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Lycoming College surpasses past years with $623,099 raised during annual Days of Giving

Lycoming College surpasses past years with $623,099 raised during annual Days of Giving

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Lycoming College rallied its community to “Give like a Warrior!” during its sixth annual Days of Giving held April 9-10, 2024. The record-breaking 48-hour fundraising event resulted in 1,573 donors and $623,099 in gifts to support the people and programs that make its campus so distinctive.

“I continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support during Lycoming’s annual Days of Giving,” said Chip Edmonds, Ed.D. ’98, executive vice president of Lycoming College. “The College has always stressed the importance of donor participation, not just dollars raised. The amount of support this event generates for our students and programs is truly outstanding.”

This year, the College encouraged alumni to step forward to establish their own challenges and matches to bolster participation from peers and garner additional support. Donors could support a variety of funds that best aligned with their passions, and these challenges unlocked prizes for an even greater impact. Sixty individuals established challenges and matches, ranging in support for athletic teams, academics, and Greek life to choir and specific class years.

The College also encouraged its supporters to become advocates for Days of Giving, actively engaging on social media during the weeks leading up to the event until the final hour. The College is grateful for those who helped generate excitement on its behalf.

The Lycoming board of trustees are some of the College’s biggest champions for Days of Giving and collectively offered a challenge designed to motivate alumni to make gifts to the Lycoming Fund. More than 750 alumni directed their gifts toward the unrestricted fund, unlocking an additional $75,000.

“We are proud to witness such grand support of Lycoming College, its students and faculty, and its programs. This collective support is vital for the College’s continued success, and the board is dedicated to helping us remain a revered institution of higher learning,” said Mark Fultz ’80, chair of the board of trustees. 

The College offered a parent challenge, in which 400 Lycoming families unlocked an ice cream social study break for all students to enjoy during Finals Week, served by College administrators.

Fraternities and sororities competed for bragging rights with the Greek Life challenge, and the women of Alpha Xi Delta had the highest alumni donor participation, winning their own tailgate during Homecoming Weekend 2024.

Always popular were the Warrior Club Athletics challenges. Motivated to champion for their favorite sports, several alumni provided sponsorships to unlock prizes totaling in excess of $35,000. Gratitude is also extended to the sponsors of additional team-specific challenges, and to all the parents and families of current student-athletes who made gifts. This year’s winning teams with the highest percentage of alumni and parent donors included baseball and women’s cross country.

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