St. Olaf College

Senior Class Gift Campaign

2016 Senior Class Gift Campaign - For the Future LogoThe Senior Campaign is a student–driven program that educates seniors about the St. Olaf Fund and the importance of philanthropy. A committee of senior students oversees the campaign — everything from creating its logo to planning events and recruiting outreach volunteers. Members of the committee encourage their classmates to honor their time on campus, and make a lasting impact through gifts to the St. Olaf Fund.

Annual gifts to the St. Olaf Fund enhance the college’s immediate priorities and, if desired, may be directed to enrich particular programs, departments, or initiatives. You can also make your gift in honor of or in memory of a person or event.

The 2016 Senior Giving Campaign theme is “For the Future.” This slogan sprouted from the idea that Oles show continued support of our alma mater after graduation through gifts to the Annual Fund. We, as current students at St. Olaf, directly benefit from the Fund, either in the form of a financial aid package or a building restoration. During our last year at St. Olaf, we are encouraging students to think about the best activities, organizations, events or classes they were a part of on campus and to give to that cause so that future Oles can share in that experience.

In other words, the gifts of alumni, parents, and friends of the college are tangible and highly visible on campus and future students benefit from our gifts for years to come.

Our goal is to have 60 percent of St. Olaf seniors participate in our campaign.

President David Anderson has pledged to give
$2,000 for every 20% participation we gain!

Your participation is essential

Gifts to The St. Olaf Fund support the annual operating expenses of the college-financial aid, faculty salaries, books, computers and lab equipment, and so much more. The percentage of alumni who give annually is indicative of alumni satisfaction. Every gift increases our percentage and helps show the world you valued your time on the Hill. Make an early gift to be listed in the Commencement Program Honor Roll of Donors.

Make your gift today

Our Results

313 gifts for 40.3% (776 final graduate count)
$2,445.47 in outright gifts

2017 Senior Giving Campaign Leadership


John Feemster, Erin Johnson, and Alyssa Mettler


2016 Senior Giving Campaign Leadership


Hope Guelzow, William Fay, and Kelsey Henquinet

Publicity and Design

Mary Clare Durocher
Marcus Newton

Event Planning

Freddy Lindekugel
Hannah Olson
Dana Savagian
Bishwas Shwarma

Outreach Directors

Henry Burt
Mitchell Cervenka
Erica Hall
Helen Kyle
Nick Nooney
Tazo Mnangagwa
Sonam Tsangspa

What is the history of the campaign?

The Senior Class Campaign program started in 1987 and is a powerful, annual tradition. Check out how much other classes have given over the years.


Contact Theresa Hoffman, Phonathon Manager, 507-786-3505 or