On Sept. 28, friends of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $27,065 during the second annual Give Green and Gold Day.
Gifts on the special day of giving were earmarked for student aid and will be used to provide tuition grants to residential Ministerial Formation students.
“When I spoke with students on Give Green and Gold Day, I kept hearing how thankful they are for the donors who support them, especially when it comes to student aid,” said Megan Duncan, the Seminary’s manager of annual giving, and the Give Green and Gold Day campaign manager.
The amount raised exceeded the $25,000 goal by $2,065. Thanks to a matching gift, donors doubled their gifts up to the first $10,000 raised.
The campus community celebrated the day with free ice cream outside of Loeber Hall. Seminary friends were encouraged to share updates about the day by using #GiveGreenandGold on their social media channels.
“In reflecting on the wonderful news of the success of this effort, I’m reminded of the poem that begins, ‘Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver, the other gold.’ To each and every person who contributed to this campaign, thank you! To all of our friends, each one of you means the world to us,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president for Seminary Advancement and chief communications officer.