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Donor makes historic challenge to the College of Arts&Sciences
An alumnus of the University of Memphis’ College of Arts & Sciences has issued a challenge to fellow alumni in an innovative initiative designed to increase giving and participation during the 2010 fiscal year. The anonymous donor has given a $25,000 challenge gift, the largest in the College’s history, and kicks off the Challenge 2 You campaign.

“The University of Memphis has afforded me many opportunities, and now I am encouraging alumni to join me by making gifts to our University,” said the donor. “Now is the time to give back and recognize the opportunities provided to you. This Challenge 2 You will not only match your donation, it will essentially double your gift to the College of Arts & Sciences.”

Challenge 2 You

“This comes at a critical moment for the College of Arts & Sciences,” said Dean Henry Kurtz. “We are grateful to this donor for understanding the importance of alumni participation. It is our hope that the challenge will inspire others to contribute to this worthy institution."

Through the challenge, the donor will match alumni donations to the College of Arts & Sciences dollar-for-dollar. All gifts designated to CAS by individuals who have not given in the last seven years will be matched up to $25,000. Alumni may designate their gift to any area of the College, including any department, institute, center, scholarship or fund. The challenge match applies to all gifts made by new alumni donors between July 2009 and June 30, 2010.

Visit to donate by credit card. Mail checks (payable to the University of Memphis Foundation) to: Department 238, U of M Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0001 or deliver a check in person to the Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You also may make a gift by automatic bank draft. For more information, call 901/678-3953.

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