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Your generosity can change the world. Because of donors like you, students gain the freedom and support to explore their gifts and talents, grow their confidence and achieve more than they ever dreamed. The world needs more Augustana graduates. You help make that possible.

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Your gifts support passionate curiosity.

Joel Padgett, a 2021 graduate pursuing Ph.D in geology at University of Calgary has this to say about the Augustana experience:

"I never thought that I’d be a certified SCUBA diver or recreational drone pilot, that I’d travel to Europe and the Caribbean. I never thought that I’d have a job that pays me to talk about writing, and I never thought I’d get to make music with some of the most incredible musicians I have ever met. And yet, in four short years, I did all that and so much more."

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You may elect to support the Augustana Fund or another area of campus.

Donors 701and older are eligible to make a tax-free donation to Augustana College from their IRAs. 

Do you have appreciated assets? Transferring them directly to Augustana College is a tax-smart way to give. 

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, contact the Office of Advancement at 309-794-7545 or email Brianne Berogan.

End-of-the-year charitable contributions

The Office of Advancement can be reached by phone or email from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through  Dec. 22. The college will be closed December 23-January. 3. For assistance during that time, email or call Brianne Berogan, 309-794-7545, and leave a message with your name, phone number, and grad year (if applicable).

Checks by mail must be postmarked no later than December 31 to be credited in 2022. All gifts should be payable to “Augustana College” and include a note indicating your giving preferences. Please do not send credit card information by mail.

Online gifts by credit card or EFT can be made until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time December 31.

If you are requesting an IRA distribution, please notify the Office of Advancement to watch for it. Not all financial institutions include donor names or gift preferences with the check.

A new online tool can assist with requesting a gift from your IRA custodian. If you are using an IRA checkbook, the check must be received by the college no later than December 19 to ensure it will be processed before the holidays.

Stock transfers must be received in the college TD Ameritrade account by 11:59 p.m. on December 31 to ensure they will be counted as 2022 gifts. To obtain transfer account information, use the online stock tool or contact Cindy Schroeder, 309-794-7347, no later than 4 p.m. December 22.

Learn more about the Grand Challenge in Philanthropy: The Murry Gerber '75 Challenge, the dollar-for-dollar match in support of endowed financial aid.

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