9th Annual Donor Drive Challenge

131% of $100,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 06, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Mercer University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorPaula Kapiloff matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorGary L. & Billie Abbott matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTy Ivey matched $2,500
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An Anonymous DonorEvent Sponsors gave $50,000

The 9th annual Donor Drive Challenge is here! This challenge is the Athletic Foundation’s single biggest fundraising event of the year. Since the inception of the challenge, nearly $900,000 has been raised to support a number of different initiatives including ESPN3 equipment, championship rings and the annual Toby Awards banquet. Due to your generosity, we have eclipsed our goals EVERY YEAR of the challenge. 

Several important details to remember for the 2022 Donor Drive Challenge:

  • The challenge runs from February 28 - March 6, 2022
  • A fundraising goal of $50,000 and participation goal of 150 donors has been set
  • The donor or company who makes the largest challenge gift will be listed as Donor Drive MVP in the post-challenge release on mercerbears.com
  • All participants at $1,000 or more will be listed as Donor Drive All-Stars in the post-challenge release on mercerbears.com 

A special thank you to our event sponsors and lead donors: 

Five Star Automotive


Roland, Abbott, & DeZoort Insurance

Core Management Resources

Michael Hostilo Attorneys at Law

Judge Homer Drake 

Make your gift and help us win the “Race to 50k!"

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Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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