Be the Difference

2,949
Donors
92% of 3,199 Donor goal
$182,221
Donated
This campaign ended on July 01, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Southwestern University by clicking here!
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Becca Horton Epperley photoBecca Horton Epperley matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorJames A. Shepperd matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Janet Del Real photoJanet Del Real matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2010 donors who gave to Southwestern Fund for Student Scholarships

Kenda Jameson Evans photoKenda Jameson Evans matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorKenda Evans matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150

Maria Kruger photoMaria Kruger matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1991

JC Bunch photoJC Bunch matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorDr. Edward Burger matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $6,300Just for Classes between 2014 & 2018

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $33,300

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $33,300
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Cullen Reusable Bag - Showcase the oldest building on campus and its iconic tower with this bag!

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About

UPDATE 2 - We're still counting all of the gifts that came in over the past few days leading up to June 30, but while we're adding up the results we just want to say: THANK YOU for your generosity to Southwestern! Ongoing support from alumni makes a difference in the lives of students and programs across campus and every contribution matters. We appreciate everything you do for Southwestern!

UPDATE 1 - Based on feedback from alumni, we’ve updated our overall donor goal and current donor count to reflect our overall goal and gifts from all of our alumni donors this year. The dollar amount still represents the amount raised during the Be the Difference campaign. Thank you for all of your support so far! - The Southwestern Annual Giving team

Choose to Be the Difference for Southwestern students!

Make your annual gift by June 30 and be a part of our push to add 1,000 alumni supporters of the Southwestern Experience! Several anonymous donors have invited the Southwestern community to match their giving through participating in our end-of-year campaign. Right now, you can have at least $200 extra donated to Southwestern when you make a gift of any size!

For the classes of 2014 through 2018, Dr. Burger has offered up another matching opportunity of $100 per donor, which means that your gift will make an even larger impact on Southwestern!

When you give $25 or more, we will send you a Southwestern reusable shopping bag of your choice. Quantities are limited, so make your gift and select your favorite bag today:


Already made your gift this year? We still need your help! 

Become an Advocate and help us spread the word about our end-of-year goal! When you generate two gifts by becoming an Advocate, we'll send you a reusable bag of your choice! Learn more about becoming an Advocate here

If you want to be the best Advocate you can be, check out our full Volunteer Toolkit!

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Updates
A personal plea from Charlie Olson '78!

Check out this call to action from Alumni Association President Charlie Olson '78 and make your gift today!

1852 days ago by Austin Painchaud
New matching opportunity for recent graduates!

Dr. Burger has offered to give $100 for each new donor from the Classes of 2014-2018 as a way for our young alumni to increase the impact of their giving. This is in addition to the $100-per-donor matching opportunity already listed! Make your gift now and take advantage of these matching dollars!

1859 days ago by Austin Painchaud

Donor Map
Giving by Class YearThe Giving by Class Year reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
199125$1,570
199322$2,501
200721$875
199221$2,895
200620$975
201319$945
201719$462
199019$1,535
201518$810
201617$476
200317$1,321
200216$1,385
200416$725
201416$1,561
199615$1,385
200514$1,925
199714$2,775
198914$2,825
200913$980
199513$965
198012$830
198411$1,275
201211$335
200811$700
198810$2,575
201810$170
199810$1,705
19749$1,600
19999$605
20019$730
20109$350
19858$1,500
19948$1,000
20118$170
19838$625
19878$900
19777$2,325
19827$600
19717$450
19867$800
19796$650
20006$200
19695$3,250
19584$385
19724$125
19764$1,150
19734$3,075
19594$290
19814$175
19783$1,350
19683$150
19652$75
19752$150
20191$25
19631$100
19521$50
19611$250
19481$25
19641$100
19571$60
19701$250
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon20%Alumni
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon1%Parents
Suitcase icon1%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
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Heart icon matched 333 gifts for a total of $33,300
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched 333 gifts for a total of $33,300
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Dr. Edward Burger
Heart icon matched 63 gifts for a total of $6,300
Austin Painchaud photo
generated 175 clicks and 14 gifts, totaling $1,825
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Jeanette L Brown
generated 14 gifts, totaling $1,175
Community Advocates photo
generated 300 clicks and 13 gifts, totaling $1,125
Lauren Strilich photo
generated 183 clicks and 6 gifts, totaling $800
Maria Kruger photo
Heart icon matched a total of $500
Allison Dickson photo
generated 226 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $460
Kenda Jameson Evans photo
Heart icon matched a total of $100
generated 12 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $300