Employee Giving

Faculty with a studentIn addition to giving your time and talents, employee gifts to Cal Lutheran and PLTS are what help Cal Lutheran continue to excel.

Your donations support the greatest needs of our campuses and empower you to make an immediate impact both on the institution in which you work, and in the lives of students.

Employee Giving Email Badge 2023-2024

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Employee giving is about sharing in a common mission.  It’s an important measure of our collective commitment to ensure that our students have what they need to succeed during their academic journey.

Your unrestricted donations support the greatest needs on our campuses and have an immediate impact on Cal Lutheranand, more importantly, on the lives of the students we serve.

All gifts, of any size and to any area on campus, make a difference!  Your participation and involvement are what matter most.  A high employee giving rate reflects a vote of confidence in the mission of Cal Lutheran and helps build a strong foundation for our current and future students.  

When youparticipatein this year’s Employee Giving Campaign, whether through payroll deductions, or gifts to any of the areas within Annual Giving, you can contact Michelle Spurgeon at spurgeon@callutheran.edu to receive an Employee Giving 2023-2024 signature badge.  Badges with a gold oak leaf recognize our loyal employee Oak Tree Society membersthose who have given for 3+ years.


Oak Tree Society Oak Leaf

Giving for 3+​ consecutive years

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The oak tree has often been used as a symbol of strength, nobility, and longevity. Similarly, the Oak Tree Society honors donors who have given an unrestricted annual gift for three or more years consecutively. A gift, no matter how big or small, that is given every year to the University grows to the power of an oak tree when it is joined with gifts from other Cal Lutheran alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.

Oak Tree Society members are recognized at Cal Lutheran events as well as on our websites and on printed donor lists by the symbol of an oak leaf next to their names.

2018-2019 Employee Giving Campaign


contributed to date

of $115,000 goal


Automated Giving

Automatic payroll deductions make giving easy by donating a specific amount from each paycheck. No amount is too small, and every dollar supports the mission of the university.

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2023-2024 Donor Honor Roll

The employees below are recognized for their annual contributions to an area of unrestricted giving on campus.

  • Akbari Alireza
  • Gerhard Apfelthaler
  • Joel Arnold
  • Trudy Arriaga
  • Trudy Arriaga
  • Robyn Ballard
  • Chad Barber
  • Cheryl Beatrice
  • Kristine Butcher
  • Loredana Carson
  • Andrew Castro
  • Michele Clous
  • Brian Collins
  • Michael Cosenza
  • Barbara Culbret
  • Vicki Danko
  • Greg Daven
  • Kecia Davis
  • Debra Day
  • Rainer Diriwaechter
  • Rafaela Fiore Urizar
  • Karrolyne Fogel
  • Julia Fogg
  • Desta Goehner
  • Monica Gracyalny
  • Lindsay Grange
  • Kathryn Grindberg
  • Steven Hawkins
  • Ben Hengst
  • David Hilke
  • Michael Hillis
  • Haco Hoang
  • Caitlin Hodges
  • Tom Hoener
  • Jay Hutchison
  • Tania Isnec
  • Elena Jaloma Scott
  • Cynthia Jew
  • Bonnie Johnson
  • Kapp Johnson
  • Ed Julius
  • Louise Kelly
  • Eric Kinsley
  • LeBlanc Michelle
  • Rebecca Lirette
  • Maureen Lorimer
  • Schannae Lucas
  • David Marcey
  • Frank Marino
  • Zareh Marselian
  • Mike McCambridge
  • Stephanie Mercer
  • Marja Mogk
  • Allison Moore
  • Susan Murphy
  • Angela Naginey
  • Leanne Neilson
  • Victoria Nielsen
  • Clinton Oie
  • Johanna Owens
  • Chris Paul
  • Moses Penumaka
  • Kajal Phabiani
  • Gabrielle Pittle
  • Geoffrey Plourde
  • Renee Rock
  • Diane Rodriguez
  • Rachel Ronning Lindgren
  • Melinda Roper
  • Angela Rowley
  • Dane Rowley
  • Felecia Russell
  • Jean Sandlin
  • Patrick Schmidt
  • Robert Schreifels
  • Shannon Sheehan
  • Cynthia Smith
  • Cuauhtemoc Solorio
  • Christina Soria
  • Kathi Jo Spaulding
  • Michelle Spurgeon
  • Kirsi Stjerna
  • Viola Tan
  • Margarita Vaiman
  • Vlad Vaiman
  • Ryan Van Ommeren
  • John Villalpando
  • Aaron Vorhis
  • Matt Ward
  • Tim Weaver
  • Vanessa Webster-Smith
  • Allison Wee
  • Yvonne Wilber
  • Sara Wilson
  • Colleen Windham-Hughes
  • Emily Yamamoto
  • AkikoYasuike