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Honor Roll of Donors

Augustana values the support from all its benefactors who are listed on the college’s Honor Roll of Donors. We thank the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who annually support the college, and whose lifetime giving helps secure Augustana’s future. Your gifts transform our students and campus, and we share our annual Report from the President to show your gifts at work. Augustana’s exceptional programs and opportunities would not be possible without our generous donors. Thank you to all of our loyal Vikings!

Perpetual Giving Recognition

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.

Lifetime Giving Recognition Societies

Cornerstone Society - provides special recognition and honor for donors whose lifetime giving to the college reach or surpass $10 million.

Old Main Society - provides special recognition and honor for donors whose lifetime giving to the college reach $1,000,000 - $9,999,999.

Bell Tower Society - provides recognition for donors whose lifetime giving to tthe college reach $500,000 - $999,999.

Society of 1860 - provides recognition for donors whose cumulative lifetime giving to any designation achieves $250,000 - $499,999.

Society of 1860 Corporations, Foundations and Organizations - provides recognition for corporations, foundations and organizations whose cumulative lifetime giving to any designation achieves $250,000+.

Society of 1860 in Memoriam - provides recognition for donors whose cumulative and/or matured legacy gifts to any designation achieves $250,000+.

Annual Giving Recognition

Annual giving 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: 

The Presidents Society - provides recognition for donors whose total cumulative annual giving to all designations (inc. match credit for corporate matching gifts received) is $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

Loyalty Circle - provides recognition for donors who have made a commitment of sustained giving to the college for three consecutive years, including payments made on recurring gifts or pledges.  Augustana students qualify immediately with any gift and continue membership with a gift made one year after graduation.

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: Judy Scarpinato at 309-794-7228.