Center for Sustainable Communities

Join us as we grow our endowment and invest in Luther's most precious resource‒our students, faculty, and staff. During this time of leadership transition, Luther's development efforts remain focused on our student-centered mission. A two-year transitional funding initiative‒Sustaining the Mission‒focuses on growing the Annual Fund and securing support for select program and scholarship endowments. In addition, as new reunion class initiatives for key reunion years are established, an enhanced planned-giving effort has been launched in tandem with the college's ongoing effort to increase alumni participation and support for the Annual Fund.

Center For Sustainable Communities

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)