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Golden Vikings 50th reunion

Beginning with your 50th reunion, you are now part of a special group of alumni: Golden Vikings. A 50th reunion celebration at Augustana is a special opportunity for alumni to reconnect with the college and classmates.

We hope that you will also use the opportunity to reflect on the excellent education that you experienced and work together with your classmates to provide an exceptional reunion gift which can help to make the Augustana experience as unique and meaningful for today’s students as it was for you.

For more information, contact Kelly Noack, director of alumni relations, 309-794-7474.

→ Frequently asked questions

Q: Why are we planning a special class gift for our 50th reunion?

A: Members of 50th reunion classes may consider having a current impact on the college with gifts given toward any purpose or designation over a five-year period between their 45th and 50th anniversaries. By making a collaborative, endowed gift to Augustana College, you are ensuring current students have the same transformative experiences you had, now and forever. Reunions provide a wonderful opportunity for Augustana alumni to work together to leave a personal and class legacy at Augustana College.

Q: What will happen when my class gathers on campus for our 50th reunion?

A: Members from your class will be asked to assist in planning your reunion weekend. Information about your reunion will be shared through your class letter and the Augustana website as the plans develop.

If you are interested in participating in this planning process, please email Kelly Noack, director of alumni engagement.

A wide variety of events and programs are planned for classmates and their guests. Your class will celebrate with special activities planned for your class.

Reunions are typically hosted during Homecoming. The fun starts with a complimentary lunch for our Golden Vikings and continues through Sunday morning worship on campus. Your 50th reunion is a particularly special milestone; whether it’s been five or 50 years since you were last on campus, we hope you will join your classmates in Rock Island to celebrate.

Q: How can I make my class 50th reunion gift?

A: Credit card gifts may be made online. Augustana gratefully accepts cash, checks, credit cards and securities transfers as well.

For information on making a securities gift, or if you prefer to make credit card gifts over the phone, please call the Office of Advancement at 309-794-7347.

A legacy gift, such as a bequest or beneficiary designation, can also serve as a reunion gift. Get more information about legacy giving.

To be included as part of your 50th reunion gift, legacy plan provisions must be established and documented by October of your 50th reunion year.