#KnoxProud Day 2023

1,645
Donors
81% of 2,023 Donor goal
$1,306,576
Donated
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Geoff Ziegler photoGeoff Ziegler & Joy matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $250

Aaron Willits photoAaron Willits matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Team (Football)

Jeffrey Baker photoJeffrey Baker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Alumni donors who gave to Knox Athletics Unrestricted

An Anonymous DonorAdam Ruble matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $450Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,338Just for Bastian Family Center for Career Success

An Anonymous DonorMichael A. Schneider matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,837

Monica Keith photoMonica Keith matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,837Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorGenerous Knox matching donors matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $78,350
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Beth Anderson Schuck photoBeth Anderson Schuck gave $400 because 40 donors gaveJust for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorValerie J Blevins gave $6,000 because 20 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorSteve Walton gave $10,000 because $34,000 was given by donorsJust for Knox Athletics Unrestricted

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Parent gave $20,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for Parents

An Anonymous DonorDan '99 & Liz Spaulding '99 gave $25,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for Classes between 2008 & 2022

An Anonymous DonorAnderson Family K Club Challenge gave $25,000 because $75,000 was given by donorsJust for Knox Athletics Unrestricted

An Anonymous Donor2,023 Donors Challenge Pool gave $150,000 because 2023 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Challenge Donor gave $250,000 because $750,000 was given by donors
Incentives
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Advocates that generate 5 donations to Knox will also receive a Knox pen and button!

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All advocates will receive a Knox decal for your car, computer, water bottle - wherever you want to show your Knox pride!

Generate 10 Gifts
Advocates that generate 10 donations will receive a pair of Knox Socks!

Generate $500
Advocates that generate $500 in donations will receive an exclusive Knox Blend Coffee from Innkeepers's Coffee, as well as a Knox Mug/tumbler

Generate $1,000
Advocates that generate $1,000 in donations will receive a Knox pompom hat and a "Knox Super Fan" certificate.
About

It's Founders Day and #KnoxProud Day!  Since its founding in 1837, Knox has embraced its values as an educational institution that believed deeply in the potential of every human being to learn, grow and contribute to the greater good of the community. 

#KnoxProud day raises hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single day in support of scholarships, faculty excellence, athletics, immersive experiences and internships, health and wellness initiatives and the residential experience. Every gift makes a positive impact at Knox.

This year, we’re upping our game and inspiring enthusiastic donors and friends to celebrate what makes Knox special and invest in its future. Matches and challenges will be available to double the impact of gifts and/or unlock challenge funds. 

Founders Day and #KnoxProud Day creates opportunities and changes lives. Thank you for making it possible!



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Updates
Thank you for being #KnoxProud!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Founders Day celebrations by making a gift for #KnoxProud Day, gathering at a Knox Club event, raising a Knox-themed drink or fork at a Galesburg restaurant, or sharing their Knox love with their network.  You all made a difference yesterday in supporting our Knox community.

514 days ago by Sandra Gray
A MILLION dollars raised for Knox Students & Faculty so far!

There are only a few hours left until the end of both Founders Day and #KnoxProud Day celebrations! We have just surpassed $1,000,000, and with your support, we can go even further to meet the remaining challenges and exceed our goals!

515 days ago by Monica Keith
The 60s challenges the 70s!

Final Challenge Results! 

The race between alumni from the 60s and alumni from the 70s was close, and we've got the totals here. Drumroll please... 

The 1960s raised the most dollars, an incredible $175,861! The 1970s did a great job as well and brought in $155,176! 

On the other hand, alumni from the 1970s had 212 donors participate, while 122 donors made a contribution from the 1960s. 

Thank you to BOTH decades for your support throughout the day. Looks like you both get some type of bragging rights ;) 

Your support is truly appreciated! 

The Knox alumni from the decade of the 60s challenge the alumni from the 70s. How does it work? Simple. 

During KPD 2023, the 60s contributors and those from the 70s donate any amount, to any Knox fund family.  At the completion of all KPD donation and contribution events, grand totals for each decade are determined.  The decade winner achieves bragging rights until KPD 2024.  

Meanwhile, the loser sharpens its future strategy.  Either way, Knox gets all monies raised. 

