Office of Advancement

Thank you for your investment in PLU students!

The PLU Annual Fund assures a solid foundation for students today and is a bedrock for the University’s future. Tuition and endowment funds cover only part of what it takes to invest in our most important assets – students and faculty. The Annual Fund provides critically needed support to help bridge the gap, strengthen scholarship support for deserving students, enrich student life, recruit exceptional faculty, and so much more.

We thank YOU for investing in the students of Pacific Lutheran University! Your gift to the PLU Annual Fund helps to make our mission possible by fostering an environment in which each student can discover their unique voice and have the confidence, knowledge and skills to fully engage in the world. The impact of your generosity can be found in the words of gratitude we hear every day from students like, Grace, who work hard to make the most of every opportunity at Pacific Lutheran University.

I am incredibly thankful for both the financial and academic support exhibited from the generous donations of individuals connected with the PLU community. Scholarships have become valuable building blocks for success. Scholarships allow students to continue to pursue desired degrees without financial disruption and exiting undergraduate education with the smallest amount of loans. Again, I am very appreciative of receiving financial support to continue pursuing my career goals. – Grace, Class of 2016


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Thank you for celebrating the inaugural Bjug Harstad Day of Giving with us!


In our 125th academic year and in honor of Rev. Bjug Harstad’s epic efforts, we established the Bjug Harstad Day of Giving—a time for present-day PLU heroes to give back, both in tribute to our past and in anticipation of our golden future. We knew the energy and strength of this day would come from our generous and loyal Lute family, but the overwhelming support we received far exceeded our expectations.

We are thrilled to announce that more than 330 alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff contributed more than $100,000 for PLU students.

We are deeply grateful for, and amazed by you, our incredible supporters!

The Impact of Your Giving

Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence_Shelby Winters

“This past spring…I had the opportunity to present my own research to the Pacific Sociological Association. It was the first time someone other than my own peers and staff recognized my work as important.  Speaking with others…was exhilarating, reinforced my love of sociology, and has me looking forward to my future.” –Shelby Winters ’15, Sociology major

Campus Life
Campus Life_Alyssa Conger

“My favorite thing about PLU is how encouraged I am to think differently and in ways that I otherwise wouldn’t have… I also love the fact that I can put myself in a situation where I am surrounded by people with the same beliefs as me… PLU provides me with so many opportunities and has introduced me to some amazing people.”-Alyssa Lee Conger ’17, Business major 

Q Club Student Scholarships_Max Mayther

“I wanted to attend PLU but didn’t want to financially compromise my family. Thankfully, PLU scholarships offered me the opportunity to attend a first-rate university. Without the generosity of PLU supporters, like you, I wouldn’t be here at PLU. Neither would more than 90% of my fellow students.”
– Max Mayther ’15, Chemistry major and Physics minor

Area of Greatest Need
Greatest Need_Camille Adams

“My proudest achievement at PLU has been writing and co-producing a student entertainment television show on-campus. My friend and I began the program… Last year, I was nominated for a NW student Emmy as the writer of “Impressions” and it was one of the proudest moments of my life.”– Camille Adams ’16, English Writing and Hispanic Studies major