What is this website all about?
This is the official website for LUHS Alumni. The goal of the foundation is to provide alumni with an official site for networking, keeping up with LUHS developments and alumni events and staying in touch with class mates and others who loved growing up in God's country. It's also how you can support future LUHS college bound graduates and other worthy projects that support LUHS students. We are bridging community efforts in support of our students. The alumni interface section of this site is only for use by verified LUHS alumni. That is why you must register and complete a profile so we can verify your status as an alumnus. At the current time we are not requiring a user fee for alumni to use the site. We ask you to make a contribution to our Fixed Annual Cost Donation fund to offset our $2,000 of expenses, $1,200 of which is for website hosting. If we had only $10 each year from 720 alumni families, we would pay for the site. Any funds received in excess of our fixed annual costs will be poured into the LUHS Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund. Use our secure PayPal payment processing for credit and debit cards at the Campaigns section located near the bottom of the main welcome page. You can also mail a check to our PO Box address located on the bottom of the main welcome page. All contributions are eligible for special tax treatment as contributions to a public charity. PayPal will email to you receipt or we will mail to you a receipt for tax filing purposes if you mail a check to us.
Please be patient as we are building out the site pages. All staff and board members are volunteers. We intend to manage and grow the scholarships that LUHS is responsible for to make available for LUHS students heading for post high school education. We intend to engage LUHS district families regarding their family legacy and charitable inclinations by helping them crystalize their legacy intentions, then matching them with strategies that reflect their highest ideals.
Is the foundation the same as LUHS?
The LUHS District Foundation, Inc. is a separate corporate entity from Lakeland Union High School. The LUHS board of directors authorized the transfer of approximately $35,000 of seed money to start the foundation. These funds were bequested to LUHS from the estate of Minocqua resident Doug Gasper who passed away in 2013. The funds arrived with no special instructions for use, though we know Doug wanted to support kids. The foundation and LUHS have a memorandum of understanding that states that the two entities will assist each other in pursuit of their missions. The current LUHS District Administrator attends foundation board meetings as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member to assist us in our efforts and keep us informed of student needs.
How can I register/login?
We encourage you to login through facebook or linkedin. The system automatically verifies you instantly if you are an alumnus and gives you necessary access. If the system cannot verify you automatically, the data admins will manually verify your credentials and give you access. If you don't have an account with Facebook or LinkedIn, then use your email address to register.
How secure is my data?
The complete database is secured using industry standard security protocols. No user can access the data without appropriate permissions. Information like education, employment etc... is public, but personal information like your email ID and mobile number is private by default and nobody can see that information without your explicit permission.
My profile is incorrect. What do I do?
Profile information is retrieved from various sources and there is always a possibility that your information is not 100% accurate. The easiest thing to do is to ‘Improve your profile’. It takes less than a minute to update your information.
Can I contact LUHS alumni members on this website?
Based on your role with the foundation, you will have permissions to contact various alumni. You can also control what communication you receive so that you don’t have to see a lot of irrelevant emails.