Early Impact Challenge
New to 2018-19, the Annual Fund Early Impact Challenge creates an opportunity for alumni to accomplish early giving with their respective classes and to make an immediate impact here on campus. The primary goal is to exceed 20% plus overall participation with (cash-in) gifts to the Annual Fund by December 31st. The class with the greatest participation by the end of the calendar year will be awarded the inaugural Early Impact Trophy.
Examples of immediate, impactful giving can already be seen throughout campus. The Annual Fund provides a significant percentage of the university's operating budget -- nearly eight percent.
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, faculty and student research, and enabling W&L to offer financial aid to every student who needs it.
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. Your gifts demonstrate extraordinary leadership, proactive initiative, and unwavering commitment to the success of the Annual Fund and by extension, to W&L and its students - now and for generations to come.
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.