USEED@PLU is a powerful tool for fueling initiatives through crowd-sourced philanthropic giving called “crowdfunding.” Through crowdfunding, you can partner with us on a number of projects. Then share this info with your friends, family and colleagues. Together, we can provide a dynamic learning environment and embrace community involvement as a fundamental foundation of our mission.


Browse projects and select one that you want to support


You have the power to make a direct impact on these projects at PLU. With your support, these campaigns can meet their goals.


Directly support that project by making a gift to it


Your gift will go directly toward the project you choose. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about funding policies.


Make an optional gift to a related PLU initiative


When you make a gift, you will be invited to support other priorities, such as the Annual Fund, which supports the university’s greatest needs, including scholarships.


Share the projects you support on social media


Continue to help each project you support by sharing it with your friends and family on social networks. This helps increase the project's chances of meeting its goal.

  Frequently Asked Questions  

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! All donations received through the USEED@PLU platform are donations to Pacific Lutheran University, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and are tax-deductible. Donors will receive an electronic tax receipt following gift processing. Please consult your tax adviser regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.

Where is my donation going?

Your donation will be deposited with Pacific Lutheran University and distributed to the group, program or department leading your selected project. Gifts are subject to university policies and fees. See “What if my project doesn’t meet its funding goal?” below for further information.

What happens if my project doesn’t meet its funding goal?

If a project does not meet its funding goal, collected funds may be used to support the current project or other similar initiatives within that PLU program.

What happens if a campaign is overfunded? (What if a project raises more than its funding goal?)

If a project exceeds its funding goal, additional project funds beyond the stated goal amount may be used toward the project. Any funds available after the project ends may be used to benefit other similar projects within that PLU program.

Whom should I contact if I have questions about this website?

Contact the USEED@PLU Director Andrea Michelbach at michelan@plu.edu or call 253-535-7178 to discuss giving opportunities. If you have technical difficulties, email support@useed.org.

How can I get my project funded on USEED@PLU?

There is a limited number of spots available. Apply at Application for USEED@PLU.

I’m interested in giving more. How can I make a major gift?

Contact Kaarin Praxel Austin at (253) 535-7156 or praxel@plu.edu to discuss giving opportunities.