Ascension Foundation

Letter From The President

The Ascension Lutheran Church Foundation (ALCF) has the honor to continue the journey begun by our founder, Pete Pederson, who was innovative and strategic in developing ALCF. With that said, we are blessed with the gifts received from our legacy donors. These legacy donors had a vision, when they created endowments through ALCF for students to receive scholarship money for their education. These gifts are given based on our legacy donor wishes on how to distribute them. They are:

  • Beyer Scholarship
  • Maccarone Scholarship
  • Amy Prueher Scholarship
  • Christian Education
  • Jonathan E. Doering Scholarship
  • Myrna Beyer Aronson Scholarship
  • Hanson Scholarship


We would like to thank the above legacy donors whose scholarships will be given on Sunday, June 12 at the 9:00 a.m. service to those recipients who submitted the appropriate paperwork requirement to the Grants/Scholarship committee.

We also gave two additional scholarships to Ascension Lutheran School from:

  • Halweg Gulbranson
  • Bonnie Bartlett ALCS Scholarship

Congratulations to all our recipients and may God bless you in your continued journey of faith and education.

Lastly, to the Grants/Scholarship committee we are blessed with your talents and appreciate your due diligence with the process and all the work you all have done. Thank you so much!

If you would like to learn more about how you can start your legacy with ALCF please email us at

As always, we believe this work brings hope and promise to those we serve.

Best & Blessings,

Sandra Howe



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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:17 

Scholarship Awards


The Ascension Lutheran Foundation is the administrator of seven of the scholarships that are awarded by the Scholarship Committee each year.

The scholarships administered by the Foundation include:

1. Myrna Beyer Aronson Memorial Scholarship

2. John and Myrtle Beyer Scholarship

3. Christian Education Scholarship

4. Jonathan E. Doering Scholarship

5. Marty Hanson Memorial Scholarship

6. Matthew William Maccarone Memorial Scholarship

7. Amy Prueher Memorial Scholarship

8. Willis Moerer Seminary Scholarship

This year’s Scholarship recipients are:

Kira Howe and Jared Haar – Myrna Beyer Aronson Memorial Scholarship

Emma Nowlin, Matthew Davidson, and

Jude Delkeskamp – John and Myrtle Beyer Scholarship

Jake Festich – Christian Education Scholarship

Jake Festich and Trent Festich – Jonathan E. Doering Scholarship

Emma Nowlin – Marty Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Aidan Delkeskamp – Matthew William Maccarone Memorial Scholarship

Aidan Delkeskamp, Chamie Delkeskamp, and Jared Haar – Amy Prueher Memorial Scholarship

Jake Festich and Trent Festich – Lutheran College Scholarship

The Lutheran Seminary Scholarship and the Lutheran College Scholarship are funded by Ascension Lutheran Church through our Benevolence.