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Senior Challenge


Jennifer Gallas

Associate Director, Alumni & Constituent Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)

Fax: 309-341-7770


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The Class of 2015 is Meeting the Challenge!

What is the Senior Challenge?

The Senior Challenge is Knox's Senior Class gift program. The  chairs of the Knox Fund Steering Committee, Joe & Margaret Flanagan '85, "challenge" the Senior Class to make a significant gift to Knox in honor of their class's achievements. If the Senior Class members meet that challenge, the chairs will match the total class gift up to $2,500.

The Class of 2015 started strong with 136 pledges given at the Almost There Fair - a record for the most Senior Challenge pledges in one day!

Who makes up the Senior Challenge Committee?

Senior leaders of the class make up the committee. Committee members 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 2012 holds the record for the most donors in a Senior Challenge, with 278. 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?

Check here to see the results for your class and who has given to Senior Challenge this year!


Contact Melinda Craddock, Assistant Director of Outreach, at or at 309-341-7765 OR Jennifer Gallas, Associate Director of Alumni and Constituent Programs, at or at 309-341-7957. 


Class of 2014 Scholarship in memory of Tundun Lawani '14

The Class of 2014, along with their parents, are supporting an annual scholarship that will be awarded to deserving Knox students to meet the expenses of their education. The "Class of 2014" 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.)  Read more about Tundun and what she meant to her classmates, friends, professors and the Knox Community. The senior class is dedicating this scholarship in Tundun's memory. 

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