Unlock $490,000 in Challenge Gifts on 5.12

Wabash stands to receive $490,000 for students and their life-changing education from a group of Wabash leaders. Give to unlock $70,000 in gifts for each of the seven challenges throughout the day.

Completed Challenges:

Student Response Fund

All Day

Gift Goal: 700

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts using the Student Response Fund affinity code will apply to this challenge throughout the day.
Gifts Received: 775

Student Participation

All Day

Gift Goal: 380

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts from the Wabash student body will apply to this challenge throughout the day.
Gifts Received: 583

Early Bird

First 700 gifts

Gift Goal: 700

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts Received: 1279

Lunch & Learn

11:00 AM EDT

Gift Goal: 300

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts Received: 644

Athletics Period

4:00 PM EDT

Gift Goal: 300

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts Received: 333

Affinity Spotlight

7:00 PM EDT

Gift Goal: 300

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts Received: 651

Living Unit Challenge

9:00 PM EDT

Gift Goal: 300

Dollars to Unlock: $70,000


Gifts Received: 1033

A special thanks to our 5.12 Day of Giving Lead Challenge donors:


Jay '79 and Susan Allen, Steve '68 and Joanie Bowen, Jim '85 and Jane Davlin, Greg '85 and Sarah Estell, Jennifer Evans P'16 and Jack Tankersley, Eric '94 and Amanda Eversole, Bob '78 and Melody Grand, Ray Jovanovich '84 and Belinda Puncia Jovanovich, Peter '68 and Carroll Kennedy, Phil and Colleen Kenney, Kelly Pfledderer '96 and Jennifer Jones, Gary '77 and Joanne Reamey, John '69 and Diane H'99 Schroeder, David '70 and Anne Shane, Rob Sherwin '75 and Kristin Willard, Tom '73 and Anne Walsh, Bill '83 and Carol Wheeler, Paul '75 and Betty Woolls

First Year Trustees

Chris '81 and Trish Braun, Drew '91 and MJ Crousore, Kathy and Rob Wunderlich P'18,P'21, Rana Yared and Mark Weaver

Alumni Leaders

Ross Dillard '07, Rob '92 and Leigh Rudicel, Chris '87 and Jamie Stephenson, Richard '62 and Stacie Stephenson, Shawn '98 and Morgan Stephenson, Jonathan '98 and Vanessa Walsh

Affinity Challenges

When an individual or group sets up an Affinity Challenge, they "challenge" others with whom they are associated to make a gift on 5.12. If you help them meet the challenge, they will make a gift for the pledged amount.

Lead an Affinity Challenge, put your money on the line, and inspire people from your class, living unit, metro area, student organizations, and beyond. By reaching your friends and networks, you make a bigger impact when you help bring #WabashTogether.

All gifts made to Athletics affinity challenges will support an Athletic Director's Fund to strengthen all our teams.

If you are interested in launching an Affinity Challenge, please submit this short web form here. After completing the form, we will review the details and provide a challenge code that you can share with your networks and our Wabash friends and family.

Code Gifts Challenges
StudentResponseFund 775

Giants Helping Little Giants. The Student Response Fund provides assistance to Wabash students facing temporary hardship related to COVID-19. When you support this fund, you are helping Wabash students stay enrolled during this critical time so that they can graduate and join our #1 ranked alumni network. Gifts provide resources and funding for students who are struggling with financial aid, employment, housing, meals, transportation and other critical needs.

ATH-Baseball 106

You can bat cleanup as Justin Vander Iest ’06, Joe Johnson ’11, and Coach Jake Martin ’03 step up to the plate for #WabashTogether. They’ll donate $1,750 when this challenge receives 70 gifts.

ATH-Basketball 157

Merlin Nice ’84, Colten Cragin ’13, Matt Kaczkowski ’13, Marcus Kammrath ’16, and Coach Kyle Brumett will donate $1,850 when alumni, parents, students and all supporters of Wabash Basketball make 150 gifts using the code "Basketball" today!

ATH-Football 203

Bill Cannon ’79, Kelley House '90, Russell Harbaugh ’06, Tony Neymeiyer ’09, Matt Hudson ’10, the Brothers Hodges '13 '15, Nate Scola ’14, and Coach Don Morel challenge anyone who supports Little Giant Football to bring #WabashTogether. When this Football Challenge receives 225 gifts, they’ll donate $2,500.

ATH-Golf 66

When this Challenge receives 50 gifts from Little Giant golfers, family, and fans, Adam Berry ’03, Joe Mills ’04, Kevin Casey ’05, and Coach Tyler Schmutz will give $500.

ATH-Lacrosse 34

Deidre and Thomas Pettinga P'23 are challenging Wabash College Lacrosse players, former players, parents of current and former players, and fans to support the Lacrosse team through a Day of Giving gift. They will match gifts up to a total of $1,500 when you make a gift using the “ATH-Lacrosse” code.

