Love a Donor

Here at Augustana, tuition covers only about 65 percent of the actual cost of educating each student. Our amazing donors generously cover the rest. Thank you, donors. We love you!

To share the love, the University, in partnership with student Advancement Ambassadors, will participate again in a student engagement and philanthropy event called Love a Donor: a two-day marathon of thank-you-note writing Feb. 3-4 on campus. The notes will be mailed to donors in time for Valentine’s Day.

See more photos from our 2015 event on Facebook.

Who invests in Augustana besides students?

Thousands of people! Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and people with no other connection to Augustana but a shared value in the education we provide (we affectionately call them our “friends”). Even corporations and foundations see supporting Augustana as a valuable investment.

What a great reason to celebrate! 

Love a Donor actively engages the Augustana community in philanthropic education, fosters appreciation for financial support for the University and expresses that appreciation to Augustana donors who are making an investment in the lives of Augustana students.

Join us!

Share the love. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #LoveAugie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Augustana Fund

Amount of money given to Augustana from alumni and friends last year

Number of student scholarships awarded last year


3,299 alumni

2,073 friends, businesses, organizations, foundations and churches

136 donors who gave $1,000 or more to the Augustana Fund