Endowment Funds

You Can Be a Part of the Future of the Students LESA Serves!

We invite you to join us in helping children attending Lutheran elementary schools now and in the future by donating to a LESA Endowment. For you convenience, please print an Endowment Fund Donation Form and return it by mail. For more information, please contact Katherine Auble at 314-200-0797.

LESA Endowment for Scholarships

With the help of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis and the generosity of many, LESA's Building Blocks Scholarship Fund is currently $4.7 million and growing. While being good stewards of these gifts, the annual distribution helps meet some of the Building Blocks Scholarship needs, but not all. That is why your gift is so meaningful. Your generous gift will help build a foundation in Jesus Christ for future generations while also being a blessing to our 35 member Lutheran schools. To date, more than $4.1 million in scholarships have been awarded to students enrolled in member schools.

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LESA Operations and Programing Endowment

A $2 million challenge grant for operations and programming was awarded to LESA by the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis in January of 2012. Again, with God's grace and the generosity of many, this grant was fulfilled in 2016. We ask for God's blessings as the staff and volunteers work to help make Lutheran elementary schools an affordable, quality academic choice for all families.

Named Endowments

LESA is offering “named endowments” to donors interested in leaving a lasting legacy for future Lutheran elementary school students. These endowments are funded by individuals and foundations with a minimum gift of $25,000, the proceeds of which support student tuition assistance, educational programing, and LESA operations; their use may be designated by the donor. This $25,000 gift may be funded at one time or over a period of five years with a $5,000 annual donation. To expedite establishment of new named endowments, the Lutheran Legacy Foundation has awarded LESA a matching grant which will provide the final $5,000 gift to establish a named endowment for the next twenty (20) donors who complete the first $20,000 in named endowment gifts.

Be a Blessing to Generations to Come By Supporting a LESA Endowment!

Thank you for helping leave a legacy for children for years to come through Lutheran education, and being a part of LESA's ministry. For you convenience, please print an Endowment Fund Donation Form and return it by mail. For more information, please contact Katherine Auble at 314-200-0797.