Assistant Director of the Knox Fund
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The Senior Challenge is Knox's senior class gift program. Alumni challenge the senior class to make a significant gift to Knox in honor of their class's achievements.
Last year, the Class of 2017 ended their campaign with a strong showing of 206 donors and $13,075 raised for their class gift, with 66% participation. 79 people stepped up to become new members of the John Huston Finley Society, the young alumni leadership society.
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. Co-chairs this year are Hank Horwitz '18 and Hannah Robinson '18.
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.
The Class of 2018 is just beginning its campaign. See the results for your class and learn who made a gift to the Senior Challenge this year!
Contact Maggie Fultz, assistant director of the Knox Fund, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 309-341-7974.
The Knox Senior Challenge began in 1986 as a way for the seniors to get involved in assisting future generations of Knox students.
The idea was to prepare seniors for their roles as alumni and future contributors to the College. Trustee Laurel Andrew '86 as the first chair of the Senior Challenge, and that class reached its goal of 86% participation by Commencement.
The Senior Challenge is still going strong!
by living donors (Dick ‘57 and Joan ‘56 Whitcomb) for the creation of a new art building