Each of the Elon LEADS campaign priorities is supported by annual fund gifts—YOUR gifts.

Annual fund gifts are vital to the life of the university. These gifts are received and spent in the same year, going to work immediately to support the best of Elon—quality academics, student scholarships, outstanding faculty, premier facilities and distinctive opportunities such as the Elon Experiences (study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, service learning and leadership opportunities).

Your yearly gift of $25, $50 or $100 makes a big impact. Last fiscal year, gifts of $100 or less totaled more than $717,000. Imagine how many more lives we could change if you committed to a monthly gift for the duration of Elon LEADS. There is strength in numbers.

‘There is no place like Elon’

Lauren Forbis ’15 is an annual donor to Elon’s Greatest Needs, a fund that supports student scholarships. Her own experiences at Elon allowed her to put down roots in the community through internships and service projects, something that greatly impacted her career path. “There is no school like Elon. There is no place like Elon,” says Lauren, who works in the nonprofit sector. “I want to be sure that while students are here, they are supported in every way they can be … that they can learn and grow in the same ways that I did.”

Giving back to pay it forward

Aliana Harrison ’08 supports the Elon Black Alumni Scholarship every year. She chooses to support scholarships to help make it possible for current and future students to attend the university and participate in the full Elon experience. “Giving back to Elon to support scholarship opportunities is one way that I know I can make an impact collectively with other alumni, faculty and staff,” says Aliana. “For the past 10 years it has been an honor to give back to my alma mater as I know my gift is directly helping a student’s future goal seem even more attainable through an Elon education.”

Opening doors for others

Elon alumni Jill and TJ Rose

For the past 15 years, Jill and TJ Rose ’00 have made annual contributions to their alma mater to areas that are important to them. “We give back to support the ability for others to have the same opportunity and experience we had at Elon,” Jill says, adding the growth they experienced as students has inspired their loyal support of the university. “We want to continue to give back as part of our lifelong relationship with Elon.” The Roses’ generous support makes them a part of The Elon Society, which recognizes the university’s leadership annual donors.

Whether you choose to give to Elon’s Greatest Needs, the Phoenix Club, one of Elon’s academic schools or another designation meaningful to you, your annual fund gift of any amount will count. You help lead the way to making a difference in the lives of students by providing access to the full Elon experience.

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