Southwestern Giving Day 2024

1,221
Donors
76% of 1,600 Donor goal
$793,107
Donated
This campaign ended on March 07, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Southwestern University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorLauren Strilich matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Staff Support Fund

Becca Horton Epperley photoBecca Horton Epperley matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorMaria Kruger & David Seiler matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Captain's Academy (First-Generation Students)

An Anonymous DonorThe Martin Family matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Cat Partners

Berkeley Burch-Martinez photoBerkeley Burch-Martinez matched $4 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorBerkeley Burch-Martinez matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Lauren Strilich photoJean Janssen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Allison Dickson Delta Delta Delta Endowed Scholarship

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

Kelly Lessard photoKelly Lessard matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $36Just for Cat Partners

An Anonymous DonorJoe Bourne matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Pep Band

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

An Anonymous DonorNancy Shilling matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Distinctive Collections & Archives (Special Collections)

An Anonymous DonorDan and Jenn Hilliard & Jenn Hilliard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Pirate Pantry

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorCompass Outdoor Design matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Baseball

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

An Anonymous DonorSue Stauffer Harshman matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for High Impact Experiences (HIE) Fund

An Anonymous DonorBerkeley Burch-Martinez, Parent of Sterling Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Pirate Bikes

An Anonymous DonorThomas and Susan Brown and Melissa Brown, Class of 2000 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for SU Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorThomas and Susan Brown and Melissa Brown, Class of 2000 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Southwestern Fund for Emergency Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Visitor Members matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Kinesiology

An Anonymous DonorBerkeley Burch-Martinez, Parent of Sterling Martinez matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Modern Languages

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

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,300Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorParent Leadership Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $9,350Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorJeanine & Nick Piskurich, Board of Visitors & parents of a young alum matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes between 2008 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1964 Alumnus matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150,000Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorPresident Trombley, the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $180,000Just for Southwestern Fund (Annual Fund)
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Jean Whewell photoJean Whewell gave $120 because 4 donors gaveJust for Library Initiatives

An Anonymous DonorMaria Kruger & David Seiler gave $250 because 50 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

Craig McKinney photoCraig McKinney & Brandon Mosley gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Edward L. Kain Endowed Scholarship

Kenda Jameson Evans photoKenda Jameson Evans gave $250 because $250 was given by donors

Berkeley Burch-Martinez photoBerkeley Burch-Martinez gave $250 because 250 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorChesney Family gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Cat Partners

Kelly Lessard photoKelly Lessard gave $500 because $500 was given by donors

JC Bunch photoJC Bunch & Sheridan Bunch gave $500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $2,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Students

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $5,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $5,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $15,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $20,000 because 60 donors gaveJust for Dorothy Bruner ZTA Endowed Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $100,000 because 1600 donors gave
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About

Southwestern Giving Day 2024 has started! For the next 1840 minutes, we are asking the entire SU community to come together to support the programs, pursuits, and passions that mean so much to them.

Unlock fun matches and challenges throughout the day! There will be lots of on-campus events happening for our students to get involved! Help us celebrate our biggest philanthropic day of the year!

Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated, and when we bring them together, we ensure the future of a place that means so much to each of us.

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We are so thankful for you!

Thank you, Southwestern community, for supporting our students and showing what can be accomplished when we come together during Southwestern Giving Day! Over the past two days, we've raised over $790,000 from 1,221 donors supporting over 100 various funds, departments, scholarships, student organizations, and teams. 

This would not be possible without the amazing donors who offered matching and challenge gifts as well our advocates who shared Southwestern Giving Day with their networks. We also had a blast celebrating our students, faculty, and staff during our on-campus events!

Thank you for your loyalty, your generosity, and your care of our students, both current and future. Together we create an incredible learning experience and also lifelong friends.

From all of us across campus, thank you!

74 days ago by Lauren Strilich
Another $5,000 unlocked!

