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blue, gold and bold challenge

The Blue, Gold and Bold 48-hour challenge exceeded the goal of $500,000, ending at $624,066. 

These gifts support a student’s passionate curiosity, leading to that student’s success. And the world needs the passion of our graduates today, every day, and into the future.

Thank you.

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AUGUSTANA NOW: A Campaign for Success in the World, for the World


Thanks to 13,459 donor households and organizations, we passed the AUGUSTANA NOW campaign goal of $125 million by $10 million!

With your support, we are better able to send graduates into the world ready to solve complex problems for the common good. You help us equip them to think, collaborate and take an ethical approach.

• $55 million to strengthen the endowment and further secure the college’s future.

• New facilities, expansions and additions on campus

• New and innovative programs and spaces

• Progress in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion

Here is a sample of all we've accomplished with your help. Plus, those whom we thank.

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The CARES Act provides new tax incentives for donors.

You may elect to support the Augustana Fund or another area of campus not matched by this challenge.

Legacy gifts will be included in AUGUSTANA NOW. For information, see Legacy Planning.

You may be able to increase the value of your gift through matching funds. See Matching Gifts to learn if your employer participates.

If you would prefer to make your donation by cash or check instead of online, here are instructions and a printable pledge form.

If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Advancement at 309-794-7545 or email Brianne Berogan Myers.

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