Celebration of Philanthropy

Giving

The students, staff, and faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College are extremely grateful for all our alumni, parents, and friends do to support the learning that happens here on the Hill. This week we Celebrate Philanthropy by talking with our students about the importance of "paying it forward" and sharing the stories of gratitude of our community.

So thank you to all of you who make Gustavus an amazing place to learn, to live, and to work.


$1 Million Gift to Help Attract National Merit Scholars to Gustavus

Around 2 years ago – by Matt Thomas '00

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that Bob “Stick” Peterson ’74 and his wife Cindy have generously given $1 million for the creation of an endowed scholarship fund intended to attract and retain National Merit Scholars to the College. The fund will officially be known as the Robert A. Peterson Distinguished Student Scholarship Fund.

Give to Gustavus Day Raises $133,296 for Annual Fund

Around 2 years ago – by Matt Thomas '00

Thanks to the generosity of more than 450 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College, Gustavus raised $133,296 for the College’s Annual Fund on Wednesday, Nov. 12 during its annual Give to Gustavus Day. The total amount raised exceeded the goal of $100,000 and shattered last year’s Give to Gustavus Day total.

Lind Family Donates $3 Million to Gustavus Education Department

Last year – by Matt Thomas '00

Members of the Lind family, representing the Carl and Aune Lind Family Foundation, have pledged $3 million to support various aspects of the Education Department at Gustavus Adolphus College. The gift will create an endowed scholarship fund for education majors, an endowed faculty position in the Education Department, and help renovate the A.H. Anderson building.

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