Drury Match Madness 2024

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$462,340
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This campaign ended on April 02, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Drury University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorEric & Margaret Rhodes matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorRandy Eaton '74 & Marsha Eaton matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1974

BUF Studio photoBUF Studio matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJung-Ung Yun matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorRita Baron '99 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorDr. Steven Ellis '87 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Natural & Mathematical Sciences Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorRita Baron '99 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Architecture Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorWilliam and Kathleen Vaughan '74/- matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150,000

An Anonymous DonorO'Reilly-Wooten 150th Anniversary Challenge matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $130,920
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Match Madness is here, and when combined with the 1.5 million dollar O’Reilly-Wooten 150th Anniversary Challenge, your gift to the Student Success Fund can have TRIPLE the impact with matching opportunities!  Make your gift today!

Everyone can join the Madness by making a gift to the Student Success Fund and related funds listed – these are our highest priorities for funding through the end of the fiscal year. Scholarships greatly impact students each year, helping Drury attract and retain the best and brightest students.

Donors can designate to any of the funds below and have their gift matched:

  • Student Success Fund
  • 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
  • Student Athlete General Scholarships
  • Diversity Scholarships
  • First-Generation Students
  • Student Services
  • Faculty and Academic Support
  • Drury GO Scholarships - evening and graduate studies
  • Facilities

We are adding even more Match Madness this year with class year participation matches and competition leading up to Alumni Weekend, May 10-12, 2024. Class matches make your participation even more important.

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

Donors supporting the Student Success fund or related funds during Match Madness with a gift of $150 or more* will receive a pair of 150th Drury logo dress socks as a thank-you gift. Quantities are limited, so don’t delay! Donors of $15 or more get a Drury 150th decal!

Did you know that you can recognize your favorite professor(s) or other individuals when you make a gift? Include your honoree's name in the “in honor of” section of the giving form. We will notify them or their family, 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 Melanie Earl at mearl@drury.edu. 

*Gifts of $150 or more receive one pair of Drury 150th socks. Households are limited to one pair - please contact mearl@drury.edu for additional information. Supplies are limited, so make your gift today

150th Recognition
2024 Alumni Weekend!
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Thank you for your support of Drury and our students!

Thank you so much for supporting students through Match Madness. It was a record-breaking year, and some gifts are still arriving in the mail. Already, this is the highest total for Match Madness—ever!  Over $462,000 has been donated!



101 days ago by Melanie Earl-Replogle
Thank you! Time is running out!

The final days of Match Madness are upon us! Thank you to everyone who has made a gift so far! You have made an incredible impact on students here at Drury. There is one more thing you can do - please send this to a friend and ask them to join you! Time is running out, and with the holiday weekend approaching, today is a great day to connect with a Drury friend and ask them to join you. Thanks for making a difference at Drury!



107 days ago by Melanie Earl-Replogle
It’s Madness! Spread the word!

Several additional matches have been added!

  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships
  • Architecture Scholarships
  • And more - see all the matches and our progress on the Match Madness page.


We have a preview of the 150th Drury socks that will be sent to donors over $150 after Match Madness is complete.


Thank you if you have already made your gift. Please share Match Madness with a Drury friend and ask them to join you!

114 days ago by Melanie Earl-Replogle

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Gradhat icon33%Alumni
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Parent icon5%Parents
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
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Rita Baron '99
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