Education

Giving Challenge Starts Nov. 27 at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The 2017 Grove City College Wolverine Challenge’s goal is to engage 1,000 donors and raise more than $425,000 in funds to support the college’s mission.

Meeting that goal will unlock challenge funds that have been pledged by alumni and friends, including members of Grove City College’s Alumni Council and Board of Trustees.

Bonus challenges this year include reaching 75 first-time donors and 350 Greek alumni donors during the week.

The challenge runs from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, to coincide with Giving Tuesday, a philanthropic alternative to the holiday season’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This is the college’s third Giving Week Challenge since 2015 when the McNulty Match Challenge set an online giving record of $435,000 and 772 engaged individual donors, a roughly 700% increase over the same week in 2014. The first challenge was built around a donation from college President Paul J. McNulty. The 2016 challenge raised $1.25 million from 856 donors.

Full Circle, the college’s annual fund, is the primary way donors chose to support the college. This year, nearly $1 million from the annual fund is supporting both need- and merit-based scholarships for 60% of the students.

“We value and appreciate every person who is able to join us in this special effort,” said Brian Powell, senior director of development at Grove City College. “The longer I serve here, the more I realize just how much of a difference the collective support of many can have in the lives of students long after graduation and far beyond our campus.”

To learn more or donate to the Wolverine Challenge, visit WolverineChallenge.gcc.edu.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.