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Donor Recognition

We thank the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who annually support the college, and we recognize you as generous and loyal champions of the Augustana experience. Your gifts transform our students and campus, and we share our annual Report from the President to show your gifts at work. Our donors continue to make a difference in the lives of our students and the campus--thank you for being loyal Vikings!

Recognition societies

Donor recognition is based on gifts received during the college's fiscal year, July 1-June 30. Gifts to WVIK and Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center are included. Corporate matching gifts are recognized in the year the match is received. Recognition levels are:

Society of 1860 -- Donors whose cumulative lifetime giving to any designation achieves $250,000+. 

The Presidents Society -- Total cumulative annual giving to all designations (inc. match credit for corporate matching gifts received) of $1,000+. Presidents Society recognition circles are:

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 Esbjörn Circle - $1,000 - $2,499

Augustana Founders -- Individuals who have chosen to benefit the college through their estate plans or other planned giving arrangements. If you have named Augustana in your estate plans, please contact Judy Scarpinato, 309-794-7228, so that we may include you in Augustana Founders recognition.

Augustana College adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights and honors donor intent for each and every gift. For more information about donor recognition contact:

For more information, contact Judy Scarpinato at 309-794-7228.