Celebrating 175 Years of Passing Light



In a year of celebrating Wittenberg University’s 175th, you made history of your own. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Witt alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, students, parents, and friends, Wittenberg is able to grant opportunities to current and future Tigers like never before.


The collective power of your support and generosity has made history today  - you truly stepped up and impacted every area on campus, bringing more success than we ever imagined.  Today is a proud day to be a part of the Tiger family.


$457,716 from 2,309 gifts in one day. WOW.

Look for updates soon as we total our donations and make sure all gifts are tallied and documented.




Rebecca Kocher

VP for Advancement and Alumni Engagement


Missed #Commit2Witt?  You can still impact the lives of Wittenberg students by making a gift here.



Mar 19, 2020

On Founder’s Day, March 11, Witt alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and parents turned out in droves to make #Commit2Witt the largest day of alumni participation through giving, in the Wittenberg’s 175 years.  This celebration was huge.  Because of you, we raised $457,716!


Thank you for helping to make this such a historic day.  Tiger Up!

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Rank State Gifts
1 OH 1161
2 IL 129
3 PA 78
1:1 Match for CBS Scholarship
Tiger Up! $3,000 from John Shumate '99 Unlocked!
$3,000 MATCHED
Choir Director Match
Whoohoo! We unlocked the *Trivia* Challenge! To show their support on #Commit2Witt, Alan '69 and Pamela '69 Stewart offer a 1:1 match for the remaining $10k in support of the Choir Director Endowment.
$5,333 MATCHED
Dinnertime Dash for Scholarships
Thanks for joining us for Dinner! And thanks to VP Carola for her $1,845 Challenge gift.
$1,845 MATCHED
1:1 Match - Diversity & Inclusion Fund
Eddie '75 and Wendy '76 Ford challenge fellow alumni with a 1:1 match up to $3,000 in support of the McClain Center for Diversity & Inclusion. Give Back. Tiger Up!
$3,000 MATCHED
1:1 Match - Sustainability
Vice President for Finance and Administration Rob Young knows that a sustainable campus is the best way to ensure another 175 years of success at Wittenberg. Join him today with a gift to the Green Wittenberg Fund, and he will match it 1:1 up to $1,845.
$1,845 MATCHED
Lunchtime Match - Witt Fund
Thanks for having lunch with us! And thanks to Board of Directors member Andy Bell for his matching gift of $1,845!
$1,845 MATCHED
1:1 Match - Witt Fund
Alicia '82 and Greg Hupp celebrate in style and challenge all alumni on #Commit2Witt with a 1:1 match up to $1750 for any gift to the Witt Fund. Tiger Up!
$1,750 MATCHED
1:1 Match - Koch Hall
Campaign Steering Committee Co-Chair Janet Jackson '75 is excited for all that is to come in the historic heart of campus! For #Commit2Witt, she is challenging fellow alumni to support the Koch Hall Renovation with a 1:1 match up to $1,000! Tiger Up!
$1,000 MATCHED
1:1 Match - Koch Hall Renovation
Our alumni love creativity! That's why Gina Schaefer '93 is offering a 1:1 match up to $1,000 for gifts made to the Koch Hall Renovation fund. Tiger Up!
$1,000 MATCHED
Ho Pak Kong '50, Emeritus Member of Wittenberg’s Board of Directors Challenge
Ho Pak Kong '50, emeritus member of the Wittenberg Board of Directors, will donate $5,000 for every 100 gifts received, up to $20,000!
400 / 400 Gifts
Faculty Development Fund Challenge From the Provost
Wittenberg faculty work tirelessly to support student learning. To help give them the opportunity to learn and grow as teacher scholars, Provost Mattson will donate $1845 when 20 gifts are made to the Faculty Development Fund!
20 / 20 Gifts
McClain Center Challenge
Vice President & Dean of Students Casey Gill and her husband Patrick are dedicated to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus. 20 gifts to support the McClain Center for Diversity and Inclusion today will unlock an additional $1,845!
20 / 20 Gifts
$4k Challenge - Witt Opportunity Fund
