Step Up for Southwestern 2024

$338,077
Donated
135% of $250,000 goal
382
Donors
This campaign ended on March 22, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Southwestern College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorRebecca Kill matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorBob the Builder! matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Phil Dudley & Donna Dudley matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,700

An Anonymous DonorRon Richardson & Dinky Hammam matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes of 1960 through 1969 donors who gave to Builder Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,077

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,077

An Anonymous DonorJewell Family Foundation matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000
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Kaydee Riggs-Johnson photoKaydee Riggs-Johnson & Laura Riggs-Johnson gave $500 because 11 donors gaveJust for Class of 2011
About

Step Up for the Builder Fund!

When called upon, Builders Step Up! All the funds raised as part of the Step Up for SC Day of Giving campaign support the experience of current students, faculty, and staff. This year we have a goal to raise $250,000 from more than 350 donors on March 21. Every gift truly makes a difference to the future of our college.

A gift to the Builder Fund during Step Up for Southwestern is a great opportunity to help the college build an exciting future. On this special day of giving, all gifts to the Builder Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a group of generous donors.

So on Thursday, March 21, please wear your purple, make a gift, and Step Up for Southwestern!


IF YOU PREFER TO MAIL OR DELIVER YOUR GIFT (We'd love to see you at the Alumni House!) 
Please write Step Up for SC on the memo line of the check and mail or deliver to:
Southwestern College
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156

Updates
Carl Martin: The Cookies are Good, but EXCEEDING our Goals is even Sweeter!

Guess who popped by to check on progress in the Alumni House at 8:30 p.m.?! Only one of our favorite guys, former SC President, Carl Martin '60!  Before eating his cookie, he reminded us of the importance of the pillars and what they signify for Moundbuilders... The pillars have always stood for knowledge, hope, courage, and freedom from fear... 

On that note, we've OFFICIALLY MET OUR GOAL FOR DOLLARS RAISED TODAY -  $250,000 -, but we still have open matching gifts from alumni who want us to climb further to do more for our college! 

Let's keep it going, Builders!
Let's hit that 350 donor goal... 


Alumni Director, Ashlee Mayo with Carl Martin '60


31 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
Step Up for Southwestern

31 days ago by Ashlee Mayo
A Note from a Builder: Let's Step Up.

Stepping up for Southwestern is aptly named.  As alumni, family, or neighbors of Southwestern, we need to know and understand our support is crucial for our college.

Small colleges across our nation are closing at an alarming rate. The ones that will make it, will continue their important work because their people stepped up and supported them.

Southwestern College has so much to give our young people and community! Your donation, no matter the size, will help keep the “77” grounded for its current and future BUILDERS.

Let’s all Step up for SC!

Shelley Hecht '90





32 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
Many Thanks to our Trustees!


Our Board of Trustees are all over the country making calls, sending emails, sharing posts, and offering generous matching gifts and challenges. These three are camped out in the Dole Alumni Center keeping the phone "lines" HOT. They are reaching out to alumni and friends reminding them of the importance of Southwestern College and inviting them to make a gift to the Builder Fund TODAY! 

It should also be noted, that every time they get a gift commitment they are ringing a cowbell so everyone in the office can celebrate!

HUGE thanks to our Board of Trustees, who are an incredible group. They volunteer their time and are dedicated to strengthening Southwestern College through their leadership and support!

On that note, we've just cleared $175,000!
Let's keep climbing those steps!

32 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
Kaydee Riggs-Johnson `11 Steps Up!

Kaydee Riggs-Johnson `11, Vice President for Advancement, Communications, and Marketing says, "There's no better time to make a difference at Southwestern than now. Step Up for Southwestern!"


32 days ago by Ashlee Mayo
Lonnie, Kristen, and Dawn Are Representing SC Staff & Faculty

32 days ago by Ashlee Mayo
STEP UP-date: We put the FUN in Builder Fund!


We're making sweet progress toward our goal! We've cleared $100,000 to benefit the Builder Fund by 9a.m. (CST). There are several great matches currently open that will at least double the impact of your gift!

Right now, there is a $1 to $1 match offered by the Jewell Family Foundation in addition to challenge matches issued for alumni from the decade of the 60s, the Class of 1985, the Class of 2011, and for faculty and staff.

If you are in Winfield or nearby, stop by the Dole Center, home of the Office of Institutional Advancement for a cookie made by Tiffany Shinneman, a Builder from the Class of 2013! We'd love to give you a high-five and/or hug on this exciting day. 


Please know all of us on campus are so grateful for your support. 
Let's keep climbing, Builders! 

Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
VP for Advancement, Communications, and Marketing

32 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
President Liz invites you to Step Up!

Tomorrow is the BIG day! President Liz extends her personal invitation to please Step Up for Southwestern! Support our work on campus to build new Builders!


33 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
Let's start the climb ahead of time – Early Bird Matches OPEN!

Several alumni have offered matching gifts and challenges to help us get an early start on our climb on the Step Up campaign to raise $250,000 for the Builder Fund this week. 

Every gift matters and thanks to generous matching gifts – every gift has at least double the impact on the future of Southwestern! 

35 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson
Southwestern Sets $250,000 Goal for March 21 ‘Step Up’ Day of Giving

Step Up for Southwestern, Southwestern College’s annual day of giving, is this Thursday, March 21.  All funds raised as part of the day of giving campaign benefit the college's Builder Fund. The college has set a goal of raising $250,000 from more than 350 donors on the day for the annual fund. A group of generous donors has already begun issuing challenges and offering gifts to match all donations given to the Step Up campaign for the Builder Fund.

“Every gift to the Builder Fund creates impact at Southwestern College, in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff – to the future of our college,” says Southwestern College President Liz Frombgen.  “The Builder Fund helps us meet current needs across campus, but it also helps us invest in important initiatives that will make our college stronger and more attractive. Stepping up for Southwestern means investing in a bold vision of what Southwestern College will become.”

Dr. Liz Frombgen, Southwestern College President

Gifts may be made online at www.sckans.edu/stepup, by stopping in at the Dole Alumni office at 201 N. College in Winfield, or by calling (620) 229-6397. The college is also encouraging supporters to share their pride for Southwestern on Thursday, March 21, by connecting with fellow alumni, wearing SC apparel, or by sharing support of the college on social media pages.

“Step Up is a day when we acknowledge the ways in which Southwestern has impacted our lives and community – and together show our care for the college, offering support in all the ways we’re able,” said Kaydee Riggs-Johnson, vice president for advancement, communications, and marketing. “March 21 promises to be an exciting day at Southwestern as we connect with Builders and friends from down the street and from all over the world stepping up to help us surpass this important goal."

35 days ago by Kaydee Riggs-Johnson

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Book icon1%Students
Parent icon4%Parents
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