Educational Institutions

Lutheran Elementary School Association

  • St Louis, MO
  • www.lesastl.org

Mission Statement

At LLSF, we offer scholarships to any individual, living at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines, regardless of race, color or creed to attend an elementary Lutheran school. Our efforts are focused on the at-risk youth, refugees, immigrants and low-income families in an effort to promote civic and community development. We believe that a child given a quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment prior to adolescence is given a much higher chance to succeed in society and the opportunity to discover their full potential thus benefiting the child and the community in which they live.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Mr John W. Gerber

Keywords

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Lutheran, elementary, scholarships, Christian, urban, community, development, immigrants, refugees, low income, poverty, at risk, at-risk, youth, St Louis, St. Louis, low-income,Missouri

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Also Known As

LESA

EIN

43-1853158

 Number

8430354314

Physical Address

3558 S. Jefferson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63118

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Urban, Community (S31)

Protestant (X21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

We work in cooperation with the area schools and principals, and have established procedures and use financial guidelines (Federal Poverty Guidelines) to qualify families who apply for the scholarships. Scholarships are offered to those with the greatest financial need. With our established process, all monies awarded for scholarships are given directly to the schools and not the families. Last year, we awarded 154 scholarships, with a goal of increasing that number by 50 new scholarships every year.

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LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Lutheran Elementary School Association

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Principal Officer

Mr John W. Gerber

BIO

John W. Gerber, Chairman and Co-Founder of LLSF. Mr Gerber and Co- Founder Sheryl Ray established LLSF as an organization that reaches out to the low income families of St Louis through Christian Elementary Education. Mr Gerber, retired President of Concordia Publishing House, and former Executive of Ralston Purina is very involved in the community in an effort to make it a better place to live for all of St Louis residents regardless of income.

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