The Kuemper Foundation recently received from the Harold and Lois Bierl family a land gift of residential lots in  Carroll. The land, with an appraised value of $100,000, establishes The Harold and Lois Bierl Family Fund and will be used for the tuition-assistance program at Kuemper. Announcing the gift are (from left) Vern Henkenius, Kuemper president; Lois Bierl; and John Steffes, Kuemper Foundation director.
The Kuemper Foundation recently received from the Harold and Lois Bierl family a land gift of residential lots in  Carroll. The land, with an appraised value of $100,000, establishes The Harold and Lois Bierl Family Fund and will be used for the tuition-assistance program at Kuemper. Announcing the gift are (from left) Vern Henkenius, Kuemper president; Lois Bierl; and John Steffes, Kuemper Foundation director.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Harold and Lois Bierl family donated two residential lots in Carroll at an estimated value of $100,000.

The money will be used for tuition assistance program at Kuemper Catholic Schools.

Lois Bierl has four children who graduated from Kuemper.

Carol Stoelk graduated in 1966, Kevin in 1969, Randy in 1969 and Todd in 1980.

The late Harold Bierl was a developer and business owner. He began Bierl’s Carpet One.

Lois said she chose Kuemper to receive the donation because she believes the tuition-assistance program is important.

“We look forward to building the tuition-assistance program in order that more families can afford a Catholic education - a quality education with small class sizes in a safe environment,” said Vern Henkenius, school president. “We thank the Bierls for their generosity and for planning this gift for real estate.”

John Steffes, the Kuemper Foundation director, said, “The Kuemper Foundation is proud of its benefactors like the Bierl family. They are enjoying making a bigger impact for Kuemper students by working with their advisers and researching non-cash gifts like real estate.  This wise stewardship and planning will have many positive effects on the future of Catholic education for the Carroll area.”

Steffes said 40 percent of students at Kuemper use the tuition-assistance program.