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LWC: All In for LWC 48-hour challenge begins on Sept. 19

By Venus Popplewell
LWC Director of Public Relations

The Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees, along with Chairman of the Board and Adair County native Allan Parnell have an important question for LWC alumni and friends -- "What does All In for LWC mean to you?"

The 48-hour event to raise money for student aid will begin on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, and will last until midnight on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. The social media campaign dubbed All In For LWC began in 2014 and has raised nearly $5 million. To make a gift of any amount to the All In for LWC Chair's Challenge during the two-day period of Sept. 19-20, you can give online by clicking on

"The 'All In' campaign is a time of fellowship and fun," says LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. "For two days each year, we loosen our ties and get down to business. It's a campus-wide effort and we enjoy every minute working alongside our students."

In addition to raising money for scholarship aid, the 'All In for LWC' campaign helps LWC to increase its alumni-giving participation percentage.

"This annual social media-driven campaign continues to be one of the most important fundraising initiatives we host each year," says LWC Director of Alumni Relations Lafawn Nettles. "Gifts from our alumni are increasingly important because alumni involvement is a key metric used by grant-awarding foundations. A high alumni giving percentage is a vote of confidence in an institution and it increases the value of a degree from LWC."

The fall 2023 campaign is structured so that students will immediately benefit from the financial support. By going to, donors may give their gift directly to more than 30 affinity programs. For example, if you are a former baseball player, cheerleader, band member, or if you have a love for theatre, you can designate your gift to go to your favorite program, team, club or group.

"I want to personally thank everyone who has taken part in this nine-year journey to raise money for students," said board chair, Dr. Allan Parnell. "We encourage the LWC family to take part in this exciting new initiative and help students answer the questions to receive even more scholarship aid.

"We have 48 hours to make a difference and we can't do it without our alumni and our friends, in Adair County and beyond."

To make a gift of any amount to the All In for LWC Chair's Challenge during the two-day period of Sept. 19-20, you can give online by clicking on You can also call the college's development office at 270-384-8400. Gifts can be restricted to a specific program or can be unrestricted to the general fund.

This story was posted on 2023-09-18 18:26:48
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