Greater Gustavus Fund Challenge Grant Met Ahead of Schedule Posted on January 16th, 2008 by

Gustavus Adolphus College earned a $50,000 challenge grant, offered by the Greater Gustavus Fund, by raising more than double that amount. The grant matched new and increased unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more made to the College since June 1, 2007.

At its December meeting, the Greater Gustavus Fund Board of Trustees announced an additional $50,000 challenge grant. The new grant will match new and increased unrestricted gifts of $5,000 or more made by May 31, 2008. Gifts at this level qualify for the President’s Leadership Circle giving society. The goal is to encourage 10 new members to join this society which currently has 54 members.

Unrestricted gifts to the Gustavus Fund play an important role for the College as they provide Gustavus students with needed financial assistance. “While supporting the Gustavus Fund may not be the sexiest thing, it is the true nuts and bolts of what makes a college great,” said Brett and Gretchen Taylor, parents of three Gustavus alumni and supporters of the Gustavus Fund. “Long ago, we decided to support education and Gustavus continues to surpass our expectations.”

For more information about this grant or to make a contribution call the Gustavus Fund office at 866-487-3863 or go online at


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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