Southwestern Giving Day 2023

1,454
Donors
96% of 1,500 Donor goal
$513,150
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorSterling A Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Pirate Bikes

An Anonymous DonorKana Takenaka matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $100

Christine Kettle Bowman photoChristine Kettle Bowman & Bill Bowman matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $42Just for Men's Lacrosse

Catherine Yow photoCatherine Yow matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

JC Bunch photoJC Bunch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Baseball

Berkeley Burch-Martinez photoBerkeley Burch-Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Cat Partners

An Anonymous DonorBerkeley Burch-Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorAngelyque Campbell matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center (JEDI)

An Anonymous DonorKaren Hanson-Flowers matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Pirate Bikes

An Anonymous DonorJean T Janssen matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Greek Life Advisor

Georgianne Hewett photoGeorgianne Hewett matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Kelly Lessard photoKelly Lessard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Cat Partners

An Anonymous DonorBerkeley Burch-Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorRobert Rochelle & Pamela Rochelle matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorLauren Jensen matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Southwestern Fund (Annual Fund)

Community Users photoJeff Kangieser & Faith Kangieser matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorJean T Janssen matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1984

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Allison Dickson Delta Delta Delta Endowed Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Captain's Academy (First-Generation Students)

Craig McKinney photoCraig McKinney & Brandon Mosley matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500

An Anonymous DonorAndrew L Dornon & Katelyn Watkins matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Library Initiatives

An Anonymous DonorSue Stauffer Harshman matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for High Impact Experiences (HIE) Fund

An Anonymous DonorSue Stauffer Harshman matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for SU Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorJulie Nelson Clark matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for George Nelson Endowed Music Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorJOE BOURNE matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Mood-Bridwell Hall Renovation

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Named Office in honor of Dr. Debika Sihi

An Anonymous DonorDr. Claire Peel '72 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Alumni/Students

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Classes between 2013 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Baseball
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Becca Horton Epperley photoBecca Horton Epperley gave $50 because 50 donors gave

Maria Kruger photoMaria Kruger & David Seiler gave $500 because 75 donors gaveJust for Greek (Zeta Tau Alpha)

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $5,000 because $5,000 was given by donorsJust for Alumni/Students who gave to Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorPresident Laura Skandera Trombley gave $5,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorThe Pike Trustees gave $25,000 because 300 donors gaveJust for Greek (Pi Kappa Alpha)

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because 1500 donors gave
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About

Be a part of Southwestern’s biggest day of the year! For 1840 minutes, the Southwestern community comes together to build a better tomorrow by supporting the people, places, and pursuits that mean the most to them, helping Southwestern continue to thrive since our charter in 1840. 

Now is the time to reach as many Pirates and friends as we can — and we need your help! Make your gift, share it with your network, and help us reach our ambitious goal of 1,500 donors. Don’t miss your chance! #ThriveSU

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Have questions? Contact the Annual Giving Team at giving@southwestern.edu.

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Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Southwestern Giving Day! As always, the Southwestern community showed its incredible generosity by giving more than $513,000 towards your favorite people, places, and passions across campus. 

This generosity will make an immediate difference for current Southwestern students and enhance the opportunities for future generations of students.

Together, we are building a better tomorrow.


Below are the challenge winners for the final hours of the campaign!
 