Thank you to the over 1,000 donors to Southwestern University! You unlocked an additional $5,000 to support our students and campus community. The deadline has been extended to midnight CDT

Share Southwestern Giving Day with your classmates, roommates, teammates, family, and friends by using the sharing buttons!


75 days ago by Lauren Strilich
🚨Giving Day Extended🚨

Huge news, Southwestern Supporters! So many generous donors offered matching dollars and challenge gifts that are still available that we are extending Giving Day until midnight CDT to ensure we have time to seize these opportunities!

Please help us spread this news so donors can increase their gifts' impact and still be a part of Giving Day with this additional time!

75 days ago by Lauren Strilich
You unlocked $5,000!

Thank you to our first 500 donors! You unlocked a $5,000 Challenge. Share Southwestern Giving Day with your networks by using the sharing buttons to help us reach our goal of 1,600 donors to Southwestern University.

76 days ago by Lauren Strilich
Advocate Tips and Tricks

Spread the word about Southwestern Giving Day 2024 with your netwrok! Encourage your classmates, teammates, roommates, and friends to participate! Here's some tips and tricks to help! Visit the Volunteer Toolkit for more info. 

78 days ago by Jayden Hughes

Donor Map
Top Areas of SupportThese are the areas that have received the most donors!
DesignationsDonorsRaised ($)
Pirate Fund for Athletics5$160
Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship 6$365
Modern Languages 7$5,340
The Greater Austin Association Endowed Scholarship Fund0$0
BEE-Co5$630
Business 0$0
Amanda Shy Memorial Scholarship0$0
Kristine Elizabeth Olsta Class of 1992 Endowed Book and Collections0$0
Spring Breakaway (Destination: Service)0$0
Athletic Training 11$361
Cross Country4$580
Phi Beta Kappa Membership Fund0$0
History 6$625
Kappa Alpha House Fund5$714
Alpha Xi Delta Stephanie Quimby Memorial Endowed Scholarship17$605
Art History 1$25
Class of 2022 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Sarofim Fine Arts Fund6$2,145
Mood-Bridwell Hall Renovation2$25,000
SEAK1$50
Lori and Erik Hapst Endowed Fund2$100
Earl Lee Moseley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund 2$500
Andrew Walker Endowed Scholarship1$100
Physics 3$750
Dr. Robert L. Soulen Endowed Scholarship 4$200
Wally Pilcher ’95 Alpha Phi Omega Endowed Scholarship10$197
Class of 1973 Scholarship6$550
Hispanic Leadership & Service Endowed Scholarship1$50
Reproductive Justice Alliance1$15
Austin Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship0$0
Men's Lacrosse 10$2,775
Thomas White Memorial Kappa Alpha Order Scholarship 4$1,006
Class of 2002 Scholarship1$50
Parent Fund2$9,600
Edward L. Kain Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research in Sociology1$100
The Gabe Wiley Lawson and Phi Delta Theta “The Road Goes on Forever” Endowed Scholarship8$525
Edward L. Kain Endowed Scholarship4$400
Volleyball 12$1,130
Tuition Exchange Scholarship0$0
Mask & Wig 13$815
Pi Kappa Alpha - Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship 10$1,925
Business Club6$220
Football 52$10,651
Pirate Pantry19$2,360
Dr. Kenny Sheppard Endowment for the SU Chorale 12$495
Women's Soccer25$2,900
High Impact Experiences (HIE) Fund24$7,800
Kinesiology 21$6,890
Library Initiatives19$775
The Zeta Chapter-Alpha Delta Pi Endowed Scholarship 18$699
Swimming & Diving 60$10,894
SU Emergency Fund28$8,053
Men's Soccer 29$16,005
Southwestern Fund for Student Scholarships14$2,580
Cat Partners71$4,397
Southwestern Fund for Emergency Scholarships17$7,125
Community Garden5$150
Baseball 82$59,020
Other32$24,694
Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship1$250
Special Collections19$2,402
Counseling Services0$0
Pirate Bikes48$7,165
