Pledge Support

for The Michigan District's Initiative for Concordia University Ann Arbor

Upcoming Events at CUAA

Would you help the Michigan District send $5,000,000 to Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) to support its operations for the 2024-2025 academic year?

The Board of Regents of the University has announced that “Concordia University Ann Arbor will continue its momentum forward for the 2024-2025 academic year and prayerfully beyond”. Academics and co-curriculars, including athletics, will continue for the 2024-2025 year. A subcommittee has been formed to review a path forward, including the possibility that the Ann Arbor campus returns to being a self-governing university within the Concordia University System.

The Michigan District Board of Directors reviewed the February 29, 2024, resolution passed by the CUWAA Board of Regents and is in general agreement with the principal outcomes reflected in the Resolution. The District will monitor progress toward these outcomes.

The Michigan District Board of Directors retains discretion and control on when and how much of these funds will be contributed to CUAA and reserves the right to not deploy funds if it determines, for any reason, that deployment is not in the best interest of the Michigan District for CUAA. If that is the case, the District will cease funding and apply the balance of funds collected as scholarships for students, including church work students enrolled in Concordia University System schools or the seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). While gifts are not able to be returned to donors, alternate ministry funding opportunities may also be available.

The District Development Office will continue to accept pledges and is currently taking pledge payments and direct gifts. We are asking that pledges be fulfilled as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2024. Direct gifts from those who do not have a pledge will also be accepted.

Please make payment to:

Michigan District, LCMS
Attn: Development Office
3773 Geddes Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Payment by check for gifts over $200 is preferred to avoid processing fees from credit, debit, and ACH methods.  However, you may also make your payment via PayPal and we ask that you consider including the processing fee in your gift. If you received an email with your Personal Identification Number please enter your Personal Identification Number on the memo line on your check or in the notes section on Paypal. If you do not have a Personal Identification Number include “CUAA Initiative” on the memo line. If you would like to fulfill your pledge through your IRA (QCD/RMD) please ask your fiduciary to include your “First Name/Last Name and CUAA Initiative” on the memo line of the check or include this information in a letter sent with the payment.


The Michigan District is supporting the efforts of CUAA as the university explores the possibility of autonomy. It is natural for fundraising efforts to transition to CUAA Advancement staff and structure once again. We encourage this and will work side by side in our separate fundraising efforts to achieve the absolute best outcome for CUAA.

Thank you for your interest in the mission of Concordia Ann Arbor that in all things Christ might be first.

The Michigan District, LCMS is a 501c3 religious charitable entity. Contributions are eligible for tax deduction as allowed by the IRS. Please consult with your tax advisor. 

Upcoming Events at CUAA


April 27 | Ann Arbor

Concordia University Ann Arbor is hosting an Alumni, Friends, and Supporters Chapel Service/gathering on Saturday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m. Campus executive Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson will be available afterward for a Q&A session and to discuss the need to financially support this important ministry. Campus tours will be offered afterward. Please note: the livestream has been cancelled. Let’s gather together to celebrate the past and plan for the future! Overflow parking is available at the District Office, just a short walk to campus. For more information or to RSVP your attendance, click hereDownload a shareable event flyer >