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Challenges and Matches


Midnight HealthEU Challenge 

Make your gifts now to help reach 5,911 gifts by the end of Elon Day, and we will announce $500,000 in support for HealthEU initiatives.

Provided by two anonymous alumni donors from the classes of ’98 and ’99. 

Gifts needed:


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Athletic Director's Challenge

In honor of Athletic Director Jenn Strawley’s 1st Elon Day, once 200 donors make gifts towards Elon Women’s Sports, $100,000 will be unlocked in support of Elon Women’s Sports.


$100,000 Trustee and Parents Council Match

$100,000 in matching funds are on the table! Make your gifts to the areas of campus you support, and each time you do, generous donors will make a matching gift to the student scholarship fund to further your Elon Day impact.

Provided by: Debra and Claudio Del Vecchio P’22 P’24, Lesley and Trustee John Hill ’76, Jodi and Tom Quatroche P’26, Bill & Sue Smith, and two anonymous families. 


$50K Elon Jewish Life/Hillel Match

Thanks to Julie and Jay Lichtenstein P’24, all donations to Hillel on Elon Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000! Make your gift to Hillel here.


$25K Campus Catholic Ministry Match

Thanks to the Klinger (P’20), Picca (P’24), and Simon (P’17) families, and an anonymous P’25 family, all donations to Catholic Campus Ministry will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000!

Make your gift to CCM here.


Ignite Excellence Match

All day, gifts made to the Phoenix Club will be be matched dollar for dollar up to $35,000!


Phoenix Nutrition and Sports Performance Match

All gifts made to Nutrition and Sports Performance will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000!


$300,000 Ignite Internships Challenge  

Make your gifts now to help reach 2,811 gifts by 5 p.m. ET, and we will announce $300,000 to fund three new internship endowments.

Provided by Trustee Dave and Jen Porter P’11 P’19 and two anonymous donors.  




Nothing but Elon Athletics Donors ($75K)

When another 600 supporters make a gift to the Phoenix Club or any athletics fund, for a total of 800 donors on Elon Day, an additional $75,000 will be unlocked to Ignite Excellence in Elon student-athletes!


$200,000 HealthEU Challenge

Make your gifts now to help reach 1,889 gifts by 1 p.m. ET, and we’ll announce $200,000 in additional support for the HealthEU initiative.

Provided by Preston Cain P’24 and an anonymous P’23 family.

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$50,000 Ignite Internships Challenge

Make your gift now to help reach 1,111 gifts by College Coffee at 9:40 a.m. ET, and we will announce a new endowed $50,000 Internship Scholarship!

Provided by Laurie and Rich ’87 Johnson P’17. 

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Bonus Bucks

Bonus Bucks

EARLY | Sparking Impact: Ignite The Future (March 1 - March 7)

Share a photo capturing your favorite Elon moment and tell us what this year’s theme of “Igniting the Future for Students” means to you.  Post on Facebook or Instagram using #ElonDay and make sure to shout out the specific designation you plan to support. One winner from each platform will be chosen to unlock a bonus $500 for their favorite designation.

  • Jeffrey Williamson '13 G'14
  • Coral Zayas '09
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EARLY | Global Giving: Elon Abroad Edition (March 4 - March 7)

Elon alumni, parents, students & friends studying or living abroad – you told us and we hear you! You sometimes need more time to make your Elon Day gift due to limitations and regulations in the countries you call home. Starting Monday, March 4, you can make your Elon Day gift in advance and email your receipt to By doing so, you may be selected to unlock an additional $500 for the Elon designation closest to your heart. Questions on how to make your gift while abroad? Email Daniel Castillo ’21, Coordinator of Annual Giving, at, or text on What’sApp 1-828-750-3861. Let’s make Elon’s impact global!

  • Kimberly Johansen-Sainsbury '17
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ALL DAY | Family Giving Frenzy: Multiply Your Impact on Elon Day

Celebrate the power of family during Elon Day! When three or more of your family members make a gift, email with their names. One family will be chosen to unlock an extra $1,000 to their favorite designation. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. EST, so make sure to get your family’s support in early. Bonus points awarded for alumni couples joining the cause!