Staff Support Fund17$905
Debby Ellis Writing Center1$50
HALO (Hispanic and Latinx Organization)3$555
Kappa Sigma Iota Chapter Endowed Scholarship 3$525
Jaime J. Woody Endowed Mosaic Fund3$100
Kappa Delta Chi Chapter Room 14$1,200
Class of 2021 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1995 Endowed Scholarship6$3,175
Golf 9$1,875
Jack & Dana Albright Endowed Scholarship2$250
Pep Band9$1,724
Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Community-Engaged Learning0$0
George Nelson Endowed Music Scholarship6$5,175
Student Activities 0$0
Chinese 0$0
Center for Career and Professional Development9$750
Strength & Conditioning0$0
Political Science 4$325
SCOPE Program2$150
Coach Jim Mallon Endowed Fund 2$50
English 0$0
Education5$350
Track and Field0$0
Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship2$100
Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Best Buddies0$0
Class of 1982 Scholarship0$0
Nell Barnes Benold ’48 Zeta Tau Alpha Endowed Scholarship8$290
Health Services2$25
Women's Lacrosse 1$50
Class of 1997 Endowed Scholarship1$250
Southwestern Fund (Annual Fund)193$485,338
Class of 1977 Scholarship2$150
Disaster Recovery Fund0$0
The Big Event0$0
Class of 2019 Endowed Scholarship2$50
Chemistry and Biochemistry3$570
Allison Dickson Delta Delta Delta Endowed Scholarship 36$2,445
Captain's Academy5$285
Women's Basketball8$1,290
Softball 11$850
Glada Munt Athletic Director Suite0$0
Student/Faculty Research1$20
Sociology/Anthropology 4$115
Class of 2020 Scholarship 0$0
Class of 2016 Scholarship0$0
The Dan C. Hilliard Endowed Scholarship 4$150
Florence Gould Scholarship1$50
Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Art 2$40
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center (JEDI)17$971
Pi Kappa Alpha House Fund9$1,875
Class of 1978 Scholarship2$100
Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter Room 1$75
Pi Kappa Alpha Housing Scholarship12$990
Tennis 11$1,110
Asian Student Association 1$250
Class of 2018 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 2024 Scholarship3$61
Economics1$25
Feminist Studies 4$35
Class of 2017 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Pirates for Pride 4$280
Jan Dawson Endowed Scholarship 7$525
Class of 2025 Scholarship0$0
Dixon Scholarship 0$0
Gwen Kennedy Neville Endowment 0$0
Doug Hooker Endowed Scholarship 3$65
Southwestern University Police0$0
Purdy Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research 0$0
Student Philanthropy Council1$25
Music 5$150
Dr. Tex Kassen Endowed Fund 0$0
Student Foundation2$10
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Communication Studies 2$25
Class of 2023 Endowed Scholarship1$100
Biology 4$200
Math/Computer Science 11$1,650
Megaphone0$0
Philosophy 0$0
Dr. Jimmy Smith Kinesiology Endowed Research Fund2$60
SIRA/Intramurals0$0
Religion 3$300
Greek Life Advisor0$0
Women's Locker Room Renovation0$0
Bob Lancaster Award0$0
Center for Academic Success1$200
Student Government Association (SGA)0$0
Science Internships0$0
Class of 2015 Scholarship2$1
Cheer and Pom Squads6$3,071
Theatre9$950
Matthew Boeer Endowed Scholarship 0$0
The Jean Janssen and Stephen Pate Endowed Scholarship2$25
Fountainwood Observatory0$0
Muslim Student Association1$100
Men's Basketball 7$1,450
Psychology 2$15
Spiritual & Religious Life3$500
The Fred R. Hilgeman Endowed Scholarship6$700
Black Student Union4$50
Study Abroad10$1,900
Class of 1993 Scholarship1$100
Alumni Giving
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19550$0
19490$0
19885$2,150
199213$3,350
200812$5,830
201514$371
197315$9,675
200714$675
199612$3,820
197810$2,450
198411$4,175
199519$7,215
202016$1,060
202115$405
200910$525
199411$18,220
201714$987
20137$1,625
19661$100
202319$950
19906$1,275
202210$620
19500$0
197512$1,300
