PLU Bjug Day of Giving 2023

2,110
Donors
104% of 2,023 Donor goal
$1,227,836
Donated
This campaign ended on October 19, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Pacific Lutheran University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorKinesiology Faculty Match matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Kinesiology Department

Tamara Schaps photoTamara Schaps matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Monthly Special πŸ’› Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Alumni πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $4,000Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Parent πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $4,000Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorFredricksen Internship Match matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for PLU Internship Fund

An Anonymous DonorSchool of Business Dean's Fund Match matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for School of Business Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorMichelle Long matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,500Just for Rieke Health Sciences Renovations

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Employee πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Friend πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈπŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›πŸ–€ SPECIAL BONUS MATCH πŸ–€πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›βŒ›Final Countdown Scholarship Match βŒ›πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $58,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Early Bird 🦚 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $60,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $63,148

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› πŸ•› Midnight Scholarship Match πŸ•› πŸ’› matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $75,000
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πŸ’› You have a heart of gold! πŸ’›

Thank you for giving to what you love to support PLU students. 



PLU's Bjug Day of Giving βœ¨ 10th Anniversary✨ Oct. 17-18!

The 10th Annual Bjug Day is here! PLU’s big-hearted philanthropic tradition brings Lutes together from around the world to make a difference for students and their communities.

This year’s goal? Make Bjug Day No. 10 a big show of support for students. Help us reach 2,023 Lute contributors in 2023

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, we’re throwing it back and sharing:

  • All that you’ve helped accomplish for students over the past decade
  • Stories from previous Bjug Days
  • Photos and videos from Lutes like you


πŸ’›πŸ–€ The early match is now live! πŸ–€πŸ’›

Take advantage of the $1 for $1 match opportunity for DOUBLE your impact on students.

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Bjug Day is a fantastic time to make your generosity go even further. Be on the lookout for limited-time chances to amplify your impact. 

As has been the case for every Bjug Day, a scholarship match — provided by a generous group of donors — means you can give to what you love AND have your gift matched with a gift to student scholarships. Scholarships are key to the access, success and well-being of most PLU students. 

Updates
We surpassed 2,023 donors for 2023!

Bjug Day has come to a close and we are so πŸ™thankfulπŸ™ for YOU! It was a Bjug year celebrating the 10th anniversary. Thank you for being part of the joyful, big-hearted community that is actively making a difference for students. πŸ’› You have a heart of gold. πŸ’› 


Check out these photos from yesterday's "Bjug"-tiful campus event:

134 days ago by Britt Board


It's your ⏰ last chance ⏰ to be part of the 10th annual Bjug Day! Make a gift of any size to anything you love before 11:59 pm PDT tonight, and you’ll be part of this β€œBjug”-hearted tradition in support of PLU students.🌟Can YOU get us to 2,023 donors in 2023?! 🌟

135 days ago by Britt Board

This one goes out to Lutes who live out of state and even out of the country… 🌎 You’re here with us in spirit! Thus far, supporters from 41 states and 12 countries have participated in Bjug Day. Even though you’re far away, you can be part of this Lute tradition by spreading the word and making a gift to students. Take advantage of the $1 for $1 match for 2x your impact by the end of today!

135 days ago by Britt Board

Good morning, Lutes. β˜€οΈ Another match challenge is now live, which means your gift of any amount can be matched with a donation of the same amount toward scholarships: www.plu.edu/bjug-day  πŸ’›πŸ–€ What do YOU want to support? πŸ–€πŸ’› Check out these [hyped and caffeinated] moose for inspiration — students decorated a moose for each main giving area: Scholarships, Science Renovations, Student Experiences, Athletics and Academics.

135 days ago by Britt Board
Bjug Day Campus Event


You’re invited to a Bjug celebration. The Bjug Day of Giving campus event is happening TOMORROW (Oct. 18) from 11am to 2pm in Red Square. Stop by for πŸͺ light refreshments, πŸ‘ activity stations, πŸ’›swag giveaways, πŸ“·a photo booth and πŸ₯‡lawn games. More info: www.plu.edu/bjugcampusevent

136 days ago by Britt Board
πŸ₯ͺ $2 for $1 β€” Lunchtime Matching Challenge! πŸ₯ͺ


Lutes, you’re showing your β€œBjug” love for students! Let’s keep the momentum going with a πŸ₯ͺ Lunchtime Matching Challenge! πŸ₯ͺ While this match lasts, every $1 you give can be matched with $2 for scholarships. That’s πŸ’› triple the impact πŸ’› when you make a timely gift today. Scroll up and hit β€œGive Now!” to participate.

136 days ago by Britt Board
The β€œBjug” day has arrived!

Give to what you love — Bjug Day of Giving Oct. 17-18

We’re kicking things off with a major match opportunity. Give to what you love and your gift can be matched dollar-for-dollar. Hurry! This match won’t last long.

