Making a difference

Much like the cornerstone of a building marks the beginning of the foundation and sets reference for the rest of the structure, the Concordia Fund plays a key role in fulfilling our mission as a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. We have established the Concordia Cornerstone Society as an effort to raise awareness of the Concordia Fund - unrestricted gifts to help impact the immediate needs of our students.

Join the Concordia Cornerstone Society by making gifts to the Concordia Fund of $1,000 or more each fiscal year (July - June).

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What is the Concordia Fund?

Tuition only covers a portion of the actual cost to educate each student. The Concordia Fund was established to offset the remaining expenses, allowing us to offer Concordia’s students the increased quality and experience they deserve, without placing a greater burden on them. Donations to the Concordia Fund support the day-to-day operations of the university, provide scholarship support, and enhance the student experience. This is our GREATEST need.

Chief cornerstone

The cornerstone of a building has great significance, much like Jesus Christ has in our Christian faith. As Paul wrote to the people of Ephesus:

" are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people, members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."

Ephesians 2:19–20

Member benefits

Members of the Concordia Cornerstone Society will enjoy benefits such as:

Unique Gift Recognition

Membership Newsletter

Exclusive Connection Opportunities with the President

Reserved Seating and Dinner Invitation to the Boar's Head Festival

Homecoming Campus Tour

Athletic Home Game Pass

Premier Access to Complimentary Pre-Estate Planning

From our donors

  • Anytime we can pray for, promote, and support the mission and ministry of CUAA, the better. May the Concordia Cornerstone Society be an avenue to encourage more of us in this effort of lifting up the work of CUAA.

    Travis and Laurel Grulke / CUAA Donors

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  • Generous student aid (such as through the Concordia Fund) must encourage the brightest and best to enter important church work vocations.

    Terry and Marline Cripe / CUAA Donors

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  • It is an honor for Judy and I to be a part of supporting Concordia University with our gifts through the Concordia Fund.

    Mike and Judy Maynard / CUW and CUAA Donors

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For more information about supporting the Concordia Fund, contact:

Sam Gade

Sam Gade

Director of the Concordia Fund