Senior class sets new giving record
Fifty-nine percent of Elon students in the Class of 2016 made a gift to Elon as part of the senior class giving campaign, raising more than $20,990 for areas of campus most important to them.
Elon University’s senior class giving campaign success continues to grow. The Class of 2016 set a new record this year with 59 percent of all graduates making a gift to the university.
The tradition of seniors giving back to Elon has increased over the past few years, and more than doubled since 2011. This year’s campaign raised more than $20,000 from seniors since launching the fundraising efforts at the Senior Picnic in August.
All seniors were encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to Elon by giving $20.16 or the amount of their choice. More than 700 members of the senior class made a donation to Elon over the course of the academic year, and a record 232 seniors made gifts in honor of #ElonDay on March 8. The committee collected more than 380 donations of $20.16. Many families honored their graduates with generous contributions totaling more than $341,148.
Class president Sean Barry ’16 presented a check prior to the Commencement exercises Saturday for the total amount of $20,990 to Elon University President Leo M. Lambert.
The senior class giving campaign efforts are led by a diverse group of more than 30 student leaders. Committee members host events and programs throughout the year to educate seniors on the crucial importance of alumni giving for the university. The goal of these efforts is to start a tradition of giving back during senior year. Mac McCann ’16 chaired the senior class giving committee with executive board members including Marshall Moore ’16, Morgan O’Brien ’16, Marisa Pareti ’16, Danielle Parris ’16, Ryan Rabbitt ’16, Ruthie Robinson ’16 and Courtney Sola ’16.
To see a complete list of senior donors and learn more about senior class giving, visit www.elon.edu/seniorclassgiving.