Through Luther’s last campaign, The Sesquicentennial Fund, the college initiated efforts to establish and fund the Center for Sustainable Communities to serve as a catalyst for change and to be an educational resource in our region. This means giving students opportunities for learning, exploring, and leading, not just in the classroom or on the campus, but in their communities. The vision includes an endowment goal of $5 million to provide program support for a community energy initiative, a sustainable foods and wellness initiative, environmental education outreach, and land stewardship. Student interns will be central to the success of the center in its daily work, as will curriculum development, program outreach, and staff leadership.
Total Funding Needed = $5,000,000
Total Funding in Place = $3,500,000 (as of October 1, 2013)