Flyer Alumni, Friends, Family Crowdfunding Campaign Begins

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Fifth Annual Flyer Alumni, Friends and Family Crowdfunding Campaign Kicks Off

Published: September 25, 2018.

The Lewis University Athletics Department in conjunction with the Lewis University Office of Advancement is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Flyer Alumni, Friends and Family Crowdfunding Campaign.

The Athletics Department's most successful fundraising campaign will run from September 24-November 30. To date, the campaign has raised more than $260,000 and saw over 700 donors contribute last year.

This campaign aims to support all Lewis student-athletes and help them maintain the resources necessary to once again be one of the top Division II athletic programs in the nation. In the past four seasons, Lewis has finished in the Top 20 percent of the Learfield Directors' Cup which is a program that measures overall athletic excellence.

The Flyers are equally as impressive in the classroom. The Athletics Department has a Student-Athlete Academic Success rate of 91% and collectively, all 20 Flyer teams combined for a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.29 in 2017-18.

The Flyer Alumni, Friends and Family Crowdfunding Campaign will help our 22 intercollegiate athletic teams raise funds for specific equipment, travel and training enhancements for their programs.

Each team and each student-athlete has a dedicated fundraising page that you can access and share. With once click of a button, our staff and student-athletes can reach their internal network via social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Please share the fundraising link and consider making a gift to support our student-athletes.

Teams also have the opportunity to reach five different $500 incentives. Teams will be rewarded for having the largest percentage of athletic alumni giving to their program, the quickest to raise $5,000, most money raised, most gifts raised per student-athlete and the biggest increase from the 2017 campaign.

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. It is immensely popular and has allowed countless numbers of organizations across the country raise funds for special projects with an extensive reach that cannot be matched.

Everywhere you look on the Lewis University campus, there are multiple examples of private support impacting the student experience. From scholarships to faculty, buildings to programs, and technology to athletics, each gift made to Lewis helps to create an exceptional, well-rounded educational experience for students including student-athletes.

Every gift made to this campaign contributes to helping create the best student-athlete experience for Lewis athletes and to building an even stronger athletic and educational foundation.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

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