Message from the Campaign Chairs

Show the World

Campaign Chairs

Friends of Gustavus,

Every day, we are watching College-wide strategic initiatives propel Gustavus Adolphus College into the future. We are witnessing the emergence of gleaming new academic buildings and a top-flight career center. Scholarships and new research facilities are attracting a wave of strong students, and enrollment is rising. And, underpinning it all, we sense a palpable spirit that declares “Gustavus is on a roll!”

With all of this momentum, it’s time to Show The World that Gustavus belongs in the ranks of the most attractive liberal arts colleges in the country. It’s time to broadcast our embrace of academic excellence, diversity, and community. And it’s time to fuel our success to keep our reputation on its upward trajectory.

We believe that Gustavus is poised to capitalize on a cycle in which our success breeds more success, gifts inspire more gifts, excellence attracts more excellence, and Gustie spirit grows in proportion to our pride. That’s why we have volunteered to spearhead a campaign to raise $225 million in new philanthropic commitments to the College.

Admittedly, this is an audacious goal. But imagine what this infusion of resources can accomplish. Growing our endowment to deepen our financial footings for the long run. Keeping pace with demands for first-rate campus facilities. Competing in the higher education marketplace with a full spectrum of academic and research opportunities, a culture of wellness, and a dynamic campus environment. And, of course, attracting the most promising students and faculty who will keep raising the Gustavus profile in perpetuity.

The stage is set. The curtain is rising. It’s time to Show The World!

Go Gusties!

  • George Hicks ‘75
  • Mary Dee Johnson Hicks ‘75
  • Beth Sparboe Schnell ‘82
  • Bob Schnell ‘81