Luther Alumni Magazine

President's Council

A message from the president

When we began the 2019–20 academic year last fall, no one could have imagined how much things on the Luther campus and in our world would change by the second semester. This spring, in a matter of weeks, we have experienced the highest highs of launching the new Rochester Semester and celebrating a record-setting Giving Day to the lowest lows of implementing pandemic response measures on our campus and moving to distance learning to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff amid the spread of COVID-19.

One of the many things that keeps me buoyed in these uncertain times is knowing Luther’s community of supporters and volunteers is vibrant and dedicated. Our President’s Council members are among our most generous stakeholders, and it’s been the tradition of the college to recognize the charitable giving of this group each spring. Together these alumni, parents, regents, faculty/staff, friends, and foundations have shared their commitment to Luther’s mission through their philanthropic support.

In 2020, we are delighted to welcome an impressive list of new Life Members, donors who have contributed cumulative outright gifts of $100,000 or more. In addition, a dozen of our existing Life Members have moved to a higher level of giving within the President’s Circle during the past year. These donors are truly an inspiration, and we are humbly grateful they have chosen to invest in the people, programs, and priorities at Luther College!

Please join me in extending a hearty and heartfelt thanks to all members of the President’s Council. Together these donors are making a Luther education possible for current students and future generations, and we celebrate their extraordinary generosity.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Jenifer K. Ward

Click here for a full list of the 2020 President's Council membership, based on 2019 calendar year giving.