All In For LWC - 2019 Chair's Challenge

Chair's Challenge 2019

Friends, Earlier this morning, President Luckey announced via social media our campaign results. If you've not yet heard, allow me to share the great news. We've completed the official count and I am excited to inform you that the Lindsey Wilson family secured 4,083 donors in 48 hours to surpass the Board of Trustee's challenge of 4,000!This was a monumental effort which could not have been accomplished, as our slogan says, without everyone being All-In. When I say everyone, I want to thank our students (Columbia campus, community campuses, online students), faculty and staff, the Columbia/Adair County residents, businesses, and school system employees for their generous giving and support. As you can see, we accomplished our goal with a total team effort--which is typical Lindsey Wilson College! Again, thank you for your generous support as we continue to change lives here at Lindsey Wilson. With gratitude,
Kevin Thompson
Vice President of Development

Chair's Challenge 2019

Campaign Update: #6

We're at 3,629!

What a response in just a few hours. Keep them coming, we’re almost there! - You have until midnight!

Campaign Update: #5

We are just shy of 3,000 donors.

There is still a lot of ground to cover to make it to 4,000 before midnight! Visit to make your gift now.

LWC changes lives everyday. Help us continue our mission. Thank you!

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We are thankful for our community support.

United Citizens Bank; Jeff Jesse of Stotts, Phelps McQueary Funeral Home; Ann Martin and First and Farmers National Bank; Dan Antle and Reed Brothers Insurance; and Jill and Joe Smith of State Farm Insurance are ALL IN FOR LWC!

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Adair County Native Allan Parnell Sets $1,000,000 Challenge to Benefit LWC Students

Chair's Challenge 2019

COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College 48-hour campaign to raise $1,000,000 for student scholarship aid will begin next week.

The Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees along with Chairman of the Board, Adair County native Allan Parnell will donate $1,000,000 toward LWC student scholarship aid if 4,000 donors make gifts during the 48-hour period between September 24-25. This marks the sixth year in which Parnell has issued a 48-hour challenge.

LWC alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends have successfully met Parnell's challenge, dubbed "All In for LWC," in each of the five previous years. Last year Parnell's pledge of $1,000,000 for 3,000 donors was met when the college received gifts from 3,572 donors. In total, including the board's gift, the college raised $1.4 million during the 2018 campaign.

Parnell is confident this year will be no different."I'm excited to be part of Lindsey Wilson," said Parnell. "We not only teach good ethics and embrace Christian principles but we also teach and prepare students to be the future of this nation. This is our most ambitious challenge to date. You're going to see that we will get 4,000 plus donors this year."

William T. Luckey Jr., President of Lindsey Wilson College, is confident the challenge will be met."I know and love the people and friends of Lindsey Wilson College and I believe we can do it," said Luckey. "I've always been told if you reach for the stars you may not end up with a star, but you also won't end up with a handful of dirt. So I'm asking anyone connected with Lindsey Wilson College to reach for the stars to help meet Mr. P's and the board's challenge to make a difference in the lives of our students."

To make a gift of any amount to the All In for LWC Chair's Challenge during September 24-25, you can give online by clicking on You can also call the college's development office at 270-384-8400. Gifts can be restricted to a specific program or can be unrestricted to the general fund.

For more about you can change the life of a student:

Click here to make a gift online to LWC.
Click here to go to the Lindsey Wilson College Alumni homepage.
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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!