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Augustana College values the financial support offered by alumni and other friends of the college and is proud to recognize and thank these donors through the college's gift clubs and societies. We greatly appreciate the thousands of alumni, parents and other friends who chose to support the college with their philanthropic giving during the each fiscal year. We are honored to recognize you as generous supporters in our Honor Roll of Donors. To read the Honor Roll of Donors lists please click on the link in the left-hand navigation column.

2014-15 Recognition Giving Society Levels

Membership in annual gift clubs is based on the total amount of gifts received from a donor during the college's fiscal year, July 1 - June 30. Gifts to WVIK-NPR Quad Cities, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center and matching gifts are included with personal gifts when considering gift club recognition levels. Beginning July 1, 2014, Augustana's recognition giving society levels are as follows:

Society of 1860

Society of 1860 recognizes donors whose cumulative lifetime giving, to any designation, achieves the level of $250,000 and above. Society of 1860-In Memoriam honors donors whose cumulative lifetime giving and/or donors whose estate gifts after their passing, to any designation, achieve the level of $250,000 and above.

The Presidents Society

The Presidents Society recognizes total cumulative annual giving, to all designations (including WVIK-Augustana Public Radio, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center and soft credit for corporate matching gifts), of $1,000 and above. Throughout the year members receive communications from President Steven C. Bahls and invitations to events exclusive to members, including the annual Recognition Dinner and Concert during the holiday season and the Homecoming Picnic. Presidents Society recognition circles are as follows:

C.W. Sorensen Circle - $50,000+

Conrad Bergendoff Circle - $25,000 - $49,999

Gustav Andreen Circle - $10,000 - $24,999

Olof Olsson Circle - $5,000 - $9,999

T. N. Hasselquist Circle - $2,500 - $4,999

Lars Esbjorn Circle - $1,000 - $2,499

Photo gallery: President's Society Banquet

Augustana Founders

Augustana Founders are individuals who have chosen to benefit the college through their estate plans or other planned giving arrangements. Members receive an invitation to an annual luncheon and are recognized in the Founders Honor Roll publication. To join Augustana Founders, please indicate here.

For more information about gift club circles and donor recognition please contact:

Anne E. Bergren, Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
(800) 798-8100 x7228