Archive for Advancement

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 […]

Consider a Year-End Gift to Gustavus

For nearly 150 years, Gusties have been giving back to their alma mater through gifts of time, talent, and philanthropy.  The Gustavus experience is made possible because of the generosity of donors who have made Gustavus the fine institution it is.  Without philanthropy, Gustavus would never have been founded, expanded or enabled to play the […]

Give to the Max Day 2010

Last year, people from all over Minnesota gave $14 million through to over 3,400 Minnesota nonprofits within 24 hours.  This online giving event quickly became the largest ever! This year, on November 16th, Give to the Max Day 2 will present another exciting opportunity for donors everywhere to give to their favorite Minnesota nonprofits.  […]

Students Learn about Philanthropy at Outdoor Event

On November 1st, the Gustavus Annual Fund hosted an outdoor event for current students to learn the important role of philanthropy in maintaining an institution like Gustavus.  Outside of the Campus Center, there was music, pumpkin throwing, hotdog eating, and piggy banks!  Fun contests and trivia informed a steady crowd of students about all the […]

Katrina Wright ’02

“Giving is my own personal ‘pay it forward.’ To continue Gustavus’s excellence, I know that it takes more than just tuition.”

Vicky Hidalgo ’10

“Giving allows me to see my financial contributions to the Gustavus Annual Fund –along with the support of other Gustavus community members—grow into something greater than I could ever do single-handedly.”

Ken and Patsy Rossow, parents of current student, Jeff ’12

“Our son, Jeff, attends Gustavus, and he’s had a superior experience both in the classroom and out.  The College indeed ‘lives up to’ its reputation.  Accordingly, we want to help support it.”

Kayla Hanson

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN Year: 2014 (Freshman) Major: Undecided Career Goals: Undecided What is your favorite TV show?: Gilmore Girls Favorite place to go on vacation: National Parks Favorite Flavor of ice cream: Mint Chip

Lauren Rothschiller

Hometown: Chaska, MN Year: 2013 (Sophomore) Major: Elementary Education Career Goals: Become a teacher and get a master’s degree Activities: Track & Field, Choir, FCA What is your favorite time of day and your favorite thing to do at that time?: Evenings – spend time with friends Interesting fact about me: I’m on a water-ski […]