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Q Club — an investment in tomorrow's decision-makers
B Y L E E D A W S O N ' 7 2 , Q C L U B P R E S I D E N T
There is just so much right about this place! The list of attributes, honors, accolades and awards relating to PLU seems to go on and on. It is great to be associated with a winner. The campus is expectant with the new capital projects, and the enthusiasm for this school year in all areas of the university is very contagious.
As we enter the 26th year of raising scholarship money for PLU students, I’ve found there is a lot right about Q Club, too. Q Club provides more than $1.25 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students every year — year after year.
One hundred percent of contributions by alumni, parents, friends, businesses, staff, administrators, professors, corporations and even the students themselves go to need-based student scholarships. This organization is affecting the lives of the students in a very real way.
As we broaden our base of support, even more students can enjoy and come to appreciate the education of thoughtful inquiry and service that PLU has as its mission.
Many of you are currently sending sons and daughters, grandchildren and spouses to PLU. Many of you will send some of these groups in the near future, and some of you have watched a recent graduate begin his or her life of service. Many of these students also have roommates, friends and relatives who receive Q Club scholarships. Q Club enables deserving students to receive an education at PLU.
There is definitely something good about Q Club members, too! We all realize that by providing Q Club scholarships to today’s students, we are investing in the formation of tomorrow’s decision-makers through a quality, Christian, service-oriented education at PLU. We know from the PLU students who frequent our dining room table from time to time in search of a home-cooked meal that many of them would not be at PLU without the scholarship money.
It is an important thing we do as members of Q Club. Jesus’ disciples asked when they had seen Jesus hungry, thirsty, a stranger, sick, naked, or in prison and had not provided for Him, Jesus answered, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even to the least of them, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40.
We would like you to join us in contributing to the future of educating great students at a great place.
For more information about joining, rejoining or increasing your commitment to the students at PLU through the Q Club office, call 253-535-7429 or 800-258-6758 or email email@example.com.
Q Club Profile
Lee and his wife, Debbie (also a Q Club director), live in Vaughn, Wash. He is a semi-retired dentist working two days a week in his own practice. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and has been a deacon at Kent Covenant Church for many years. His hobbies include snow and water skiing, and hiking.
Lee Dawson '72, president|
Why is PLU important to you?
“My attendance at PLU rewarded me with a first-class education and prepared me for a life of service and commitment. The uniqueness of making and retaining lifelong friends from my days at PLU astounds those who did not attend an institution providing a quality education in a Christian environment. It was here at PLU that I was challenged in my Christian faith and made a commitment to follow Christ.
From what I see in the students today, all of these things still happen on a routine basis. There just isn’t a better place to entrust the education of today’s men and women. By realizing it is today’s students who will ultimately shape my future, I find it very exciting to be involved in enabling students to experience PLU.”
The following individuals, churches and businesses have joined Q Club or upgraded their membership from November 5, 1998 through January 8, 1999.
Gary and Mavis Koch *
Warren and Nancy Morrow *
Thomas and Connie Thomsen *
Eric and Marie Bean *
David E. and Nancy Ericksen *
Ron and Judy Lerch *
Ellsworth and Nancy Alvord *
Marvin and Beverlee Bolland
Henry and Jo Ericksen *
Brian and Liesl Hall
John and Beverly Henderson *
John and Anne Kirkman
Richard and Lynn Ostenson *
Doug and Kristin Page *
Bill and Allison Roberts
John and Aleen Schiller *
Daniel and Debra Solberg
Doug and Antonette Wood *
