Invest in the Leaders of Tomorrow

On May 1-2, you have an amazing opportunity to triple your impact by giving a gift to New College through the Giving Challenge, a 24-hour, online campaign.


Are you Ready for a Challenge?

Be the One to Triple Your Impact!

2018 Giving Challenge logoOnline Giving Challenge Set For May 1-2, Noon to Noon

New College is grateful to the many donors who give so generously to New College in support of student scholarships, faculty and student research, and other vital institutional needs. These annual gifts represent an investment in the leaders of tomorrow.

On May 1 and 2, you have an amazing opportunity to BE THE ONE to potentially triple your impact by making a gift to the New College Foundation through the Giving Challenge, a 24-hour, online campaign presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.

For the 2018 challenge, every unique individual gift between $25 and $100 will be matched by The Patterson Foundation.  In addition, the Johnston Family Fund will match all gifts up to $100 made to the New College Foundation, up to $100,000.  This effectively triples any gift of up to $100!  Our thanks to to Bill Johnston, New College trustee, and his wife, Betsy, for this act of generosity.  All matches apply to advance pledges or gifts made during the Challenge itself.

An opportunity like this does not come along often. This is the perfect time to give – even if you’ve donated through the Giving Challenge before, even if you’ve already made a gift to the College this fiscal year – and especially if you have not yet done so!

Your gift could secure thousands of additional dollars for New College and its brilliant students and faculty. 

The Giving Challenge is an online campaign only accessible at Beginning May 1 at noon, the site will go live and you will be able to select “New College Foundation” as your designated organization and complete the online form. Only major credit and debit cards are accepted. Each gift is 100 percent tax deductible.

New College supporters rallied behind the previous Giving Challenge, held in September 2016. The College raised just under $63,000, and with the match, netted over $120,000. Your participation can help New College surpass that amount this year.

Only nonprofit organizations who have demonstrated transparency with a current published profile on The Giving Partner are eligible to participate in the Giving Challenge. You can read New College’s profile here.

Be the One to choose New College! Choose one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the country. Choose to invest in the leaders of tomorrow.

The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Supporting partners include the Charlotte Community Foundation, Harbor Style, Herald-Tribune, iHeart Media, Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, SNN and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.

Advance Pledges

As a service to our supporters, we are offering the ability to make a pledge in advance, which will be entered by New College Foundation staff during the Giving Challenge. All advance information will be held in a secure location until the Challenge begins.

Remember, each unique gift up to $100 will be matched by The Patterson Foundation. The minimum gift is $25.

Thank you in investing in the leaders of tomorrow!

Pledge $500

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Pledge $100

Pledge $50

Pledge Anything

Minimum Pledge: $25.00