2021 Student Experience & Resources

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An Anonymous DonorJim (’78) and Jane Fredricksen matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› 🍻 Cheers, Lutes! Happy Hour Scholarship Match 🍻 πŸ’› matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› SociaLutes Shoutout 🀳 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Alumni πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $18,900

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Employee πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $18,900

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Parent πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $20,200

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Friend πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $20,200

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Early Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› πŸ•› Midnight Scholarship Match πŸ•› πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Lutes Coming Together 🌎🌍🌏 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $27,750

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈπŸ’› matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’› matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Day 1 Roundup πŸ’« Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Early Bird 🦚 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $70,000
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Inspire 2+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug Basics Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 3 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.

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Inspire 10+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug-ier Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 4 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.

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Inspire 21+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug-iest Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 5 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.

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For the Artist Mentoring Program - Parkland Literacy Center: Make any donation and we will thank you in our concert programs!

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For the Artist Mentoring Program - Parkland Literacy Center: This is intended for businesses who wish to advertise. Donate at least $200 and we will give you a spot for a logo on our cAMP T-shirts AND thank you in the concert programs!

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For the Artist Mentoring Program - Parkland Literacy Center: Donate at least $750 and you can receive your own cAMP T-shirt to wear or hang up with pride for supporting our cause, along with the T-shirt ad AND a thank you in our concert programs!
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PLU Bjug Day of Giving 2021
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About

🌎 Lutes Center Community πŸŒŽ

Let’s create a campus experience that helps our students thrive by supporting resources and experiential programs that cultivate the minds, bodies and spirits of each of our students. 

After all, it takes a healthy Lute to build a healthy community. 

Many of these resources are supported by our very own students, who understand that it takes a community to thrive. 

Help us show our students that their PLU community cares for them and that PLU is a place where they can grow into the person they are meant to be. 

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πŸŽ₯ A special thank you for your amazing support this Bjug Day! πŸ’›


Hear a special thank you from PLU students, staff and alumni for your amazing support this Bjug Day. This has been the biggest hearted Bjug Day to date and it would not have been possible without you! Thank you for coming together and giving to what you love! Go Lutes!

39 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ’› Thank you, Lutes, for an amazing Bjug Day! πŸ’›

You made this the biggest hearted Bjug Day yet! Thank you for coming together and giving to what you love! Stay tuned for more updates to come.

Note: Final numbers may shift a bit as we process gifts postmarked by Oct. 20. 

44 days ago by Andrea Michelbach
☎️ Calling all Lutes! ☎️


Calling all Lutes! Right now is your last chance to be a part of Bjug Day!

Make a gift of any size to anything you love before 11:59 pm PDT and you’ll be part of the biggest hearted day of the year for PLU and PLU students!

Will you answer the call and give to what you love?!

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ’› Every Lute Counts! πŸ’›


Know 353 Lutes who still need to participate? OK, bit of a stretch... know 1 or 2? Now's the time to reach out! We are closing in on 2,021+ and every Lute counts! Call or text the Lutes you know and ask if they have given to what they Love this Bjug Day!

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
🌎 Where do you know a Lute? 🌎


Lutes are giving to what they love all across the country. Let’s see if we can get this map filled in before Bjug Day comes to a close at midnight! πŸ•› 

Do you know a Lute in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Vermont or West Virginia? Give them a call and invite them to give to what they love! πŸ’›

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
🌎🀝 See what your gift can support! 🀝🌎

The Diversity Center:

PLU's Diversity Center — celebrating its 20th year! — is committed to empowering the PLU community to engage in dialogue, programs and initiatives that promote and enhance equity, agency and action. 

Throughout the year, The Diversity Center sponsors programs and events; community gathering spaces like the DJS Lounge, The CAVE and Community Garden; and workshops and retreats. Your gift to The Diversity Center will support these programs and more.

You can also give directly to these funds: 

  • The Good Trouble Fund: The late Rep. John Lewis’s often-used β€œgood trouble” saying inspired this resource for Black and African American students. This fund was spearheaded by a group of PLU faculty who recognized that systemic resource inequities can negatively impact Black students. Awards from the fund begin to address those inequities by helping Black students at PLU cover the hidden costs of college — things like costs of books, study abroad, lab and art supplies, dues for professional associations, student/faculty research, fees for student club activities, and personal computers (or similar devices). Your gift will help Black students more fully participate and better thrive as members of the student community.  
     
  • Undocumented Student Fund: The Undocumented Student Fund provides financial support for PLU Undocumented Students seeking resources for legal fees, academic success, and leadership development. In the past, this fund has supported requests including access to course materials, DACA applications, emergency gap fund, lawyer consultations. Your gift will go directly to helping undocumented PLU students. 



Center for Gender Equity:


PLU's Center for Gender Equity (CGE) supports, challenges and empowers students, staff and faculty to combat gender-based oppression and enact positive social change. CGE sponsors a variety of programs and events throughout the year, as well as the Peer Advocacy and Community Education (PACE) student leader programs who provide training and dialogue across campus. Your gift will help support programs, events, PACE and more! 


Counseling, Health & Wellness Services:

PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) provides integrated medical, mental health and wellness care to enable optimal student overall well-being.  PLU is investing in training and engaging in shared learning to ensure our capacity to provide responsive mental health and health resources to all of our students through on- and off-campus resources and 24/7 access to mental health resources.


