Luther College announces greatest single year of fundraising with a committed $33 million

Students sit at a table with a blue tablecloth, smiling and showing off their thank you notes.

The receipt of one of the largest planned gift commitments in college history has lifted Luther College to its greatest single year of fund-raising.

May 17, 2024
A couple stands in front of a stone.

On May 4, Luther College dedicated a new space for outdoor informal gatherings on campus. The Davidson Møteplass (Norwegian for “gathering space”) was made possible by a gift from Luther alumni Thor Davidson, class of 1993, and Wendy (Jaycox) Davidson, class of 1992. It supports Luther’s strategic framework and campus master plan, and highlights Luther’s roots in Nordic culture, as the first college in the U.S. founded by Norwegian immigrants. 

May 14, 2024
a community member biking at sunset in Decorah

The clinic serves patients who do not have access to professional health services, mainly because of cost.

April 11, 2023

Several generous donors are helping to make high-quality education accessible to all students.

February 16, 2023

The campaign raised more than $310,000 from 1,189 donors to support student-athletes.

November 9, 2022

The International Owl Center’s Ukrainian Art for Ukrainian Kids fundraiser is a major success.

June 9, 2022

The Ride for Ukraine fundraiser, organized by Luther College students, was a major success.

May 10, 2022

Decorah and Luther College community members will bike from Rochester to Decorah to raise money and support for Ukraine.

April 14, 2022

The campaign raised more than $329,000 from 1,890 donors to support student-athletes.

November 23, 2021

Students of all ages struggle to have fun engaging with and understanding foreign cultures and global citizenship. Levi Bird, Luther College sophomore of Muscoda, Wisconsin, is researching and creating historically based role-playing simulations in order to stimulate and to engage students in the learning of modern languages.

July 12, 2018