The 1871 Challenge is the most ambitious fund raising challenge in Elmhurst College history. Named in honor of our founding year, it works like this: If Elmhurst receives 1,871 gifts between June 16 and June 30, a group of generous donors will contribute an additional $50,000 toward scholarship support.
Every gift, of any size, brings us closer to our goal.
Scholarships are vitally important to our students. Without the generous support of our donors, many of our students simply would not be able to afford the Elmhurst Experience.
To increase your impact, please make your gift between June 16 and June 30, 2014. You can make your gift online or by calling us at (866) 794-1075.
We also invite you to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Tell your friends you’ve made a gift, and encourage them to give to the #1871Challenge too.
Questions? Contact Jake Meding by email or by calling (630) 617-6167. Thanks for your support!
Below, Victor E. Bluejay explains the 1871 Challenge—with a little help from Elmhurst President S. Alan Ray.