|Triple Crown Challenge: Centre battles to retain No. 1 position in alumni giving percentage
To make a gift to Centre, call the Alumni Office toll-free at 877-678-9822, or
RELEASED: May 26, 2005
DANVILLE, KYWhile horse racing won't produce a Triple Crown champion this year, Centre College is still hoping to succeed in its own version of racing's ultimate prize. Centre's "Triple Crown Challenge" was announced in February after the College received a $250,000 challenge gift from an anonymous alumnus designed to aid Centre's annual giving efforts, which end on June 30. With six weeks to go in the race, Centre is in good position but must finish strong at the wire to succeed.
Coming off of the success of the "$100K Challenge" last spring, which propelled the College back to the top position in the country in annual alumni participation for the first time in three years, this year's anonymous alumnus had three goals in mind when issuing this challenge:
The ultimate goal is to raise as much money for students, faculty and staff as possible. "I believe our alumni have earned their national reputation for loyalty, in part, because they realize that every gift to Centre really does make a difference," says Shawn Lyons '81, associate vice president for development and alumni affairs. "That's certainly the case with the Triple Crown Challenge and the promise of $250,000."
To help ensure that the Triple Crown winner is wearing gold, black, and white silks this year, call the Alumni Office toll-free at 877-678-9822, or make a gift online at http://gifts.centre.edu/.
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