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Elon’s 48-Hour Young Alumni Challenge

On May 13-14, graduates of the last decade (GOLD) demonstrated to the entire Elon alumni body that there is strength in numbers! Thank you to all of the young alumni who made the GOLD Challenge a success, with 489 gifts totaling $7,703.29. This is enough to support four study abroad experiences or six service experiences. In addition, many designated funds will help fund new equipment and resources for various schools, sports, or performing arts needs.

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Miss the challenge? You can still make your gift online or give via Venmo @ElonGiving (details below) before the fiscal year ends on May 31.

On Venmo, be sure to include your name, class year and which designation you’d like your gift to go to. Every gift makes a difference! Together, all young alumni will collectively make the Elon experience better for current students.

Questions? Email Chandler Thompson, associate director of annual giving.

GOLD Challenge Drawing Information

Thanks to everyone that made a gift or entered the drawing on May 13 or May 14! The winners of the drawing have been selected and notified.

Thanks for supporting Elon—and good luck! Prizes include:

Drawing Rules

  • You must be an Elon graduate from the years of 2008-2018 to enter.
  • One entry per person.
  • The prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable.
  • No gift is necessary to enter.
  • The odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
  • The winner is solely responsible for any tax implications of winning the prize.