PLU Bjug Day of Giving

This campaign ended on October 17, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Pacific Lutheran University by clicking here!
Scholarships & Greatest Need
95%
573 Donors
funded
$485,704 Donated
Academics
68%
239 Donors
funded
$144,024 Donated
Student Experience
89%
89 Donors
funded
$15,203 Donated
Athletics
104%
366 Donors
funded
$105,096 Donated

Give to What You Love!

Join Lutes all over the world on PLU’s Bjug Day of Giving! Bjug Day is a fun, philanthropic tradition during which PLU alumni and friends come together to celebrate and support what they love about PLU.

During the 2019 Bjug Day, thanks to a generous group of donors, you can make a gift to anything you love at PLU and have it matched with a gift to student scholarships.

With your gift of any size to any area of PLU, you can make the 2019 Bjug Day bigger and better than ever before, providing more support for more students and cross-campus causes!

Here are 3 ways you can share the Bjug Day love:

  1. Give to anything you love at PLU and have your gift matched to scholarships.
  2. Post on social media (check out our SociaLute Resources web page for more information!)
  3. Inspire your friends to show their love for PLU! Get started by clicking on the ‘Offer a Challenge’ or "Offer a Match" buttons.

Want to get into the Bjug Day spirit? Download these printable cutouts — be sure to take a photo and post to social media using the hashtag #bjugday: Bjug Beard | PLU Heart | Bjug Harstad Cutout

If preferred, PLU faculty and staff can make their Bjug Day gift of any size through a one-time or ongoing payroll deduction. To do so, visit the PLU Employee Deduction Form at www.plu.edu/employeegift




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Designation Leaderboard

DesignationDonorsDollars
PLU Fund Scholarships 574$485,904
Lute Club Athletics Fund 347$100,701
PLU Fund Academic Excellence 239$144,024
Other 98$88,014
Student Engagement 89$15,203

PLU Class Leaderboard

The PLU Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
1944 1$1,000
1947 1$50
1949 1$1,000
1950 1$20,000
1953 2$200
1954 2$185
1955 4$2,130
1956 2$1,025
1957 1$100
1958 5$97,785
1959 3$2,130
1960 3$3,325
1961 7$2,600
1962 6$995
1963 5$1,275
1964 6$10,100
1965 3$1,030
1966 5$10,270
1967 7$5,450
1968 7$4,400
1969 14$19,660
1970 13$9,950
1971 10$2,075
1972 8$3,200
1973 15$3,350
1974 13$1,590
1975 10$1,610
1976 11$9,747
1977 9$2,440
1978 8$7,300
1979 9$4,600
1980 13$7,350
1981 8$1,005
1982 10$3,885
1983 12$2,725
1984 6$1,750
1985 7$1,140
1986 6$5,680
1987 9$4,700
1988 5$8,150
1989 15$2,920
1990 10$5,339
1991 11$7,165
1992 6$545
1993 10$2,495
1994 6$1,670
1995 4$2,700
1996 6$819
1997 11$1,665
1998 7$1,575
1999 6$570
2000 7$1,380
2001 8$1,055
2002 13$745
2003 9$1,045
2004 20$5,250
2005 10$1,445
2006 13$2,225
2007 17$3,655
2008 22$8,649
2009 12$1,180
2010 12$1,017
2011 13$960
2012 11$1,005
2013 21$3,080
2014 13$1,135
2015 19$1,300
2016 15$694
2017 24$2,565
2018 15$5,895
2019 23$1,945
2020 20$1,835
2021 27$10,250
2022 25$7,260
2023 27$2,524
2024 2$125


Donor affiliations


50% Alumni

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2% Students

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15% Parents

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25% Faculty/Staff

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8% Friends

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Donor list

CHRISTINE EVENSON
Joanne Erickson
Claire Egtvedt
Jordi Yokers
Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen
Michele Turner
Seth Spidahl
Carter Smithhart
Lisanna Smithhart
Joan Sorensen Rice
Onora Lien
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Luke Ruiz
Sara Miura
Rod Winkle
Carole & Ralph Anderson
Anonymous
Carl Field
Courtney Stringer
Darren Kerbs
Barrett Kids
Rebecca Norton
Diana Skibiel
Bryan Strickland
Todd Anderson
Kate Seabolt
Dana McDonald
GRETHE LARSON
Anonymous
Rebekah Mergenthal
Kyle Drugge
Catarina Hunter
Karl &ToniAnn Johnson
Mike & Sharon Murray
Casey FishCasey Fish photo
Taylor Astel
Janelle Ivanoff
Leonard Hartford
Sean and Julie Curran

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Amber Matteson matched $50
Ann Auman matched $100
Andrea Michelbach photoAndrea Michelbach matched $150
Jon Grahe photojon grahe matched $200
Bradford Moore matched $500
Allan & Melinda Belton matched $500
Michael Carson matched $222
Tamara Schaps photoTamara Lynn Schaps matched $2,500
Scholarship Match matched $10,000
Scholarship Founding Year Match matched $18,900
Scholarship Match matched $20,000
Scholarship Match matched $30,000
Scholarship Happy Hour Match matched $35,000
Scholarship Midway Match matched $40,000
Scholarship 2-for-1 Match matched $51,940
Scholarship Match matched $100,000
An Anonymous Donor gave $500
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