Washington C. DePauw announced his gift October 17, 1882.
GOLD Alumni put History on Repeat this year with The Allen Challenge.
How it works
DePauw’s Graduates of the Last Decade had the opportunity to double their impact to their alma mater through unrestricted giving to the Annual Fund on October 17, 2013. Betty Allen ’56 and Bob Allen offered a 1:1 match on all GOLD alumni gifts received on October 17, 2013, up to a total of $50,000.
In this 24 hour period, almost 400 GOLD donors raised $27,382.29 for the Annual Fund.
Significance of the Date
This year the challenge took place on October 17th. This is the day, in 1882, that Washington C. DePauw announced his gift to Indiana Asbury University. The gift was made on the terms that the Indiana Methodists and Putnam County had to “match” in their investment in the future of the University and also make substantial gifts.