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Commit to Witt 2021

On March 11, 2021, Tigers from across the country will come together for the largest single-day of Tiger philanthropy.  It is a day to show our Wittenberg pride and pass on our light. This year, as we merge our annual #Commit2Witt day with the public launch of our campaign, we are positioned to make University history on the momentous day.


The Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University endeavors to raise $100 million in support of all that defines us: the people, who inquire, create, inspire, and compete here;  the place, where we come together as a community and welcome others to learn and grow; and the present, when the next generation of Wittenberg graduates learns to pass on its light. The Wittenberg torch has shone brightly since 1845. Together, we can keep it lit for generations.

HELP US SECURE GIFTS FROM ALL 50 STATES!
Rank State Gifts
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1:1 Match - Summer Student Research
The Duncans, Mary (Castle) and Phil, both Class of 1970, know how important hands-on experience can be! That's why they are providing a 1:1 Match for any gift to the Summer Student Research fund, up to $2,000.
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1:1 Match - Career Exploration & Outcomes
Alumni like Janet E. Jackson, '75 know the importance of providing students access to career outcome support. Today, Janet will match 1:1, up to $5,000, to support programming and access to career exploration, preparation and networking opportunities.
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1:1 Match - Science Labs
Alumni Steve '95 and Laurice' 95 Moore are passionate about the sciences and hands-on experiences guiding career exploration. Providing state-of-the-art science laboratory experiences to current students is important to foster ideas, information and discovery. Steve and Laurice will match dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 all gifts to refurbish our campus science lab spaces.
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1:1 Match - Campus Beautification
Vice President for Finance and Administration Rob Young knows campus embodies a history of joint effort. Now this place is ours to pass on, leaving it better than we found it. Join him today with a gift to the Campus Beautification Fund, and he will match it 1:1 up to $1,845.
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1:1 Match - Men's Soccer
Tom Kaiser '79 challenges fellow alumni to Tiger Up! On March 11, he is offering a 1:1 Match for gifts made in support of Men's Soccer, up to $2,000.
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1:1 Match - Faculty Excellence & Innovation
Witt Faculty are the best! To show their support, Alan '69 and Pamela '69 Stewart are offering a 1:1 match for gifts made to Faculty Excellence & Innovation funds, up to $5,000.
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1:1 Match - Wittenberg Guild Challenge
For decades, the Wittenberg Guild has been raising scholarship monies to support local students enrolled at the University. That's why they have secured a 1:1 match up to $3,000 from the Quinlan Foundation, for donations made to the Martha Rodgers Scholarship on #Commit2Witt.
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1:1 Match - Class of 1979 Scholarship
Alumni of the Class of 1979 are establishing an endowed scholarship to support current and future students! On #Commit2Witt gifts to the Class of ’79 Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,000.
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1:1 Match - Greek Life Happy Hour Challenge
The ATO brothers are dedicated to Greek Life on campus. To show their Witt Spirit on #Commit2Witt, they are offering a 1:1 match up to $1,000 for ANY gifts to the Greek Life fund during Happy Hour.
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1:1 Match – Veler Endowed Chair in English
Dr. Veler taught hundreds of students to love literature and the English language. To celebrate the great teacher he was, four members of the Class of 1958 are providing a 1:1 Match for any gift made to the Veler Endowed Chair, up to $20,000, until the position is fully funded!
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1:1 Match - Wittenberg's Greatest Need
Make your gift to support Wittenberg's greatest need and double your impact! To kick off #Commit2Witt, Joe Nordsieck '69 will generously match the first $5,000 donated to the Wittenberg Fund.
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1:1 Match - Department of Business & Economics
Alumni Rick '69 and Susan '71 Sterling are excited to support our academic programs on #Commit2Witt. That's why they are offering a 1:1 match up to $5,000 for any donations to the Department of Business & Economics fund, as part of the Business/Education Challenge!
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1:1 Match - Tiger Club Pride
Athletic Director Brian Agler '80 and his wife Robin challenge athletic alumni, sport fans, and student-athletes Tiger Up! On #Commit2Witt they will match dollar for dollar all donations to the Athletic Tiger Club fund up to $3,000.
$1,845
20 gifts for the Student Emergency Fund!
Vice President & Dean of Students Casey Gill and her husband Patrick are dedicated to student support. 20 gifts to support the Student Emergency Fund today will unlock an additional $1,845!
20 Gift Goal
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$1,845
Provost Challenge - Faculty Support
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 $1,845 when 20 gifts are made to the Faculty Development Fund!
20 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Tiger Up: President's Challenge
To motivate and inspire the Wittenberg community to Tiger Up and give generously, President Frandsen and his wife Sharon have offered a challenge. When we reach 1,845 gifts on March 11th, they will donate an extra $2,500 to Wittenberg.
1,845 Gift Goal
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$4,864
HVNGLT Ambassador Challenge!
Board of Directors member, Bob Merzweiler '76, knows the importance of sharing your Witt story! He will make a $4,864.58 donation (phone lingo for: HVNGLT) in honor of the top 3 ambassadors for Commit to Witt.
$500,000 Goal
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$1,845
#WittWed Couples Challenge
#WittWed couple Peter '04 and Molly '05 Franz love Wittenberg and are part of a family legacy of #WittWed sweethearts. That's why they are challenging other Tiger couples to give back and will donate $1,845 when 250 #WittWed couples donate on #Commit2Witt!
250 Gift Goal
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$700
Founder's Day - 700 Donations Challenge
We are so excited for the launch of our Having Light Campaign on March 11. To celebrate Founder's day, $1 will be donated for the first 700 gifts on #Commit2Witt!
700 Gift Goal
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Leaderboard
Business & Economics vs. Education - Total Gifts
Join the friendly competition by giving your gift to support either the Business & Economics or the Education Department. At stakes = bragging rights and Assistant Chair for the day!!
Business vs. Education (2)
Leaderboard
Business & Economics vs. Education Challenge - Total Dollars
Join the friendly competition by giving your gift to support either the Business & Economics or the Education Department. At stakes = bragging rights and Assistant Chair for the day!!
Fund Designation (2)
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Having Light - Class Participation Challenge
Vice President Rebecca Kocher and her husband Brad love a little friendly competition. To celebrate the launch of our Having Light campaign and alumni participation, they will donate $2,500 in honor of the class with the most gifts by 8 p.m. ET!
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