Matching Gift Draws Record Number of Donors

January 7, 2019

CEU alumni just made history!

Alumni closed last year by joining forces and raising a record-shattering $87,000 in support of their university via the #ThankYouCEU Alumni Matching Gift Challenge. From November to New Year’s Day, more than 250 alumni gave to CEU, including 72 who gave to the university for the very first time.

This is the largest number of donors to give to a matching gift push in CEU history! Nearly three times as many alumni donated, raising nearly twice as much, as the 2017 push. THANK YOU, DONORS!

The challenge was inspired by alumnus and benefactor Konstantin Kurganov (LEGS ’94, Ukraine) who pledged $50,000 to CEU during last November’s Philanthropy Week. With it, he urged fellow alums to join him in giving and expressing thanks to the university.

Hundreds obliged and gave in support of student scholarships, academic departments and Alumni Campaign’s unrestricted fund. Many also hosted #ThankYouCEU meetups worldwide and took to social media to share messages of support and gratitude.

Thank you, donors!