198910$1,650
200210$4,235
199113$7,125
20109$2,400
19747$3,500
20111$25
20199$855
19634$500
19650$0
19560$0
19620$0
19530$0
19450$0
19793$200
19460$0
19680$0
19540$0
20013$1,000
19611$100
19420$0
19430$0
19852$100
19695$450
19480$0
19768$1,600
19440$0
19470$0
20036$1,064
19985$3,675
19570$0
19776$750
19580$0
19400$0
20066$2,255
19678$875
19511$100
19995$3,250
19410$0
20053$125
19725$5,900
19875$1,075
200010$3,500
19521$250
19592$100
19602$150
20144$60
20047$825
19717$613
19868$5,575
19706$475
19836$1,700
20127$551
201612$1,620
19648$252,560
198210$5,664
19809$3,475
19976$1,030
19819$3,464
201810$650
199311$3,200
Class Scholarships
Class Scholarship FundsDonorsRaised ($)
Class of 1995 Endowed Scholarship6$3,175
Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1978 Scholarship2$100
Class of 2024 Scholarship3$61
Class of 2015 Scholarship2$1
Class of 1982 Scholarship0$0
Class of 2021 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship2$100
Class of 2002 Scholarship1$50
Class of 2025 Scholarship0$0
Class of 2016 Scholarship0$0
Class of 1973 Scholarship6$550
Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1993 Scholarship1$100
Class of 2023 Endowed Scholarship1$100
Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship1$250
Class of 2022 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1997 Endowed Scholarship1$250
Class of 2018 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 2017 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 2020 Scholarship 0$0
Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 2019 Endowed Scholarship2$50
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship0$0
Class of 1977 Scholarship2$150
Student Organizations
Student OrganizationsDonorsRaised ($)
BEE-Co5$630
Reproductive Justice Alliance1$15
Mask & Wig 13$815
Cat Partners71$4,397
SEAK1$50
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center (JEDI)17$971
Muslim Student Association1$100
Asian Student Association 1$250
Spring Breakaway (Destination: Service)0$0
Student Government Association (SGA)0$0
Student Philanthropy Council1$25
Pirates for Pride 4$280
Best Buddies0$0
Black Student Union4$50
Community Garden5$150
HALO (Hispanic and Latinx Organization)3$555
Student Foundation2$10
Megaphone0$0
Pirate Athletics
Teams and ProgramsDonorsRaised ($)
Women's Lacrosse 1$50
Football 52$10,651
Women's Basketball8$1,290
Swimming & Diving 60$10,894
Men's Basketball 7$1,450
Men's Soccer 29$16,005
Tennis 11$1,110
Women's Soccer25$2,900
Baseball 82$59,020
Men's Lacrosse 10$2,775
Track and Field0$0
Golf 9$1,875
Volleyball 12$1,130
Softball 11$850
Cross Country4$580
Donor Affiliations
Book icon9%Students
Gradhat icon35%Alumni
Parent icon15%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon6%Friends
Gradhat icon5%Athletes
Gradhat icon9%Greek
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President Trombley, the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Visitors photo
President Trombley, the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $180,000
Class of 1964 Alumnus photo
Class of 1964 Alumnus
Heart icon matched a total of $150,000
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Anonymous
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
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Anonymous
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
JC Bunch photo
Gave $500 during a Challenge!
generated 304 clicks and 37 gifts, totaling $14,050
Jeanine & Nick Piskurich, Board of Visitors & parents of a young alum photo
Jeanine & Nick Piskurich, Board of Visitors & parents of a young alum
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Parent Leadership Council photo
Parent Leadership Council
Heart icon matched a total of $9,350
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $5,300