Drury Match Madness 2023

463
Donors
115% of 400 Donor goal
$226,045
Donated
This campaign ended on April 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Drury University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorJeffrey Zimmerman, Dean of the Breech School of Business matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Breech School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorMarcia Johnson & Jeff Johnson matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Education & Child Development Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorBrandon Jobe & Amanda Gaedke Jobe matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMark ('79) and Mary ('81) Walker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Breech School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorMarie Muhvic, Executive VP for University Advancement matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorCharles & Teresa Brekke '82, '83 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Classes between 1982 & 1983

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJack Hyde '08 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Classes between 2000 & 2022

An Anonymous DonorKenneth ('64) and Pat Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJake Thomas '03 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Natural & Mathematical Sciences Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorRobyn Devore '93 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 1992 & 1993

An Anonymous DonorRon ('58) and Judy Walsworth matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJennifer ('94) and Robert ('83) Mahaffey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorRon ('69) and Cathy ('71) Neville matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorWalt Haskins '77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorBeth Pile '80 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Communication & Fine Arts Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorVince ('93) and Meg ('91) Ebersoldt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Architecture Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000
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An Anonymous DonorPhil Willmert & Cynthia Willmert gave $10 because 2 donors gave
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About

The entire month of March is Match Madness at Drury and we are lining up matching money so that every gift can be matched – and your impact doubled!  Everyone can join in the Madness by making a gift to the Annual Drury Experience Fund for Scholarships and Financial Aid – one of our highest priorities for funding through the end of the fiscal year. Scholarships make a huge impact for students each year, helping Drury attract and retain the best and brightest students.

Donors can choose from several areas of study to designate their scholarship gift and there are additional matching opportunities available with class matches – which in some cases allows a donor’s gift to be doubled and even tripled, thanks to matching donors!

For example, donors can designate to:

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Breech School of Business Scholarships
  • Hammons School of Architecture Scholarships 
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships
  • Communications, Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships
  • Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships
  • Education and Childhood Development Scholarships
  • Diversity Scholarships
  • Annual Drury Experience Fund (all students eligible)
  • First-Generation Students

We are adding even more Match Madness this year with class year participation matches and competition leading up to Alumni Reunion, April 29-30, 2023. Some donors are matching up to $100 per donor! Class matches make your participation even more important.

Show your spirit, share your love for DU and help transform student lives. Join alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and students in making a gift to make the most of Match Madness today! 

Donors supporting the Annual Drury Experience Fund, area of greatest need, or academic scholarships with a gift of $100 or more* will receive a pair of 5th edition Drury logo dress socks as a thank you gift. Quantities are limited, so don’t delay! 

Did you know that you can recognize your favorite professor(s) or other individuals when you make a gift? Just include your honoree's name in the “in honor of” section of the giving form. We will send them a notification and they will be listed in the Honorary or Memorial section of the Annual Honor Roll of Donors in the fall. 

You can also help us spread the word. Use the sharing buttons below the video to email your friends and share on social media. Be sure to TAG your Drury friends on Facebook! Click on the Advocate Tab and learn how you can have a major impact as a virtual volunteer advocate.

If you have any questions about the campaign, issuing your own match, or becoming a virtual volunteer advocate, please email Phil Willmert at pwillmert@drury.edu. *Gifts of $200 or more will receive two pairs and gifts of $100 or more receive one pair, supplies are limited, so make your gift today!

Updates
WE DID IT - 115% TO OUR GOAL!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2023 MATCH MADNESS DONORS!

Our Goal: 400 DONORS

2023 Match Madness Total:  463 DONORS!

Thank you to everyone who made a gift and DOUBLED IT FOR DU during Match Madness. Together, we raised nearly A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS for student scholarships and unrestricted University support.

Special thanks to 16 amazing individuals and families for creating these special matching gift opportunities.

THANK YOU AGAIN, DRURY DONORS!

Have you registered for Reunion Weekend?

We look forward to seeing you at Drury Alumni Reunion Weekend, April 29-30. Register here!


Match Madness Advocate Spotlight

Way to go Juan Franco '14 for sharing Match Madness with your friends and classmates. In addition to making his own gift, Juan recruited 10 new Drury donors by sharing through text, social media, phone and email.  Thanks for helping make Match Madness a success, Juan!

420 days ago by Phil

Match Madness giving by class year
Alumni Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
20066$2,700
19838$718
19716$10,475
19805$10,250
19681$500
20037$6,550
19625$450
19871$100
19540$0
19490$0
19612$100
19560$0
19632$1,100
19764$400
19935$15,200
19816$2,650
20045$2,300
20014$750
19775$10,420
20001$50
19994$210
19706$1,350
19829$6,370
20084$2,590
19912$362
19978$720
19892$750
20158$795
20027$1,860
20183$222
20174$270
20132$95
20098$1,950
19850$0
201610$555
19520$0
20210$0
19790$0
19925$1,450
19742$100
19510$0
19881$2,500
19721$100
19750$0
20116$385
20102$125
20143$185
20190$0
19572$200
19984$500
19735$1,100
19951$100
19691$200
20053$175
19550$0
19643$2,850
19500$0
19664$20,300
19944$1,150
20200$0
19960$0
19782$5,100
19581$5,000
20072$1,250
19901$50
19652$200
19672$500
19842$200
20222$120
19864$850
19530$0
19592$350
19601$200
20124$230
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Vince ('93) and Meg ('91) Ebersoldt photo
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Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Ron ('58) and Judy Walsworth photo
Ron ('58) and Judy Walsworth
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Jennifer ('94) and Robert ('83) Mahaffey photo
Jennifer ('94) and Robert ('83) Mahaffey
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $2,500