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Elon Day 101

Elon Day is our opportunity to join 24 hours of giving that will make an impact at Elon for years to come. Here’s how to get involved:

  • Make a gift of any size, to any part of campus. Use the Elon Day giving form or find a specific campus designation to support. By joining forces with thousands of fellow Elon donors, you strengthen our collective giving impact.
  • Use #ElonDay on social media to tell why you support the university or share your Elon story. Check out all things social.
  • Check this site throughout the day to track our giving progress.

The impact of many

Elon Day is about the strength of our collective impact. Every gift, large and small, matters. When we work together, gifts of any size add up to create outstanding opportunities for the Elon students of today and tomorrow.

45 donors @ $25 = $1,125Support for a study abroad experience
16 donors @ $75 = $1,200Support for a service experience
30 donors @ $50 = $1,500Support for a leadership experience

Elon Day FAQs

Who can participate in Elon Day?

Everyone, including you! All alumni, students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate in Elon Day by making gifts to areas across the university that support students as they rise to the world’s challenges.

Why should I give?

Your Elon Day donations provide life-changing experiences that help students find their passions and prepare them to tackle the world’s great challenges. That includes students like Innea, Jose and Nancy:

You know Nancy Wilkins ’25. You’ve seen her on the field at halftime during football games. Nancy is THE featured twirler with the Fire of the Carolinas. She’s also a Presidential Scholar and Business Fellow who has studied abroad twice during her time at Elon. “I can’t wait to see what my final year at Elon holds for me, and, following graduation, I hope to pursue a career in human resources,” says Nancy. “All of this is possible because of the generosity of others!”

Community is everything to Jose Torres-Reyes ’25, who has found it in a lot of places starting his first day on campus as a Mac Mahon Family Odyssey Scholar. “I’m part of El Centro, an important space for me and the Latino-Hispanic community. I’m also a member of Lambda Upsilon Lambda, a Latino fraternity focused on helping our community and access to higher education,” says Jose.

Through Elon’s International Business Dual-Degree Program, Ineaa Gray ’25 will earn two degrees, from two universities, in just four years. A true servant leader and Doherty Odyssey Scholar, Ineaa tutors students in the Boys & Girls Club and was named to Elon’s Service Honor Roll. She also organized and led an Alternative Break to Washington, D.C., where she and fellow students participated in service projects with food banks, shelters and elementary schools.  She envisions a career in service, and she’s grateful to Elon’s donors. “One day, I’ll be in a position to offer resources to dreamers, the same way others have done for me.”

How do I give?

The best way to make sure your gifts are counted in Elon Day totals is to give online using our secure giving form. You can also make your gift on Venmo (@ElonGiving). If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call (336) 278-7477.

Where does my gift go?

Your gifts can support any areas of campus that matter most to you. That includes scholarships, academic departments, student organizations, athletics programs…the list goes on! See a full list of Elon Day campus designations here.

What about matching gifts from my employer?

Great question! If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program, your donation on Elon Day could double or triple. Simply fill out a matching gift form from your HR office, include it with your gift, and we’ll handle the rest. Enter your employer’s name in the box on our matching gift site to find out if your company or organization participates in a matching gift program.

For more information on matching gifts, contact Gift Records at 336.278.7444 or toll free at 877.784.ELON (3566).

How do I give to more than one area of campus?

The best way to support multiple areas of campus on Elon Day is to make separate gifts to using the online giving form here. It only takes a few seconds to fill out, and by making multiple gifts, you’ll help reach overall Elon Day giving challenges!

I don’t see the designation I want to support. What do I do?

Visit and make sure “Other” is selected under “Designation.” Next, type in the area of campus you would like to give to under “Other Designation.”

Where do I find the Elon Day image with my name on it?

Visit the Elon Day list of donors to save the image and share it with your social networks!