Young alumni! Take the IGNITE Challenge with Elon trustee Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79

Elon alumna and trustee Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79, former CEO of Wendy’s International, has issued a challenge to all young alumni: Make a gift of $20 or more during February and she’ll match it 5-to-1. Anderson wants to increase participation in annual giving among Elon’s young alumni.

Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79

Here’s how it works:
Make a gift of $20 or more in February (includes cash, online gifts, new recurring gifts and payments on pledges made after June 1, 2009). Your gift qualifies you for membership in IGNITE, Elon’s giving program for graduates of the past decade.

The payoff:

Make a gift of $20, and Kerrii Anderson will contribute $100 to Elon. Give $100 and Anderson will give $500. Anderson’s matching dollars will support students, faculty and programs.

Anderson is leading the Challenge to help increase the percentage of young alumni who make annual gifts to Elon. She focused on Elon’s youngest graduates because they represent the university’s future.

“Graduating from Elon changed my life and my future forever,” Anderson says. “It’s important to give back and to recognize the difference we can make in the lives of others. To have the opportunity to change someone’s life through giving is phenomenal.”

If you haven’t made your gift this year, please consider making it today and join the IGNITE Challenge. Click on the link to the right to make your gift online. We’ll bet you 5-to-1 there’s no better time to maximize your support for Elon!

View a special video message from Anderson by clicking on the link to the right.

Stay tuned to E-net, the IGNITE Web site and Facebook for regular updates on The IGNITE Challenge during February. Thank you for your support!