Giving to Elon News

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.

Elon celebrates redesigned Arts West gallery

A gift from Adjunct Assistant Professor Barbara Rhoades in honor of her father and great aunt has doubled the space available for campus exhibits in an Arts West venue now named Gallery 406.

Cannon Foundation advances progress toward new admissions building

A grant from the Concord, N.C., foundation moves the university closer to breaking ground on the project.

Parent giving reaches new heights in 2012-13

Nearly 3,000 parents of current students and alumni showed their support for Elon in the last fiscal year.

Support builds for Elon’s new Inman Admissions Welcome Center

Elon parents Jamey Nugent and Tracey Walser ’84 Nugent pledge generous gift to the project.

Donors give $17.5 million to Elon in 2012-13

Gifts made from June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013, outpaced the previous fiscal year by $2.8 million.

New admissions building named in honor of Inmans

A lead gift from Elon parents William J. "Bill" and Patricia "Pat" Inman will help fund construction of a new facility on main campus.

“Pave the Way” brick campaign ends May 31

New video celebrates the campaign’s success as it comes to a close.

Construction set to begin on Scott Studios

Designs are complete for Elon's new performing arts facility at the Francis Center.

Chris and Nicolette Martin fund new alumni center

A generous gift from Chris ’78 P’13 and Nicolette Martin P’13 will soon create a  vibrant new gathering space for alumni.

Elon alumni take part in “Pave the Way” brick campaign 

From April 15 - May 31, alumni can participate in a campaign to personalize a brick for installation at Elon's new alumni center  

Student Alumni Council hosts “Elon ... Pass It On!”

The annual program raises awareness among students that donors help cover many expenses that come with studying at Elon University.

Scholarship dinner underscores impact of giving at Elon

Biennial event connects scholarship donors and recipients

Making a Difference: Kelli Palmer ’98 honors her alma mater with gift

A planned gift allowed Kelli Palmer '98 to give to Elon, a place that has had
"the single greatest impact" on this generation of her family.

Elon receives BB&T contribution to complete softball park
BB&T Corporation, one of the nation's largest financial services holding companies, has made a $500,000 gift to complete Hunt Softball Park.
Charlotte alumni chapter members reconnect at unique event
Alumni gather to paint a familiar Elon scene.
Lead gift from Elon parents launches Hillel Center renovation
Trustees honor the Levine-Sklut family’s support of Jewish life.
Elon trustees name facilities for emeriti faculty and staff
Elon trustees have named campus facilities in honor of five emeriti faculty and staff members who provided distinguished service to the university.
Andrew Bennett ’08 keeps Safe Rides rolling with a generous gift
The IGNITE Challenge boosts young alumni giving
The Challenge has been one of Elon’s most successful fundraising efforts, bringing in 1,000 additional young alumni donors in three years.
Young alumni set record in IGNITE Challenge: 1,653 donors
Elon young alumni and seniors made the third and final IGNITE Challenge the most successful yet.
Berg family endows need-based scholarship
Young alumni donors to the IGNITE Challenge reflect on their Elon experiences
More than 700 young alumni have made gifts to the university and participated in the final IGNITE Challenge, which ends on March 31. Here's a sampling of what they said after making their gifts.
Ever Elon concludes, raising $107.3 million
More than 28,000 faculty and staff, alumni, parents and friends participated in Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, which concluded on Dec. 31, 2011, and raised $107.3 million to support the people, programs and facilities at our university.