#Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving

Thursday, March 18 

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Graceland and our students' families has been unprecedented. It seems hard to believe an entire year has passed, and while we are fortunate vaccines are becoming more available across the country, the virus continues to significantly affect our campus community.

Current and future students and members of their families have lost jobs, which has impaired their ability to return to campus this spring, or attend Graceland as a new student next fall. And we have seen first-hand many of our students and families are struggling to find ways to travel, gain access to technology, and pay basic living expenses. 

We are asking for your continued generosity NOW to support the "Carrying Our Community Through COVID-19" campaign. Since we first asked for your help last March, we needed to increase our original goal to help even more students with scholarships and emergency funds, as well as safety and technology needs on our campus.

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Thanks to a group of generous alumni, your donations will be MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR up to the first $150,000 received. During this time, you can double the impact of your donations and contribute to the critical needs of the university and our students. Please consider giving generously this year to help students and the school we love!

Share why you are #Grateful4Graceland and follow the hashtag to engage with Graceland friends around the globe! Facebook Twitter Instagram

Check our livestream on Facebook and YouTube today for interviews, performances, and special sneak peeks into the new Morden Center Construction.


Livestream Schedule
Time Topic
10 a.m. Welcome to Graceland Day of Giving.
11:15 a.m. The impact of COVID-19 on student life and a brief tour of Newcom Student Union.
12:30 p.m. How as Sodexo adjusted to COVID and talking about the coming Commons upgrades.
2 p.m. The Morden Center - impact of the facility and renovation updates.
3 p.m. Introducing Graceland's newest master's programs and the COVID impact on the Resch Science and Technology Hall
4:15 p.m. The impact of COVID on residence life.
5:15 p.m. The impact of COVID on the Arts and discussing the recent Shaw Center upgrades.
6 p.m. Introducing Graceland Student Government leaders for 2021-22.


Matching Donors

These generous alumni and friends contributed to match gifts made to Carrying Our Community Through COVID-19 for our #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving.  Double your gift today!

  • Harry ’70 and Danie Ashenhurst
  • Judy Thomas ’62 Brett
  • Jane Cook ’51 Duckworth
  • Scott ‘61 and Judy Stamos ’61 Harrington
  • John ’61 and Dahna Loeding
  • Judith Moore ‘60
  • Jay ’64 and Cherry Phelps ’65 Newcom
  • Ron ‘61 and Pat Gabrielson ‘64 Trachsel
  • John Whitehurst ‘72

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Gift

CALL 800.645.3582  

One of our staff will take your credit/debit card gift over the phone, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT, through March 18.

Please leave a message if we miss you and someone will get back to you.

MAIL your gift to arrive by March 18

Development Office
Graceland University
1 University Pl
Lamoni, IA  50140

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SHARE what makes YOU grateful for Graceland on social media using #Grateful4Graceland, email it to development@graceland.edu or mail it to us and we'll include it on this website.


LIKE/FOLLOW GRACELAND UNIVERSITY ON FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE to see performances, special content and live updates at the top of the hour.

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