Making a Difference Profiles

Opening Doors: Estate gift to endow a scholarship in the Odyssey Program
<p>Inspired by Elon&#39;s commitment to scholarship funding, retired faculty member Nancy Midgette, of Montreat, North Carolina, decided to support students in the Odyssey Program with her gift.</p>
Opening Doors: Major gift from donors to endow scholarship in the Odyssey Program
<p><span>The Sam and Vicky Hunt Scholarship will assist two students each year in the Odyssey Program,&nbsp;a highly selective program for students with exceptional ability and promise and significant financial need.</span></p>
Schar Center update: Main arena taking shape as work continues
<p>The 5,400-seat,&nbsp;160,000-square-foot facility will provide a premier gathering space for major campus events and serve as the new home for Elon&#39;s basketball and volleyball programs when it opens next year.</p>
Elon celebrates Furman and Susan Moseley on 10th anniversary of Susan Scholarships
<p>Furman Moseley &#39;56 created the Odyssey Program scholarships for women with outstanding promise in 2007 to honor his wife, Susan. The university awards four Susan Scholarships each year.&nbsp;</p>
Inspired by Elon, Sklut family seeks to inspire others
<p>Elon trustee Eric Sklut and his wife, Lori,&nbsp;are leaders in&nbsp;supporting Jewish Life on Elon&#39;s campus.</p>
Opening Doors: Elon parents endow Global Engagement Scholarship
<p>The Graves family makes a&nbsp;generous gift so more students may have the transformative experience offered by studies abroad.&nbsp;</p>
Elon announces 30 new scholarships for students in the Odyssey Program
<p>The new scholarship gifts and commitments announced by President Leo M. Lambert and a group of key university volunteers on Friday come from seven&nbsp;inspired donors.</p>
As steel goes up, Elon gathers to dedicate Richard W. Sankey Hall site
<p>Donors and members&nbsp;of the Elon community came together&nbsp;Friday, Oct. 6, to dedicate the site for Sankey Hall and sign a steel plate to be put into place and remain visible once the building is complete.&nbsp;</p>
Opening Doors: Gannaway family endows Business Fellows Scholarship
<p>Love School of Business board member and its first Executive in Residence makes gift aimed at helping students and academics at Elon</p>
Opening Doors: Elon alumnus endows scholarship to help students now
<p>The Charles C. Springs &#39;69 Endowed Scholarship is an estate gift made possible by a new Blended Giving&nbsp; program at Elon.</p>
Opening Doors: Late Alamance County educator endows Teaching Fellows Scholarship
<p>Generous estate gift by Carolyn Alspaugh establishes scholarship in the name of husband John C. Alspaugh.</p>
Opening Doors: Parents endow scholarship to broaden access to an Elon education
<p>With their generous gift, Elon parents Howard and Cynthia Steinberg P&rsquo;17, of Atlanta, are helping to advance a top university priority.</p>
Opening Doors: Love for Elon sparks scholarship gift by alumnus
<p>A longtime dedication to philanthropy paves the way to John H. &rsquo;66 and Faye T. Sellers Elon Engagement Scholarship.&nbsp;<span>The &quot;Opening Doors&quot; story series celebrates the power of scholarships to change the lives of Elon students and the generosity of donors who make this transformation possible.</span></p>
Opening Doors: Weaver family endows Honors Fellows scholarship
<p>Elon Trustee Katherine Weaver and her husband, Mike, have made a generous gift that supports &nbsp;students who are among the university&#39;s highest achievers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Opening Doors: Alumnus endows scholarship in memory of friend and classmate
<p>Elon Trustee <span>Dr. William N.P. Herbert </span>&#39;68 honored the late Jim McClure &#39;68 by funding a scholarship in his name, saying, &quot;He was my anchor.&quot;</p>
Schar Center update: A look inside the new convocation center
The latest photos of the 160,000-square-foot facility offer a look at what will become the main floor of the new convocation center, which will provide a premier gathering space for major campus events and serve as the new home for Elon&#39;s basketball and volleyball programs. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Family honors memory of Elon alumnus with Global Education Scholarship
<p>The Michael Poteat &#39;04 Global Education Scholarship will give students suffering from chronic illness the opportunity to study abroad and have a life-changing experience.</p>
Schar Center update: Elon&#39;s new convocation center takes shape
<p>The latest photos show significant progress on the 160,000-square-foot facility, which will provide a premier gathering space for major campus events and serve as the new home for Elon&#39;s basketball and volleyball programs.</p>
Elon alumni endow music scholarship with generous estate gift
<p>A $400,000 gift from the estate of the late Mattie Pickett Edwards &rsquo;39 and John Lee Edwards &rsquo;41 creates a meaningful legacy at Elon.</p>
Elon parents make a $5 million gift to establish premier learning center
<p>The generous gift from Robert and Dilek Koenigsberger P&rsquo;17, of Greenwich, Connecticut, will bring academic advising and related services together in the new Koenigsberger Learning Center as part of an expanded Belk Library.</p>
Philanthropy at work: Elon parents support business school expansion
<p>Elon alumnus and parent Sam Burke &rsquo;89 P&rsquo;19 and his wife, Kelly P&rsquo;19, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, are among the benefactors helping to make Richard W. Sankey Hall possible.</p>
Citrone family endows two Odyssey Scholarships
<p>Through their generous gift, Elon Trustee Cindy Citrone P&#39;17 and her husband, Rob P&#39;17, will make&nbsp;an Elon education possible for promising students with significant financial need.</p>
Elon celebrates gift of 1770 New Testament belonging to founder of the Christian Church
<p>The 247-year-old religious text, used by the Rev. James O&#39;Kelly as he preached in North Carolina and Virginia, was donated to Elon by Steve Lynch of Burlington, N.C.</p>
