Meeting FVL's Finance Needs
FVL has faced many challenges over the past 67 years. Perhaps nothing has affected the school as much as COVID. From enrollment to finances, to scheduling, and student life changes, the talk in the hallways is about what uncertainty is waiting around the next corner.
Still, one thing has certainly not changed—the gospel message being taught by our faithful and dedicated teachers. Each day our students learn of the comfort and peace in knowing our Lord is in control of all things. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us! What a tremendous promise from our loving God during these uncertain times.
Amid the daily uncertainties, the finances of the high school have seen their ups and downs. Income from some school activities has dropped. Enrollment projections have had to be adjusted. At the same time, savings can be seen in transportation and healthcare expenses from WELS VEBA insurance. Our Lord continues to watch over our ministry.
As we continue to work through the financial challenges of these uncertain times, we pray the Lord will move the hearts of his people to support FVL's ministry both with their gifts and their prayers.
FVL’s mission to train teens for lives of service and eternity offers us the unique opportunity to share God’s Word with them as the Holy Spirit works in their lives of faith.
May the Lord bless you as you payerfully consider how you can support FVL's ministry. The three areas of greatest need are . . .
- The Let the Children Come mortgage repayment effort. Our annual October 31 mortgage payment is $475,000. We are thankful to our generous donors that have donated to this need in the past, and ask for your continued support.
- The Tuition Assistance Fund is another annual need. This year, 110 students need our help. That amounts to $325,000. We thank the FVL Foundation for its annual donation of $180,000 to this effort. That leaves $145,000 to be gathered in gifts to supplement the efforts of our families who see the value of a Christian high school education.
- The FVL Foundation is working to sustaining the ministry of FVL long term. As mentioned above, the Foundation supports the ministry by providing much-needed tuition assistance. They also fund professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff. A gift to the FVL Foundation is a gift that continues giving annually and supports future generations of students.
Special opportunities to consider . . .
Legacy Project Supports FVL Foundation
The FVL Foundation invests to assist the high school's important financial needs such as tuition assistance and teacher training. FVL’s Mission Advancement goal is to increase its assets to $5M by the year 2025.
Please consider a $1 gift of thanks for each of the 68 years that FVL has served to spread the name of Jesus. Your $68 gift will be added to the principal balance of the FVL Foundation. To make your gift, please go to the fvlhs.org/donate.
Your generous donation will . . .
- make a difference in the lives of many students far into the future.
- increase the annual interest available to be distributed for tuition assistance.
- help us reach our $5M goal by 2025.
- be tax-deductible.
Give the Gift of Christian Education to Future Generations!
Many FVL supporters are considering tax saving ways to leave legacy gifts to not only their families, but also this ministry. If your will or estate plan is out-of-date, or you are looking to draft your first plan, the FVL Mission Advancement Office is here to help you. We can share legacy concepts that may increase your overall estate while aligning with the needs of your family and your desire to impact ministry.
To arrange a personal appointment, contact Jay Wendland in the Mission Advancement Office. Meetings are private and confidential.
Families should also be sure to consult their financial and tax advisors.
As your family prayerfully considers the many blessings the Lord has given you, keep the gospel ministry of FVL in mind. You can make a difference in the lives of young people as they learn and grow in Christ!
—Jay Wendland Mission Advancement Director