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$100,000,000 RAISED!

Forward in Faith - The Campaign for Concordia came to an historic close on December 31, 2020. The Concordia Family thanks you – and most importantly, the Lord – for the abundant blessings that have been shared with Concordia's students. Over 10,000 donors participated in the Campaign and propelled us well over the $85M campaign goal. To God be the Glory!

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Dear Friends of Concordia University Irvine,

Ever since its humble beginnings in 1976, Concordia has faithfully looked forward to what God has planned for the university. We remember when there was only one building sitting atop a dusty hill in Irvine… Seven years ago we boldly stepped out Forward in Faith with an $85M fundraising campaign poised to propel Concordia to national prominence and enable it to fulfill its mission in even more effective ways.

With God’s steady hand guiding it, Concordia’s future is bright! That’s why we are personally committed to giving students the best Concordia Experience. With your generous support, the impact of Forward in Faith will be felt for years. Through your generosity the Forward in Faith Campaign has enabled Concordia to

build new facilities
strengthen academic resources
sustain top notch co-curricular programs
increase scholarship support, and
provide for a lasting legacy through Concordia’s endowment.

The Campaign’s vision was bold: to transform not only the campus, but also its students and God’s Kingdom. Today, we boldly and proudly respond with, “YOU did it!” Not only did Concordia raise $85M, we surpassed it. In fact, we passed that milestone in January 2020, before the pandemic hit, and despite COVID-19, 2020 continued to be a stellar fundraising year! At the conclusion of the campaign, Forward in Faith raised $100,000,000 through cash gifts, pledges, and estate gifts. Thanks be to God.

Campaign Goal - $85 Million

Campaign Total - $100 Million

By God’s grace and the generous support of over 10,000 donors, Concordia surpassed the goal in January 2020 and went on to have a record breaking year. Over 40,000 gifts, over 10,000 donors, thousands of lives impacted today and for generations to come.

Music, Worship & Theology building renderings

Borland-Manske Center

Music, Worship & Theology Building

$30M Goal - $29M Raised

The Borland-Manske Center, comprised of the Music Wing and the Christ College Wing, opened in 2019 and is a space where students and faculty are equipped and inspired to lead God’s people in music, worship, and theology.

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NCAA D2 Sports

Giving Student-Athletes a Competitive Advantage

Eagle Athletics

$4M Goal - $4M Raised

In 2017, Concordia completed its transition to NCAA Division II. To give our student-athletes the best experience possible, and the competitive advantage, the university made significant improvements to the CU Arena, baseball facilities, and track and field, with more to come…

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Academic Support & Student Experience

Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

Academic Support & Student Experience

$8M Goal - $11M Raised

Learning doesn’t always happen in a classroom. Co-curricular programs support a holistic student experience, enriching their academic life and providing students with hands-on experiences and skills that employers want.

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Annual Fund

Securing the Concordia Experience

Annual Fund

$14M Goal - $15M Raised

Investing in the Annual Fund gives Concordia the flexibility to direct your donation to where it is needed most – benefitting our students through student aid, technology, lab equipment, research opportunities and much more!

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Endowment Funds Sustain Concordia’s Mission

Endowment & Estate Gifts

$29M Goal - $41M Raised

An endowment funds your passion in perpetuity. The annual investment earnings from the endowment go to support student aid, research initiatives, academic pursuits, technology, student experiences—or other initiatives the investor wishes to support long term. Roughly half of the total raised came through cash gifts while the other half is from estate gifts that will be funded in the future.

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