The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of the fundraising program at Luther College. As an independent school and non-profit organization we rely on both tuition fees and fundraising to support the day-to-day operation of the school. Our tuition covers only about 82% of what it costs to educate each student. The Annual Fund helps bridge that gap.
Gifts to the Annual Fund support the school’s highest priority needs and have a direct and immediate impact on all aspects of the school - the academic program, athletics, arts, financial aid, professional development, facilities, and campus life.
Annual Fund gifts are used in the year they are received and are directed wherever the need is greatest, making an immediate difference in the lives of students and faculty. The Annual Fund gives the school the flexibility to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to respond quickly to unanticipated needs and challenges.