What is the Senior Challenge?
The Senior Challenge is Knox's Senior Class gift program. The chair of the Knox Fund Steering Committee "challenges" the Senior Class to make a significant gift to Knox in honor of their class's achivements. If the Senior Class members meet that challenge, the chair will match the total class gift up to $2,500. Last year's Challenge was to raise $10,000 or more and/or beat the past year's class participation.
Who makes up the Senior Challenge Committee?
Senior leaders of the class make up the committee. Committee members will personally ask 12-15 classmates for a gift or pledge of support in honor of the Senior Class and Knox College.
How much does the Senior Class raise for the class gift?
Recent classes have raised anywhere between $9,000 and $16,500 for the class gift. The Class of 2006 shattered the record with $16,488 in gifts. The Class of 2003 still holds the all-time participation record with 94% of the class participating in Senior Challenge.
How is my class doing?
The Class of 2013 has begun its campaign. See a list of those who have made a gift to the Challenge so far and how the class is doing in dollars and participation!
New this Year:
The Class of 2013 is promoting an annual scholarship that will be used to support deserving Knox students to meet the expenses of their education. This scholarship will be named the "Class of 2013" scholarship and will be given to a student who has financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. (There are no restrictions on who is to receive the scholarship.) We hope to raise $5,000 for this scholarship; gifts from both Knox seniors and Knox senior parents will be counted toward the scholarship. NOTE: Seniors must give their own gift to count for the Challenge; although a parent may give, it will not figure into the overall participation count for Senior Challenge.
How do I make a contribution to the Senior Challenge?
We prefer your gift comes in soon so it can be included with the totals presented at the Senior Toast on June 7, 2013. A committee member will be contacting you soon about making a gift. Or, you can go ahead and do one of the following:
Do we get a thank you gift for contributing to the Senior Challenge?
"Class of 2013" glasses are being distributed now. If you give $10 or more to the Challenge, you will receive a glass. Watch the senior Facebook page and your e-mail for more details.
If you gave $100.00 or more to the Challenge, you will be recognized as a new donor in our young alumni giving society, the John Huston Finley Society, a branch of the President's Circle. Last year 95 members of the Class of 2013 joined the Finley Society!