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1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Together for Transy 2024 yields record-breaking support for students, university

Donor holding a button that reads "I made a gift for Together for Transy."

Each spring, Pioneers worldwide are called to come Together for Transy. This annual day of giving helps Transylvania make a positive financial impact on the lives of its students.

This year, students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends of the institution answered the call, with a record fundraising total of $591,300 raised from 1,338 unique donor gifts — surpassing the initial donor goal of 1,024 by more than 300 donors.

The 2024 event was even more special than usual due to the announcement of Kara Little Covert ’90 as Transylvania’s new vice president for advancement.

Perennially popular challenges and competitions, including On the Map, Raise the Barr for Transy and Heart and Sole, also added to the day’s fun. Highlights included:

  • Chi Omega was the top fraternity and sorority organization to donate, with a total of 97 gifts. Alpha Omicron Pi trailed them tightly, with 96 gifts, and Phi Mu was a close third with 93 gifts.
  • Field hockey led Raf’s Race, with a total of 79 gifts. Meanwhile, men’s lacrosse dominated the Athletic Challenge, with more than $10,000 raised.
  • The Battle of the Classes was a draw, with the Classes of 1992 and 2026 each giving 22 gifts.
  • All 50 states were represented in the On the Map Challenge.
  • Families gave particularly generously; the Parent Challenge far exceeded its goal of $25,000 with $79,770 raised.

The dollars raised during Together for Transy benefit the Transylvania Fund, which provides scholarships for outstanding students who could otherwise not afford to come to Transy. As specific campus needs emerge, the Transylvania Fund also steps in to fill financial gaps that would be prohibitive without its assistance.

Additionally, many challenge dollars supported specific campus initiatives such as the campus food pantry, community service projects, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and study abroad.

If you forgot to make your gift on Feb. 29, there’s still time to make a difference. Give now through June 30 to count your gift during the current fiscal year. Your tax-deductible donation today can make a positive impact on a future Pioneer.