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, the Class of 2013 earned the Challenge match by raising $11, 154!
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 raised $11,154 for the Challenge this year! See a list of those who made a gift to the Challenge.
New this Year: The Class of 2013, along with their parents, created an annual scholarship that will be used to support deserving Knox students to meet the expenses of their education. The "Class of 2013" scholarship 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.) Congratulations on raising over $10,000 to start this scholarship!
The Class of 2014 will begin their Senior Chalelnge soon - watch for details!