Elon celebrates philanthropy at dedication of School of Communications expansion
<p>The university hosted a formal dedication for the new facilities of&nbsp;the School of Communications, which now spans three buildings and 105,000 square feet of space. &nbsp;</p>
Gifts from Elon parents support Sankey Hall and Business Fellows scholarships
<p>John and Patricia Chadwick, of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Bill and Frances Creekmuir&nbsp;of Atlanta&nbsp;have made generous gifts to support Richard W. Sankey Hall and Business Fellows scholarships.</p>
Creating a Legacy: Alumnus gives back to Elon with generous estate gift
<p>Nick Livengood &rsquo;12 L&rsquo;15 of Durham, N.C., made his gift to ensure that his university continues to thrive for generations to come.</p>
Elon alumnus endows second scholarship to support global study
<p>Sam Troy &rsquo;67 continues his loyal philanthropic support of Elon by helping make global engagement possible for students in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.</p>
&lsquo;I feel honored to give back to Elon&rsquo;
<p>Alumna Priscilla Awkard &rsquo;95 deepens her philanthropic commitment to Elon by making a generous estate gift to support scholarships and athletics, helping to secure Elon&#39;s future.</p>
Elon alumnus endows two scholarships with generous estate gift
<p>Mike Driskill &rsquo;89 and his wife, Robin, of Raleigh, N.C., utilized planned giving to make a significant impact on Elon&#39;s future.</p>
Elon parents endow professorship in entrepreneurship
<p>The generous gift from Sheldon and Christy Gordon will endow a professorship in entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.</p>
Love School of Business expansion receives additional major gift
<p>Elon parents Steve and Dayna Anderson have stepped forward to generously support Richard W. Sankey Hall and the continued growth of Elon&rsquo;s top-50 business school.</p>
Alumnus endows scholarship to increase access to Elon
<p><span>The Tims Access Scholarship will assist students from Mississippi and surrounding states.&nbsp;</span></p>
Elon parent supports Love School of Business expansion with generous gift
<p>The university is grateful to Kevin Tedeschi P&#39;18 for his&nbsp;support of Richard W. Sankey Hall, which will provide much-needed classrooms and learning facilities for students.</p>
Jennings family&nbsp; supports Schar Center with generous gift
<p>The new convocation center will provide a preeminent facility for Phoenix athletics and university events.</p>
Gifts from Elon alumna support scholarships, Elon Academy
<p>Retired educator Nancy Turner Watson &rsquo;66 champions life-changing initiatives that serve students from pre-kindergarten through college.</p>
Gift from Elon parents to name new facility for Love School of Business expansion
<p>The new Richard W. Sankey Hall, to be located just south of Colonnades Dining Hall, will provide classrooms and learning facilities for students in all academic majors.&nbsp;</p>
Endowment gift supports global engagement opportunities
<p>A generous endowment gift from the estate of two Elon grandparents will help make possible life-changing global study&nbsp;experiences as the university seeks to provide 100 percent access to these programs for all students.</p>
Elevating their commitment to Elon
<p>Elon parents Geoff and Dottie Jenkins P&rsquo;09 P&rsquo;15 are making a difference at Elon through planned gifts.</p>
Elon names track and field complex in honor of Jerry and Jeanne Robertson
<p>University trustee Jeanne Robertson and her husband Jerry have continued their support of Elon athletics by funding extensive improvements to the university&rsquo;s track and field facilities.</p>
Making A Difference: A history of their own
<p>David and Kathryn Crowe have seen firsthand the powerful impact education can have on a student.This inspired the couple to establish a planned gift that will provide scholarship funding for history majors at Elon.</p>
Making a Difference: Philanthropy helps Ashley Fowler &rsquo;14 shape her future
<p>Through the benefit of private support, the Elon senior has discovered a passion for human rights and is leaving a lasting legacy on campus.</p>
Making a Difference: Sophomore discovers the power of giving
<p>A music scholarship opened the door for Brandon Mitchell &rsquo;16 to take advantage of everything Elon has to offer.</p>
Making a Difference: Mahaffeys&rsquo; generosity impacts students across campus
<p>Gifts from the Elon parents have enhanced several university programs, experiences and facilities.</p>
Making a Difference: Kelli Palmer &rsquo;98 honors her alma mater with gift
<p>A planned gift allowed Kelli Palmer &#39;98 to give to Elon, a place that has had<br /> &quot;the single greatest impact&quot; on this generation of her family.</p>
Construction set to begin on Scott Studios
<p>Designs are complete for Elon&#39;s new performing arts facility at the Francis Center.</p>
Making a Difference: Elingburgs join Elon’s most generous donors
In the transition from Elon supporters to Elon parents, Wes and Cathy Elingburg take giving to new heights.
Making a Difference: A wish come true
Tom Grathwohl P&rsquo;11 &rsquo;13 remembers exactly what set Elon apart when he and his wife, Darcy, helped their son, David Edge &rsquo;11, make his college decision.
Worsleys Recognized with SoCon Distinguished Service Award
The Southern Conference honors Cecil and JoAnna Worsley for their support of Elon athletics.
Hunts contribute $1 million to the new softball stadium
Elon trustee Vicky Hunt and her husband Sam have made gifts totaling $1 million to help fund the new softball stadium on campus.
Skluts support Jewish Studies program
Elon&rsquo;s commitment to create a vibrant, inclusive campus caught the attention of parents Eric and Lori Sklut. The couple made a $250,000 gift through the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation to endow the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies. This endowment will significantly expand and enrich Elon&rsquo;s Jewish Studies program, which will benefit all students.