All In For LWC - 2017 Chair's Challenge

2,767 Donors in a 48-Hour Period With Gifts Totaling $477,726

Campaign Update: President Luckey sent the following email to the LWC community at 3:58 p.m. CT on Sept. 21, 2017.


I want to give you an update on the All In For LWC Chair's Challenge. You will recall that Mr. P, Allan Parnell, promised to give $200,000 to the college if we could generate 2,500 donors in a 48-hour window. Our goal last year was 1,000 donors.

I am pleased to report that with the generous support of so many of our faculty, staff, students, friends, and trustees, we ended the campaign with 2,767 donors and $477,726! Just to give you some idea of how massive the response has been, we had more donors in the last 48 hours than we did for the entire year just two years ago. In fact, in the last 48 hours we nearly doubled the number of donors that we had from as recently as 2006.

Many thanks to our student callers, our development staff and all of you who supported the college through your gifts and spreading the challenge to your friends. We also want to express our sincere gratitude to the local businesses and to the Adair County community for your generous support.

Finally, none of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity and leadership of Chairman Allan Parnell and his wife, Bunny.

Thanks to all of you for being "All In For LWC!"

William T. Luckey, Jr., President
Lindsey Wilson College

Campaign Update: 9:00 a.m. CT, September 21, 2017

Chair's Challenge 2017

Lindsey Wilson College alumni, students, employees, parents and friends went above and beyond the call of duty when they were challenged to help LWC students. We are overwhelmed by your generosity. Campaign totals are not yet complete. We will update the LWC community as soon as we have the final numbers.

Campaign Update: 3 p.m. CT, September 20, 2017


We have just under nine hours left to make a difference and increase scholarship aid for students.

If you have already made a gift this year, a gift before midnight tonight will help meet the $200,000 challenge.
If you haven't made your gift yet, there is no better time! Make your gift online by clicking here.

Campaign Update: 9:30 a.m. CT, September 20, 2017

We are halfway to goal! More than 1,250 donors have contributed to the Chair's Challenge with just 12 hours left in the campaign.

So many of you have stepped-up to show your love for LWC students and contribute to scholarship aid. Let's push forward and make our goal of 2,500 donors. The LWC Alumni Office will be on the quad until 2 p.m. CT today, Wednesday, Sept. 20. Look for our tent and go ALL IN FOR LWC!

Every Student, Every Day. Blue Raider Bob

Campaign Update: 3 p.m. CT, September 19, 2017

More than 818 donors are ALL IN FOR LWC. Let's keep going.....

Click here learn more about the 2017 Chair's Challenge and our campaign goal?

Chair's Challenge 2017

How you can help LWC students:

  • Make a gift online at on Sept. 19-20.
  • Call the LWC Alumni office from 7 AM - 9 PM CDT on Sept. 19-20 at 270-384-8400 - or answer the call when one of our students calls you!
  • Mail in your gift to LWC by Sept. 20 to:

    ATTN: Chair's Challenge
    Lindsey Wilson College
    210 Lindsey Wilson St.
    Columbia, KY 42728


Questions? or 270-384-8400

Thank you for showing the world that you are ALL IN FOR LWC!