Gustavus Annual Fund

Where Does Your Dollar Go?

Have you ever wondered what a gift to the Annual Fund at Gustavus Adolphus College actually supports? Each dollar to the Gustavus Annual Fund allows the College to have increased flexibility in providing the highest quality liberal arts education to our students. It is the gift that keeps the Hill humming, and your gift makes an impact TODAY. Here is where your dollar supports:


Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Take this into account: Gustavus provides financial assistance to over 90% of our students, 70% of whom receive need-based financial aid. That means, after tuition checks come in, there is still about at 9.2 million dollar gap left to cover for our students' education. That means your support to the Gustavus Adolphus College Annual Fund is beyond important to recruit and retain the best and brightest Gustie students.


Instruction, Academic Support, and Research:

We are incredibly proud of our 11:1 student to faculty ratio, small class sizes, the latest and greatest in technology and teaching tools, and the many opportunities for faculty-student research and collaboration. The Gustavus Annual Fund is crucial to retain the best and brightest faculty members from around the globe to become a part of our Gustavus community.


Student Services:

Your dollars to the Gustavus Annual Fund continually support enhanced educational programming that make Gustavus the place to live, learn, and of course, have a little fun. Student Service departments are also funded out of the Annual Fund including the Center for Servant Leadership (CSL), the Counseling Center, the Diversity Center, Health Service, the Registrar’s Office, Residential Life, Student Activities, and Athletics, just to name a few.


Institutional Support:

What keeps the campus operating so professors can teach and students can learn? All of the departments that are responsible for supporting the College, but not directly considered student services, which are Institutional Advancement (which is the Alumni Office and fundraising), the President’s Office, Human Resources, and the Finance Office. Trust us, they don’t think of themselves as “non-student services,” as each departments goal is to take care of everything behind the scenes to ensure this place is ran to be the best it can be.


Public Service:

The Gustavus Annual Fund is proud to sustain the programs, conferences, and activities that make Gustavus an exceptional place, and not just for our campus community, but for the local community and any visitors who might come visit. We are proud to help make possible the Gustavus Artist Series, The Hillstrom Museum of Art, the Nobel Conference©, and much more.