Giving to Elon News

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.
Faculty/Staff Campaign going strong
The goal? To surpass last year’s record-setting 60 percent participation by Elon employees.
Ever Elon Campaign passes $100 million goal
Elon concludes the largest fundraising campaign in its history by celebrating the thousands of people who have invested in the university's future.
LabCorp gift endows support for the Elon Academy
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) has made a major gift to support endowment for the Elon Academy, a college-access and academic enrichment program run by Elon that encourages Alamance County high school students with significant financial need to earn college degrees and serve their communities.
Alamance Foundation makes gift to Elon Academy
The Alamance Foundation recently presented a $2,200 gift to the Elon Academy to be used to support college visits for more than 75 Elon Academy scholars during the summer of 2011.
Elon Academy receives gift from Capital Bank Charitable Foundation
Capital Bank Charitable Foundation made a $3,500 gift to the Elon Academy in December to support the program's financial literacy programs for more than 120 scholars and their families.
Steele family establishes football scholarship
Elon alumni employees discuss giving back to the university
Class of 2011 kicks off Senior Class Giving Campaign
During this year’s Senior Class Giving Campaign, members of the Class of 2011 will be encouraged to make a gift to the university to show their support for their Elon experiences.
Ever Elon Campaign enters final phase
Several thousand watch President Lambert's special video message to alumni
About 3,000 people have watched President Leo M. Lambert's message about the important role that alumni play in Elon’s future, including making annual gifts to support the best of an Elon education. This is the first of several videos the president will share with alumni this year via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and E-Net.
Donors fund upgrades of Latham Park
Elon will begin upgrades to the Walter C. Latham Park baseball facility following the 2010 baseball season. The improvements are made possible by a group of generous donors led by trustee Dr. Bryan Latham and his wife, Janet, of Miami, who made a $250,000 commitment to fund the work.
Elon Academy receives major gift from Lyon family
Elon trustee Frank R. Lyon ’71 and his wife, Natalie Lyon, of New Canaan, Conn., longtime supporters of the Elon Academy, have made a major gift for the creation of an endowed scholarship that will aid graduates of the college enrichment program for high school students in Alamance County.
Robertson gift to fund Alumni Gym renovation
A major gift by Elon trustee Jeanne Robertson and her husband Jerry will provide lead funding for a renovation project for Alumni Gym in Koury Center. The project will upgrade Elon's home for basketball and volleyball, convocations and other large campus events.
Longtime university benefactors make $1 million gift to the Elon Academy
Douglas G. and Edna Truitt Noiles ’44, of New Canaan, Conn., have made a $1 million gift to Elon University to support the Elon Academy, a university-run college access program for Alamance County high school students.
New York alumni and parents talk about the importance of Ever Elon
Faculty/Staff Ever Elon profile: Chuck Gantos, Allen Poe, Dan Ingle