Tigers love Scholarships! Helps us reach 175 donations in support of unrestricted scholarships and the Witt Opportunity Fund to unlock a $4,000 challenge gift from an Anonymous '78 grad.
175 / 175 Gifts
Choir Director *Trivia* Challenge
What is significant about $4,667 in Wittenberg's history? In 1845, the city of Springfield offered $4,667 and 17 acres of land as an incentive for Ezra Keller to build Wittenberg College in its current location! Thanks Alan '69 and Pamela '69 Stewart, for the trivia and the challenge gift!
$4,667 / $4,667 Raised
#WittWed Couples Challenge
#WittWed couple Steve '75 and Mary Alice '75 Neely love Wittenberg. That's why they are challenging other Tiger couples to give back and will donate $1845 when 50 #WittWed couples donate on #Commit2Witt!
50 / 50 Gifts
$1k Challenge for Men's Swimming and Diving
$1k Challenge from Don '61 and Marty '95 Hillerich for Men's Swimming and Diving - unlocked! Way to Tiger Up!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Get this Party Started Challenge
Way to go Tigers! $3,111.75 from Board of Directors member Bob Merzweiler '76 unlocked!
$3,111 / $3,111 Raised
Final Countdown - $10k Challenge
Bill Boggs '68 - $10k Challenge Unlocked!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
50 State Challenge
Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement Rebecca Kocher and her husband Brad believe Wittenberg alumni are the best! When we receive contributions from all 50 States, they will donate $1,845 in honor of all you do to pass light on to others.
Presidential Video Challenge
$2500 President Video Challenge UNLOCKED!!
Tiger Club Total Raised Leaderboard
Join the Tiger Club challenge today! The team with the most dollars raised will unlock a $2500 challenge gift from VP & Director of Athletics and Recreation, Gary Williams and his wife Carrie!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $2,500 Football $32,635.25
2 Men's Lacrosse $9,603.45
3 Women's Swimming and Diving $5,628.75
4 Men's Basketball $5,375.00
5 Men's Swimming and Diving $3,240.00
6 Women's Field Hockey $3,237.95
7 Women's Basketball $2,140.00
8 Women's Volleyball $2,112.05
9 Women's Lacrosse $2,058.59
10 Baseball $2,054.00
11 Men's Soccer $1,875.00
12 Men's Golf $1,650.00
13 Men's Tennis $1,550.00
14 Women's Soccer $1,540.00
15 Softball $1,532.25
16 Tiger Club Unrestricted $1,210.00
17 Women's Tennis $1,150.00
18 Men's Cross Country $831.15
19 Sports Medicine/Athletic Training $525.00
20 Women's Track & Field $435.00
21 Women's Golf $250.00
22 Men's Volleyball $250.00
23 Women's Cross Country $200.00
24 Men's Track & Field $176.20
25 Women's Water Polo $35.00
Tiger Club Total Gifts Leaderboard
See which team has the most gifts on #Commit2Witt. Help your team come in first to receive $1845 directly to their program fund from Tim '81 and Hilary '82 Kremchek.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,845 Football 117
2 Men's Lacrosse 89
3 Women's Volleyball 49
4 Women's Swimming and Diving 37
5 Women's Field Hockey 37
6 Softball 28
7 Men's Basketball 27
8 Men's Swimming and Diving 24
9 Women's Basketball 23
10 Women's Lacrosse 23
11 Women's Soccer 21
12 Baseball 15
13 Tiger Club Unrestricted 10
14 Sports Medicine/Athletic Training 9
15 Women's Track & Field 7
16 Women's Cross Country 7
17 Men's Track & Field 6
18 Men's Soccer 5
19 Men's Tennis 5
20 Men's Cross Country 5
21 Women's Tennis 4
22 Women's Golf 4
23 Men's Golf 3
24 Men's Volleyball 2
25 Women's Water Polo 2
Greek Chapter Leaderboard
It is Wittenberg's 175th birthday and we are ready to party! The Greek chapter affiliated with the most number of gifts on #Commit2Witt will receive a party for current members and their alumni at the Bayley Alumni House!
Are you affiliated with one of our current Greek chapters?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Kappa Delta 237
2 Gamma Phi Beta 214
3 Alpha Delta Pi 185
4 Delta Gamma 152
5 Sigma Kappa 100
6 Delta Tau Delta 55
7 Phi Kappa Psi 51
8 Beta Theta Pi 49
9 Delta Sigma Phi 40
10 Lambda Chi Alpha 35
11 Alpha Xi Delta 13
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