136 days ago by Britt Board

Bjug Day starts tomorrow and we’re already feeling all the Lute love! WATCH: staff and students share what they love about PLU. πŸ’›πŸ₯°πŸ’› When you give to what you love by Oct. 18, you’re part of PLU’s community of care and support for students.

137 days ago by Britt Board
Check out this new opportunity to invest in science education in service of community!

As you know, at PLU, education is designed to benefit both students and the community. 

And right now, a multi-year effort is underway to enhance science education at PLU

These science education renovations, across the Rieke Science Center and the Nursing Clinical Learning and Simulation Center, will serve students, faculty and PLU’s strong science programs in the natural, pre-health and health sciences. 

They will also serve the community by providing well-trained, diverse health care providers who can help address ongoing critical shortages and disparities in health outcomes.

As we head into the final phase – renovations to the Open Lab and the Research Lab in Rieke – your investment will help equip Lutes with the scientific resources and tools they need to serve others, our communities and the earth. πŸŒŽπŸ©ΊπŸ”¬ Plus, your gift to these important upgrades can be matched with a gift to student scholarships. 

If you’d like to learn more about this campaign, visit the campaign website. All gifts made on the campaign website on Oct. 17-18 will be counted toward Bjug Day totals and earlier gifts can be counted, too, if you let us know at giftsupport@plu.edu or  253-535-7177.


143 days ago by Britt Board
β€‹βœ¨ Now live: The Fredricksen Internship Match for internship support. ✨


Internships are powerful and can help Lutes turn a dream into something tangible down the road!

πŸ”‰From student Annica Stiles ’25, who interned at Global Treks & Adventures, LLC (Iceland Trek) through PLU - β€œThis internship has offered me incredible experience for what I want to do. The way I describe my niche is environmental journalism and the goal would be to write about and advocate for conservation efforts. Aside from that, the experience I gained from working on site has given me countless new skills for both traveling abroad and conducting research.” 

Give the gift of invaluable career experience and your donation can be DOUBLED. Hurry, before the match runs out!

Thank you to Jim and Jane Fredricksen for providing this internship match in memory of Bill Crooks to support Lutes as they explore career opportunities and discover pathways for their futures.

144 days ago by Britt Board

Tammy Lynn said it best…Lutes are committed to caring for one another! Join Tammy Lynn and others who want to create opportunities for students. πŸ’› THE FIRST MATCH IS LIVE πŸ’› Give today to have your gift matched dollar-for-dollar. 

151 days ago by Britt Board
πŸ“£ Now's the time to show your spirit! πŸ“£


Want to help make great things happen for the 10th annual Bjug Day? Sign up to be a SociaLute social media volunteer! Share your "Bjug" love for PLU to spread the word about Bjug Day.

Learn more and sign up at http://plu.edu/socialute-signup!

162 days ago by Joel Thomas
We want to hear from you!

Hey, fellow Lutes! We want to hear from you! For the 10th anniversary of Bjug Day, we’re capturing highlights, memories and stories about Bjug Day and what you love about PLU. Can you take a couple of minutes to share your responses and help us spread Lute joy this Bjug Day? 

