Your cumulative annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Concordia Fund will help build a firm foundation for the university’s mission.

The strength of a building lies in its foundation. The primary purpose of a foundation is to bear the structure above it and keep it standing, but its implications extend beyond mere structural support.

An apt comparison can be drawn between Christ and His Church. The Apostle Paul wrote as much to the people of Ephesus: “…you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people, members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:19-22).

“…with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.”

Ephesians 2:19-22

Introducing the Concordia Cornerstone Society

Inspired by these metaphors, Concordia’s Office of Advancement has launched the Concordia Cornerstone Society. To become a member of the society, donors must give a cumulative gift of $1,000 or more on a yearly basis to the Concordia Fund.

Why the Concordia Fund?

The Concordia Fund is the university’s greatest giving need.

Tuition only covers a portion of the actual cost to educate each students. The Concordia Fund was established to offset the remaining expenses, allowing the university to offer Concordia students the increased quality and experience they deserve, without placing a greater financial burden on them. Within the past year, the Concordia Fund has helped with:

  • Student scholarships
  • Classroom and laboratory technology updates
  • Research
  • Facility upgrades
  • Student/faculty retention and recruitment

Cornerstone Society benefits

Benefits of being a Concordia Cornerstone Society member include:

  • Unique gift recognition
  • Membership newsletter
  • Special access/seating at select Concordia events
    • Reserved seating and dinner invitation to Christmas at Concordia or the Boar’s Head Festival
    • A campus tour during Homecoming festivities (on either campus)
    • Athletics pass to home games of any sport (campus specific for CUW or CUAA)
    • Premier access to complimentary pre-estate planning and education sessions
  • Exclusive connection opportunities with Concordia’s president

Become a Concordia Cornerstone Society member

Just as a solid foundation plays a key role in any building project, the Concordia Fund plays a key role in helping Concordia to fulfill its mission as a Lutheran higher education community committed to help students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. The Concordia Fund offers opportunities for generous people to help with the university’s top priorities. Please prayerfully consider becoming a member of the Concordia Cornerstone Society.

Once on the giving page, please select “Concordia Fund” as the area you wish to support.

Read why these individuals give to the Concordia Fund

Travis and Laurel Grulke

Rev. Terry and Marlene Cripe

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