Pacific Lutheran University

A nonprofit organization

$14,302 raised by 56 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Chloe and Elizabeth have a message for you. ⬆️⬆️⬆️ You did a BIG thing! Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal, raised $14,052 and conquered the matching challenge - our amazing matching donors have released an additional $20k for scholarships.


🎉 GiveBIG Matching Challenge: Make a gift by the end of the day to amplify your impact! 🎉

For a limited time, a group of PLU alumni who believe in scholarships will match your GiveBig donation…x2! 

Here’s how it works:

-Make a gift of any size.

-Our generous donors will give $2 for every $1 that you give. Ex. if you give $100, they give $200. *Max $20,000 from our matching donors.

💛 Why Your Gift Matters 💛

"I am a Rieke Scholar, which includes advocating for diversity, justice, and sustainability and leading events and conversations that contribute to that advocacy and strengthen the community. This includes many meetings on things to improve to promote DJS, which then leads to change.

I am very grateful for this opportunity as the financial costs of a college education have been a large struggle for my family. I really enjoy going to PLU and am grateful for any opportunity that allows me to stay here and follow my aspirations." -Emily Alexander, majoring in Biology ('25)

During GiveBIG, you're invited to invest in the future of our beloved Washington state.

As a regional-serving university, 73.8% of first-year PLU students in fall 2022 were from Washington. You can uplift the next generation of local teachers, business owners, nurses, social workers and other changemakers. Graduates from PLU become anchors and thought leaders in their communities, impacting the overall well-being of those around them.

Looking forward, the well-being of our students and our communities is paramount for creating a healthy, equitable and sustainable future. Your gift toward scholarships supports student wellness by removing financial burdens and expanding student capacity, empowering Lutes to achieve their full academic and personal potential. When students are well, they are better equipped to make our communities stronger through service, leadership and care. 

Help us unlock the full $20,000 match so that more exceptional students can:

- Focus on their studies and supporting their own well-being, instead of financial survival

- Have capacity to serve, lead and care

- Build a stronger community

- Have a well-rounded college experience

Pacific Lutheran University’s Mission:

PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care — for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.

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Pacific Lutheran University

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12180 Park Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98447


(253) 535-7177

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