Campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion Hits $25 Million Milestone

Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow has announced that the College has passed the $25 million fundraising milestone for the Campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR.)

As of November 1, 2013, the Campaign has raised $25,446,753 from approximately 470 donors. Donors have sponsored 100% of the faculty offices in the Chemistry, Biology, and Religion departments. Alumni from every graduating class from 2013 to 1948 have participated in this campaign, demonstrating broad support for this effort. The Alumni Class-by-Class Challenge—a drive to secure $1 million+ in support from every alumni class—now has over 30 classes with totals over $25,000. The Athletic Department, led by Jeff Swenson ’79, boasts 100% participation from every employee. Faculty leaders from a number of departments across campus have worked with Biology Department Chair Dale Pederson ’70 to play a key role in CSBR Campaign “Summits,” resulting in nine major campaign events since 2012 and more than $12 million in new pledges. The success and growing momentum for the CSBR can be attributed to nearly every part of the Augsburg community.

The goal of the CSBR Campaign is to secure $50 million in commitments toward the construction of this new academic building by May 2016. Campaign Chair Mike Good ’71 and the Augsburg Board of Regents are following an ambitious strategic plan for the second half of this campaign. This plan depends on the engagement of leadership-level donors, broad-based support from alumni and parents, as well as the involvement and support of Augsburg’s faculty and staff. Over the next 16 months the Augsburg community will see many small group campaign events, campus tours, and other campaign activities. If you would like to be involved or if you have recommendations to help support campaign efforts, please contact Vice President for Advancement Heather Riddle at riddle@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1177.

Campaign Chair Mike Good ’71 has shared in this short video why he BELIEVES in the Campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. If you would like to print your own CSBR Believe sign for above your door, it is posted as a .pdf here.