Generous donors have come together to make this the most successful fundraising year in Augsburg College history. Driven largely by contributions to the campaign for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, alumni and friends gave $35,404,222 during fiscal year 2014-15.
This is the fourth year in a row in which donors have contributed more than $10 million to the College and more than doubled last year’s total of $14.6 million. In addition to providing crucial funding for the transformative Hagfors Center, the philanthropy of more than 5,600 donors this year helps Augsburg attract talented students and the dedicated faculty and staff who teach and guide them. The gifts provide financial aid, building maintenance and support, and instructional and other resources that allow Augsburg to educate informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.
Your gifts not only provide financial support, but they also encourage students like Aybike Bakan ’11, ’15 MPA, who received the Dahlberg and Peterson Family Endowed Scholarship for students in the Master of Physician Assistant program. Aybike’s home town is Istanbul, Turkey, and her favorite thing about Augsburg its focus on community service and social justice.
While an undergraduate majoring in Biology, Aybike enhanced her classroom work with lab work, researching epithelial cells and asthma with Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright. As a masters degree candidate, she immersed herself in Nicaraguan culture for two weeks focusing on health care as a universal responsibility.
Augsburg allowed me to grow as an open-minded individual and encouraged me to seek meaning in the work that I want to do in the future. After graduation, I plan to work as a primary care provider at a community health clinic caring for under-served populations.
Below are the financial charts of College’s endowment market value, and our revenue and expenses for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2015.