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

Support Concordia

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. 

1st Place


2nd Place

1969, 1996

3rd Place

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)

8 a.m.

Kickoff in the Quad

with alums Pete Kenow '87, Ben Limback '99 and Beth Pester '96

8:30 a.m.

Opening Devotion

led by Rev. Russ Sommerfeld

9:45 a.m.

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

Watch now

11 a.m.

Chapel and Hymn Sing

led by Rev. Ryan Matthias

12 p.m.

Harvest Fund Announcement

with Kurth Brashear and Scott Seevers '89

Watch now

2 p.m.

Music Performances

by Concordia's music faculty: Elizabeth Grimpo, Jeffrey Blersch, Andrew Schultz '89, Wendy Schultz, Kurt von Kampen '83 and Paul von Kampen '11

5 p.m.

Science Webinar

with Rob Hermann '87, Jen Fruend, John Jurchen '97, Elizabeth Bergdolt '21, Jeff Heubschman '96, Erin Heubschman '94 and Kurth Brashear

Watch now

6:30 p.m.

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

8:30 p.m.

Celebration at Dusk

with Kurth Brashear and Rev. Russ Sommerfeld

Watch now

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 on a post with your favorite photo or record a quick video testimonial.
  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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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.