What is the Senior Challenge?
The Senior Challenge program is an opportunity for the graduating class to continue a Marietta College tradition. Every year since 1997, the senior class has united to participate in the Senior Challenge giving campaign. This is a chance for seniors to leave their mark on Marietta College and show their appreciation for the many opportunities the College has and continues to provide them.
Gifts through the Senior Challenge program support the Marietta Fund, which provides and strengthens scholarships and student financial aid, academic programs, student life activities, library resources, athletic programs, classroom equipment and so much more!
Why should I participate?
As a member of the senior class, Marietta College's longstanding tradition of giving back begins with you. In order for the Senior Challenge program to be a success, the class needs your support to help us reach our goal as well as to set the standard for future classes. This year the challenge set forth for the Class of 2013 is to have at least 61 percent of all graduating seniors make their first gift to the Marietta Fund.
Supporting the College not only strengthens the value of the diploma you will receive, but it also helps future students have the same opportunities that you have enjoyed. Publications such as U.S. News and World Report consider the percentage of graduating seniors and alumni who give back to their alma mater as a factor in determining national rankings. The importance is placed on the percentage of alumni and senior class members who give back, not so much on the amount of money raised — so every gift makes a difference.
How can I participate?
Making your Senior Challenge gift is simple and there are several options:
- Download a Senior Challenge pledge form and return it with your gift of cash, check or major credit card to the Marietta Fund Office, Campus Mailbox P37.
- You may also direct all or part of your freshman room damage deposit to be designated as your Senior Challenge gift. (Use the pledge form to make this designation).
- Make your gift today by using our secure online giving option. Just be sure to type in Senior Challenge as your designation.
MCAA to Match Senior Class Gifts
The Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA) Board of Directors has committed to match dollar-for-dollar all gifts made by the Senior Class to the Marietta Fund through the 2013 Senior Challenge program. This means that every gift is worth twice as much!
"The MCAA matching gift provides motivation and encouragement to the Senior Class," said Susan Allender, Senior Challenge Advisor. "The Senior Challenge Campaign is part of a campus-wide student philanthropy program designed to educate students on the importance of philanthropy and encourage them to continue to support Marietta College in the future."
Contact Megan Ray, Marietta Fund Student Philanthropy Intern at firstname.lastname@example.org
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