Donor Challenge: Give Like a Viking

Augustana University is special to all of us. Friendships born at Augustana and memories made here continue to make an impact on all of our lives.

For some of us, what we learned in our major course of study propelled us to become who we are today. Others take special pride in athletic accomplishments or cherish a favorite club or campus ministry. And others remember a special place or building that was funded by the generosity of donors.

So consider what makes you proud to be a Viking as we approach our third Giving Day on Friday, May 17. This 24-hour fundraising event is your way to “Give Like A Viking,” which is this year’s theme.

History defines Vikings as seafaring people who came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. They made an enduring name for themselves in the 8th through the 11th centuries for being tactical warriors, smart traders and daring explorers.

Giving Day coincides with the final day of classes and with Syttende Mai, known as Norwegian Constitution Day. It’s a celebration of our mission, values, traditions and our future, wrapped in philanthropy.

Giving Day is an opportunity for you to make a financial gift to that part of our university that you treasure about your time here. Advancement officials have a goal of earning $200,000 in gifts and pledges with 517 donors on 5/17/19. These include funding for:

  • Augustana Annual Fund
  • Augustana A-Club
  • Center for Western Studies
  • Library Associates
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Research and Departments

This is your chance to show how Augustana has impacted your life, your family, your community, and your work with your classmates, friends and other alumni through social media.

Tag them and include #GiveLikeAViking on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Your gifts provide opportunities to attract and retain top students, faculty and staff. They help beautify and modernize our campus.

Stronger participation improves our opportunities to receive grants and increases our standing in national rankings. Augustana University needs you. Say yes on Giving Day.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat using #GiveLikeAViking
Text VIKINGSGIVE to 51555 to get more information on Giving Day.