Parents often ask me, "Why am I being asked for money?" I think every private, Christian school works hard to find the right way to convey the huge role that "giving" plays in its survival. The fact is that very few, if any, private, Christian schools are funded solely through tuition. Lutheran High School in 2015-2016 will hope to meet a goal of raising $600,000 through church support, annual fund, fundraisers, campaigns, and other various efforts. That accounts for 15% of our annual income. That is significant. We cannot operate without that level of generosity.