Final Countdown Challenge

1st Place: WINNER 

Swimming and Diving 

2nd Place: WINNERS

Allison Dickson Tri Delta Endowed Scholarship

Baseball

Cat Partners

456 days ago by Lauren Strilich

Donor Map
Designation
Top Designations by DonorsDonorsRaised ($)
Pirate Fund for Athletics7$1,720
Women's Locker Room Renovation2$100
Men's Basketball 4$350
Class of 2017 Endowed Scholarship2$10
Cat Partners50$4,506
Nell Barnes Benold ’48 Zeta Tau Alpha Endowed Scholarship42$2,179
Pi Kappa Alpha Housing Scholarship17$1,479
Pirates for Pride 20$2,210
SU Emergency Fund26$8,965
Named Office in honor of Dr. Debika Sihi59$23,803
The Southwestern Fund100$26,212
Art 20$1,200
Southwestern Fund for Student Scholarships72$17,685
The Jean Janssen and Stephen Pate Endowed Scholarship1$1,000
Baseball 91$62,320
Other27$60,696
Men's Lacrosse 25$7,337
Theatre16$2,128
Men's Soccer 49$8,624
Class of 2024 Scholarship2$25
Asian Student Association 3$550
Special Collections13$516
The Big Event0$0
Class of 2019 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 2022 Scholarship7$1,135
English 3$30
Southwestern University Police1$150
Southwestern Fund for Emergency Scholarships10$610
Dr. Jimmy Smith Kinesiology Endowed Research Fund0$0
Physics 1$50
Math/Computer Science 11$1,074
The Dan C. Hilliard Endowed Scholarship 1$25
Class of 2015 Scholarship4$26
Student Philanthropy Council7$191
Chinese 2$30
SIRA/Intramurals3$470
Glada Munt Athletic Director Suite2$2,500
Class of 1995 Endowed Scholarship6$400
Thomas White Memorial Kappa Alpha Order Scholarship 3$1,011
Disaster Recovery Fund2$110
Music 15$1,760
Cross Country12$605
SCOPE Program2$30
Communication Studies 4$120
Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship3$600
Pi Kappa Alpha House Fund34$5,255
Allison Dickson Delta Delta Delta Endowed Scholarship 44$5,931
Class of 1997 Endowed Scholarship9$2,275
Kappa Sigma Iota Chapter Endowed Scholarship 10$1,767
Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter Room 5$235
Softball 14$730
Kristine Elizabeth Olsta Class of 1992 Endowed Book and Collections0$0
Library Initiatives23$3,465
SU Cheer and Pom Squads13$775
Track and Field1$50
The Alpha Xi Delta Stephanie Quimby Memorial Endowed Scholarship 11$360
Kappa Alpha House Fund12$1,680
HALO (Hispanic and Latinx Organization)7$1,123
Muslims and Allies2$500
Pirate Bikes37$4,338
Education13$2,150
Doug Hooker Endowed Scholarship 4$335
Dr. Tex Kassen Endowed Fund 1$50
Community Garden7$335
SEAK4$70
Wally Pilcher ’95 Alpha Phi Omega Endowed Scholarship5$1,160
Dr. Robert L. Soulen Endowed Scholarship 7$1,350
The Fred R. Hilgeman Endowed Scholarship8$1,375
Kinesiology 4$175
Religion 4$160
Florence Gould Scholarship2$125
Reproductive Justice Alliance1$15
Study Abroad10$675
Spring Breakaway (Destination: Service)0$0
Austin Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship0$0
Sociology/Anthropology 1$50
Dixon Scholarship 5$225
Tennis 15$2,050
Earl Lee Moseley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund 16$2,725
Class of 2023 Scholarship29$16,025
Pi Kappa Alpha - Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship 34$3,805
Volleyball 10$1,650
Women's Basketball14$815
Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship 13$1,308
Harpst Endowed Scholarship 2$100
Chemistry 13$1,195
Class of 1973 Scholarship6$1,200
Class of 2016 Scholarship0$0
Economics1$25
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center (JEDI)26$1,975
Feminist Studies 3$55
Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship5$1,125
Lori and Erik Hapst Endowed Fund1$200
Best Buddies1$25
Megaphone1$200
Psychology 4$1,535
Health Services3$200
Jaime J. Woody Endowed Mosaic Fund2$1,200
Pep Band4$80
Jack & Dana Albright Endowed Scholarship4$400
Class of 2021 Scholarship 0$0
Sarofim Fine Arts Fund4$4,650
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Student/Faculty Research0$0
Fountainwood Observatory1$100
Phi Beta Kappa Membership Fund0$0
