Building a Future. February BBOL Update

Dear Trinity Family,

We had a wonderful month of January with wonderful worship, special events like game night and youth events, athletic contests, and the celebration of National Lutheran School Week. Re-enrollment for the 2023/2024 school year is being held from February 1-8.  Last year, we re-enrolled 94% of our current students in that first week.  We anticipate the same happening this year as well.  Open enrollment for new students begins February 12.  We already have over 109 new student applications for any available seats we will have.  It is an exciting time to be a part of the Trinity family.

Since our last update from January 6, 2023…

  • Boldly Building our Legacy (BBOL) Capital Campaign

    • Two new events have been scheduled to share the Vision of the BBOL campaign with our school parents.  They will be held on February 26 and repeated on March 12 at McMenamin’s downtown from 4-6 pm.  School parent and ESPN Analyst Jessica Mendoza-Burks will be our special guest.

    • Commitments and gifts through January 3 have totaled $5,813,718 towards the $12,000,000 goal – 48.45%

    • Trinity students participated in a coin drive to support the BBOL capital campaign. The students raised $4,398.00! Great stories have emerged of how they used their allowance, birthday, and Christmas money to show their support for the new facility, which will help us serve more students and their families here at Trinity. 

    • BBOL donors are currently in the process of fulfilling their pledges. 30.87% of the commitments have been funded so far.

    • The focus of the campaign now shifts from the congregation members to families who attend Trinity’s school and other foundations to help us reach our desired goals. For those congregational members who would still like to participate in this opportunity, please contact Pastor Caleb or Executive Director Gregg Pinick.

    • The Trinity Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023, and will serve as the culminating event of the BBOL Capital Campaign.

  • BLRB Architects

    • Updated drawings have been sent to cost estimators to get a more detailed cost breakdown of the project at current pricing.

    • Once a scope is finalized that fits within the project budget, we will present it to the Trinity Voters’ Assembly to approve the next steps.

  • Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC)

    • Requests for proposals have been received, and two construction companies have been interviewed.  The recommendation will be shared at the next Voters’ Assembly in early March.

  • Modular Classrooms

    • The permanent permit paperwork has been submitted to the City of Bend for consideration.

    • The City of Bend has granted two-year occupancy permits.  It is a welcome addition to our campus.

  • Giving Opportunities

    • For donors over the age of 70 1/2, gifts from your IRAs can be Qualified Charitable Donations, which count toward annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) but are not taxable as most RMDs usually are.

    • Please check with your retirement planner or accountant to see how you can give with little to no tax implications on your gift.

      • Many of our Trinity Family have worked with Thrivent Financial over the years and they are glad to assist as needed.  Contact our local Thrivent representative, Tyler Brewer, for more information, at 208-409-4126.

Trinity’s Communications team launched a website to provide updates to the Boldly Building Our Legacy (BBOL) Campaign:

There is a host of information on this site, updated project designs as we receive them, and testimonies from several Trinity Family members to share why they will be participating in this project.