On May 31, 2020, St. Olaf College completed For the Hill and Beyond, our seven-year comprehensive campaign to establish enduring support for signature elements of a St. Olaf education.
With a goal of $200 million, the Ole community exceeded expectations and raised the most ever in a single campaign creating transformative impact.
You have brightened the road ahead for every Ole through your incredible support.
Thank you for going so far beyond.
Increased access and affordability:
$74.60 million raised
You deepened our commitment to meet the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student, even as that need changes.
new or expanded endowed
increase in aid funded by annual gifts and endowed funds
awarded annually through opportunity funds for under-resourced Oles
Advanced High-Impact Learning: $44.93 million raised
You increased support for Oles and their participation in academic practices proven to strengthen knowledge retention, critical thinking, and career preparedness.
International and Off-Campus Study
increase in aid, 73.1% of Oles now complete
off-campus study before graduation
11 consecutive years
that St. Olaf has ranked #1
amongst baccalaureate institutions by the number
of undergraduate students that study abroad
Vocation and Career
Founding of Piper Center for Vocation and Career
and programs for students and alumni
now awarded annually to fund
internships, $69,662 for entrepreneurial ventures
increase in endowed student research positions
Core support added for Great Conversation;
Public Affairs Conversation launched
Advising and Academic Support
Integrated services launched across academic subjects, ability,
and learning modes benefiting all Oles
Five faculty chairs endowed in economics,
environmental science, music, and theater
Innovation awards established for faculty
research and instruction
Renovations to Holland Hall, new Department
of Nursing wing
Strengthened Community: $44.67 million raised
The Hill encompasses the hopes, passions, identities, and experiences that every Ole brings to it. You gave Oles more pathways to develop their core values, their fortitude, and their connections together.
Three new engagement centers
Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion ➤
Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community ➤
Endowed leadership staffing
for student life
Emergency Fund for Students now aids
Oles experiencing financial hardship
Programs added during breaks
for on-campus Oles
Six new and enhanced facilities, including the St. Olaf Ice Arena
Endowed support added for coaching and programs
Ole Leadership Academy launched
International tours by the St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Orchestra, and St. Olaf Choir now cost-free for students
Ensured St. Olaf’s Mission Endures: $88.04 million raised
Because of you, St. Olaf is more resolutely St. Olaf. You grounded us more deeply in our core commitments, gave us resilient flexibility, and added permanent support undergirding every opportunity a St. Olaf education provides.
Total raised through
the St. Olaf Fund
Endowed funds providing general
Increase in revenue from endowed
funds supporting operations
For the Hill and Beyond exceeded our goal making a transformative difference for Oles. Take a look inside the closing report on this campaign for St. Olaf College.
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