Matching Gift Challenge
“Double Your Dollars!”
What? A simple way for young alumni to double their support of the part of their Southwestern Experience they value most.
Who? Matching is limited to graduates of the last decade (Class of 2003 to Class of 2012).
Why? Graduates of the last decade account for more than 25 percent of all Southwestern alumni. The influence you can have on Southwestern’s present and future cannot be overlooked. With enough participation, young alumni have the power to make a significant impact on their alma mater.
We understand that graduates of the last decade want to direct their support in more specific ways. For the first time, gifts designated to specific departments, organizations, or endowments will be matched by the University.
When? Now. A common concern voiced by young alumni is that their gift will not be large enough to make a difference. Generous Southwestern graduates want to help overcome this perception by motivating more recent graduates to make a gift of any size. Every gift matters!
How? Just make a gift in any amount, and tell your fellow alumni. It’s easy, and there are options. There is no additional paperwork to fill out. If you want support a specific group, department or endowment simply
- Visit the online form and use the designation field to direct your gift.
- Pick up the phone when a student calls you. Tell the student what your gift should support, and they’ll take care of the rest!
If your classmates were especially passionate about something on campus, be sure to tell them about this unique opportunity.
Are there any limitations to this matching program? Yes.
- Gifts to academic departments, athletics, The Southwestern Fund or endowed funds will be matched. We are not able to match gifts to specific professors at this time, but please let us know if that is something you’d like to see in the future!
- Gifts must be made in the current fiscal year (before June 30th) and matching funds are not unlimited. Please help ensure all available funds are used! Every gift matters!
How can I tell my classmates about this opportunity to make a difference?
Share it on Facebook, tweet about it, email and text the information, or go old-school and call your friends! Harness the power of “Mouthwestern” and spread the word! However you do it, be sure everyone knows that now is the time to support your Southwestern Experience.
Will more than one gift be matched?
If matching funds are still available, multiple gifts will be matched.
If I have more questions, who should I ask?