Great Teaching, Great Giving

As a high school student visiting Gustavus Adolphus College for the first time, Steven Andres ’10 recognized a community where we could find his perfect fit. “I really enjoyed the close knit feel of Gustavus,” he says. “The friends I made while at school will be lifelong friends.”

Gustavus Annual Fund Gifts Benefit Students

Gustavus donors truly make a difference in the daily lives of students. Each year, thousands of alumni,parents and friends give to help provide Gustavus students with a superior academic experience. Gifts to the Gustavus Annual Fund support about 80% of students with financial aid and help offset the cost of tuition. Gustavus appreciates gifts of […]


Tessa Wolfe ’07

“I give to Gustavus because Gustavus gave so much to me! That may sound cheesy, but those four years at GAC were so formative, rich, fun and memorable. I am forever grateful to the education I received and the experiences I had while at GAC.”  


Aaron Lee ‘96

“It is very simple as to why I give to the Gustavus fund.  I value my education, I met my wife at Gustavus, made lifelong friends there, and I now have the means to give. I am hoping that the money I give helps Gustavus provide a nurturing atmosphere like the one I experienced.”  


Megan Halvorsen Peterson ’99

“I give because the cost of college is rising. Every little bit helps defray current students cost and will reduce their debt burden when they graduate, making it easier for them when they leave Gustavus.  I also give because Alumni Giving % is a factor in college ratings. I had a great college experience and I […]


Mike Ryan ’03

“I give to Gustavus because I had a great experience there and made many friends that I still see on a regular basis.  I think Gustavus is a unique college where you can get a great education as well as have a social life where lifelong friendships can be made.  I would love to see […]


Charlie & Angie Potts ’01 ’04

“We feel a strong commitment to giving to Gustavus to ensure that current and future Gusties have the opportunities we had. Alums often give to their Alma Mater at important milestones – finishing grad school, getting married, the birth of a child, etc. – because that’s often when we reflect on what we’ve valued in our […]


Megan Bayrd & Paul Horvath ’99 ’99

“We give to Gustavus because our time there was incredibly meaningful for both of us. We built friendships that are like no others in our lives. It was there that we took the first step in our journey, and Gustavus is the very solid foundation underlying all aspects of our lives and careers. Our four years were […]


Amy Hero Jones ’99

“I give because I know that tuition does not cover the entire cost of a student to attend Gustavus, and I want to help cover that gap. My experiences at Gustavus have completely shaped who I am, and I am forever grateful for that. If my donation can help a student have the kind of […]