The $25K Alumni Challenge began on November 18, 2010 when an anonymous Board of Governors member offered to make a $25,000 gift to the School of Business if the School’s alumni could raise an additional $25,000 in new gifts by December 31, 2010. Over the final five weeks of the year, our alumni answered the Challenger’s call in a resounding fashion. The following results were achieved through the Challenge:
- 67 alumni responded to the Challenge and collectively contributed $40,395.24 in new gifts to the School of Business
- Several of these alumni donors initiated matching gift pledges from their employers totaling $10,657
- A grand total of $76,045.24 was raised in support of the School of Business, including the anonymous donor’s $25,000 gift.
“When you consider the impact that this will have on our students and programs, you can see why I am so encouraged about the future of our School,” says Alan T. Shao, Dean of the School of Business. “This is a remarkable showing of support for our School, and I am grateful to everyone who made it possible.”