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 an 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 (a link will be available that week).

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


Social Media Images

Right-click on the image to the left and save it to your computer/device.  Then upload it to your social media sites and set it as your profile picture.

Right-click on the image above and save it to your computer/device.  Then upload it to your social media sites and set it as your cover photo.

Follow the fun and track the progress.

We will be streaming a live telecast over the internet 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  A link will be availabe on March 21.  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, choir, and drumline.  A schedule for the livestream will be made available on this website so check back often.

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

Schedule of Activities

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
  • Free popcorn
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Shoot Hoops Contest
  • Pool Pocket Shoot Contest
  • Golf Putting Contest
  • Get your picture with Sting
  • Earn a chance to win BIG prizes!

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 and 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