Giving to Elon News

President’s Advisory Council, Elon parents endow Leo M. Lambert Odyssey Scholarships
President emeritus honored by generous endowed gifts into a scholarship program started during his tenure in office.

 

Sunbrella Club in Schar Center to open Friday

The social gathering space for Elon fans is made possible through generous gifts from Glen Raven Inc. and Elon Trustee Allen E. Gant Jr. and his wife, Denise. The club's official opening is for the Elon men's basketball game against the University of North Carolina on Friday, Nov. 9.

Elon dedicates Richard W. Sankey Hall

The building dedication during Homecoming offered the opportunity to express gratitude for supporters of the project including Elon parents Jim and Beth Sankey of Charlotte, N.C. The building is named for Jim Sankey's father, a business leader in Canton, Ohio, who passed away in 2013. 

Elon celebrates donors at Inn at Elon groundbreaking

The official groundbreaking offered an opportunity to recognize the contributions of donors to the 80-room inn adjacent to the Koury Business Center that will open next fall. 

Elon honors Schar Center donors for their support of convocation center

During a donor appreciation event on the arena's main floor on Friday, Elon celebrated the generosity and vision of the nearly 30 families, individuals and businesses whose gifts made the convocation center possible. 

Donors make major gift to establish Odyssey Program scholarships

The generous gift from Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy and his wife, Dr. Aldona Wos, of Greensboro, North Carolina, will assist students with exceptional ability and high financial need from Title I schools in Guilford County.

Gender and LGBTQIA Center receives historic gifts

The gifts from Don Chaplin and Andy Hunt, of Burlington, North Carolina, were inspired by Elon’s commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming campus community.

Matt Holzapfel ’19: 'Elon always teaches you to reach for your goals'

Holzapfel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship and experience in the School of Communications have fueled his passion for a career in sports broadcasting.

Family Weekend fund drive to raise money for Elon's Hurricane Florence relief efforts

The university has started raising money to fund upcoming service trips to eastern North Carolina to help communities impacted by the hurricane. Details about how to donate are included in this note. 

Elon completes renovations to football practice fields

The renovations were made possible by the generosity of donors and create Elon's first synthetic multisport field. 

Elon celebrates groundbreaking for LaRose Student Commons

The ceremony Wednesday offered a look ahead at the new student gathering space now being built within the Historic Neighborhood thanks to the generosity of Gail H. LaRose '64 and her daughter, Elon trustee Michelle LaRose. 

Four awarded Elon Medallions, the university's highest honor

Elon President Connie Ledoux Book presented the medallion to two retired faculty members and two steadfast supporters of the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four named professorships during the event. 

Gift by Elon parents supports campus inn, scholarships

Members of Parents Council have also developed strong ties to Elon University through association with the Love School of Business.

Generous endowment by Elon parents addresses technology for students with disabilities

The Morris-Miller Endowment for Learning will ensure the new Koenigsberger Learning Center has the most up-to-date assistive learning technology into the future.

Trustee and alumna endows scholarship with major gift

As a first-generation college student, Chris Baker G’88 of Burlington, North Carolina, understands the importance of providing scholarships for Elon students.

Trustee, Elon parents make generous gifts to Inn at Elon University

Longtime Elon supporters Thomas E. and Lynn B. Chandler along with new Parents Council chairs Paul and Mindee Blanco advance a university initiative to build scholarships and enhance the campus experience for visitors.

Schar Center update: Floor installed in main arena

The 5,100-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 this year.

Elon donors increase their impact in 2017-18

Alumni, parents, faculty and staff invested in Elon and its students in record numbers during the 2017-18 fiscal year.

 

Elon family makes $100,000 estate gift to endow global engagement scholarship

Jay and Patricia Caler P’15 of Denver, North Carolina, want to help provide the same transformative experience their daughter, Katie ’15, enjoyed as an Elon student.

Elon celebrates the success of faculty and staff giving

This year saw 78 percent of Elon University employees make gifts to the institution in support of student scholarships, athletics programs and more. 

Lifelong devotion: Elon alumnus makes estate gift of more than $3 million

Christopher P. Martin ’78 P’13, an Elon alumnus, trustee and parent from Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is one of the university's most loyal and generous benefactors. His recent gift will provide funding for scholarships and other key priorities in the future.

Lindsey Jordan '19: ‘I want to do good in the world’

Elon junior Lindsey Jordan ’19, of Mooresville, North Carolina, shares her passion for helping others thanks to the life-changing impact of her Honors Fellows scholarship. This is the first in a series of videos highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon. 

‘A Thousand Thanks’ exceeds goal, with Class of 2021 winning class year challenge

The eighth annual gratitude event, held April 17, celebrated the impact of philanthropy on Elon’s campus.

Elon family makes historic $1 million gift to music production and recording arts

The largest equipment gift in program history will take Elon’s nationally recognized program to the next level. 

 

Coach's office in Schar Center to be named for the late Ann Lashley

Lashley served as associate women's basketball head coach from 1994 through 2005, when she died after a battle with cancer.

Donors make history on record-breaking Elon Day

On March 13, donors made 5,370 gifts raising $1,840,378 to achieve the most successful Elon Day celebration to date.

Elon celebrates community, legacy at #ElonDay College Coffee

A special College Coffee inside Alumni Gym on Tuesday morning energized the Elon community for its fifth #ElonDay effort.  

Elon mourns the loss of long-time friend Irwin “Ike” Belk

Belk and his wife, Carole Grotnes Belk, contributed to the growth of Elon’s campus and athletics facilities across four decades.

 

Lindleys enhance their support of Elon with estate gift

The generous gift from Elon trustee, alumnus and parent Jack R. Lindley Sr. ’56 P’83 and his wife, Dorothy C. Lindley P’83, of Burlington, North Carolina, will provide valuable funding to help secure the university’s future.

Opening Doors: Mary C. Bullock ’47 and George P. Bullock ’47 Business Scholarship honors Elon alumni

The "Opening Doors" series celebrates the power of scholarships to change the lives of Elon students and the generosity of donors who make this transformation possible.

Schar Center update: Arena seat installation underway as interior takes shape

The 5,100-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 this year.

Major gift to endow scholarship, deepen funding for Jewish studies

Elon Trustee and parent Eric Sklut and his wife, Lori Sklut, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will help bring outstanding students to the university and strengthen funding for a Jewish studies professorship.

Opening Doors: Bryanna Hames '18 says Elon has equipped her with knowledge, ingenuity

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.

Elon dedicates dining facility in honor of Clohan family

The dedication was in recognition of the ongoing generosity of Robert A. Clohan III '67 and his family, including a $2 million gift from Clohan and his son, trustee Charles Clohan '98, in support of Richard W. Sankey Hall. 

Schar Center update: Interior work moves forward

The 5,100-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.

Opening Doors: Estate gift to endow a scholarship in the Odyssey Program

Inspired by Elon'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.

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 5,100-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.