re so thankful that those just beginning can enjoy the benefits for decades to come.”
“'Get the shovel!' was our response as Paul Gnan visited our congregation just a few years ago. After many decades, LHS was moving forward with a grand plan of expansion. Our family has been fortunate to benefit directly from the Performing Arts Center. Our oldest son started his 4 year band career in the old 'corner lot' in the back of the building. The new music area, along with the stage provided Ben with opportunities that we never could have dreamed for him and others. Be sure to attend the spring musical, The Little Mermaid!
Our other three sons have been able to use the new areas to grow as well. David, a junior, has enjoyed the expanded offering of robotics and the new science labs. Our two youngest, Joe and Nate, have been using the Fine Arts Center as SALSA band students. Weekly band rehearsals are now in the new music room, and concerts are on the beautiful stage instead of taking their concerts 'on the road.' Nate has fed his dramatic flare by being able to participate in the expanded LHS musical productions that welcomed student auditions from the grade schools. If you build it, God will bless it!"
“The drama students at Lutheran High have consistently given their all over the decades to produce quality productions, despite the lack of rehearsal space, technical obstacles and time constraints with set building. The new Performing Arts Center has breathed new life into our productions; we are able to create a final product worthy of months of preparation.
Our technical design and art students flourish with the time and freedom they now have to create mood and atmosphere on a higher level. The actors now have a dedicated space to rehearse. It enables those students who want to pursue a career in the arts to get a feel for performing on a professional level. The Performing Arts Center has afforded us so many new opportunities. We are blessed!”
“The expansion and upgrades that Lutheran High has done over the last few years have been beneficial to so many, including our family. Our son Jack is a band member and has the opportunity to play in the Performing Arts Center often. He is able to use his talents to contribute to the band and their performance and in return to those that listen. The message of Christ rings out in beautiful music at LHS! We look forward to our other children beginning their LHS journey as well. Lutheran High is a place where so many children, including ours, are nurtured in their academics, athletics, friendships and faith. The greatest of these is the daily reinforcement of the Word and Jesus' saving grace! Praise be to God for LHS!”
“For our family, the LHS expansion is more than a building. It’s a relationship with and commitment to students, families, and our community. God gives us gifts and talents, and LHS helps students discover, use, and strengthen the gift(s) God gave them. The expansion is another tool LHS has to nurture those gifts.
Of the expansion, the music room and performing arts theatre have had the biggest positive impact on our family. Our son, Ethan, is an LHS student and he’s in both choirs. Our daughter, Emma, is in the SALSA band, and along with Ethan, participates in LHS musicals. We’re thankful for the opportunities the expansion has created for our family and we’re more excited for LHS’s future.”