The Alumni Board of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis has issued a challenge to all alumni of the College: For every dollar given to the Fogelman College between now and Dec. 31, 2010, by a person who did not donate to the College last year, the Alumni Board will match those donors’ gifts dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.
Alumni Board President Jennifer Brereton announced the Fogelman College Match Challenge, saying, “Exciting things are happening in the Fogelman College, and by issuing this challenge, to double a donor’s gift, the FCBE Board can help those gifts really make an impact. The challenge gift will keep up the College’s momentum, and make supporting the College fun, while improving the Fogelman experience for current students as well as students in the future.” Upon hearing of the match, long-time FCBE benefactor Avron Fogelman offered to also match donations in the same way. Thus, every dollar donated will effectively leverage an additional two dollars: $25,000 in donations will realize $75,000 in funds for the College.
Donors may designate their gifts to any areas of the College they choose, and they may make their gifts in several ways – by personal delivery, mail, phone, credit card, or automatic bank draft. Donations may be made in person at the Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street; office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Checks may be mailed to the University of Memphis Foundation, Department 238, University of Memphis, Post Office Box 1000, Memphis, TN, 38148-0001. To make a donation online, simply click here.
To make arrangements for other methods of donation, or for more information about the Match Challenge, please call 901-678-3953.