During this unique Advent Season, we invite you to consider giving to one or all of following funds:
Advent Vespers Fund
For more than four decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we will celebrate Advent Vespers this year by moving to a Virtual Event. However these services (virtual or in-person) continue to be completely funded by generous individual contributions and your donation today will directly support this majestic tradition!
Augsburg – Central Health Commons Fund
For more than 28 years, Augsburg’s Department of Nursing has operated a free health-focused drop-in center at Central Lutheran Church for people experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed. Basic supplies are needed to continue to serve those most displaced with the crises upon us. Your donation will be used to purchase new adult socks and underwear, soap, toothpaste, diapers (size 5 or 6), Band-Aids or other simple items to promote health.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund
The 2020-2021 George Floyd Memorial Scholarship was created as one of Augsburg’s seven new equity initiatives born out of a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. The scholarship is awarded to student leaders who show great promise in their ability to further interrupt and dismantle anti-Black racism, racism, white supremacy, and other forms of oppression. In an effort to accelerate and amplify the benefits of this scholarship, it will be built into a comprehensive fellowship program dedicated to helping students grow their professional networks; connect with professional Twin Cities BIPOC mentors; strengthen their overall leadership skills; and enjoy membership in a supportive and motivating cohort of peers. Donations will go directly toward the implementation of the fellowship’s inaugural year.
(This scholarship is currently administered through the Scholarship for Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies – Please select this “Designation” on the gift page)