GOLD Challenge for Scholarships

Each April, Graduates of the Last Decade gather around the world at the GOLD parties to celebrate + kick off the GOLD annual fundraising challenge.

This April, we’re crowdfunding a scholarship for a Cardinal in the incoming class of 2021 and your gift of any amount will make a difference. Those who donate during the challenge will receive updates in fall of 2017 on their scholarship student.

Last year, Graduates of the Last Decade collectively raised $419,524. This is equivalent to 10 average scholarships to Wesleyan! The collective power and passion of the Wesleyan community can create access to a Wesleyan education!

UPDATE: We did it! Graduates Of the Last Decade raised over $66,000 during the GOLD Challenge for Scholarships! In honor of your generosity, Wesleyan will award a scholarship to an incoming student from the class of 2021. Those who gave during the challenge will receive an update on the scholarship recipient in the fall. Thank you for your support!

Ticker amount $61,702

*Progress as of 4/25/17*

Impact of Gold Giving Infographic


  • How do I make a gift?

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    Make a gift online by visiting or over the phone at 860-685-2200 by Friday, April 21.  All gifts are tax-deductible.
  • Where do gifts go?

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    Where you direct them! 100% of your gift will go to the designation you choose, and the total amount of your gift will count towards the scholarship goal of $65,000. 

  • What percentage of the freshman class is on financial aid?

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  • What was Wesleyan’s financial aid budget this year?

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    $51 Million

For more information, please contact Kate Tedford in the Wesleyan Fund at 860-685-3693 or