Fund the Flame campaign goal exceeded
Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Centre College have once again proved they are among the nation’s most loyal donors, as they went above and beyond the call for the 2015 Fund the Flame Challenge on March 17.
The one-day giving campaign challenged the Centre community to give 750 gifts during a 24-hour period. If the goal was reached, then an anonymous trustee would donate $150,000 to the College.
All gifts, no matter how large or small, counted toward the goal.
The challenge was accepted and surpassed by the Centre community, as 1,145 gifts were given to the College and a total of $301,922 was raised.
The first gift of the day came from Karen and Thomas Fenton, both of the class of 1976.
Thirty-three alumni who joined made their first-ever gift to the College during the Fund the Flame challenge.
“Tuition-Free Week” preceded the Fund the Flame event in an effort to highlight how important philanthropy is for Centre to remain one of the most affordable colleges in the nation.