Milestone Birthday '50 for 50 Campaign' to Raise Money for AU Impact Scholarships


A new decade begins!

In honor of our leader’s bold heart and belief in the transformational power of education, we celebrated President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin's milestone birthday with the 50 for 50 Campaign

The 50 day countdown to the big celebration on Thursday, December 3, was filled with special memories and sparked tremendous support for the campaign. Our original goal was to raise $50,000 for Augustana Impact Scholarships. Viking Bold generosity provided matching gifts totaling $60,000. Our new goal was to meet this match and we did raising a grand total of $141,405!

The Augustana Impact Scholarships are awarded annually and will be available immediately to both new and upper-level students with great financial need, ensuring they have the resources necessary to pursue their bold futures at AU. 

Thank you for joining us throughout the 50 days of the campaign, as we told the inspirational story of this proud South Dakotan, whose deep roots in the prairie have kept her grounded and provided strength for her trailblazing journey, which has broken barriers, built bridges, and created female firsts. 

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