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The Lycoming College community demonstrated its Warrior pride during its Days of Giving on April 12 and 13, 2022. The fourth annual fundraising event was the College’s most successful, resulting in 1,238 donors and $372,172 in 48 hours to help further the mission of Lycoming and create opportunity for its students.
“Our Lycoming community exceeded this year’s participation goal of 1,000 donors by more than 20 percent,” said Chip Edmonds, Ed.D. ’98, executive vice president of Lycoming College. “Lycoming’s Days of Giving event has always been about participation, and our community showed up to demonstrate their belief in a Lycoming education. Donors heralded from 45 of the 50 states and several countries, and social media was abuzz, helping to boost our alumni giving percentage.”
Donors could support a variety of funds that best align with their interest, and challenges were available to unlock prizes for an even greater impact. Mark Fultz ’80, chair of the board of trustees at Lycoming College, made a leadership gift to significantly expand the challenges, matches, and prizes for this year’s Days of Giving. Fultz believes strongly in the power of a Lycoming education and encouraged his fellow alumni to give back to their alma mater. “It is our collective support of students and the campus community that makes Lycoming not just a good place, but a great place to pursue a first-rate residential education and experience,” Fultz said.
The department of Film and Video Arts won budget-enhancing dollars through the academic department challenge. A music challenge unlocked additional dollars for equipment and instruments for the new music building that will open this coming fall. Members of the College’s Alumni Council for Fraternity and Sorority Life collectively sponsored a portion of the prize money for a Greek Life challenge, intended to defray the cost of membership dues for current students, and Alpha Rho Omega alumni had the highest percentage of participation in this challenge. The Outdoor Leadership and Education challenge unlocked the purchase of excursion backpacks, and GOLD (graduate of the last decade) alumni had their gifts matched dollar for dollar.
In anticipation of this year’s athletics challenge, Dallas Krapf ’69 ’13H and Ron “Buddy” Knoebel ’65 graciously provided leadership commitments in support of the team prizes to support Lycoming’s student-athletes and programs. Challenge winners resulted in additional funds for men’s lacrosse, women’s cross country, men’s basketball, and wrestling.