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LEAPING into Drake's Next Great Era!

The All In 24-Hour Giving Challenge returns for its eleventh year on March 7-8 from noon to noon. This is YOUR chance to celebrate all that makes Drake University exceptional. Be one of 1,400 donors in just 24 hours to unlock tens of thousands in matching gifts for Drake University.


Throughout the past decade All In has celebrated the innovations, connections, achievements, and opportunities made possible by the Bulldog family. The collective efforts of the Drake community for the past 10 All In Challenges have been nothing short of amazing. With the support of our dedicated donors, All In has raised nearly three million dollars through more than 9,700 gifts that have empowered every aspect of this incredible institution.


During All In you can support whatever area you are most passionate, whether it be Drake’s greatest overall needs, its seven colleges and schools, 18 athletics teams, or the array of programs and centers that create our educational experience. 


We can't wait to see what we can accomplish in 2024!


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P.P.S.: Can’t wait until March to make your gift? Visit alumni.drake.edu/giveonline to be a part of the action early!

Where are Bulldogs Going All In?
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Go All In & Celebrate Drake!
Go All In and be one of the 1,400 donors to unlock $100,000 for Drake University! This exciting challenge is offered through the incredible generosity of Mark Ernst, BN'80, Doug Zinser, AS’96, Joe, BN’80 and Leslie, FA'79, Aiello, and an anonymous alumni couple!
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Who's going ALL IN for Drake?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In and transforming every day!
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Highest Participation By Decade Challenge
Which decade’s graduates are the most All In?
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College of Arts & Sciences
Your gift during All In will be doubled, thanks to the generosity of Sue Beckner, LA’78, and Kenneth Kauffman, FA'61, who have pledged $9,500 in matching funds for all gifts to the College. Make your gift and increase your impact!
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College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
You can support the health care workers of tomorrow when you give to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences during All In. The impact of your gift will be doubled through $8,000 in matching funds from Dean Pontikes, PH’96, and an anonymous donor!
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School of Journalism & Mass Communication
The world of journalism and mass communication is transforming every day and you can support the next generation of journalists, reporters, and writers with a gift. Making your gift during All In will increase your impact, thanks to $3,500 in matching funds from the generosity of Susan Stocum, JO'92 and Paul, JO'91 and Christine, ED'92 LeFort .
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School of Education
Your gift during All In goes further in support of current and future educators who lead and guide at every level in the academic sector. James, BN’70 and Laurie, FA’70, Cory have committed $4,000 to match all gifts to the School of Education during All In 2024!
$12,500
Zimpleman College of Business
When you make a contribution to the Zimpleman College of Business, you are paving the way for current and future students to become effective communicators, inclusive leaders, and global citizens. If 70 people make gifts to the Zimpleman College of Business during All In, $12,500 will be unlocked through the generosity of Kevin, BN'91 and Jamie, BN'92 Overberg and Mark Hewitt, BN'85.
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Drake Law School
Drake Law School grads are all over our nation! Miranda Soto, LW’02 and Barbara Quijano Decker, LA’72, GR'83, LW’00, have pledged $7,500 that will be unlocked if we receive at least one donation from all fifty states as well as Washington, D.C.!
$5,000
Bright College
If 25 people make gifts to Bright College during All In, $5,000 will be unlocked through the generosity of Ernest Newborn, LA’79. Bright College expands access to a Drake experience with a curriculum uniquely tailored to meet the educational needs of a diverse array of students.
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Above & Beyond Challenge
Go the extra mile for Drake! If 100 donors who have already made gifts to the University this fiscal year (7/1/23 – 6/30/2024) make an additional gift during All In, an additional $12,000 committed from Board of Trustees Member, Lindsay Whorton, AS’08, ED’08 will be unlocked.
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Bulldog Club Match
During All In 2024, your gift to support them goes further! Robb, JO'79 and Carolyn, ED'80 Hill and Michael Gartner will match all gifts to the Bulldog Club for the duration of the challenge up to $17,500.
$5,000
Athletic Director Match
Director of Athletics Brian Hardin and his wife Cara are especially proud of our student-athletes' determination, tenacity, and grit. Their accomplishments in competition, in the classroom, and in the community are nothing short of extraordinary – and your support helps them every step of the way. In honor of our teams’ dedication and your commitment, if 250 donors give to the Bulldog Club during All In, Brian and Cara will give an additional $5,000.
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America’s Athletic Classic Match
As shown in the world-class facilities and competitors, along with our passionate fans, the Drake Relays presented by Xtream is truly “America’s Athletic Classic.” Relays Committee Member Dennis Young is All In for the Drake Relays with a generous $5,000 dollar-for-dollar match for gifts made to the Baton Club!
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SWISH! Men's Basketball Challenge
Your gift to the Men’s Basketball team will go further during All In! Kyle D., BN'04, and Amanda M., JO'05, Mertz have pledged a total of $10,000 as a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts made to the Men’s Basketball team during All In.
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Elevate the IX Match