ATH-RedPackTrack&Field 150

If we receive 30 gifts by noon, Emmanuel Aouad ’10, Ken Farris '12, Doug Baker ’15, Derek De St. Jean ’15, and Coaches Clyde Morgan and Tyler McCreary will donate $450 to help bring #WabashTogether. To finish the last 100m strong, if we reach 70 gifts by 6 p.m., they’ll donate an additional $500. And for the distance guys, let's get to 100 gifts by midnight and unlock a total of $1,500.

ATH-Soccer 84

Scott Schroeder ’99 and Gary Simkus ’08 will give $750 when Little Giant Soccer players and fans make 70 gifts to Soccer today.

ATH-SportsMed 22

Head Athletic Trainer Mark Elizondo will match each gift to the SportsMed Challenge with a $2 donation.

ATH-SwimDive 131

To celebrate our two NCAA qualifiers as #WabashTogether, when this Challenge receives 50 gifts, Peter Prengaman ’98, Steve Birrer ’04, Leo Priemer ’06, Clayton Highum ’16, and Anthony Repay ’17 will donate $900. When we hit 100 gifts, they’ll double it to $1,800 in recognition of Coach Will Bernhardt’s second year!

ATH-Tennis 49

Mike Brandt ’90 and Head Coach Daniel Bickett will donate $3,200 to #WabashTogether when this Tennis Challenge reaches 45 gifts.

ATH-Volleyball 25

Head Volleyball Coach Kevin Russell wants to challenge the volleyball community to support the growth of Wabash’s 13th varsity sport. Coach Russell will give $13 for every gift made up to $500 using the Volleyball Code on 5.12 to help bring #WabashTogether.


ATH-Wrestling 108

The Wabash wrestling team continues the strong tradition of success on and off the mat. The team qualified 4 individuals for Nationals, 3 are returning underclassmen. Academically the team ranked 7th in D3 with 5 members named Academic All-Americans. In the spirit of #WabashTogether, Dr. Chris Healy '05, Dr. Dan Emerson '98, Drew McCoy '05, Dr. Garrett Thiel '08, and David Miller P'05 will match dollar for dollar every gift up to $100 and when 150 gifts are made to this challenge, the group will give an additional $1,500 to support the Wrestling team. Let’s come together for Wabash today.

Bachelor 72

Wabash’s #10-ranked student newspaper, The Bachelor, has brought #WabashTogether since 1908. To celebrate, John Kerezy ’77, Scott Dreher ’82, and Cole Crouch ‘17 will add $20 to each gift made to this challenge by Bachelor editors, reporters, photographers, columnists, contributors, or readers. Any new donor who gives $100 or more to this challenge will receive a copy of John Kerezy's book Glory Reborn: A History of Wabash College and its Athletics from 1977 to 1982.

Beta 263

Over the decades and as #WabashTogether, Wabash Betas have answered the call. Today, Advisors, Housing Corporation, and Alumni Leaders are issuing a challenge that will unlock $2,825 when 300 gifts are made using the Beta code. Special thanks to Brothers Brewer '90, Schoettle '93, Busenbark '03, Goff '05, Dillard '07, and McClammer '08, Olivarez '08, Craigin '13, Fenton '15, and Woodward '18. _kai_

CampusHeroes 85

This semester, dozens of Campus Heroes have quietly worked behind the scenes to keep #WabashTogether – safe, healthy, and running smoothly – food service workers, custodians, mail room runners, gift processors, health and wellness staff, and more. To honor their heroic service to the College, alumni staff members Jim Amidon ’87, Tom Keedy ’77, Joe Klen ’97, Matt Tanney ’05, and Chip Timmons ’96, along with Trustee Jim Kilbane ’84, will give $50 for each gift made up to 160 gifts ($8,000 total). We’ll include the names of all who use the CampusHeroes code on a letter sent to these heroes celebrating their incredible dedication and work.

Chicago 43

Chad Cleaver '00 will match the first $3,500 worth of gifts made by Chicago-area alumni, family, and friends to this challenge on 5.12.


Together, Sky King ’15 and Jayvis Gonsalves ’18 applaud the work of the WabashX Program: Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship (CIBE), which prepares Wabash students to develop real-world business and entrepreneurial skills while preparing them to be innovative leaders. When you select “CIBE”, Sky and Jayvis will donate $10 per gift to support the CIBE.

Classof2024 31

As of today, 257 new students have decided to join the Wabash family in August. To recognize the good work by members of the Enrollment Team and the faculty, coaches, staff, current students and parents who helped recruit this class, Dean for Enrollment Chip Timmons '96 will make a $1 gift for every gift made to this challenge up to 257 gifts. Use the code "Classof2024".

DeanMoore 66

The Dean Moore Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by the Class of '69 to assist students in need. On the 5.12 Day of Giving, each gift to the Dean Moore Scholarship will be matched up to $600 by a class matching gift pledge pool of $12,000. Dean Norman Moore was the Wabash Dean of Students from 1955 to 1984 and influenced the lives of many Wabash men.