Trygve and Cleo Vik
John Aakre and Cynthia Michael *
James and LaVonne Berentsen *
Neil and Mary Bryant *
Rich and Irina Ehlinger *
Carole Frederickson *
Jerry and Carolyn Haralson *
Marvin and Virginia Johnson *
Nancy and Pressley Millen
Fred and Barbara Motteler *
Michael and Teresa Neiman
David and Maurene Aakre
Gordon and Mary Braun
David and Carolyn Christensen
Deborah Erickson and Ken Bailey
Tyler and Janine Gillis
Daniel Grudt and Lois Swenson-Grudt
Peter and Kristi Isensee
Gordon and Ilene Mackey
Jon and Jean Malmin
Robert and Joanne Mueller
Kenneth and Rebecca Ryals
Bernie and Kathy Sanders
Paul and Christen Stockdale
Paul and Susan Troselius
Robby Larson *
*Increased from previous level
Gifts, pledges and grants of $10,000 or more, October 1 to December 31, 1998
|Aid Association for Lutherans||$45,000||Restricted Scholarships Grant and AAL Affirmations of Lutheran Higher Education Grant|
|Allenmore Medical Foundation||$30,200||Restricted Scholarships Grant|
|Neal and Joyce Arntson||$20,000||Q Club Endowment/Restricted Scholarships Fund|
|Janice Baker||$15,000||Elbert H. Baker II and Janice M. Baker Endowed Music Scholarship/Restricted Scholarship|
|Duane and Joanne Berentson||$12,500||Q Club Endowment/Marv and Dorothy Harshman Scholarship Fund/Gene and Marian Lundgaard-Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarship Fund/Q Club/Q Club Pledge|
|A. Dean and Marilyn Buchanan||$20,608||Charitable Gift Annuity/Buchanan Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Howard L. Byerly||$10,980||Mathematics Endowed Scholarship|
|Dale and Jolita Benson||$11,653||General Endowment/Q Club|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||$21,392||Unrestricted Operating Support|
|Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation||$100,000||Mary Baker Russell Music Center Fuchs Organ Fund|
|Edna Gorder Estate||$40,031||Edna M. Gorder/Lutheran Brotherhood Education Endowment|
|Brian and Liesl Hall||$15,000||Will Provision/Q Club Pledge|
|Independent Colleges of Washington||$25,256||Unrestricted Operating Support|
|Intel Foundation||$35,000||MESA Elementary and Southern Expansion Grant/South Sound Science Fair Grant|
|Iris Jacobson||$10,000||Mary Baker Russell Music Center Phase II Construction Fund/Q Club|
|Gordon and Alice Kayser||$10,000||Phillip and Alice Kayser Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Theodore and Doreen Johnson||$14,384||Science Equipment Endowment Challenge (SEEC)/Restricted Operating Support/Q Club|
|Margaret Knutzen||$117,500||Victor and Margaret Knutzen Endowment Fund Gift and Pledge; Q Club Gift and Pledge|
|Ruby Knutzen||$10,706||Einer and Ruby Knutzen Endowment Fund/Q Club|
|Gary and Mavis Koch||$11,063||Q Club/Campus Ministry|
|John and Lisa Korsmo||$20,000||John S. and Edna M. Korsmo Endowed Scholarship Gift and Pledge|
|Constance M. Larson||$80,000||Will Provision|
|Anne Long||$965,000||Will Provision/Center for Learning and Technology Pledge/Q Club Pledge|
|The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.||$30,000||United States-China Cooperative Research Program Grant|
|Lutheran Brotherhood||$60,028||Restricted Scholarship Fund/Matching 81 Donor Gifts/Region I Consultation Lutheran Brotherhood Grant|
|Kurtis and Pam Mayer/Kurt Mayer’s Wanderlust Travel||$11,000||Restricted Capital Projects/Q Club|
|Alma Meisnest Estate||$2,486,113||Meisnest Unrestricted Endowment/Science Equipment Endowment Challenge (SEEC)|
|Donald and Wanda Morken||$2,275,000||Q Club/Donald and Wanda Morken Family Scholarship/Will Provision/Restricted Capital Projects Pledge|
|Thomas Payne and Alexia Eide-Payne||$50,000||Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Eidbo Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Diana Pederson||$78,050||Arne and Gloria Pederson Endowed Scholarship for Leadership/Restricted Capital Projects|
|Karen Hille Phillips||$102,000||Xavier Renovation/PLU Alumni Scholarship Endowment|
|Elmer and Mary Louise Rasmuson||$100,000||Elmer E. and Mary Louise Rasmuson Scholarship for Students from Alaska|
|George and Jane Russell||$20,000||MALD Challenge|
|H. Loyd and Lynne Sutherland||$31,723||Lynne and H. Loyd Sutherland Endowed Scholarship|
|Donald and Edith Strandness||$50,000||Restricted Operation Support|
|Virginia Williams||Confidential||Charitable Trusting|
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