|Centre alumni face the Triple Crown Challenge
RELEASED: Feb. 17, 2005
DANVILLE, KYWith the competition for horse racing's Triple Crown underway, Centre College's own three-tiered challenge for alumni annual giving is charging out of the gates.
Centre's "Triple Crown Challenge," brought about by a pledge from an anonymous alumnus, was announced at the annual Associate's Dinner at Churchill Downs in January.
"This is another great example in a long line of Centre alumni who have come through in the clutch," says Jamey Elliott, director of annual giving at Centre. "We're so fortunate to have had another anonymous alumnus step forward this spring. The Triple Crown Challenge will not only help us to raise more money for our students, faculty and staff, it will also help us in our efforts to secure our standing as having 'the most loyal alumni in the country.'" (Centre currently leads the nation in annual alumni giving percentage and has held this spot for 16 of the last 21 years.)
In light of the success of the "$100K Challenge" last spring, when an anonymous alumnus pledged $100,000 to the College Centre project if Centre received 2,000 alumni donations between Feb. 1 and June 30, 2004. This year's unnamed benefactor has stepped forward with a $250,000 challenge that has three components:
To help Centre be the next Triple Crown winner, call the Alumni Office toll-free at 877-678-9822 or make a gift online at http://gifts.centre.edu.
For more information or questions about the Triple Crown Challenge contact the Alumni Office at 859-238-5500.
Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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