Elevate the IX is an initiative led by Drake Athletics to celebrate and advance the impact of women in Drake Athletics. Elevate the IX is a tribute to both the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a landmark decision in 1972 to empower women in collegiate athletics, and to the nine NCAA Division I women’s sports at Drake. Elevate the IX is designed to inspire the community to champion our women student-athletes through financial support of our nine Drake women’s teams. Your gift to Elevate during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 by Peggy Fisher, LA’70 and Larry Stelter.
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Men's Football Match
Nate Schneider, AS'96, has pledged $3,500 in matching fund for all gifts made to the Football program during All In!
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Softball Match
Amy, BN'98 and Mark, BN'98 Ohde have pledged a $2,500 dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts made to the Softball team during All In 2024!
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MATCH for Women's Tennis
Jean Dunn has pledged to match all gifts to women’s tennis during All In dollar-for-dollar up to $1,250.
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Men's Soccer Match
All gifts made to Men's Soccer during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500, through a generous contribution from Billy, BN’01 and Gretchen Scott.
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Women's Soccer Match
Mack and Laura Crabtree have set a goal of raising $2,000 for Drake Women’s Soccer during All In. To encourage support, all gifts to women’s soccer during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000.
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Volleyball Match
Fred and Connie Crawford have pledged a $5,000 dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts made to the Volleyball team during All In!
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Women's Basketball Match
Success on the court takes sustained effort and resources. Propel Drake Women's Basketball to even greater success and excellence today and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $6,000 through the generosity of Lindsay Whorton, AS’08, ED’08.
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Men's Golf Match
Zach, BN'98, and Kim Johnson have pledged $8,000 in matching funds for all gifts made to Men's Golf during All In 2024!
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Game – Set – MATCH for Men's Tennis
Your gift to the Men’s Tennis team will go further during All In! Supporter Grant Clark has pledged a total of $5,000 as a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts made to the Men’s Tennis team during All In. Let’s support our team and SMASH this challenge!
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Go All In FORE Women's Golf
All gifts made to Women's Golf during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500, through a generous contribution from Dan and Sheila Bennett.
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Crew Club Match
Chuck Haas has generously pledged $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts to Drake Rowing made during All In!
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Men's Blue Oval Match
All gifts made to Men's Track, Field, and Cross Country during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $500, through a contribution Elliot Evans, ED’70 and Anne Henderson, JO’67.
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Women's Blue Oval Match
All gifts made to Women's Track, Field, and Cross Country during All In will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $500, through a contribution Elliot Evans, ED’70 and Anne Henderson, JO’67.
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Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute
Tom, BN'85 and Kelly, LA'85 Olive have pledged $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts to the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute during All In 2024! Celebrate the legacy of Don Adams and empower the thoughtful, ethical, compassionate, capable leaders of tomorrow with your All In gift.
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The Harkin Institute
Make your gift to the Harkin Institute at Drake University go further with a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge of $3,000 from Fran Fleck, GR’74. Your support will empower the important work of the Institute using research, learning, and outreach to connect people to policy, all centered on the issues to which Senator Tom Harkin devoted his career.
$50,000
Institute for Public Democracy Challenge
At its heart, democracy is a collective, lived experience that requires an active, informed public. Through the Ron and Jane Olson Institute for Public Democracy, Drake stands boldly and bravely in creating a hub for democratic discourse, dialogue, and action focused on renewing a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. If 10 donors make a gift in support of the Institute for Public Democracy during All In, an additional $50,000 from Paul Doucette, BN’97 will be unlocked for the Olson Institute!
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The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center
Mike and Ellyn Knapp have contributed $5,000 in matching funds for all gifts made to The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center during All In! Make a gift today and your contribution will help The Ray Center at Drake University fulfill its mission of improving civility and developing ethical leaders throughout the world.
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Parents Challenge
Parents and families of Bulldogs have always been their biggest supporters! All In is YOUR moment to honor your student’s efforts and celebrate all that makes Drake University exceptional. When you give back to enhance the experience of all Drake students during All In, Jill, JO’91 and John, AS’92 Farmer, parents of Bulldog graduates Peyton, class of 2019 and Jane, class of 2022, will match your gifts up to $2,500.
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Cowles Library
Increase the impact of your support to Cowles Library! Susan Breakenridge, AS’92, GR’95, ’98, '11, has committed $4,000 to match gifts made to Cowles Library during All In 2024. Make your gift today to ensure every Drake student has access to the very best in resources and research education at Cowles.
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