Giving to Elon News

Opening Doors: Major gift from donors to endow scholarship in the Odyssey Program

The Sam and Vicky Hunt Scholarship will assist two students each year in the Odyssey Program, a highly selective program for students with exceptional ability and promise and significant financial need.

Schar Center update: Main arena taking shape as work continues

The 5,400-seat, 160,000-square-foot facility will provide a premier gathering space for major campus events and serve as the new home for Elon's basketball and volleyball programs when it opens next year.

Elon celebrates Furman and Susan Moseley on 10th anniversary of Susan Scholarships

Furman Moseley '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. 

Inspired by Elon, Sklut family seeks to inspire others

Elon trustee Eric Sklut and his wife, Lori, are leaders in supporting Jewish Life on Elon's campus.

Opening Doors: Elon parents endow Global Engagement Scholarship

The Graves family makes a generous gift so more students may have the transformative experience offered by studies abroad. 

Elon announces 30 new scholarships for students in the Odyssey Program

The new scholarship gifts and commitments announced by President Leo M. Lambert and a group of key university volunteers on Friday come from seven inspired donors.

As steel goes up, Elon gathers to dedicate Richard W. Sankey Hall site

Donors and members of the Elon community came together 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. 

Opening Doors: Gannaway family endows Business Fellows Scholarship

Love School of Business board member and its first Executive in Residence makes gift aimed at helping students and academics at Elon

Opening Doors: Elon alumnus endows scholarship to help students now

The Charles C. Springs '69 Endowed Scholarship is an estate gift made possible by a new Blended Giving  program at Elon.

Opening Doors: Late Alamance County educator endows Teaching Fellows Scholarship

Generous estate gift by Carolyn Alspaugh establishes scholarship in the name of husband John C. Alspaugh.

Opening Doors: Parents endow scholarship to broaden access to an Elon education

With their generous gift, Elon parents Howard and Cynthia Steinberg P’17, of Atlanta, are helping to advance a top university priority.

Opening Doors: My last go-round

In his own words, Chris Blair '17 reflects on his journey to Elon, his transformative experience and the scholarship that made it possible.

Opening Doors: Love for Elon sparks scholarship gift by alumnus

A longtime dedication to philanthropy paves the way to John H. ’66 and Faye T. Sellers Elon Engagement Scholarship. The "Opening Doors" story series celebrates the power of scholarships to change the lives of Elon students and the generosity of donors who make this transformation possible.

Opening Doors: Weaver family endows Honors Fellows scholarship

Elon Trustee Katherine Weaver and her husband, Mike, have made a generous gift that supports  students who are among the university's highest achievers.


Opening Doors: Alumnus endows scholarship in memory of friend and classmate

Elon Trustee Dr. William N.P. Herbert '68 honored the late Jim McClure '68 by funding a scholarship in his name, saying, "He was my anchor."

Elon’s campus busy with summer construction activity

Summer is the busiest time for construction on Elon's campus and there are many projects underway. Read this note for details about enhancements to Elon's outstanding environment for learning. 

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's basketball and volleyball programs.


Family honors memory of Elon alumnus with Global Education Scholarship

The Michael Poteat '04 Global Education Scholarship will give students suffering from chronic illness the opportunity to study abroad and have a life-changing experience.

Schar Center update: Elon's new convocation center takes shape

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's basketball and volleyball programs.

Elon alumni endow music scholarship with generous estate gift

A $400,000 gift from the estate of the late Mattie Pickett Edwards ’39 and John Lee Edwards ’41 creates a meaningful legacy at Elon.

Elon parents make a $5 million gift to establish premier learning center

The generous gift from Robert and Dilek Koenigsberger P’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.

Philanthropy at work: Elon parents support business school expansion

Elon alumnus and parent Sam Burke ’89 P’19 and his wife, Kelly P’19, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, are among the benefactors helping to make Richard W. Sankey Hall possible.

Citrone family endows two Odyssey Scholarships

Through their generous gift, Elon Trustee Cindy Citrone P'17 and her husband, Rob P'17, will make an Elon education possible for promising students with significant financial need.

