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#AllinforDavidson Reaches for 2,500 Donors, $250,000

Students with their hands stacked all in as teamToday, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, is the All in for Davidson challenge! The one-day challenge kicked off at midnight and will wrap at 11:59 p.m., aiming to secure gifts from at least 2,500 donors through The Fund for Davidson.

Each gift made today receives a $60 match, and once 2,500 gifts are received, an additional $100,000 is claimed from the day's challengers. In total, that means Davidson will receive $250,000 in challenge gifts plus all gifts made during the day. 

"Today's challenge is the perfect way to unite all Davidson alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends as we show our support by making a gift of any size," said President Carol Quillen. "Going 'all in' means working together to take full advantage of the generosity of today's amazing challengers. It's about coming together for Davidson students and for the future of this extraordinary place. I'm all in for Davidson, and I hope you are, too."

This year's #AllinforDavidson challengers are:  Bobby Bowers '93; Jarred Cochran '03; Meredith '91 and Jay Harris '90; Vincent Benjamin '04; John McKinley '65; Melissa Stewart '89; Gary Long '73; Mackey McDonald '68; David and Connie Lowe, current parents; Bobby Vagt '69; Pamela and Doug Grayson, current parents; Donnie Johnson '00; Adam Gerstenmier '05; Sharon Slade, current parent; John and Lisa McClure, past parents; Anne Wallace, past parent, and family; Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods, current parents; and Laura and Daniel Boeckman, current parents.

Please visit to make your gift, become an advocate for today's challenge and track how your social media conversations result in more gifts for Davidson!

"Last year, it was exciting to watch the social media conversations take off around #AllinforDavidson, and this year's efforts build on that momentum," said Katharine Hubbard Atkins '05, director of The Fund for Davidson. "Our annual giving program is a leader nationally, and that is because of the many people who choose to make Davidson a philanthropic priority. Every gift goes to work for Davidson right away, and we look forward to celebrating the success of today's challenge with you-the ones who make it happen."   

If you would like to designate your gift to a specific area of interest, please call our Celebrity Call Center at 704-894-GIVE, which opens at 8 a.m. EST.