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Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) - upper midwest districts serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. LCEF is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers LCMS members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time. www.lcef.org

 

First Immanuel, Cedarburg, Wisc. Wins Y.I. Challenge 2015

SWD LCEF VP Diana Raasch (left) presented First Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Cedarburg, Wisc. the $1,000 Y.I. Challenge 2015 award on April 2, 2015. Accepting the check is Principal Dawn Walker (center) accompanied by Rev. Randolph Raasch.

SWD LCEF VP Diana Raasch (left) presented First Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Cedarburg, Wisc. the $1,000 Y.I. Challenge 2015 award on April 2, 2015. Accepting the check is Principal Dawn Walker (center) accompanied by Rev. Randolph Raasch.

"Thank you [LCEF] for your generosity and support of Lutheran education!" said First Immanuel Lutheran School Principal Dawn Walker. First Immanuel is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and was the 2015 champion of the Y.I. Challenge in the South Wisconsin District (SWD). According to Walker, the school will use the $1,000 funds awarded by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) on April 2, 2015 to help cover ongoing technology costs.

Other 2015 LCEF Y.I. Challenge $1,000 winners in the upper Midwest districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) included the following:

>Central Lutheran School, Newhall, Iowa

>Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, Minn.

>Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School, Eagain, Minn.

>Trinity Lutheran School, Athens, Wisc.

>Zion Lutheran School of Wayside, Greenleaf, Wisc.

First Immanuel Lutheran School students sing at chapel on April 2, 2015.

First Immanuel Lutheran School students sing at chapel on April 2, 2015.

The Y.I. Challenge was a ten-question quiz offered online from Jan. 26 - Feb. 14, 2015 in celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week. The quiz contained basic questions on good stewardship, financial management and LCEF's Young Investors (Y.I.) Club. 

LCEF's Y.I. Club members earn 3.5% (May 2015) on funds invested up to $1,000; young people ages 7-18 can also earn up to $50/year for community service and good grades. Members of the Y.I. Club are ages birth to 18. Invested funds earn interest for the individual while they support LCMS ministries at home and abroad, visit lcef.org for complete details.