Luther Alumni Magazine

President's Council

A message from the president

Each spring, I have the honor of presenting diplomas to our graduating seniors. This is a time of celebration and reflection—for the graduates, their families, and our faculty and staff who have watched these young women and men learn and grow over the past four years. Commencement is the pinnacle of the academic year and showcases the impact a Luther education has on every individual who proudly crosses the stage.

Another highlight of spring is recognizing the charitable giving of our President’s Council donors. The generosity of Luther’s key stakeholders—alumni, parents, regents, faculty/staff, friends, and foundations—is inspirational, and your steadfast commitment to Luther ensures a strong future for the college and the students
we serve.

Within Luther’s President’s Council, we especially celebrate the extraordinary commitment of our Life Members, donors who have contributed cumulative outright gifts of $100,000 or more. In 2018, we have the privilege of welcoming a record number of new members to this prestigious group. For some, this is the culmination of decades of unwavering support to their alma mater. For others, it’s the result of one transformational gift. Their individual stories of generosity are all inspiring to me, and the college is honored by their dedication to Luther’s mission in higher education.

Thank you to all members of the President’s Council! Your gifts make a tremendous difference for the people and programs on our campus, and we are grateful you have chosen to share your philanthropic support
with Luther.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Paula J. Carlson


Click here for a full list of the 2018 President's Council membership, based on 2017 calendar year giving.