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Giving tradition illuminated at annual Festival of Holiday Lights

For the fourth year, alumni and senior class donors will be recognized at the holiday celebration on Dec. 5.

With building projects across campus and a new university president on the way, Elon continues to evolve. But Elon’s traditions will always be timeless. Our traditions are embedded in our past, connect us with our future and bind us as a community. 

One such tradition is the annual Festival of Holiday Lights, which on Dec. 5 will help usher in what many consider the “most wonderful time of the year.” In addition to nostalgic music, hot chocolate and tasty treats, more than 3,000 alumni and senior class donors will be honored with their name displayed on a luminaria during the celebration.

For the past four years, the generosity of those who support Elon’s mission has been highlighted at this beloved festival. The luminarias symbolically represent individuals who are lighting the way for our community through their gifts and donations.

All alumni and senior class donors (since June 1) will have the opportunity to be represented at the Festival of Holiday Lights. Our most loyal donors, members of the 1889 Society, will have distinct recognition with the society’s symbol proudly displayed by their name.

The final day to make a gift to Elon and be recognized at this annual tradition is Nov. 28, which also marks Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy. On that day, everyone is invited to share their support for the university by posting a picture with Elon’s Giving Tuesday banner on social media with a meaningful caption that includes #ElonLuminary and #GivingTuesday.

Visit this website to learn more about how you can be part of this annual tradition and get involved on #GivingTuesday. 

Visit Elon’s online giving site to make a donation to any designation or fund at Elon. To make a gift over the phone, call 336-278-7444. 

Chandler Thompson,
11/14/2017 10:05 AM