This month, the Seton Hall community can support students and receive a stylish Pirate fanny pack as a thank you gift. The incentive is part of Rise to the Challenge, a popular annual fundraising campaign that benefits vital academic programs while increasing undergraduate alumni giving. Rise to the Challenge asks Setonians to support a school or college of their choice before the fiscal year ends on June 30. Last year, 375 donors gave nearly $40,000 during the campaign, which brought Seton Hall's undergraduate giving rate to 10.2 percent — an increase of more than 20 percent in just one year.
This year, the University has set a goal of 11 percent alumni giving. As an incentive, an anonymous donor has pledged $2,500 to each school and college that reaches the goal by June 30. And the school or college with the highest overall percentage of undergraduate alumni givers will receive another $2,500. "Rise to the Challenge is one of our strongest campaigns," said Anthony Bellucci, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. "We ask alumni to come through for Seton Hall right at the end of the fiscal year, and they never let us down."
Donors who give at least $25 can choose between two fanny packs — one with the contemporary Pirate logo and one with the classic logo. Those who give $45 or more will receive both packs.
"Many Setonians wait until June to make their gifts because they want to support their school or college during this special time," Bellucci said. "We hit on the idea of fanny packs because we want to show our donors how much we appreciate their rock-solid dedication to Seton Hall." See the academic deans model these great packs and give to the campaign now.