Legacy Funds (Unrestricted)

Gift Amount

Bruce and Janis Altorfer Endowed Fund for Excellence

Established by Bruce ’68 and Janis (Zube) Altorfer ’70, this fund is a board designated fund, with preference given to the following areas: Intercollegiate Athletics, Music Department, Business Department and/or the Study Abroad Program. Funds may be used for scholarship support, but can also be used for academic program support, capital and/or building projects and other institutional priorities that occur in the preferred areas. (Deferred Fund)

Ron and Ann Bolinger Family Legacy Fund for Development and Support of Mission

Established by Ann Bolinger, in appreciation for the importance, impact, and outreach of the Luther College Development Office on the advancement of the mission of Luther, this fund supports and enhances the work of the development office in their work and is used at the discretion of the vice president for development.

Golden Anniversary Endowed Fund

Established through the efforts of 50-year reunion classes, this fund is used for unrestricted support of the students and programs of the college, including scholarships and other needs as determined by the administration.

Presidential Opportunity Endowment Fund

Established by Helen (Legler) ’59 and Hans Kneubuhler through a provision in their estate, this fund is to be used at the discretion of the President of the College to realize special opportunities when funds are not available through the annual budget, but should not be used towards salaries, administrative costs, or athletic programs.

Provost's Fund for Global Citizenship

Established by Jon Lund through a provision in his estate, this fund grows out of Luther College’s longstanding commitment to provide meaningful experiences that move students “into a larger world.” The fund recognizes the unique role of the Provost’s Office in spanning virtually all aspects of the Luther experience—from the shape of students’ academic lives, to the many types of engaged learning experiences student encounter (both within and outside the classroom), to the range of support programs and services necessary to help students be successful. More than ever, the world needs the type of globally aware, liberally educated, and deeply engaged students we aspire to graduate from Luther. The fund shall be used at the discretion of the Provost to support a variety of initiatives broadly related to the college’s global citizenship goals. These include, but are not limited to: providing emergency funds to support a current international student; funding expenses related to international travel that may not be covered through other scholarship sources (e.g., passport and visa fees, immunizations, required background checks, and travel costs associated with obtaining required documents); helping fund study away experiences; providing scouting funds to enable a faculty member to establish a new off-campus course; and, securing a guest speaker on a global citizenship topic. (Deferred Fund)

Curtis Reiso Administrative Endowment

Established through the estate of Curtis Reiso, alumnus class of 1954 and coordinator of music activities emeritus, this fund shall be used at the discretion and direction of the President for the benefit of the College.