Choose Your Pirate Athletics Challenge

214% of 150 Donor goal
This campaign ended on April 25, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Southwestern University by clicking here!
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Christine Kettle Bowman photoChristine D Bowman & Christine matched $50

Allison Stubbs photoAllison Stubbs matched $50

Jean Janssen photoJean Janssen matched $100

Georgianne Hewett photoGeorgianne Hewett matched $100

Ken Holley photoKen Holley & Susan Peace Holley matched $100

Craig McKinney photoCraig McKinney matched $100

An Anonymous DonorDuarte matched $100

An Anonymous DonorBridget Collins matched $100

Kenda Jameson Evans photoKenda Jameson Evans matched $100

An Anonymous DonorDuarte matched $100

Cathy Bencivenga photoCathy Bencivenga matched $150

Michael Trung Nguyen photoMichael T. Nguyen matched $200

An Anonymous DonorShelley Smithson Eichenlaub matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $3,890
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Craig McKinney photoCraig McKinney gave $100 because 100 donors made a gift in 7 days

Kamna P photoKamna Tripathi gave $100 because $200 was donated in 6 days

David H Stones photoDavid H Stones gave $200 because 25 donors made a gift in 14 days

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250 because 5 donors made a gift in 3 days

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250 because 20 donors made a gift in 5 days

An Anonymous DonorWeldon Crowley & Pat Crowley gave $1,000 because 25 donors made a gift in 18 days

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $20,000 because 249 donors made a gift in 4 days
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If your advocacy efforts generate one donation, you will receive a limited edition Southwestern mini-pennant.

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If your advocacy efforts generate two donations, you will receive a pair of limited edition Pirate Athletics sunglasses.

Donate $500
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If you make a minimum gift of $500 to the Pirate Fund, you will receive a Hole Sponsorship at the Pirate Golf Classic on May 22, at Cimarron Hills Golf Course in Georgetown.

We reached our Choose Your Southwestern bonus challenge goal of 650 donors campus-wide! Collectively through all Pirate Athletic teams, we raised over $20,000 in support of our student-athletes by unlocking $4,500 from our generous anonymous donor.

We couldn't have done it without the support of each and every alumnus, student, parent, faculty, staff and friend of Southwestern who gave generously and spread the word to support causes that they care most about.

Thank YOU for choosing Pirate Athletics and Southwestern!

UPDATE: We reached our goal! The Challenge doesn’t stop there… Now if the campus-wide Choose Your Southwestern Challenge campaign reaches 650 donors we will unlock an additional $1000 for the Pirate Fund and $20,000 to the Southwestern Fund! 

Southwestern athletes, alumni, parents, coaches, faculty and staff are coming together to support all Pirate athletic teams through the Choose Your Pirate Athletics Challenge. Make a gift of any size to support the Pirate Fund (general athletics support), your favorite team, or support multiple teams.

All gifts count toward the overall Choose Your Southwestern Challenge. Click here for more info. If Athletics (all teams combined) reaches our overall goal of 150 donors, the Pirate Fund will receive an additional $3500!

Help spread the word! Click here for ways you can help encourage others to help us reach our goal by April 24.

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Designation Leaderboard
DesignationDonors$ Raised%
Women's Basketball42$2,47528.0
Pirate Fund for Athletics25$1,07516.7
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Book icon7%Students
Gradhat icon23%Alumni
Parent icon23%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon20%Friends
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