Residential Housing Association:


PLU's Residential Housing Association (RHA) seeks the continual betterment of the university community. A main focus of ours is advocating for and increasing awareness for diversity, justice and sustainability by conducting programs that incorporate these elements and bring forth thoughtful and engaging conversations. RHA aims to unify the campus as a whole and to help the PLU community thrive. Your gift will help us to create the best environment for students and staff to effectively develop and grow.  


46 days ago by Andrea Michelbach
"Why we're matching gifts to the Internship Fund this Bjug Day"

Jim (’78) Fredricksen shares why he and his wife Jane Fredricksen are offering a dollar-for-dollar match for gifts to the Internship Fund this Bjug Day:

β€œMy motivation for helping students at PLU probably started when attending PLU. Professors and administrators helped write references and made connections leading to part-time jobs in areas that I was actually interested in pursuing. They cared about and showed an interest in me. I’ve always thought I was lucky to have had their support. 

"After graduation Jane and I, plus our close circle of friends, had a chance to get to know Mr. Bill Crooks, a professor in the School of Business, and his dear wife Bobbe. They took an interest in us, as Lute grads, golfers, friends and were always interested in our careers.  We also saw how they interacted with students, developed a network with the local business community, and spent hours supporting the youth of the greater Tacoma area. What super role models and friends they were!

"After spending time with the PLU’s Business Advisory Board, plus engaging with students as a mentor, it seemed pretty clear that securing meaningful internships prior to graduation continued to be a priority. Unfortunately, not all internships are paid affairs. We came up with a plan to create a fund that could assist a wide range of students as they were beginning internships in areas that they really wanted to explore. This seemed like an immediate need that needed attention

"Last spring we were able to help over 20 students who needed a variety of assistance (tech support, transportation assistance, living expenses, etc.). The fun part was enabling the students to select the internship that they wanted, and hope that their experience was altogether more positive. Hopefully the short- and long-term feedback from these students will parallel the positive experience I’ve had in being part of the PLU community through the years.  Go Lutes."  

47 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ“£ Share what you love about PLU! πŸ“£

This Bjug Day we’re asking you and other Lutes around the world to share what you love about PLU

Here are just some of the amazing responses we’ve received, so far! Just complete this short survey to share your message — photos and videos welcome! 

β€œI went to PLU to become a Nurse. The Nursing Program was hard but wonderful! When at college, I worked 12 hours/week in the Computer Center as part of my financial aid package. At that time it was located in the basement of the library. My future husband, Damon Wright worked as a Programmer/Analyst in the Center. We met, fell in love, and were married a year later. We just celebrated our 48th anniversary! I am grateful for PLU’s undergraduate program, and the fact that the Lord brought my husband and I together there. πŸ₯°β€ — Karen Wright ’76

β€œI don't have a student experience from which to draw so I am β€˜late to the table’ in that regard. However, as arts enthusiasts my husband and I are most impressed with PLU's music, theatre and lecture programs and appreciate them being open to the community and enriching our lives. Thank you!” —Linda Yates, Friend of PLU

β€œAs a non-traditional student that came into PLU, the staff, students, and other members were more than welcoming. I was terrified to go back to school with the fear of being older than my peers and working multiple jobs potentially hindering my success. But everyone at PLU cheered me on, became my peers, and helped me successfully become who I am today.” — Emily Stoen ’19

πŸ“£ Share your PLU story or what you love about PLU with us today! πŸ“£

50 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Want to get swag? πŸ’›πŸ§” Sign up to volunteer by Oct. 3 β˜‘οΈ

You only have a few DAYS LEFT to get special Bjug Day swag. Just sign up as a SociaLute social media volunteer by Oct. 3.

 

When you sign up by Oct. 3, you’ll get your own paper PLU heart πŸ’›, Bjug beard πŸ§”, and special bonus surprise ✨ mailed to you — all in time for Bjug Day on Oct. 19-20. 

After you sign up, all you have to do is stay tuned. We’ll connect you with all the support you need to help make this the best Bjug Day yet — for you and for PLU! 

πŸ’› Sign me up! πŸ’›

64 days ago by Andrea Michelbach
About Bjug Day

PLU's annual Bjug Day of Giving is a joyful πŸŽ‰ and big-hearted tradition πŸ’› named after PLU's bearded founder, the Rev. Bjug Harstad. πŸ§”

During Bjug Day, people across the world come together to celebrate πŸ‘ and invest 🌱in what they love through PLU. πŸ’› 

We do this because we know that students and alumni with a PLU education are leaders helping to make their communities 🀝 and the earth 🌎 a better place for everyone, including each of us. 

64 days ago by Andrea Michelbach

πŸ’› Where Lutes Are Giving πŸ’›
AreaDonors$ Raised
Diversity Center26$4,195
The Good Trouble Fund10$1,915
Artist Mentoring Program - Parkland Literacy Center9$475
Student Engagement8$500
Center for Gender Equity7$968
Counseling, Health & Wellness5$925
Undocumented Student Emergency Fund4$1,720
Campus Ministry Office3$350
Nā Hoaloha O' Hawai'i (Hawaii Club)3$200
PLU Internship Fund2$150
Scandinavian Cultural Center1$25
Black Student Union1$25
PLUtonic Acappella1$20
Psi Chi0$0
Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association0$0
Chemistry Club0$0
Cadet Activities Council0$0
Asian Pacific Islander Student Association0$0
PLU Pantry Support Fund0$0
Outdoor Recreation0$0
Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20253$105
20243$170
20233$175
20202$210
20181$100
20172$250
20152$340
20141$50
20132$100
20123$380
20111$100
20092$350
20081$100
20076$2,010
20051$100
19971$25
19941$20
19881$50
19831$100
19821$25
19693$1,950
19651$50
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