Philanthropy Week


Philanthropy Week is about celebrating the impact of philanthropy on our campus and being grateful for those who support this institution through gifts of time and money. Throughout the academic year, the Advancement Office on average receives and acknowledges more than 4,000 gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Those gifts infuse our academic programs and buildings with color and curiosity, opportunity and vision. Without the support of our many generous donors, tuition costs would be much higher and our resources more scarce.

Help us celebrate those who make our community warm and bright by reading their stories, and show your gratitude by leaving messages below or through social media using #WhyGustavus.

Meet a few of our dedicated donors

Read more stories about others who support Gustavus.

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Philanthropy Week Events

April 15–25 Nuss Challenge (Make a Gift)
Wednesday Senior Class Legacy Giving Event, Alumni Hall, 7:00 pm Open to Senior Students
Thursday Celebrate the impact of philanthropy at Daily Sabbath with Tom Young ’88, vice president for institutional advancement. Open to the campus community.
Friday Celebration of Philanthropy Reception and Dinner
6:00 pm Reception in Beck Academic Hall
7:00 pm Dinner in Evelyn Young Dining Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Invitation Only