177 days ago by Joel Thomas

Donor Maps
πŸ’› Where Lutes Are Giving πŸ’›
Area of SupportDonorsRaised ($)
Rowing Team - Women42$8,245
Football - Player Package12$1,035
PLU Internship Fund15$10,000
Communication, Media & Design Department11$1,325
ROTC Cadet Club13$760
English Department14$975
Dance Team15$962
Swimming Team68$15,253
Track and Field Team81$7,974
Golf Team - Men12$3,250
Golf Team - Women15$2,280
Music Department18$6,015
Basketball Team - Women67$6,238
Athletics Lute Club71$9,062
PLU Fund67$18,743
Baseball Team82$21,745
The Writing Center15$1,195
Volleyball Team - Women91$10,078
Soccer Team - Men93$9,945
Mathematics Department12$2,285
College of Professional Studies1$100
Interdisciplinary Programs0$0
PERIOD @ Pacific Lutheran University2$35
Center for Gender Equity1$120
Student Engagement1$360
Class of 1973 Wild Hope Endowment6$11,800
MESA Program1$180
Global Studies Program2$175
Center for Military Support2$510
Intramurals2$135
Club Sports0$0
Gold Rush A Cappella1$10
Ultimate Frisbee - Men5$725
Physics Department3$45
College of Liberal Studies5$925
Opera2$510
Geosciences Department2$300
History Department4$210
Economics Department2$300
Campus Ministry Office5$950
PLU DECA Club1$150
Alpha Psi Omega0$0
Political Science Department1$20
Chemistry Club0$0
Chemistry Department4$580
Softball Team317$56,581
Lacrosse Team - Men5$570
College of Natural Sciences4$710
School of Nursing Dean's Fund2$1,500
Religion Department3$350
PLU American Choral Director's Association0$0
Sociology Department5$465
College of Natural Sciences Student Professional Development5$3,800
School of Nursing26$7,300
School of Business13$2,595
Wellbeing Services and Resources10$819
Rieke Health Sciences Renovations53$138,799
Lacrosse Team - Women8$305
Wild Hope Center for Vocation16$6,572
Social Work Student Organization6$260
Math Club4$225
Counseling, Health & Wellness5$1,305
The Collective0$0
School of Education9$5,745
PLU Fund Scholarships181$534,979
Diversity Center9$1,365
Anthropology Department2$50
Innovation Studies Program Fund0$0
Holocaust Studies1$25
Football - Breakaway3$185
PLU Pantry Support Fund2$75
LUCK (Lutes Undertaking Community Kindness)1$100
PLUtonic Acappella1$10
Computer Science Department3$1,120
MFA Rainier Writing Workshop2$35
KandsWeiss Study Away Gap Scholarship3$125
College of Health Professions1$50
Undocumented Student Emergency Fund9$975
Nate Schoening Center for Student Success0$0
Philosophy Department0$0
Social Work Department4$175
John "Nellie" Nelson Servant Leadership Award & Community Service for PLU Football Endowed Fund0$0
Night of Musical Theater0$0
Theater and Dance Department4$885
Kinesiology Department11$1,375
Rowing Team - Men2$200
Nā Hoaloha O' Hawai'i (Hawaii Club)6$545
PLU Emergency Care Fund7$1,816
Marriage & Family Therapy Department2$100
InterVarsity Club0$0
Psychology Department9$1,260
Artist Mentoring Program - Parkland Literacy Center0$0
Area of Greatest Need118$17,275
Scandinavian Cultural Center2$120
International Honors Program0$0
The Good Trouble Fund4$185
Black Student Union5$485
Environmental Studies Program2$75
Biology Department3$370
Gender, Sexuality and Race Studies Program4$140
PLU American Red Cross Club1$500
Cross Country Team25$2,360
Delta Iota Chi5$365
Native American and Indigenous Studies5$890
Birders of PLU1$10
Outdoor Recreation6$300
PLU Fund Academic Excellence3$402
Wang Center for Global Education7$1,455
Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association0$0
Basketball Team - Men103$17,011
School of Business Dean's Fund8$10,000
Wrestling Team0$0
Latinx Unidos6$501
The Student Success and Retention Fund3$900
Football Team173$15,474
Theatre Club: Umbrella Organization0$0
Hispanic and Latino Studies Program1$250
Soccer Team - Women166$20,001
Ultimate Frisbee - Women3$525
πŸ’› Which Classes Are Giving πŸ’›
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
196913$15,650
196410$1,900
20148$460
197314$15,047
200415$7,520
197615$10,665
202320$745
202219$1,106
202013$620
197810$13,950
19360$0
19563$800
19450$0
19440$0
19320$0
19958$1,650
19988$3,810
19430$0
19410$0
19826$12,800
19604$1,000
201011$2,850
20139$2,470
19340$0
19270$0
19967$1,125
19310$0
19530$0
19290$0
19572$100
19460$0
19997$1,360
19510$0
20280$0
20026$1,178
197415$103,400
19855$3,723
199115$7,280
197014$17,100
197210$12,430
20002$120
20055$725
19888$4,040
198410$20,930
201811$630
197713$3,900
198910$1,515
19946$1,175
20168$1,365
199712$4,664
198711$11,773
19593$100
200715$2,946
198110$5,195
19552$100
20179$1,425
19835$1,095
19905$300
20117$1,611
198011$6,075
19637$1,975
19678$2,700
19280$0
19350$0
20037$2,550
199311$6,720
20127$1,115
19470$0
20198$720
19666$5,965
19614$1,350
198610$3,510
20217$385
19716$26,100
19627$770
20251$500
19658$3,520
20240$0
19390$0
19520$0
19583$1,100
19757$2,953
20155$875
19793$400
19480$0
19400$0
19490$0
19380$0
19500$0
19540$0
19300$0
20260$0
20084$690
19370$0
19330$0
20270$0
19688$31,500
19924$875
20019$1,685
19420$0
200910$855
20069$3,400
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Gradhat icon29%Alumni
Book icon6%Students
Parent icon21%Parents
Suitcase icon11%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon34%Friends
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Heart icon matched a total of $75,000
πŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
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Heart icon matched a total of $63,148
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Heart icon matched a total of $60,000
πŸ’›βŒ›Final Countdown Scholarship Match βŒ›πŸ’› photo
πŸ’›βŒ›Final Countdown Scholarship Match βŒ›πŸ’›
Heart icon matched a total of $58,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
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πŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’›
Heart icon matched a total of $40,000
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’›
Heart icon matched a total of $40,000
πŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’›
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
πŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’› photo
πŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’›
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
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πŸ’› Friend πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’›
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000