All In For LWC - 2018 Chair's Challenge

3,572 Donors in a 48-Hour Period With Gifts Nearing $1.4 Million

Campaign Update: President Luckey sent the following email to the LWC community at 12:45 p.m. CT on Sept. 13, 2018.


I want to give you an update on the All In For LWC Chair's Challenge. You will recall that Mr. P, Allan Parnell, and five other trustees, promised to give $1,000,000 to the college if we could generate 3,000 donors in a 48-hour window. Our goal last year was 2,500 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 3,572 donors and nearly $1.4 million! Since the Chair's Challenge began in 2014, the number of donors has increased by 2,912 and the total dollars raised has increased over $1.2 million - simply amazing!

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 their generous support.

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

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


Campaign Update: 9 a.m. CT, Sept. 13


Because of your generosity, LWC blew by the 3,000 donor goal and achieved 3,572 donors in 48-hours and added nearly $1.4 million to scholarship aid. And we couldn't have done it without LWC alumni, friends, students, community members, businesses and YOU! Thank you! We are overwhelmed by your love and support.

Chair's Challenge 2018

Campaign Update: 6 p.m. CT, Sept. 12

The Home Stretch: Watch as LWC President William T. Luckey Jr updates the $1 Million, 48-Hour Chair's Challenge. There is less than six hours to go -- please consider making a gift if you haven't already done so. Go to: or call 270-384-8400.

Campaign Update: 1:30 p.m. CT, Sept. 12

Chair's Challenge 2018

Campaign Update: 11:30 a.m. CT, Sept. 12

LWC Class of 1965 alumnus Don McKinney, left, from Danville, Ky., visits the A.P. White Campus Wednesday morning to make his contribution to the All In For LWC $1 Million Chair's Challenge. With McKinney is LWC Director of Alumni Relations Hannah Peck '12.

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LWC employees make their gifts to the $1 Million Chair's Challenge.


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Campaign Update: 8:15 a.m. CT, Sept. 12

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Campaign Update: 7:30 p.m. CT, Sept. 11

Education sophomore Lauren Talley from Columbia burns the midnight oil as a student caller for the LWC $1 Million, 48-hour Chair's Challenge. All In for LWC was created to celebrate the donors whose smaller gifts make a big difference.

Lauren Talley Night Shift

Campaign Update: 1:40 p.m. CT, Sept. 11

We are just 13 hours into the 2018 Chair's Challenge, and more than 1184 people have contributed to the campaign.

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Campaign Update: 11:35 a.m. CT, Sept. 11

LWC students are showing their support for the $1 Million Chair's Challenge and making their donation at alumni tent on the campus quad. Any donation of $1 or more will count toward the 3,000 donor goal! Are you #AllInForLWC?

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Staff Pitching In Working the night shift Working the night shift

Campaign Update: 8 p.m. CT, Sept. 10

Student callers are making early progress securing donations for the #AllInForLWC - 3,000 Donors for $1 Million Challenge. Four hours until the fun begins! Make your gift now at

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How you can help LWC students:

  • Make a gift online at on Sept. 11-12.
  • Call the LWC Alumni office from 7 AM - 9 PM CDT on Sept. 11-12 at 270-384-8400 - or answer the call when one of our students calls you!
  • Mail in your gift to LWC by Sept. 12 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!