  • Joe Davis '93 P'23 P'26
  • Rebekah Davis '95 P'23 P'26
  • Ella Davis '26
  • Foster Davis '23
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ALL DAY | We are the (Elon Day) Champions, My Friend

Attention Elon Day Champions, you are the heartbeat of our community. Make your own gift and achieve your dollar and donor goals to be eligible for a chance to unlock an extra $500 for your chosen designation. At 9 p.m. EST, an outstanding Champions will be randomly selected as winners. Your dedication fuels the Elon spirit!

  • Anita Triggs '98
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ALL DAY | Phind the Phoenix Scavenger Hunt

Hey campus crew, keep an eye out for clues on SUB/Student Involvement social media for the Phind the Phoenix scavenger hunt. Locate one of the hidden Phoenix photos and bring it to the Martin Alumni Center where you’ll unlock an extra $200 to give to your favorite campus designation PLUS receive a Phoenix bobble head. Stay tuned for clues on SUB/Student Involvement social and be quick on your feet – there are only 6 chances to win! Ready, set, GO!

  • 1st: Trinity Barnett '25
  • 2nd: Carlos Rivas Enriquez '27
  • 3rd: Cassidy Parrish '26
  • 4th: Janeeta Smith '26
  • 5th: Michelle Dawson
  • 6th: Fancy Mitchell '25
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ALL DAY | Paws and Phoenix Pride (Facebook & Instagram)

Let your furry friends join the Elon Day celebration! Share a photo of your pet sporting Elon gear on Facebook or Instagram with #ElonDay. Don’t forget to mention the specific area of campus you’re supporting. One winner will be chosen at 8 p.m. EST from each platform to unlock $500 for the designation of their choice.

  • Kelly Reimer '00
  • Kim Stone '16
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ALL DAY | Golden Legacy: 50+ Years of Elon Pride

Elon’s Golden Alumni, your enduring connection has shaped Elon’s legacy, and now it’s your time to shine! Two members of this esteemed group who make their Elon Day gift will be randomly selected to unlock $500 for their favorite designations. Winners will be chosen at 8 p.m. EST.

  • Kathy Streeter Morgan '73
  • Randy Jackson '74
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ALL DAY | Never Back Down, Never What!? - Just for Former Student-Athletes

It’s time to lace up those shoes and compete once again! Elon Athletics challenges YOU to show your team spirit. The team that achieves the highest percentage of former student-athlete donors on Elon Day will unlock an additional $2,000 of support for their team. Please include “FSA – <Sport>” in the comments section of your gift. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 8.

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ALL DAY | Phoenix Parents

Just for student-athlete parents! We haven’t forgotten about the vital role you play! This challenge is just for you, the proud parents of student-athletes. The team that achieves the highest percentage of student-athlete parent donors on Elon Day will unlock an additional $2,000 of support for their student’s team. Please include “SA Parent – <Sport>” in the comments section of your gift. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 8.

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HOURLY | Early Squirrels Get the Cash: 12 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Set your alarms and gear up! The designation that receives the most gifts between midnight and 5 a.m. EST will unlock a bonus $1,000 thanks to early support on Elon Day. Gather your early morning (or late night?) squad, spread the word, and let’s see how many friends you can rally to ensure your favorite designation emerges victorious!

  • Black Alumni Scholarship
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HOURLY | Senior Success, Just for '24: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Hey Class of 2024!  One senior Elon Day donor will be chosen at 11a.m., noon, 1 p.m. 2, p.m. and 3 p.m. to unlock an extra $100 for their favorite designation. But that’s not all! Two additional winners will be announced during the Senior Toast event at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Plus, all winners will receive a special shout-out from the mic at the event. Make your mark!

