PLU Bjug Day of Giving 2021

2,046
Donors
101% of 2,021 Donor goal
$1,120,018
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorDr. Mark Mulder matched $1,000

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

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

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› 🍻 Cheers, Lutes! Happy Hour 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’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’› matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈ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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Tamara Schaps photoTamara Schaps gave $2,500
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Generate 21 Gifts
Only 15 left!
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.

Generate 10 Gifts
Only 25 left!
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.

Generate 2 Gifts
Only 49 left!
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.
About

πŸ“£ Calling 2,021+ Lutes — including you! πŸ’›

Give to what you love and have your gift matched with a gift to student scholarshipsYou can give right here right now, or visit the pages for ScholarshipsAthleticsAcademics, and Student Experiences & ResourcesEach year, a group of PLU alumni, family members, employees and friends come together to create a scholarship match pool so that your gift to what you love πŸ’› can be matched with gift to student scholarships. πŸŽ“ This year, over 30 households have provided the scholarship match, which will be released in batches between now and 11:59 pm on Oct. 20.

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. 

Be part of this special day with your gift of any size to anything you love about PLU!

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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!

41 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. 

46 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?!

47 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!

47 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’›

47 days ago by Teddy Wingo
"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."  

49 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“£

52 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’›

66 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. 

66 days ago by Andrea Michelbach

Donor Maps
Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20341$150
20263$220
202567$8,177
202478$13,297
202373$12,619
202270$39,101
202125$6,289
202016$1,687
201915$991
201820$2,323
201726$2,851
201614$1,366
201519$2,408
201413$563
201318$3,202
201212$1,718
201117$3,548
201012$1,541
200916$1,887
200820$6,682
200727$4,428
200615$3,101
200513$3,696
200414$4,378
200311$3,181
200212$2,266
20014$450
20003$700
19998$20,737
19984$950
19977$1,688
19969$856
19952$100
19945$557
199312$2,701
19928$1,183
199113$8,739
19909$14,050
198917$3,208
19889$2,121
198712$1,666
198612$2,282
198510$1,130
198412$2,171
198310$2,501
198214$6,675
198112$2,386
198014$6,101
19795$1,270
19787$9,125
19778$1,800
197612$6,225
19757$50,106
197410$1,191
197313$3,326
19729$7,795
197112$1,300
197014$7,841
196914$29,250
19689$6,800
19676$5,100
19665$9,875
19656$1,600
19645$9,451
19636$3,500
19625$19,325
19613$1,050
19604$450
19597$1,000
19583$450
19573$250
19561$0
19551$100
19532$100
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Advocates

πŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $70,000
πŸ’› Early Bird 🦚 Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Early Bird 🦚 Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $50,000
πŸ’› Day 1 Roundup πŸ’« Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Day 1 Roundup πŸ’« Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $40,000
πŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $40,000
πŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’›
matched a total of $30,000
πŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈπŸ’› photo
πŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈπŸ’›
matched a total of $30,000
πŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $27,750
πŸ’› πŸ•› Midnight Scholarship Match πŸ•› πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› πŸ•› Midnight Scholarship Match πŸ•› πŸ’›
matched a total of $25,000
πŸ’› Early Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Early Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $25,000
πŸ’› Lutes Coming Together 🌎🌍🌏 Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Lutes Coming Together 🌎🌍🌏 Scholarship Match πŸ’›
matched a total of $25,000

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