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Olin Fund Board Chair's Challenge 2019

Raised toward our $900,000 Goal
1,110 Olin Fund
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Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Olin Fund Board Chair's Challenge 2019

When does $850K = $1 Million?

The finish line is in sight! Another trustee wants to get us $50,000 closer to the $900,000 goal. Now all we have to get to is $850,000 to meet the Board Chair’s Challenge. We can’t do it without your support! Can you help us with a gift before this Sunday, June 30th at 11:59pm ET?


Ken Stokes P'12, Chair, Board of Trustees says: "If we raise $900,000 for the Olin Fund by June 30, my wife and I will personally donate the money required to bring the Olin Fund to $1,000,000."

Olin response: "Yes, we haven't turned down a challenge yet! With the Olin Community working together, we can do it!"   

The Board Chair's Challenge 2019 is unprecedented and a goal that we can only achieve if every person who has donated to the Olin Fund steps forward to give again and those who have not yet given, consider the Olin Fund. We have received over $645,000 for the Olin Fund this fiscal year but we need your support to get to the $900,000. Whether it's a first time gift, a second gift of the year, or a stretch gift, your support before June 30 will get us closer to achieving new heights and providing the flexibility to do new and cutting edge projects.

When you give to the Olin Fund you support academic resources for the classroom and library, technology updates, research tools, campus improvements, specialized training for faculty and staff and support services for students to name a few. The Olin Fund keeps Olin nimble and efficiently responsive at a time when we need it's needed most. 

How you can help? Give today to the Olin Fund and you will be part of another Olin "first"! 

Q & A for the Board Chair's Challenge: 

Q: What if I've chosen to support another fund other than the Olin Fund?

A: The Board Chair's Challenge is about the Olin Fund raising $1 Million, but gifts to other fund absolutely count towards alumni and parent giving participation goals or areas of need. You can always visit to support other funds or indicate your desired fund at

Q: What if I already supported the Olin Fund? Does it count?

A: Yes! All the support towards the $900K goal is represented from the entire fiscal year which started July 1, 2018. 

Q: Why the Olin Fund? A: The Olin Fund is the college's unrestricted fund, allowing for current use where funds are needed most. The Olin Fund is a top priority of the leadership and of the college. Q. Do employer matching gifts count toward this challenge?

A: Yes, as long as the matching gift is received by June 30 and is designated toward the Olin Fund then it will get us closer to $900,000.

Q: Will my gift still count toward the Challenge if I give via stock, check,, or wire transfer?

A: Yes, we will continue to update our progress throughout the month as we receive gifts.

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Your participation counts!

Every gift moves Olin to our goal to $900,000!


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Thank you for helping us provide more resources!


You're supporting students!

Every gift helps Olin more resources to faculty and students!


Change maker!

Your gift is making change in the student experience!


Phoenix Society Donor

Yay! Your leadership gift of $1,500 provides more opportunities and growth at Olin as well being listed as a Phoenix Society member.


Oval Society Donor

WOW! Your leadership gift of $2,500 provides opportunities and growth at Olin as well being listed as a Oval Society member.

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