Leading Through You

Join us for the most ambitious campaign in Elon's history. Together, we will meet the $250 million goal and write the next chapter of our unending story.

$250Moverall goal
$228Mtotal raised to date

$10 million gift to Name School of Education for Beloved Elon Alumna

Elon President Connie Ledoux Book announced the naming of the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education in honor of the lifetime of service by the legendary educator, administrator and alumna who has been a transformative figure at her alma mater for more than 75 years. This gift to the Elon LEADS Campaign is the largest single endowment gift in Elon’s history.


Our Campaign Priorities

Through Elon LEADS, we will invest in four main campaign priorities. In addition, all gifts to the university count toward our $250 million goal.

Graduates the World Needs

We will expand scholarships to support a dynamic community of learners eager to participate in Elon’s nationally recognized high-impact learning environment.

Engaged Learning

We will broaden access to Elon’s hallmark engaged learning programs that provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s complex world.

Mentors Who Matter

We will invest in outstanding faculty and staff who inspire curiosity and creativity, foster innovation and discovery, and transform lives through expert mentoring.

Iconic Learning Environment

We will continue to expand and steward one of the nation’s finest collegiate campuses, providing new academic and residential facilities and supporting programs, operations and initiatives that enhance Elon’s seamless learning environment.