  • Jacob Atkins '24
  • Victor Gaspar '24
  • Kira Krucoff '24
  • Sarah Adams '24
  • Hannah Gneco '24
  • Elizabeth Cameron '24
  • Meredith Winslow '24
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HOURLY | College Coffee FOMO for Young Alums: 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, Feeling the College Coffee FOMO? We’ve got you covered!  Make your gift from 9 – 10:30 a.m. EST, and you might just unlock an extra $500 for your chosen designation. 1 winner will be chosen per class. As a bonus treat, we’ll also send each winner an Elon coffee mug to brighten your morning.

  • Sydney Simmons '20
  • Jonathan Stettler '21
  • Liam O'Connor '22
  • Christina Carr '23
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HOURLY | Elon College Throwback Lunch Party: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Calling all Fighting Christians – this one’s for you! Two lucky alumni donors who graduated before 2000 will be chosen to unlock an extra $500 for their chosen designation. But wait, there’s more! Ten alumni donors from this era will be randomly selected to receive some exclusive alumni swag mailed straight to their doorstep.

  • John Taylor '94
  • Cindy Booth Elliott '92
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HOURLY | GOLD Rush: Give It Away Happy Hour (Classes of 2014-2023): 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hey Graduates of the Last Decade (Classes of 2014-2023), it’s your time! Make your mark during our special Give It Away Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST! One winner will be chosen from each class to unlock an extra $200 for their favorite designation. Take it away classes of 2014 – 2023.

  • Meredith Citty Barger '14
  • Peter Walpole '15
  • Matt Krause '16
  • Danielle Fowler '17
  • Ariel Mittleman '18
  • Frankie Ferrara '19
  • Magnus Carlstrom '20
  • Lashia Cross '21
  • Chloe Yoon '22
  • Camilla Manning '23
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HOURLY | Powering Potential: Elevate Student-Athletes: 7 - 8 p.m.

Join the roster of Phoenix Club donors and fuel the fire of success for Elon student-athletes! With your support, we can provide the resources and opportunities necessary for our athletes to excel academically and athletically. One lucky donor who gives between 7 and 8 p.m. to the Phoenix Club will unlock an additional $1,000 for student athlete support.

  • Hunter Smothers '04
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HOURLY | Reunited and It Feels So Good: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate the bonds that withstand the test of time! From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, members from the classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019, your reunion is here. Make a gift during this window just for you, and one lucky donor from each class reunion will unlock a bonus $250 for their chosen designation.

  • Melanie Truitt '74
  • Ned Ryerson '79
  • Anonymous '84
  • Melissa Taylor Price '89
  • Christopher Waters '94
  • Kenisha Walton '99
  • Patrick Griffin '04
  • Megan Daly Hooks '09
  • Megan Larcher '14
  • Robert Feather '19
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HOURLY | Most Faculty and Staff Gifts: Morning (9-10 a.m.) & Evening (10-11 p.m.) College Coffees

Elon’s faculty and staff are exceptional, so this bonus is just for them! The area that receives the most employee gifts between the hours of 9 and 10 a.m. (1st winner) AND 10 and 11 p.m. EST (2nd winner) will unlock a bonus $1,000 each. Elon’s strength lies in its exceptional faculty and staff, and this Bonus Buck is our way of celebrating your impact.

  • Elon's Greatest Needs/Phoenix Club
  • Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
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HOURLY | Most Parent and Grandparent Gifts: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Join us for the grand finale! From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, we invite parents and grandparents to show their maroon and gold spirit. The designation receiving the most gifts from this group will earn a spectacular bonus of $1,000. We can’t wait to see which cause will shine the brightest in this final stretch. Let’s finish strong!

  • Elon's Greatest Needs
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HOURLY | Alumni Procrastinators Unite: 9 p.m. – midnight

We appreciate your fashionably late style! From 9 p.m. to midnight EST, make your gift and be part of the final push. The designation with the most gifts from alumni between 9 p.m. and midnight will secure a bonus $1,500 for late-night support on Elon Day. But wait, there’s more! 25 alumni donors will be randomly selected to receive some exclusive Elon swag mailed straight to their doorstep. Let’s make this late-night rally unforgettable!

  • Black Alumni Scholarship
  • Elon's Greatest Needs

Have questions about the Bonus Bucks or just Elon Day in general? Visit our FAQ page here!