Thanks to thousands of donors, we’ve just wrapped up a fantastic fundraising year at Augsburg University. Between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, over 4,260 donors made commitments totaling $21,915,009 which is one of our strongest fundraising years ever. Thanks to the leadership of Campaign Chair Paul Mueller ’84 and the Board of Regents we also reached the important milestone of $42 million toward Great Returns: Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial Campaign.
There is a growing wave of generosity in the Augsburg community for new professorships, scholarships, unique Augsburg programs like StepUP and CLASS, and toward the Augsburg Fund. Personally, I think this energy is a response to the huge step forward we took building the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. And there seems to be a growing sense of importance for the type of education a student can get at Augsburg. I wonder if there may even be a new urgency in our world for education grounded in faith, called to serve a public good, and able to build a sense of community among one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. With donor support, we can do even more of what Augsburg does best.
Thank you for all you do to make this possible! I’m incredibly grateful for all of the donors, faculty, staff, and volunteers who support the Augsburg mission.