Gifts from Elon parents support Sankey Hall and Business Fellows scholarships

John and Patricia Chadwick, of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Bill and Frances Creekmuir of Atlanta have made generous gifts to support Richard W. Sankey Hall and Business Fellows scholarships.

Creating a Legacy: Alumnus gives back to Elon with generous estate gift

Nick Livengood ’12 L’15 of Durham, N.C., made his gift to ensure that his university continues to thrive for generations to come.

Elon University mourns passing of Edna Truitt Noiles ’44 GP ’17

Her support created the Vera Richardson Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and helped launch the Elon Academy.

Elon alumnus endows second scholarship to support global study

Sam Troy ’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.

‘I feel honored to give back to Elon’

Alumna Priscilla Awkard ’95 deepens her philanthropic commitment to Elon by making a generous estate gift to support scholarships and athletics, helping to secure Elon's future.

'Giving back is important to us'

Elon alumnus and Trustee John R. Hill ’76 and his wife, Lesley, continue their generous support of the university with two major gifts.

Elon alumnus endows two scholarships with generous estate gift

Mike Driskill ’89 and his wife, Robin, of Raleigh, N.C., utilized planned giving to make a significant impact on Elon's future.

LaRose family gift funds Historic Neighborhood commons building

Elon alumna Gail H. LaRose ’64 and her daughter Michelle LaRose, an Elon trustee, have made a $2.5 million gift to name a new student gathering space planned for the historic part of campus.

Elon announces launch of Design Thinking initiative

Support from Trustee Cindy Citrone and her husband, Rob, will enable Elon to integrate design thinking into curricular and co-curricular experiences across the campus. 

Alumnus endows scholarship to increase access to Elon

The Tims Access Scholarship will assist students from Mississippi and surrounding states. 

Elon parent supports Love School of Business expansion with generous gift

The university is grateful to Kevin Tedeschi P'18 for his support of Richard W. Sankey Hall, which will provide much-needed classrooms and learning facilities for students.

Jennings family  supports Schar Center with generous gift

The new convocation center will provide a preeminent facility for Phoenix athletics and university events.

‘A Thousand Thanks’ campaign surpasses goal

The sixth annual gratitude event, held April 5, celebrated the impact of philanthropy on Elon’s campus.

Donors make March 8 a banner day for Elon

The third annual #ElonDay celebration raised $955,099 from 3,749 gifts, making it the single greatest day of giving in Elon’s history.

Gift from Elon parents to name new facility for Love School of Business expansion

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. 

Elevating their commitment to Elon

Elon parents Geoff and Dottie Jenkins P’09 P’15 are making a difference at Elon through planned gifts.

Philanthropy, global education celebrated at Elon’s scholarship dinner

The March 11 event connected the recipients of endowed scholarships with donors for an evening of fellowship in McKinnon Hall.

#ElonDay donors achieve greatest day of giving in university history

A celebration on March 10, 2015, in honor of Elon’s birthday raised more than $702,000 to support students, scholarships, athletics, and faculty and staff.

Elon names track and field complex in honor of Jerry and Jeanne Robertson

University trustee Jeanne Robertson and her husband Jerry have continued their support of Elon athletics by funding extensive improvements to the university’s track and field facilities.

School of Communications campaign launched at New York gala

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.


Making A Difference: A history of their own

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.

Boston, Los Angeles celebrate Elon with special events

As part of the university’s Evening for Elon spring series, two recent events drew more than 350 guests.

Elon’s “Pave the Way” campaign raises more than $400,000

Close to 3,310 personalized bricks were reserved as part of the campaign, which ended Dec. 1 and supports the university’s greatest needs.

Truliant Federal Credit Union makes gift to Elon Academy

A $1,000 check was presented Dec. 3, 2013, to leaders of Elon University's college access and success program.

Elon surpasses goals set in final year of Worsley Match

The third and final year of the Worsley Match ended in October with former student-athletes giving back in record numbers.

Class and Affinity Reunions Celebrate Huge Success at Homecoming 2013

Driven by dozens of dedicated volunteers, reunion giving programs helped raise more than $1.4 million for the university this year.

Rob Bacchus named director of annual giving & parent programs

Bacchus comes to Elon from Southwestern University in Texas and will help lead efforts to build a culture of philanthropy and alumni engagement.