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November 25, 2018

Finlandia Introduces five new Board of Trustees

In 2018 Finlandia University officially welcomed five new members to its Board of Trustees.

“This new cohort reflects those qualities that have marked those who have served in the past: a tenacious resolve and unyielding dedication to advance Finlandia’s vision and see it thrive,” Finlandia University President Philip Johnson said.

The latest additions bring to Finlandia’s governing body a promising blend of professional acumen, leadership experience and deep personal affinities.

Stephen Nikander

Stephen Nikander, the great grandson of Rev. Juho Kustaa Nikander, who served [...]

February 8, 2018

Thrivent Choice provides more than $16,000 to FinnU in 2017

2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018

As Thrivent members know, Thrivent Choice® dollars have provided more than $370 million in financial support to thousands of churches, schools and other nonprofits. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year.

Based on Thrivent member support, Finlandia University has received $16,004 in 2017 charitable funding to date. Thrivent Choice Dollars provides important, impactful financial support to Finlandia. Continued direction of Choice Dollars to [...]

August 15, 2017

Bonus Choice Dollars available to Thrivent members who direct to Finlandia

Currently Thrivent Financial is generously providing additional bonus Choice Dollars ($50) for each Thrivent benefit member to direct to a nonprofit organization.

If you have not already done so, please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Finlandia University by logging into your Thrivent account or by calling (800) 847-4836. If you would like more information or help, feel free to contact Ross Rinkinen, local Thrivent financial representative, at (906) 482-0598.

Thank you for considering Finlandia University for your Choice Dollars.

April 24, 2017

Give Drugs the Boot was a hit in first year at FinnU

Give Drugs the Boot was hosted this weekend at Finlandia University. The event kicked off with a very moving talk from Mrs. Brusso. She shared the story of how her daughter suffered the loss of her father and turned to heroin as a coping technique. Despite various attempts to get treatment for her addiction, Jamie Brusso overdosed on heroin in her apartment. Her story clearly made a deep impact on the crowd as there was complete silence the entire time [...]

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