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2017 Cardinal Classic

Thank you to those who attended and supported the 2017 MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic Golf Outing! Through the support of 21 volunteers, 135 golfers, and over 50 sponsors, the golf outing raised $16,270. This support is crucial in helping the foundation fulfill its mission of supporting Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

Here is a breakdown of the day’s winners:

First Flight, First Place: 
Dan Maul, Josh Wakefield, Jason Finelli, and John Simpkins

First Flight, Second Place:
Mike Baeckl, David Lecker, Jeremy Schultz, and Eric Scheuerlein

Second Flight, First Place:
Arlene Mossner, Michael Mossner, Jim Trommer, and Becky Trommer

Second Flight, Second Place:
Mike Reis, Keith Schultz, Jim Thews, and Mark Thews

Men’s Closest to Pin:
Wayne Pennell

Women’s Closest to the Pin:
Grace Johnson

Men’s Longest Drive:
Eric Scheuerlein

Women’s Longest Drive:
Grace Johnson

Men’s Closest in Two:
Raine Vrable

Women’s Closest in Two:
Grace Johnson

Closest to the Line:
Joe Schram

Putting Contest:
George Britton

 

Our foundation board president and his team (Mike Krueger, Kevin Krueger, Billy King, and Bob Lindsmith) had the highest score and went home with some nice Christmas inflatables for their yards.

TEAM 2The team of Hunter Miller, RJ Pratt, Johnathon Boyd, and Jacob Wright won the contest for the “most creative” team photo (although we do not advocate trying this pose yourself).

Please mark your calendars for next year’s event, which will be held at Beech Hollow Golf Course on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Check out our Facebook page (http://goo.gl/YYvO4P) and the MLS Foundation website (www.mls-foundation.org) for details.

Sincerely,

Your 2017 Golf Committee:
Thom Cereske
Bruce and Diana Finkbeiner
Jim Finkbeiner
Chris Kestner
Ned Kleinke
David Lecker

 


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2014 Cardinal Classic Results

MLS Alumni enjoying time at the Cardinal Classic

MLS Alumni enjoying time at the Cardinal Classic

To all:

Thank you to those who attended the 2014 MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic Golf Outing and those thinking of us that day.  It was a beautiful day filled with fun and fellowship! Your support and participation helped to make this event a big success.

There were 116 golfers, 18 volunteers, and many generous sponsors. The golf outing raised $16,000.00.  This support is crucial in helping the foundation fulfill its mission of supporting Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

If you were at the golf outing, volunteers included, your name was in the hat for two tickets to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals on September 8. Craig Rau won the tickets, which were donated by Donnie Krzysiak of Krzysiak’s House Restaurant in Bay City. Have fun at the ballpark, Craig!

Here is a breakdown of the day’s winners:

First Flight Champions – 2nd year in a row – with a score of 58 (-14):

George Hausmann, Ned Kleinke, Mark Ostermann, and Raine Vrabel

Second Flight Champions with a score of 68 (-4):

Kyle Hilborn, Lee Williamson, Rick Richter, and Josh Richter

Closest to Pin, Men (hole #17):………………… Joe Schwartz

Closest to Pin, Women (hole #4):……………… Kathy Packard

Longest Drive, Men (hole #3):………………….. Hal Seibert, winning four years in a row!

Longest Drive, Women (hole #14):……………. Becky Trommer

Closest in Two, Men (hole #15):……………….. Paul Davila

Closest in Two, Women (hole #5):…………….. Arlene Mossner

Putting Contest Champion:……………………… Josh Wakefield

“Don’t Lose the Yellow Ball” Winners:

Mike Baeckl, Ryan Abel, David Lecker, and Jeremy Schultz

Please mark your calendars for next year’s event, which will be held at Beech Hollow Golf Course on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start 9:30 a.m. Check out our Facebook page (http://goo.gl/YYvO4P) and the MLS Foundation website (www.mls-foundation.org) for details. While you’re on our website, be sure to sign up for our Cardinal Classic e-mail updates.

