Want to join us in making a difference? We started the Challenging Institutional Racism at St. Olaf Giving Circle to support St. Olaf in becoming an institution that consciously addresses, investigates, understands and challenges racism through academics, policy, and campus life.
Our first goal is to raise $100,000 to set up an endowment for the Race and Ethnic Studies (RACE) Program at St. Olaf College.This endowment will support leading edge research, practice and teaching on the Hill and beyond. An anonymous donor pledged to match the first $40,000 donated to the Giving Circle.
In September 2019 we made a $50,000 gift to the College to establish the Endowment. When the Endowment reaches $100,000 it will begin to make disbursements to the RACE Program. So far gifts to the Endowment total $65,658, so we still need to raise $34,342 to hit $100K. With the $15,000 in matching funds, we need $19,342, although we don’t need to stop there!
Your donation of any size will help make an impact. You will receive an email from GoFundMe acknowledging your donation, which you can save for tax purposes. If you are giving gifts over $200, we suggest you make your cash gifts directly to our Challenging Institutional Racism at St. Olaf Giving Circle through Thrivent Charitable’s website. For more information about ways to make gifts of stocks or other assets to our Giving Circle contact Thrivent Charitable at email@example.com or 800-365-4172.
Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™ (Thrivent Charitable) is our partner in helping us to achieve our mission by providing the giving circle platform. This partnership enables us to grow assets to endow the RACE Program and achieve our goal to challenge racism through academics, policy and campus life.
Additional giving options:
You can also make a donation directly to the RACE Program Endowment by visiting https://stolaf.alumniq.com/giving/to/default. Select “other” and then choose “specify a designation not listed.” Finally, enter “RACE Endowment” in the text box. Complete the form as directed.
Employer match: Does your employer offer a charitable gift matching program? If so, make your donation to our efforts and request an employer match to the Challenging Institutional Racism at St. Olaf Giving Circle at Thrivent Charitable.
Thank you in advance for your contribution – we look forward to making a difference for a cause that means so much to so many!
Graphic designed by Mercy Garriga.