Office of Advancement

The Advancement Office is Closed for the Holidays

The Office of Advancement is closed for the holidays from December 24, 2014 and will reopen on January 2, 2015.  If you would like to make a year end gift, please use our online donation form.  If you have any questions please call 253-535-7177 or email advancement@plu.edu and a member of the Advancement team will respond to you within 24 hours.

Supporting Pacific Lutheran University

As an independent nonprofit university, PLU has two primary sources of revenue – tuition and gift support. In order to keep tuition at a level that enables the university to serve the broadest possible range of students, PLU relies on the generous support of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations.

The Office of Advancement works to raise charitable contributions, which support the mission of Pacific Lutheran University. Contributions are made in a variety of ways and used to enhance the programs and services that make a PLU education distinctive. Please visit our donation page to make a gift now.

The PLU Tax Identification Number is 91-0565571.

PLU Annual Fund

The PLU Annual Fund provides vital support used by the university during the academic school year. Donors to the Annual Fund provide scholarships to deserving students with financial need. They support academic and co-curricular excellence, and provide critical resources for student-athletes through gifts to the Lute Club Athletics Fund.

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Endowment

PLU relies on its endowment to provide support in perpetuity for a host of needs, including financial aid and research and faculty development. The principle of the endowment is never spent; only interest income is used for spending needs.

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Gift Planning

These are tax-advantaged ways to support the university both now and in the future. Planned gifts include provisions made in donors' wills, gift annuities and the establishment of various trust vehicles. Often planned gifts are used to establish future named endowment funds.

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