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The Murry and Cindy Gerber Challenge

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Support the Gerber Challenge and strengthen Augustana

We are facing the biggest challenge in Augustana’s 160-year history. 

The Augie Strong campaign is designed to help meet the college’s financial hardships created by COVID-19, including:

• $4 million in room and board refunds 

 • loss of revenue from Summer Academy and campus summer event rentals 

 • extra spending to help equip us for distance learning

To keep Augie Strong, Murry ’75 and Cindy Gerber will match your unrestricted gift dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million. This potential $2 million from the Gerber Challenge will be significant in allowing Augustana to continue providing an experience worthy of its students.


When the Gerbers’ challenge is met, a total of $2 million will allow the college to quickly address the challenges of this crisis as they arise.

Please give to the Murry and Cindy Gerber Challenge Fund by June 30, 2020.

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The CARES Act provides new tax incentives for donors.

You may elect to support the Augustana Fund or another area of campus not matched by this challenge.

Legacy gifts will be included in AUGUSTANA NOW. For information, see Legacy Planning.

You may be able to increase the value of your gift through matching funds. See Matching Gifts to learn if your employer participates.

If you would prefer to make your donation by cash or check instead of online, here are instructions and a printable pledge form.

If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Advancement at 309-794-7545 or email Brianne Berogan Myers.

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