Luther College is in the midst of a $75 million fundraising initiative to launch key components of the new strategic plan, Inspired. Empowered. Engaged. This four-year initiative (June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2020) is focused on growing the Luther Fund, launching key capital projects, and securing support for new program and scholarship endowments.
Continued support and growth of the Luther Fund are critical for the college’s success. The $2.1+ million annual goal for unrestricted gifts has an immediate impact on the Luther community – supporting scholarships and financial aid, field study trips, music tours, student organizations, volunteer opportunities in the community, college ministries, residence hall improvements, campus landscaping, building maintenance, intramural sports, student/faculty research, and much, much more.
In addition to the Luther Fund, restricted current fund gifts support other programs and strategic needs at Luther College. These gifts include funding for named scholarships in a current year, support of the Norse Athletic Association to enhance student-athlete experiences at Luther, and other current strategic needs identified by the college.
Long-term growth of the Luther College endowment has been the focus of recent campaign efforts, and continues to be a top institutional priority. Student scholarship support remains one of the most important, and ever-present, endowment need. Making a Luther education affordable is essential for recruiting students, and scholarship assistance is often the deciding factor for many students.
Though building the endowment is Luther's major long-term focus, capital projects and campus renewal efforts remain ongoing. Luther's beautiful grounds, physical plant, and deferred maintenance are exceptionally well managed. Meanwhile, new projects arise. Within this initiative, strategic attention will focus on launching the renewal of Main and the proposed expansion and renovation of Luther's Athletics Complex.
Through the years, planned gifts have continued to support the endowment and other priority needs of the college, including student scholarship support, collaborative student/faculty research funds, and other endowed funds supporting mission-based experiences. Now, more than ever, the college seeks support from alumni and friends to ensure endowment growth for future generations of Luther students. For more information on ways to support our current priorities, or Luther College in general, please contact the Development Office at (800) 225-8664. Of course, if you're ready to make your gift today, you may visit givenow.luther.edu.Thank you, again, for your interest in supporting Luther College.