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!
Concordia’s Day of Giving final numbers are in! Thank you to all the generous donors. Praise be to God!
Our goal for June 11 is to raise $127,000, in celebration of our 127th academic year
Alumni Class Leaderboard
Throughout Day of Giving, we are tracking gifts made in support of current Concordia students by each alumni class as a friendly competition.
1992, 2011, 2015
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 Central)
Kickoff in the Quad
with alums Pete Kenow '87, Ben Limback '99 and Beth Pester '96
led by Rev. Russ Sommerfeld
Church Work and Education Webinar
with Shanna Opfer '99, Mark Blanke '82, Rev. Rob Kuefner '91, Sarah Salzberg '07, Emma Brand '21 and Rev. Russ Sommerfeld
Chapel and Hymn Sing
led by Rev. Ryan Matthias
Harvest Fund Announcement
with Kurth Brashear and Scott Seevers '89
by Concordia's music faculty: Elizabeth Grimpo, Jeffrey Blersch, Andrew Schultz '89, Wendy Schultz, Kurt von Kampen '83 and Paul von Kampen '11
with Rob Hermann '87, Jen Fruend, John Jurchen '97, Elizabeth Bergdolt '21, Jeff Heubschman '96, Erin Heubschman '94 and Kurth Brashear
Re-Air of 2019 Women's Basketball National Championship Game
with Coach Drew Olson '03, Coach Tae'lor Purdy-Korell, Quinn Wragge '19, Colby Duvel '20, Grace Berry '20, Philly Lammers '20, Riley Sibbel '20, MacKenzie Helman '20, Taryn Schuette '20, Taylor Cockerill '21 and Mackenzie Koepke '22
Celebration at Dusk
with Kurth Brashear and Rev. Russ Sommerfeld
- Comment, post, double-tap, or tweet and celebrate Concordia! Share how Concordia has made an impact on your life or your loved ones on a post with your favorite photo or record a quick video testimonial.
- 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.
Providing Additional Resources to Students
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.
A giving day is typically a 24-hour fundraising event that brings donors, volunteers and communities together around a common cause. At Concordia, we are always looking for new ways to encourage our friends and alumni. It is our hope that through this Day of Giving, we will be able to reach and engage more constituents across the country with opportunities to engage with Concordia.
You can spread the word about your support of Concordia through your prayers, shouts and gifts to your social networks – like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #CUNEDayofGiving. Need some help deciding what to say on social media? Here's a day of giving social media resource guide.
You can give a gift online all-day through our Day of Giving 2020 giving page.
Yes, all gifts to Concordia are tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your online gift, and a mailed receipt in the coming days.
The Concordia Fund is the lifeblood of the institution serving as the operating budget year over year. As the annual fund for the university, the Concordia Fund primarily supports student scholarships. With 100% of students receiving some type of scholarship support, the Concordia Fund is crucial to Concordia students.