Mid-Day Update!!!

The 1960's are ahead on dollars raised - $148,728 to $90,058.

The 1970's are ahead on donors - 101 to 75.

And Knox students are winning because of all your support!

516 days ago by Christina Smith
Thank you 2,023 Challenge Pool!

The 2,023 Challenge Pool wants you to help Knox meet today's goal. We are thankful for:

  • Gary L. Anderson '75
  • Bill E. Buck '64 & Phyllis Buck
  • Alvin L. Crumbliss '64 & Karen Hummel Crumbliss '64
  • Mark D. Draper '89
  • Gregory F. Duick '68 & Peggy A. Duick
  • Daniel C. Kemp '63 & Michele A. Kemp
  • Mark Kleine & Jeannette Kleine
  • Camilla E. Neri '65 & Forrest Hill
  • Derek F. Papp '01
  • Janet C. Shroyer
  • E. Katherine St. Cyr '68
  • J. Michael Tracy '72
  • Steven R. Walton '74
  • an anonymous donor from the Class of '72.
523 days ago by Sandra Gray
Thank you 1,837 Challenge Pool!

Our 1,837 Challenge Pool wants you to give on #KnoxProud Day. Huge thanks to: 

  • Mark K. Chelmowski '81 & Terri Chelmowski, 
  • Alvin L. Crumbliss '64 & Karen Hummel Crumbliss '64 
  • Judd Jessup '69 & Charlene Jessup
  • Merry Sloan Mosbacher '80 & James E. Mosbacher, Jr.
  • Barbara L. Whitcraft '70 & David Heinsler 
  • two anonymous alum couples from the 1980s.
523 days ago by Sandra Gray

Donor Maps
Athletic Affiliation
TeamDonorsRaised ($)
Football21$8,522
Softball8$1,850
Cross Country - Women's1$50
Swimming - Women's3$6,200
Golf - Men's2$500
Track & Field - Women's2$200
Basketball - Men's4$6,100
Cross Country - Men's1$100
Soccer - Men's2$200
Golf - Women's0$0
Volleyball3$400
Basketball - Women's4$275
Track & Field - Men's1$25
Baseball7$433
Swimming - Men's5$1,937
All Knox Athletics (KClub)5$10,518
Soccer - Women's4$900
Donors by Class Year
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
201311$975
198321$7,539
197721$35,612
201817$1,275
197015$10,900
198011$15,075
199712$3,142
200711$2,253
200314$3,640
196515$59,230
198612$19,100
199410$1,700
200516$3,294
196615$56,237
201119$2,556
200818$2,068
198118$12,415
196712$11,201
19929$9,147
197911$6,675
198912$3,725
198814$5,925
199319$16,295
200119$7,415
197420$12,985
197119$6,225
198421$39,078
200921$3,005
197815$8,925
201018$2,852
200017$5,059
197617$37,624
199117$8,990
196918$5,143
196821$7,898
201217$3,870
19877$26,105
20149$316
20199$285
197222$16,009
19586$1,820
201614$1,030
20067$2,795
19550$0
201514$708
19572$5,100
201715$575
19531$100
20245$230
19520$0
19567$400
196315$8,987
200215$1,437
198211$1,170
199510$2,120
20216$133
19646$7,310
199611$5,680
197527$10,041
19856$900
200410$1,722
20261$10
199011$3,655
20251$5
20228$220
19541$25
19613$250
199927$32,954
199812$1,455
202016$1,440
197325$11,225
19500$0
19592$100
19622$10,105
19510$0
19604$9,500
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon53%Alumni
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Friends icon5%Team
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon14%Friends
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A Generous Challenge Donor
Gave $250,000 during a Challenge!
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2,023 Donors Challenge Pool
Gave $150,000 during a Challenge!
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Generous Knox matching donors
Heart icon matched 1,567 gifts for a total of $78,350
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Anderson Family K Club Challenge
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Dan '99
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous Parent
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
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Steve Walton
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Valerie J Blevins
Gave $6,000 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched a total of $350
generated 100 clicks and 24 gifts, totaling $4,800
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,338
generated 2 gifts, totaling $525

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