Founders' Day Challenge

Founders Day Challenge

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2,617 Brothers and friends of Lambda Chi Alpha donated $1.033 million to equip and inspire young men to be leaders and philanthropists in the world.

Thank you for your incredible generosity and celebration of our Brotherhood!

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We look forward to using your response to share how your giving will make a difference in the lives of the young men of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Final Results – 2022 Founders’ Day Challenge

We’re excited to share the results of the Founders’ Day Challenge! After 1,909 minutes of giving, the following Chapter Teams have claimed the top spots:

Cross Division (60 or more Actives) winners and runner-ups

For most dollars raised—

  • University of Denver (Alpha-Pi): $64,470
  • Butler University (Alpha-Alpha): $35,747
  • Auburn University (Omega): $33,442
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma): $25,806
  • Fresno State (Iota-Gamma): $20,967

For most donors—

  • Auburn University (Omega): 291
  • University of Arkansas (Gamma-Chi): 259
  • University of Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho): 196
  • University of Alabama (Alpha-Phi): 152
  • Oklahoma State University (Alpha-Eta): 122

CrEsCent Division (59 or Less Actives) winners and runner-ups

For most dollars raised—

  • Culver-Stockton College (Kappa-Mu): $119,920
  • Texas State University (Lambda-Phi): $90,380
  • Mansfield University (Beta-Omega): $51,123
  • Florida State University (Zeta-Rho): $36,977
  • Bradley University (Kappa-Upsilon): $31,227

For most donors—

  • Eastern Illinois University (Phi-Alpha): 108
  • University of Northern Colorado, UNC (Sigma-Omega): 62
  • Appalachian State University (Sigma-Upsilon): 60
  • Culver-Stockton College (Kappa-Mu): 39
  • Southeast Missouri State University (Delta-Phi): 38

Mason’s Circle Chapter winners

Chapters with 100% of undergraduates joining Mason’s Circle with a gift of $19.09 or more—

  • Auburn University
  • California State University-Fresno
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Lycoming College
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Spring Hill College
  • Tarleton State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arkansas
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Valparaiso University

About the Founders’ Day Challenge

Founders’ Day Challenge is an annual giving event, held on November 2-3, to support the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation and celebrate our Brotherhood.

Every dollar raised supports Brothers by providing educational conferences, training programs, scholarships, chapter support, and tools to succeed in college and beyond.

Introduced in 2016 as the Day of Giving, this annual fundraising event rallies undergraduate members, alumni brothers, and friends of the fraternity in support of Lambda Chi Alpha.

What makes it a challenge? Brothers will compete as chapter teams to make donations in honor of the impact that Lambda Chi Alpha has had on their lives.

The top three chapters for each group division in both participation (donors) and impact (dollars) receive special recognition, awards, and bragging rights. Plus, chapters with 100% of undergraduate members joining the Mason’s Circle with a gift of $19.09 or more receive a Lambda Chi branded canopy tent and flag.

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Ambassadors support the Challenge by creating a personal fundraiser page, inviting others to donate to the Challenge as part of a chapter team or on their own.

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