I hope that, for you, this brings to mind some very meaningful experiences when you felt part of something larger than yourself.
Did you feel the smiles and gratitude for your help or involvement? And, perhaps, love and generosity in return? During February, a month known for expressing our caring and love for others, I invite you to join in another of those transformational life experiences.
As fellow Auggies, we each hold special memories of Augsburg. For me, Augsburg College fostered values that aligned with mine: faithfulness, excellence, inclusion, opportunity and hope for the future—values we held as we embarked on our pathway of living and serving in the world. Today, Augsburg’s core values remain the same. They live today through the students in even more significant, global ways.
Just a few weeks ago, many of us attended a Summit gathering for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR) on campus. More than 250 alumni and friends joined with the Board of Regents and faculty to hear the good news that this planned, signature, first-of-its-kind facility will truly transform the campus.
I felt the joy of reconnecting with alumni from my class and others, amazement with the excellence of faculty and students who “lead on” in this world, and love for Augsburg College, still standing boldly to educate students in world class programs. Each of us were encouraged to become part of this tremendous project, the Center for Science, Business, and Religion.
The really good news is that this is not a dream; it will happen and be built with the involvement of you and me and so many others. We have already raised more than $40 million in commitments toward the $50 million goal.
I invite you back to campus to take time to learn more about the impact of this top-tier signature facility. Augsburg is receiving positive feedback both locally and nationally from civic officials and business leaders regarding this interdisciplinary approach.
As you read the stories included in this news update, you will also find another way to participate. You can add your very tangible support by purchasing a brick that will be included in the new building. This link takes you to more information about how to make a gift that will make visible the legacy of generosity growing among us.
Even if you have already made your gift to the CSBR, please consider adding a memorial brick, or even two, in honor of your family, former student, or someone else who made a difference in your experience at Augsburg.
With your caring and sharing, the impact for the students, the community, and for Augsburg will be truly transformational through the new Center for Science, Business, and Religion.
We are almost there! Please join us! We want everyone to be part of the excellence of Augsburg going forward!
Pam Moksnes ’79
Class Challenge Leader
Board of Regents