The St. Olaf Fund

Formerly Partners in Annual Giving, the St. Olaf Fund is a flexible, donor-centric approach to fundraising for current support. Annual gifts enhance the college's priorities and, if desired, may be directed to enrich particular programs, departments, or initiatives.

In 2010, a group of dedicated alumni formed the St. Olaf Fund Board. They are working with over 500 volunteers to continue and enhance the St. Olaf culture of stewardship.

What is Annual Giving?

Annual giving is just that: gifts to St. Olaf made annually and spent within one fiscal year which runs June 1 - May 31.

Why does every gift matter?

All gifts to The St. Olaf Fund - regardless of size - are a statement of support for the St. Olaf mission and the continued financial health of the college. Each gift enhances the St. Olaf experience and sets a foundation for students to lead grace-filled, values-driven lives.

Why does the percentage of alumni giving matter?

Participation in the annual fund is a strong indication of alumni satisfaction. Your gift says to current Oles and other constituencies that you value your St. Olaf experience and believe in its mission to educate students to live lives of worth and service.

Areas of support

Current Priorities
Provides vital resources to enhance an outstanding liberal arts education.

Support the student-athletes who represent St. Olaf on varsity sports teams, play club sports, and take part in intramural sports.

Financial Aid
To ensure that talented and deserving students can attend St. Olaf, the college is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of every student.

Libraries and Technology
Educational excellence requires that the most current information and technological resources are available to every St. Olaf student.

Academic Programs
St. Olaf takes great pride in its ability to attract and retain a superior faculty. Gifts designated to academic programs provide resources for student-faculty research and programming that directly benefits students.

Campus Enhancement
Provide for the consistent care is required to ensure that the Hill and the Natural Lands are impeccably maintained and environmentally sustainable.

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