example of a luminariaFor the fourth consecutive year, Elon honored the generosity of alumni and senior donors by placing their names on luminarias that lit the campus during the annual Festival of Holiday Lights on Dec. 5. In total, more than 4,300 alumni and senior donors were recognized at the event. In addition, all current members of the 1889 Society were specially recognized with a sticker displayed by their name.

At Elon, we know that giving back happens year-round. Last year, a total of 107,949 hours of service were completed by Elon students, 56 percent of graduating seniors supported the university and 76 percent of faculty and staff made a gift. Alumni participation advanced to a record 23 percent. Thank you to all Elon luminaries!  

picture of a student lighting a luminaria

The 1889 Society honors Elon’s most loyal donors – those who have given annually for two or more consecutive fiscal years (June 1 – May 31). Donors who set up a monthly or annually recurring gift immediately become members. For more information, please visit the 1889 Society website.