Why do we need the Elon LEADS Campaign?

Because now is the time to secure Elon’s future together. Elon LEADS is a powerful opportunity for our community to strengthen our university for generations. By investing in the transformative experiences and relationships that Elon inspires, we will empower students to reach their full potential and become leaders in their communities and in the world.

How will my support make an impact?

You can choose to make an immediate impact on any area of campus during Elon LEADS:

  • Open doors to an Elon education by making your gift to the Elon’s Greatest Needs fund.
  • Help send a student on a life-changing study abroad experience by supporting the Elon Experiences fund.
  • Honor a faculty or staff mentor by giving to one of Elon’s academic schools.
  • Strengthen Elon’s iconic learning environment by making your gift to the student organization, affinity group or club sport of your choice.

Ready to make a lifelong impact? Consider a planned, endowed or capital gift.

Do all gifts to the university count toward the $250 million goal?

Yes. Gifts of every size, to every part of campus, count as part of the campaign. Elon LEADS is Our University Campaign, so everyone can play a role.

How can I make my gift to the Elon LEADS Campaign?

Visit our giving website to make your gift.

How can I make an even bigger impact during the Elon LEADS Campaign?

Consider elevating your annual gift to a multi-year campaign commitment through a recurring gift (link to recurring gift form). Through a monthly or annual gift, you will expand your collective impact at Elon over time.

Other ways to get involved in the Elon LEADS Campaign:

  • Post, share and like content about the campaign on social media networks
  • Encourage your peers to make their gift during the Elon LEADS Campaign

What role do annual gifts play in the campaign?

Our loyal donors create endless opportunities each year with their gifts to the designations of their choice. Annual gifts are a great way for a donor of any level to be a part of the campaign. Many hands make light work—our community of annual donors who choose to support Elon every year are critical to achieving the goals of this campaign.

Do estate and other planned gifts count toward the Elon LEADS Campaign?

Yes. All planned gifts are counted as part of Elon LEADS. Please contact Carolyn DeFrancesco, senior director of planned giving, at (336) 278-7454 or cdefrancesco@elon.edu with any questions.

How will the funds of the Elon LEADS Campaign be distributed?

You get to choose where your gift will make an impact. As a donor, you can direct your contribution to designations across campus, including scholarships, engaged learning experiences, academic schools and departments, athletics, or student organizations.