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5/01 Challege looks to repeat success

April 26, 2013
501 challenge 2013
Mark your calendars for May 1!

Following the success of last year’s 5/01 Challenge, Skidmore staff and volunteers are gearing up for another 24-hour challenge. This online fundraising event encourages all alumni to support their favorite programs at Skidmore.

Beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday, May 1, all alumni gifts of any size will count—the goal is participation, no matter the level. Throughout the day, alumni donors will be entered into drawings for free Skidmore faculty books. New this year, English Professor April Bernard will present a lunchtime literature reading, and psychology Professor Sheldon Solomon will present an afternoon faculty webinar on the development of self.

Additionally, regional events will be held on 5/01 at popular Boston, New York City, and Chicago watering holes, allowing alumni to gather and celebrate in person.   

Last year’s 5/01 Challenge set a new single-day record for gifts—generating enough funding for three full scholarships, 10 summer research collaborations, or 20 funded internships. This year, according to Paul Budlong, director of the Annual Fund, "We hope Skidmore alumni will continue to demonstrate their love for and pride of their alma mater. Skidmore is a college on the move with many exciting initiatives that will drive our mission forward. Alumni gifts play a pivotal role in Skidmore's success."

Alumni can keep tabs on the day’s activities by liking the Skidmore College Alumni Facebook page or by following @SkidmoreCollege on Twitter and using #Skidmore501.

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