Stetson Fund Challenge

The Best Surprises of 2020

Stetson University was recently selected to participate in a $25,000 matching gift challenge provided by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Stetson's generous donors quickly put us over the top to meet the match goal.

Inspired by the JBDF challenge, Yvonne Chang '09 MBA then issued her own $4,000 challenge to her fellow Hatters. In short order, the Stetson community responded in-kind to this new goal.

Next, much to our delight and surprise, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund issued another $25,000 challenge for Giving Tuesday. This time the challenge was for only one day and based on the number of donors that participated in our online Stetson Fund campaign on December 1.

In a remarkable show of solidarity, Hatters far and wide rallied to push us over the top to qualify for this next $25,000 gift from JBDF.

Now, as if all this were not amazing enough, long-time Stetson supporters, Williams Company, have come forward with yet another $15,000 challenge!

Between now and December 31, any gift to this online Stetson Fund campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $15,000.

Join us, if you can, as we make a difference for Stetson students.

The Stetson Fund serves the university's greatest needs - especially student scholarships! It also supports a wide range of student experiences, provides resources for faculty, equips classrooms and spurs academic innovation.

(Photos were taken pre-pandemic. First photo of Williams Company employees.)