Early Impact Challenge

The Annual Fund Early Impact Challenge is back again this year. It is an opportunity to accomplish stronger results earlier in the year. The goal is for each class to reach or exceed 20% overall participation with cash gifts (sorry, pledges don't count) to the Annual Fund by December 31st. The class with the greatest participation by the end of the calendar year will be the new winner of the Early Impact Trophy.

Examples of immediate, impactful giving can already be seen throughout campus. It represents the critical difference in W&L's ability to fulfill its educational mission by providing unrestricted dollars that support such budget elements and activities as operation of academic departments, athletics, faculty and student research, and enabling W&L to offer financial aid to every student who needs it.

W&L appreciats your gift whenever it is received. But making an early habit of giving early - prior to December 31st - is beneficial to both you and W&L:

  • It sends a strong message of support to classmates who are considering a gift.
  • The recipient of the Early Impact Trophy helps generate momentum early in the calendar year to ensure that the Annual Fund achieves its objectives year-round.
  • It aligns with the end of the tax year, when many are considering charitable contributions.

Be part of something extraordinary. Together, we can all make an impact on the Annual Fund and make an immediate impact for today's students and tomorrow's leaders.

Make your gift to the Annual Fund today.

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