Love a Donor

(This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 3-4, but was adjusted due to a severe winter storm.)
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. 4-5 on campus. The notes will be mailed to donors in time for Valentine’s Day.

Augustana students, faculty and staff signed more than 1,100 cards at last year's Love a Donor event. See 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 adding a badge to your profile photo or by using the hashtag #LoveAugie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Augustana Fund

$19.2 million
Amount of cash and deferred gifts given to Augustana from alumni and friends last year

Portion of full-time undergraduate Augustana students who receive scholarship support


2,822 alumni

4,634 friends, businesses, organizations, foundations and churches

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