ENDOWED FUNDS

The college recognizes and thanks its donors for helping make the Wartburg experience possible for students now and for years to come. Endowed funds are administered by the college in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines set forth by the Board of Regents.

Archives of Iowa Broadcasting Endowment Fund Supports the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, in keeping with its mission to preserve the history of radio and television in Iowa, and make that history available to the general public
Austerud Curriculum Library Fund Supports the curriculum library
Baldwin Leadership Fellows Supports new, expanded, or enhanced programming for students within the Institute for Leadership Education 
Jay Balek Memorial Endowed Fund Supports students with financial need to participate in international tours with the Wind Ensemble
Lee Bondhus Football Fund Supports the Knights football program at the discretion of the head coach and the athletic director
Herbert & Lois Brokering Healing Arts Fund Supports activities that promote the healing arts at Wartburg College
Marvin and Charlene Brosz Science Undergraduate Research Fund Supports Wartburg faculty and their students in the area of science research
Fannie Buhr Memorial Fund Supports scholarships and the Office of the Chaplain 
John O. Chellevold Award for Teaching Excellence and Professional Service  Supports an annual facutly award  given by the student government that recognizes teaching excellence and professional service
Class of ’61 Library Fund Supports library acquisitions for Wartburg’s leadership program
Class of ’89 Library Fund Supports the purchase of new and updated resources for the library
Wartburg College Concert Band Endowed Fund Supports Wartburg’s band program
Robert Dell Memorial Endowed Fund Supports the Dell Association for Peace and Justice, participation in service trips by Wartburg students, and honors those who display leadership on issues of peace and justice with a global perspective
Wartburg College Faculty Develop Fund Supports facutly development expenditures
Kent and Anne Floy Endowed Fund for Engineering Science Supports equipment or other instructional technology or resources in for Wartburg’s engineering science program
Irma & Erwin Fritschel Memorial Fund Supports Wartburg College’s greatest needs
James and Barbara Fritschel Choral Endowment Supports commissioned works for the Wartburg Choir and other choral groups; lectures, seminars, and performances on campus; and the establishment of the Wartburg Choral Prize in recognition of an outstanding choral work published each year
Maggie Garland Journalism Fund Supports the journalism department through the Maggie Award, presented annually to the outstanding senior journalism student
Dr. C.H. Graening Fund Supports health services for students
Judge Henry N. and Helen T. Graven Memorial Endowed Fund Supports the Graven Award, presented annually to a person whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church, and society
Jane Grawe Memorial Fund Supports social work books for the Vogel Library 
Robert C. Gremmels Endowment Fund Supports the journalism and communications programs and Wartburg graduates pursuing advanced degrees in journalism or related disciplines
John Groth Memorial Fund Supports faculty travel to Classical lands
Harry Hagemann Lecture Fund Supports lectures selected by the Wartburg College President to advocate and support the present system of government
Health & Physcial Education Department Endowed Fund Supports the Health and Physical Education Department at Wartburg College
Debbie E. Heida Campus Leadership and Service Award Supports an annual award to a junior or senior student who exhibits strong leadership skills and exemplifies the college’s mission
Hertel Athletic Award Fund Supports the purchase of a plaque for the annual winner of the Hertel Award, awarded to the top multisport senior athlete in both men’s and women’s athletics
Hiltrude Braulick Gronewald Library Endowed Fund Supports library material purchases
Gerald R. Kleinfeld German History Lecture and Event Fund Supports lectures and events that advance the understanding of Germany and its heritage
Dr. Duane G. and Violet I. Koenig Endowed Fund for Jazz/Swing Music Supports jazz and swing programs at Wartburg, with a preference given to instrumental music
Dr. Elmer & Suzanne Kretzschmar Endowed Fund Supports the student-based activities of the German Institute
Harold and Grace Kurtz Endowment Fund Supports needs of Wartburg College
Letsche Band Endowment Supports the Wartburg College Concert Band in outreach activities, including recordings, promotional materials, and defraying tour costs for students
Norbert Hahn Endowment Fund for the Library Archives Supports the enhancement of the archives
Colleen Liming Continuing Education Fund Supports professional development and conference travel for secretarial and clerical staff at Wartburg
Lynes/Koob Athletic Award Supports awards for student athletes
Wartburg Fund – Memorial Gift Supports Wartburg College’s greatest needs
Dr. Ferol Menzel Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research Supports the college’s many undergraduate research programs
Michaelson, Briner, and Kildahl Endowment Fund Supports an annual visit to campus by an author, poet, or other literary figure to engage faculty, staff, and students in critical discussion
Moehlmann Memorial Campus Ministry Fund Supports campus ministry at Wartburg
Daniel A. Moeller Music Therapy Endowed Fund Supports music therapy students’ experiential learning in serivce to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community 
Lynn and Kathy Olson Endowment Fund for Student/Faculty Research Supports experiential learning and student-faculty research primarily in the fields of math, computer science, and physics
Posekany Endowment for Teaching and Learning Supports classroom learning through the purchase of new equipment and resources, the creation of new teaching strategies to encourage greater student participation, and faculty scholarship related to teaching and learning
Pruisner Endowed Fund Supports classroom learning through the purchase of new equipment and resources, the creation of new teaching strategies to encourage greater student participation, and faculty scholarship related to teaching and learning
Jerome L. Aleff & Sandra Rada-Aleff Community Wellness Fund Supports recreational and wellness opportunities for the Wartburg and Waverly communities
Herb & Dorothy Rathe Faculty Enrichment Supports faculty seeking to improve educational offerings to students
Riley-Roecker Living Memorial Fund Supports the math and computer science programs at Wartburg
Schoenbohm Tree Fund Supports projects to beautify campus
Keith and Joy Schuldt Instrumental Music Endowed Fund Supports commissioned work, clinicians, travel, stipends, and public relations, among other examples, for the instrumental music programs at Wartburg
Lou Shepherd Faculty Enrichment Fund Supports faculty and other worthy projects
Slife Institute for Social Work Consulation, Research, and Training Endowment Fund Supports teaching, learning, and student/faculty research in the social work department at Wartburg
Teaching & Learning Center Supports Wartburg College’s teaching facilities
Wesley & Thelma Tellinghuisen Endowed Fund Supports the advancement of church music at Wartburg
Erna H. Thompson Pre-Nursing Endowed Fund Supports the pre-nursing program and its students
Tompson Endowment Project Supports Wartburg’s library services
Voecks Athletic Trophy Supports athletic awards plaques
Arnold and Marianne Waldstein Endowment Fund for Leadership Education Supports the Institute for Leadership Education, its faculty, and its students in the areas of financial aid, programs, and experiential learning
Wartburg College Concert Band Endowed Director’s Fund Supports Meistersinger scholarships and provides for instrument repair or replacement, emergency tour expenses, and purchases of new music
World Religions Endowed Fund Supports the exploration of faith traditions and education across religious lines on campus
Zahn Choir Trip Fund Supports Wartburg Choir travel
Kenton Zellmer Fund Supports Wartburg College’s Business Administration & Economics department
Roland & Gladys Zimmerman Music Fund Supports Wartburg’s band and symphony