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Senior Challenge

Class of 2014 - Give Now and meet 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 "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 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 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. 

What is the "Friar Flanagan Flunk Day Challenge"?
Two very generous alumni -- Margaret and Joe Flanagan '85 -- are co-chairs of the Knox Fund Steering Committee. They have agreed to match the class gift with $2,500 if the Class of 2014 gets 200 donors BY FLUNK DAY (which could be tomorrow!). If you are considering a gift, please make it NOW so you can be counted for the Challenge. (Joe was a Flunk Day Friar during his time at Knox, hence, the "Friar Flanagan" Challenge.)

Great! How can I make my gift to the 2014 Challenge? 

  • You can GIVE NOW online via credit card;
  • Use the online pledge form to make a pledge using your enrollment deposit;
  • Turn in a Senior Challenge pledge form to any committee member or send it to Alumni Relations, Box K-150;
  • Write a check and send it to Knox College Alumni Relations, 2 E. South St. Box K-150, Galesburg, IL 61401. 

How is my class doing?
Check here to see the progress of your class and who has given to Senior Challenge already this year!

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.)  If you would like to support the Class of 2014 Scholarship, give now

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. 


Contact Jennifer Gallas, Associate Director of Alumni and Constituent Programs, at or at 309-341-7957. 

Congratulations to Elizabeth Rodgers, who won the i Pad at the Senior Challenge Kickoff Night in February!