Andrew Walker Endowed Scholarship3$200
Spiritual & Religious Life2$300
Women's Soccer17$1,750
Modern Languages 2$1,200
Community-Engaged Learning0$0
The Zeta Chapter-Alpha Delta Pi Endowed Scholarship 37$1,929
Class of 2018 Endowed Scholarship5$1,055
Class of 2002 Scholarship1$25
Art History 2$100
Student Activities 0$0
Strength & Conditioning0$0
Tuition Exchange Scholarship0$0
Class of 1977 Scholarship0$0
Mask & Wig 1$500
Biology 9$425
Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Greek Life Advisor10$1,690
Philosophy 0$0
The Gabe Wiley Lawson and Phi Delta Theta “The Road Goes on Forever” Endowed Scholarship12$6,850
Swimming & Diving 67$12,400
George Nelson Endowed Music Scholarship11$5,325
Counseling Services4$78
Student Foundation2$100
Debby Ellis Writing Center6$220
Football 11$3,300
Political Science 7$371
Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship4$600
Purdy Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research 5$625
Class of 1993 Scholarship5$450
Class of 2025 Scholarship0$0
Edward L. Kain Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research in Sociology1$100
Edward L. Kain Endowed Scholarship0$0
Science Internships3$1,500
History 3$100
Kappa Delta Chi Chapter Room 14$1,135
Athletic Training 2$55
Matthew Boeer Endowed Scholarship 6$360
Black Student Union4$125
Center for Career and Professional Development6$118
Mood-Bridwell Hall Renovation13$39,310
High Impact Experiences (HIE) Fund28$63,845
Gwen Kennedy Neville Endowment 0$0
Jan Dawson Endowed Scholarship 5$350
Women's Lacrosse 2$125
Parent Fund2$100
The Greater Austin Association Endowed Scholarship Fund0$0
Hispanic Leadership & Service Endowed Scholarship8$475
Class of 1982 Scholarship0$0
Center for Academic Success2$75
Golf 5$370
Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship2$500
Business Club0$0
Class of 1978 Scholarship1$50
Business 5$1,100
Captain's Academy8$1,235
Coach Jim Mallon Endowed Fund 3$100
Class of 2020 Scholarship 0$0
Dr. Kenny Sheppard Endowment for the SU Chorale 9$675
Alumni Giving
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
199216$3,977
198915$1,875
202415$727
197321$12,925
200714$1,157
198811$3,900
202316$1,450
201614$1,980
199119$5,413
199521$9,600
202021$820
202223$5,633
19644$850
199714$5,900
19500$0
19807$2,400
19774$1,200
19796$3,000
19651$1,000
19440$0
19460$0
200810$4,270
19864$700
19660$0
19580$0
19717$1,800
19570$0
19828$5,875
19604$300
19520$0
19622$300
19510$0
19491$250
19817$15,730
19430$0
19380$0
200514$3,040
19330$0
200312$4,945
201010$1,895
19878$1,975
19988$2,400
19400$0
198311$5,150
199315$9,142
19420$0
19410$0
201813$603
19340$0
19560$0
201410$585
19767$760
19685$500
19370$0
201710$641
19530$0
19673$575
19590$0
201514$1,411
200412$4,252
19480$0
202115$2,806
200012$2,115
19789$2,150
199613$2,150
20259$658
201314$4,076
199012$1,125
19998$3,600
197515$7,525
19631$3,100
19859$2,050
19350$0
19360$0
19390$0
20099$1,525
197411$2,700
19949$5,738
20193$95
19695$875
20117$485
19552$100
19847$3,300
19615$350
20017$3,725
19540$0
20125$260
20266$303
19470$0
20027$2,425
19726$25,750
20067$410
19450$0
19702$240
Athlete Giving
Pirate Athletic TeamsDonorsRaised ($)
Men's Lacrosse4$1,583
Men's Soccer19$894
Tennis3$270
Volleyball1$200
Swimming & Diving9$3,081
Men's Basketball4$950
Women's Basketball4$275
Baseball17$9,000
Softball0$0
Football2$75
Golf3$1,020
Women's Soccer7$1,320
Cross Country0$0
Women's Lacrosse0$0
Track and Field0$0
Greek Giving
Greek ChaptersDonorsRaised ($)
Zeta Tau Alpha55$12,490
Pi Kappa Alpha68$22,055
Alpha Kappa Alpha1$200
Kappa Alpha9$2,380
Kappa Delta Chi2$525
Phi Delta Theta14$8,850
Kappa Sigma8$273
Alpha Xi Delta4$1,110
Alpha Delta Pi43$17,116
Delta Delta Delta25$4,020
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon38%Alumni/Students
Parent icon16%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
Gradhat icon6%Athletes
Gradhat icon16%Greek
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