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Lilly Grant Program for Lives of Worth and Service
Bruce Dalgaard Program Director
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1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

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Lilly Sustainability Grant

  • Commenced September 1, 2008

  • $430K grant awarded May 2006 by the Lilly Endowment Program on the Theological Exploration of Vocation

  • Seeks to help the College transition and institutionalize some of the vocational exploration programs and services instituted during the original grant period (2003–2008)

For more information on the Sustainability Grant, read the full proposal.


Original Program Grant

  • A five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment's Program on the Theological Exploration of Vocation (read the entire proposal) awarded in 2003

  • Grant monies were used to develop St. Olaf's Lives of Worth and Service program, which aided students, faculty, staff, and alumni in their discernment of and reflection on vocation

  • The program components created and institutionalized change to foster a new understanding of the meaning of "vocation" across the entire St. Olaf community through workshops, mentoring, curricular programs, retreats, and more

The Lilly Program Grant is coordinated and administered through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL).

Click here to read the Lilly Program Grant 7/1/07-6/30/08 report.

Summer 2008 will mark the final programming under the original Lilly Program Grant. Some of these programs will be carried through the sustainability grant. Summer 2008 progams include:

Bible Camp Stipends

International Service-Learning

Leaders for Social Change

Summer Vocational Community Interns

To learn more about Lilly Sustainability Grant programs, read the full proposal.
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