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Culinary School Students

Bon Appetit in Les Cheneaux!

LSSU joined forces with the Les Cheneaux Culinary School (LCCS) in Hessel, Michigan earlier this year. LCCS started in 2014 and features a 5,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art kitchen. The on-site restaurant can accommodate eighty-plus guests, and is open mid-May through early September. The entire menu is drawn up and prepared fresh daily as part of the training. The school lives by an industry trend towards farm-to-table and sustainability that seeks locally-sourced food.

The certificate offers students a focused, one-year training and internship experience to learn the art of cooking under the auspices of master chefs. “The importance of programs like this culinary arts certificate cannot be overstated in the university’s strategic direction,” said LSSU President Rodney Hanley. “Adding technical and skills-based program options appeal to a wider student demographic range.”

For more information on the Culinary Arts Certificate or to make a gift click here.

Giving Tuesday

Support the bud mansfield student emergency fund this giving tuesday

Financial emergencies happen, and many times when it is least expected. The Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund was set up in 2001 to assist under-resourced students in times of need. Many times these funds can be the difference between staying enrolled, and leaving Lake Superior State University. This giving Tuesday, December 3, your gift can help ensure students do not have to be faced with that choice.

“The Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund is one reason LSSU has that personal touch! Having another tool in my box allows me the opportunity to change a student's life trajectory, and that is extraordinary. Life happens, and having the ability to help a student in a pinch is enhancing our social mobility, while meeting the needs of the student and our LSSU community.” - Katelynn Coon '10, Interim Director of Financial Aid.


Lake State Classic Players

Save the date - 31st Lake State Golf Classic

The 31st Lake State Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Wild Bluff Golf Course, in Brimley, Michigan! The annual event helps support the Lake Superior State University Foundation development fund, as well as Laker Athletics. Click here to learn more about the 2020 Classic, and register today. Pictured here from the 2019 Classic are Don Wilson, Laker hockey coach Damon Whitten, Andy Brown, and Laker hockey alumnus Sean Tallaire ’96. Sean and Andy were representing First National Bank of St. Ignace.

Cooper Classic Players

Save the date - Bud Cooper Memorial Golf Classic

Save the date! The Bud Cooper Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Sault Ste. Marie Country Club. The annual benefit in memory of former Athletic Director Bud Cooper is one of the top fundraisers supporting Laker Men’s Basketball each year. Click here to stay up to date as we roll out information on the event. New to the weekend this year, a social will take place at Austin’s Cigar Lounge on Saturday, August 1 beginning at 7pm. Tickets to the social are $25, which includes a drink/cigar credit with proceeds from the event also benefiting Laker Men’s Basketball. Click here to order your tickets to the social.

Compass for Planned Giving

IRA Charitable Rollover

You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 701/2 or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Benefits of an IRA Charitable rollover

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to the Lake Superior State University Foundation
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the work and mission of Lake Superior State University

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to Lake Superior State University to help continue our important work.
  3. Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  4. Please contact us at or 906-635-2665, if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
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