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Ever Elon Campaign enters final phase

The final phase of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University is under way. As of early September, donors had contributed $79.4 million in gifts and pledges toward the $100 million goal. Alumni, parents and friends have responded generously to the primary Ever Elon goal to build the endowment to support students, faculty and facilities.

“Ever Elon has been the university’s largest and most transformative fundraising campaign to date,” says Chuck Davis, campaign director. “Now is the time for all friends of this remarkable institution to come together to help us meet the $100 million goal. We have seen the impact that early gifts to the campaign have made in transforming this institution. The need is still great and the opportunities are plentiful for everyone to make a difference in this campaign.”

Exciting progress has been made in meeting the Ever Elon objectives, which include raising $70 million for endowment to support scholarships, faculty and signature engaged learning programs such as study abroad, research and service learning; $20 million for annual giving of all types; and $10 million for building the campus.

During the campaign, supporters have created more than 125 new endowed scholarships while other donors have contributed to existing scholarship funds, ensuring that Elon remains accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. In addition, Lindner Hall has opened in the Academic Village, improvements to the baseball field have been completed at Latham Park and construction is under way on Alumni Field House as well as an expansion to Alumni Gym.

As part of efforts to complete the campaign next year and build a stronger culture of philanthropy for the future, the university will focus on increasing participation in annual giving, particularly among alumni. In addition to making gifts to the university, alumni this year will be encouraged to support the schools of communication, education or the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, as well as Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences. On Sept. 1, President Leo M. Lambert delivered the first of several special video messages to alumni about the importance of their support to Elon's future.

Click on the links to the right to view the president's video, make a gift and read more about the Ever Elon Campaign.

 

Jaleh Hagigh,
Staff
9/10/2010 11:58 AM