Day of Giving

A giving day is a 24-hour fundraising event that brings donors, volunteers and communities together around a common cause. Concordia’s fourth annual Day of Giving will take place Thursday, June 11, 2020. With a goal of engaging alumni, friends, parents, students and the Concordia community, the day will be filled with many opportunities for you to get involved and engage with us!


Our goal for June 11 is to raise $127,000, in celebration of our 127th academic year

Gifts made throughout the day to the Concordia Fund will be matched, up to $70,000, meaning your generosity will have an even greater impact!

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What Will The Day Look Like?

Throughout the day, donors will be able to connect with Concordia through social media photos and live videos. As Day of Giving continues to grow both in dollars raised and outreach, we have added new challenges and opportunities to give. Watch your social media outlets for Concordia University influencers to challenge others to support Day of Giving.

This year, Day of Giving donors can support the university, provide academic and church work scholarships and help grow the Harvest Fund, which distributes financial resources to students who would otherwise be unable to continue their academic pursuits due to financial barriers.

Day of Giving Events

(All times are C.T.)

8 a.m.

Kickoff in the Quad

with alums Pete Kenow, Ben Limback and Beth Pester

8:30 a.m.

Opening Devotion

led by Rev. Russ Sommerfeld

9:45 a.m.

Church Work and Education Webinar

with Shanna Opfer, Mark Blanke and more!

11 a.m.

Chapel and Hymn Sing

led by Rev. Ryan Matthias

2 p.m.

Music Performances

by Concordia's music faculty

5 p.m.

Science Webinar

with Rob Hermann, Jen Fruend, John Jurchen and more!

6:30 p.m.

Re-Air of 2019 Women's Basketball National Championship Game

8:30 p.m.

Celebration at Dusk

with Kurth Brashear and Rev. Russ Sommerfeld

Give a Shout

  1. Comment, post, double-tap, or tweet and celebrate Concordia! Share how Concordia has made an impact on your life or your loved ones.
  2. Show your love for Concordia by using one of our backgrounds for your next online meeting. Bonus points if you take a screenshot with your background and post it on social media with the hashtag.


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Harvest Fund

Established in 2013, Concordia’s Harvest Fund provides additional financial resources to students who would otherwise be unable to continue their academic pursuits due to financial barriers.

Donors can contribute to the Harvest Fund on Day of Giving. When donating online, please specify that your gift is designated for the Harvest Fund.

Donors can also send their gift to:

Concordia University, Nebraska
Department of Institutional Advancement
800 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

When sending a check, please specify in the memo as Harvest Fund.