UT Martin ninth annual Captain’s Challenge achieves positive results

The University of Tennessee at Martin raised over $440,000 and exceeded its donor goal of 1,600 individuals with 1,643 gifts made during the ninth annual “Captain’s Challenge,” held on April 5.

Promotion for this year’s event included alumni testimonials about why they give back to their alma mater. These video testimonials can be found on the UT Martin Alumni Facebook page at facebook.com/utmartinalumni.

Contributors to the challenge could direct their gift toward any university office, college or academic department, athletic unit, scholarship fund, special program or other activity. Matching funds were available to increase the impact of alumni gifts.

The UT Martin Office of Alumni Relations begins searching for matching donors during the fall semester ahead of this yearly spring event. On April 5, the office tracked donations made by students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members during the event at https://challenge.utm.edu.

“Captain’s Challenge continues to see an upward trajectory with alumni, faculty, staff, student and community engagement,” said Matt Borden, UT Martin associate director of Annual Giving. “This momentum is key heading into next year, as we look to celebrate a decade of Captain’s Challenge success.”

For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 731-881-7610 or alumni@utm.edu.


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