PLU Bjug Day of Giving 2021

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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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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“£

2 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’›

16 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. 

16 days ago by Andrea Michelbach

πŸ’› Where Lutes Are Giving πŸ’›
AreaDonors$ Raised%
PLU Athletics80$18,7184.0
Area of Greatest Need58$58,7582.9
PLU Fund Academic Excellence28$23,1841.4
PLU Fund Scholarships26$55,6721.3
Student Engagement20$1,8961.0
School of Nursing8$2,5550.4
Division of Humanities6$1,6810.3
PLU Fund4$8,5510.2
School of Business3$2200.1
Division of Social Sciences2$4320.1
School of Education and Kinesiology2$2900.1
Division of Natural Sciences2$700.1
School of Arts and Communication1$2400.0
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Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20261$20
20255$498
20248$891
202310$3,925
20223$350
20215$2,568
20202$730
20191$5
20182$1,250
20171$100
20161$25
20153$660
20142$51
20131$50
20122$320
20112$600
20103$220
20092$120
20081$200
20071$20
20052$620
20042$1,000
20023$400
20011$50
19991$16,667
19982$650
19971$1,000
19961$25
19921$332
19913$5,550
19901$50
19892$1,125
19881$100
19872$520
19862$343
19851$180
19842$100
19831$500
19822$1,025
19812$230
19802$350
19792$1,100
19781$25
19772$100
19761$150
19751$1,800
19741$240
19722$2,000
19704$3,300
19693$4,150
19671$500
19661$9,000
19652$550
19601$200
19591$100
19571$100
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