Choir Director Endowment

Having Light, We Pass It On To Others is our motto, a tradition, a calling. The Wittenberg University Choir instills this calling in students and the community alike, celebrating both our Lutheran heritage and the university’s vast musical traditions. 


With Wittenberg’s rich history and longstanding alumni ties, we ask a lot of the choral director – to be an inspiring teacher, a talented musician and a tireless representative of the university.  That is why, as we #Commit2Witt, we seek to re-energize the effort to fully fund an Endowed Choir Director position at Witt.  This endowed position will bring added prestige to this role, while also providing stability to the core program of Wittenberg’s historic Department of Music for generations to come.


Thanks to the generosity of 1969 alumni Alan and Pamela Stewart, we have two great challenges totaling $10,000 to help make this day successful!  

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
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
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
#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
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!!
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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