The 2019 Giving Challenge is open. Please consider making a donation. Here is the email I received from the Crusader Athletic Fund
Over Homecoming today and tomorrow, Holy Cross is celebrating 175 years of the impact of Holy Cross alumni in their communities and the world.
You can be a difference maker for Holy Cross Athletics and current and future student-athletes by investing in their success and helping to provide them with the highest quality student-athlete experience.
For every 1,000 gifts the College receives over these two days, a group of alumni and parents will donate $250,000 to multiply the impact!
During the 175th anniversary challenge, please consider supporting our student-athletes by making a gift to the Crusader Athletics Fund.
As of 8:21 am, 296 donors have given more than $31,000. Last year there were 5971 donations. If they can get 6000 averaging $150 each, that would be about $2.1 million in a day and a half. Not too shabby.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Jan 25, 2019 15:04:50 GMT -5
I made a nice (by my standards) donation to Crusader Athletics in December, but let myself be swayed by the "matching gifts" component of this challenge and made another, smaller, contribution. Obviously that's the intent of these campaigns......
I would be interested in what percentage of the donors are making their annual fund gift as part of these challenges as opposed to making an additional gift as KY noted he did above. Either way, it seems like a good deal. I cannot imagine that student callers dialing at dinner time works very well anymore so this model, especially since it is several months from the end of the fundraising year, is probably effective.
Record for what? Each of these special donation events has been different with different time frames and different “bonuses.”
Christene Riendeau is a wonderful person and deserves kudos along with her team.
To answer your question, record number of donors for one of these challenges. The challenges themselves have morphed from something that was athletics-centric to the very recent and current school-wide challenge. Indeed, one could direct a gift to the college's financial aid program (which is endowment).