Tuesday, March 21

Celebrate with your Graceland family around the world Tuesday, March 21, 2017 on our #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving. Reflect on your Graceland experience, express what you are grateful for on social media, and make an appreciation gift.

A group of alumni, friends, and their matching employers have stepped up with a pool of Matching Dollars. A gift from alumni and friends age 40 and younger will be matched 2:1 while gifts from everyone over 40 will be matched 1:1. That means gifts to our #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving will either be doubled or tripled!

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Three Ways to Make a Gift

1. Make a gift online with your credit card.  Click here to go to our website.

2. Call us toll free to make a gift with your credit card at 800.645.3582

3. Mail a check to arrive by the week of March 21 to:
          Development Office
          Graceland University
          1 University Place 
          Lamoni, IA 50140


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Our headquarters for the day will be on the Lamoni Campus in the MSC Main Room, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  If you are in Lamoni we hope you will stop by to check it out!

  • Share why you're #Grateful4Graceland
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Shoot Hoops Contest
  • Pool Pocket Shoot Contest
  • Golf Putting Contest
  • Get your picture with Sting

Follow the fun and track the progress.

We will be streaming a live telecast over the internet 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Click here to watch it live!  Paul J. Davis '77 will be interviewing alumni, friends, faculty, student leaders, coaches.  You will also be able to view live performances by groups like Gadets (dance), cheer, and choir.  The schedule is listed below so you can tune in to watch.

We will also be broadcasting on KBUZ internet radio.  Click here to tune in!

Time Description  
11 a.m. Women's Volleyball Video  
11:15 a.m. Kelly Everett, V.P. for Institutional Advancement  
11:30 a.m. Deb Skinner, Director of Residence Life  
11:45 a.m. Dr. Bill Juhnke, Faculty Emeritus  
12 noon Men's Volleyball Video  
12:01 p.m. Chris Swerngin and Kaitlyn Lackey, School of Nursing students from Independence  
12:15 p.m. Alex Craven, Graceland Student Government (GSG) President  
12:30 p.m. Brianna Bendorf, Homecoming Queen  
12:45 p.m. Claudia Horton, Interim V.P. for Independence Campus and Dean of School of Nursing  
1:00 p.m. Women's Basketball Video  
1:01 p.m. Jazz Combo with Jack Ergo  
1:25 p.m. Jack Ergo, Associate Professor of Music  
1:30 p.m. Maddi Borison, Intramural Director  
1:45 p.m. Dean Limric '53  
2:00 p.m. Men's Basketball Video  
2:01 p.m. Katelyn Metcalf, President of House Chaplains  
2:15 p.m. Sarimar Gascot and Alii Salone, School of Nursing students from Independence  
2:30 p.m. Mike Hoffman, Campus Minister  
2:45 p.m. Chelsea Santa Lucia  
3:00 p.m. Women's Soccer Video  
3:01 p.m. Chamber Singers, Mark Woodcock  
3:30 p.m. Sean O'Keefe, Academic Student Council (ASC) President  
3:45 p.m. Joe Worlund, Director of Athletics  
4:00 p.m. Men's Soccer Video  
4:15 p.m. Hayley Rankin, Campus Organization for Social Activities (COSA) President  
4:30 p.m. Stew McDole, Women's Volleyball Head Coach  
4:45 p.m. Thelma Sword, Professor of Nursing  
5:00 p.m. Gadets Dance Team Video  
5:01 p.m. After Glow Band  
5:15 p.m. Bryn Nilson, Council of House Presidents (CHP) President  
5:30 p.m. Gadets and Cheer Squad  
5:45 p.m. "It's In the Shaw" video  
6:00 p.m. Carolyn Tovey, KBUZ Radio  
6:15 p.m. John Sellars, President  
6:30 p.m. Devin Rose, Speaker of the Senate  
6:45 p.m. Randallyn Smith, 2017-18 CHP President  
7:00 p.m. Chris Ortiz, KBUZ Radio  
7:15 p.m.

Stassi Cramm, Community of Christ

7:30 p.m. Live Drawing for Prizes  
7:45 p.m. Dave Schaal, V.P. for Student Life and Dean of Students  
8:00 p.m. Live Stream Ends  


2016 #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving Results

  • $177,564 was raised.

  • Alumni and friends from 36 states plus British Columbia contributed to the event.

  • Alumni from the classes of 1938 through 2015 made donations.

  • 163 people watched the live broadcast.

  • Facebook posts reached 11,906 people.

  • Twitter tweats reached 11,037 and made 83,301 impressions.

  • Instagram recorded 153 posts.

Graceland is grateful for everyone that participated and donated to make the day a success!

Here are a few of the many posts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • #‎Grateful4Graceland because I was able to take on many leadership opportunities... like Editor of our newspaper, the Tower! Lots of fun, even if we weren't exactly journalism experts. Ha. - Rachel Lamble '03 Johnson

  • I am #‎Grateful4Graceland because of my two roommates and so many others. Couldn't imagine going to school anywhere else #‎GracelandForever - Sydney Vaughn '17

  • I am #‎Grateful4Graceland University. My time on campus helped lay the foundation I would use in the future to build professional and personal relationships and networks. Thank you Graceland University for providing an excellent learning environment, social activities and a vision for the future! - Brian Woodson '87

  • I helped every one of my eight grandchildren attend Graceland; they've made some lasting connections. -Hazel Sundell  #Grateful4Graceland

  • I am #Grateful4Graceland because I have met some of the most amazing, diverse, and inspirational people from all walks of life while I've been here. - Sarah Peck '17

  •  I am #Grateful4Graceland and the life I've been given because of the friendships I've found through Graceland! - Lynda Heath '80 Farnham

  • A wonderful university...beautiful memories creating fantastic futures!! Thank you. - Lisa Zurcher-Meyer '82 #Grateful4Graceland