Dick and Lorraine Raabe were an integral part of WLHS and its ministry from the beginning. Class of 1941 graduates of Lutheran High School, Dick served as the youngest member of the planning and building committee for WLHS in the 1950s. Dick and Lorraine started a four-generation tradition of sending their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to WLHS.

Their example of stewardship and servant leadership for more than 60 years has served as a model for many.  Due in part to their vision and commitment, the ministry of WLHS has grown in its ability to nurture and reach out to the youth of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond with the message of Jesus.

Through the Richard G. and Lorraine Raabe Legacy Society, the WLHS Foundation honors and recognizes friends and alumni who have endowed family scholarships and many other areas of the ministry of WLHS.

The Blessing of Christian Education
Lilli Gust discusses the importance of the Legacy Society with Pastor Fisher.

Society Eligibility and Membership

Membership in the Raabe Legacy Society is conferred upon all planned giving donors who have included the WLHS Foundation in their estate planning in one of the following ways:

  • Provide for the WLHS Foundation in their will or trust;
  • Designate the WLHS Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan, savings bond, bank account, or life insurance policy;
  • Create a planned gift that returns fixed or flexible income to you or others; or
  • Fund a Family Scholarship with an annual gift and then endow this scholarship with a future estate gift to the WLHS Foundation at a later time.

Should you have any questions about this process, we welcome the opportunity to have a confidential conversation with you at no obligation. Please contact:

Kristine Metzger (WLHS '72)
Executive Director - WLHS Foundation
Phone: (414) 453-4567 ext. 2011
Fax: (414) 453-3001


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