Sincerely,

Your 2014 Golf Committee:

Bruce Finkbeiner    Diana Finkbeiner

Thom Cereske       Mike Baeckl

Chris Kestner         David Lecker

Ned Kleinke          Terianne Carey

Joyce Schultz        Erin Smith     Josh Wakefield


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Dormitory Progress Report

Dear MLS Foundation Friend:

The MLS Foundation has some exciting news to share! We are having a great year, thanks to our many supportive donors. The generosity of our donors never ceases to amaze me! The support we receive is a wonderful blessing, and it continues to grow each year. We could not fulfill our mission of supporting Michigan Lutheran Seminary if we didn’t have you helping us. By God’s grace we are able to play a small role in helping Michigan Lutheran Seminary with capital projects, student tuition assistance, scholarships to Martin Luther College, operating expenses, and events that bring the MLS family closer together.

DORM UPDATE- It’s Moving Along and We Need Your Help!

The furniture is done and ready for delivery! A delivery date has been tentatively set for July 7, 2014. The foundation has received $364,000.00 toward the project. Our goal to complete the project is $650,000.00. You might be wondering how we can have a delivery date without having all the funds to complete the project. That is where the planning comes in. The MLS Foundation board agreed to support this project. At the last quarterly meeting, they approved the financing of the project and will secure a low-interest loan through Lutheran Association for Church Extension (LACE) for any funds needed to complete the project. This funding will allow MLS to complete the project this summer, eliminate the cost of waiting ($45,000 +/year), accommodate donors who want to support the project but have annual limitations, be ready for synod convention in 2015, support the ministry of LACE, get the students excited about coming back from summer vacation, and the list could go on and on. Now is the right time to do this. Every student that resides in the dormitory will move into a new room next year. The students are excited about that! The completion of this project will enhance the student experience at MLS, and the Foundation is excited about that! There will be new furniture, paint, flooring, window treatments, heating units, door locks, and controlled WiFi installed throughout the dormitory.

The MLS Foundation has been blessed with an endowment fund that will cover monthly obligations of the loan. As gifts continue to come in for the project, they will be used to pay down the loan. That is where you can help. Every dollar that is given towards the project above the monthly payment will go directly to the principal of the loan. Any gift you provide will help us complete the funding of this project. Please consider a gift today.

We are very grateful that we are able to help Michigan Lutheran Seminary move this project along. The students are very excited about this project and are thankful for the support! Between this upgrade to the dormitories and the Chapel renovation back in 2011, there will have been over $1.1 million in gifts given for these campus improvements. To God be the glory!

There will be much more information to come as the project draws nearer. There will also be volunteer opportunities with this project. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Laurie Starr at 989-793-1010, or email las@mlsem.org to sign up. You can get updates and follow the progress at www.mls-foundation.org.

We have many ways for you to donate:

In Christian service,

Josh Wakefield
Donor Relations Director


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Light Up a Student’s Life

During the holiday season, the Michigan Lutheran Seminary Foundation sponsors a special giving program to benefit MLS and its students.
Contributions will support the Foundation’s ongoing financial assistance to the students who attend MLS now and in the future.
Donors to the “Light Up A Student’s Life” have an opportunity to make a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person. Such gifts will be recognized by the lighting of a large Christmas tree that will be located in the commons.

  • Are you, or a family member, an alum of MLS?
  •  Do you have a child or relative who attends or will attend MLS in the future? 
  • Is there someone special who encouraged you to make the decision to attend MLS and kept you in their prayers during your time at school? 
  • Do you want to show your encouragement to current or future students to continue to prepare for work in the Lord’s service?

For a $10.00 contribution, a white light will be illuminated on the Christmas tree in the name of the individual being remembered or honored.
A special Christmas card will be sent to the family or honoree recognizing your caring gift to MLS and its students.
Please consider this funding opportunity to light up a student’s life through Christ-centered education.
Your generosity is the heart and spirit of the MLS Foundation . Your gifts will allow us to assist another generation of students to follow our Savior’s directive to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

Light Up A Student’s Life Form

or Donate Online or by SmartPhone


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Dormitory Slide Presentation

To all:

I have been getting many questions about the dorm project while attending graduation parties. Some of you maybe getting asked questions as well, so I wanted to share this presentation with you.
  • If there are people you know who want to help with this project please let me know.
  • If there are opportunities to present this information at your congregation or church group please let me know.
  • If you are moved to donate to this project you can do so through this link. Donate Now
Have a great summer!

Josh Wakefield
MLS Foundation
Donor Relations Director
www.mls-foundation.org
989-793-7511