At Concordia, we recognize and celebrate giving in all shapes and sizes because we’ve seen firsthand the profound impact that these gifts have had on our mission of helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world.
The spirit of giving is out in full force today, on what has become known as Giving Tuesday.
Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday has turned into a global movement, a collective spirit of giving to help change lives and transform the places where others live and work. Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, individuals worldwide donate hundreds of millions of dollars to charities and other worthwhile organizations, marking the unofficial start of the holiday season of giving.
But giving doesn’t have to mean giving money.
There are countless examples that demonstrate the lasting impact people can have when they give of their time, talents, or other treasures. At Concordia, we recognize and celebrate giving in all shapes and sizes because we’ve seen firsthand the profound impact that these gifts have had had on our mission of helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world.
Here are just a few ways we ask you to consider giving to CUAA this season.
1. Pray for us.
We exist to equip the faithful to boldly go forth into the world and make an impact for Christ in ways they never imagined. We ask for your prayers in this endeavor—that in all we do, godly wisdom may be applied, Christ may be glorified, and the work of the Kingdom may be accomplished.
2. Hire CUAA graduates for internships or jobs.
Concordia graduates are well-rounded, ethical workers who have a passion for making a meaningful difference wherever they are. Let our graduates be an asset to you! Check out all of the ways you can connect with CUAA graduates and alumni.
3. Proudly wear your Concordia apparel and display your CUAA memorabilia.
Your enthusiasm for Concordia is infectious! Convey your Cardinal pride at work, at home, or out in the community. No doubt you acquired a few giveaways at some point in your Concordia journey, but if you’re short on swag, visit our online shop.
4. Keep us updated with your information.
It’s an easy but forgettable step! By providing us with your current information, you help us to be more efficient and effective with our resources. If you haven’t done so in a while, please take a moment to update your information.
5. Attend an on-campus event.
No matter the time of the year, Concordia offers events of interest for every age and stage of life—some with a distinctly academic bent, some that allow you to cheer on the Cardinals, and plenty that are just plain fun. View details of some of our upcoming events here. Info about athletic events may be found here.
6. Refer a student.
Who better to recommend Concordia University than you? Help connect us with a student who would be a good fit for Concordia by using our Student Referrals form, or, better yet, encourage them to schedule a visit on campus.
7. Stay connected.
We’re eager to share with you all of the great things happening at CUAA. Here are just a few ways we recommend you keep in touch:
- Sign up for a newsletter—Our Alumni, Parent, Continuing Education, or Clergy Connect newsletters are great options!
- Sign up to receive our biannual magazine, Hearts Together—Email Jen Hackmann to receive a copy.
- Like, friend, or follow us on social (See below)
8. Share our stories.
The news we post is there for the taking —and spreading! Seriously, you do us a huge service by simply sharing what we post within your social circles. If you don’t follow us already, here are a few Concordia channels we recommend:
- CUAA Facebook: /CUAnnArbor
- CUAA Twitter: @CUAA
- CUAA Instagram: @CUAnnArbor
- CUAA Linkedin: Concordia University Ann Arbor
- CUAA news page: cuaa.edu/news
- CUAA Alumni Facebook: /CUAAAlumni
9. Share your stories.
Any story worth sharing begins with you—our students, alumni, parents, and supporters—and the incredible things you’re doing in the Church and world. You are the inspiration for our stories and celebrations. Drop us a line about your recent accomplishment and we’ll find the best place to share it.
10. Give a monetary gift.
Generous gifts from our alumni and friends are an important part of helping us advance Concordia’s mission. Your gifts help keep a CUAA education affordable. They help provide state-of-the-art learning and living spaces for our students, and they provide us with the resources needed to fully equip our learners to go out into the world and serve in Christ’s name. Click here to learn more about our giving options.