All In for Wesleyan Launches with $1 Million Challenge
April 8, 2021
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A $1 million matching gift is in play today during All In for
Wesleyan, Illinois Wesleyan University’s ninth annual day of giving.
President S. Georgia Nugent announced the challenge early this morning: “I was elated
when an anonymous Illinois Wesleyan alumnus came forth and surprised IWU with a remarkable,
first of its kind, challenge: If the Titan Community raises $1 million collectively
by midnight tonight, this generous alum will match those contributions with an extraordinary
gift of $1 million.”
Nugent continued, “Alumni, parents, and friends of Illinois Wesleyan, let’s come together
and rise to this challenge. Together, we can do this.”
All In for Wesleyan is a 24-hour campaign dedicated to supporting Illinois Wesleyan
students and their academic goal of becoming IWU graduates. Last year, 2,122 donors
raised a record-breaking $1,007,555.
Contributions can be made via the All In for Wesleyan website, which went live at
midnight: www.iwu.edu/all-in. In addition to demonstrating their financial support, alumni and friends of the
University are also encouraged to show their Titan pride on social media using the
During this day of school spirit, students are invited to participate in a variety
of free All In for Wesleyan events, including grab-and-go doughnuts (7:30 - 9:30 a.m.,
Hansen, CNS, Eckley Lounge), succulent planting (11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Joslin tent — quad),
Kona Ice Truck snow cones (1 - 4 p.m., between the Memorial Center and Gulick), and
virtual Titan trivia (7 p.m., via Zoom).
By John Twork