February 29, 2016
Communications and Marketing
Beginning on Tuesday, March 1, Saint Anselm College is asking alumni from the classes of 2006 to 2015 to participate in what has become an annual giving event: March Challenge.
Every year, the college challenges classmates to band together, competing against other classes, to donate the most gifts to The Saint Anselm Fund during the month of March.
Important point: it doesn't matter how much the gift, only the number of alumni participants.
This year, the campaign for the challenge includes encouragement to "Win the Wall." The class that has the most participants will be victorious and their class banner will hang in Alumni Hall.
Gifts of any amount can be designated to athletics, campus ministry, scholarships or other areas, by selecting Anselmian Scholarships, Anselmian Support, Anselmian Academics, Anselmian Life, and Anselmian Athletics.
Through March Challenge, overall young alumni participation has increased in the last four years. In 2015, for the second year in a row, the class of 2012 gave the most gifts, and 379 total alumni participated, setting the record for the highest young-alumni participation rate in one month. Moreover, alumni raised more than $12,600 in last year's challenge.
Foundations, grant-giving institutions, and ranking publications like U.S. News and World Report measure Saint Anselm based on alumni participation–the number of participants, not the gift amount.
Alumni are encouraged to spread the news about the #SAChallenge through social media. Gifts must be received between March 1-31, 2016 to be counted toward March Challenge, and each class member can only be counted once.