Delt 123

Members of the Delt advising team will collectively donate $1,000 when the Delt affinity code reaches 250 gifts during this year's Day of Giving. Aus Brooks '61, Jim Dimos '83, Mark Elrod '99, Nick Prihoda '99, Jacob Bradley '01, Jeremy Vanscoy '03, and Tony Quandt '04.

EvansvilleJasper 31

As #WabashTogether, Todd Glass ’84, Wayne Hentrup ’84, and Kyle Rapp ’95 challenge Evansville and Jasper-area alumni, matching gifts of $20 or more to this challenge, up to $3,000.

FacultyStaff 78

The faculty and staff of Wabash are truly a family, a strong community of people who are there for our students and for each other, especially now. On 5.12, Shamira Gelbman, Bobby Horton, Todd McDorman, Olmy Olmstead '04, Aaron Selby '06, and Laura Wysocki salute and challenge our fearless faculty and our steadfast staff, together pledging $7 for each gift to this challenge.

FIJI 619

When 154 gifts are made by noon EST today, the Board of Chapter Advisors (BCA) will contribute $2,500. When 300 gifts are achieved, we will contribute an additional $2,500. And finally, if 400 total gifts are made today by Psi Chapter brothers, the BCA will increase their contribution to a total of $10,000. 

FirstResponders 46

To honor all Wabash alumni and their families who are first responders, Carol H'71 and Tom Runge '71 will donate $5 for each of the first 100 gifts to this Challenge. More than ever before, these first responders model the spirit of "Wabash Always Fights!"

In the spirit of #WabashTogether, current student Jon Barker '23 is making Wabash branded masks. For every order placed, an additional mask will be donated to front line workers and Jon will donate all of the profits to Wabash. Click here to order your mask online.

GHI 75

Now more than ever, the Global Health Initiative (GHI) provides important opportunities for Wabash students to engage in experiential learning through local, regional, and international public health partnerships. As we bring #WabashTogether today, GHI Advisory Committee members will match up to $6,000 when gifts include the GHI code.

GleeClub 88

Glee Club members, family, and friends, join in the chorus with 150 gifts on 5.12. Richard Bowen and Alejandro Reyna '17 will provide accompaniment to the tune of $550.


The Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (IAWM) always strives to bring #WabashTogether. When 100 Indy-area alumni, family, and friends make gifts today using the IAWM code, the IAWM Board will donate $750 to support Wabash students. 

Independents 100

From College Hall to Williams, from the I-House to "Delta Lew," Independent Men are #WabashTogether. Jim Kilbane '84, Anthony Hart '87, Joe Pieters '89, Fred Greene '90, Matt Vessely ’91, and Rudy Altergott '13 join Independent Men's Association President Sam Russell '21 to contribute $3,560 when alumni, family, and friends make 350 gifts to this challenge.

KappaSigma 97

When 175 Kappa Sig Brothers, families, and friends bring #WabashTogether by selecting this challenge, Hongli Yang '15 will donate $1,000.

LCALeads 244

Lambda Chi Alpha at Wabash College alumni and parent leaders challenge all Alpha Kappa Zeta brothers, family, and friends to bring #WabashTogether on 5.12. The first 100 gifts that use the “LCALeads” challenge code will unlock $2,500. The next 100 gifts will unlock a the total of $5,500. Thanks to Ted Grossnickle ’73, Greg Estell ’85, Greg Castanias ’87, Joe Emmick ’92, Andy Rankin ’98, Ben Seib ’02, Tony Unfried ’03, Adam Miller ’05, David Miller P’05, Kyle Coffey ’06, Seton Goddard ’15, and Sky King ’15 for their leadership.

LiteraryLegend 24

To honor the legacy of Professor Don Herring H'84, Tim Padgett ’84 will give $50 up to $1,000 for every gift using the challenge code “LiteraryLegend.”

MentalHealth 42

To raise awareness about mental health and to recognize the outstanding work of the Mental Health Concerns Committee, Tyler Wade '12 will match each dollar donated using the MentalHealth code up to $512.

MXIBS125 152

Together, the Malcom X Institute of Black Studies will celebrate 50 years of existence in October 2020. As you reflect on the contributions of Director Horace Turner, Dr. Peter Frederick, the guest lecturers, Spring Dinners, tutoring sessions, parties, MLK programs, or assistance you may have received as a member, please make a gift today to show your support for all the work done in the past 50 years. When we reach 125 gifts with the #MXIBS125, Eugene Anderson '83, Willyerd Collier '75, Steven Jones '87, Bob Knowling '77, Joe Mims '76, Keith Nelson '71, Cleo Washington '85, and Eric Young '83 will give $10,000 to Wabash in support of the College’s great mission.

PhiBetaKappa 67

To help support students elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the PBK members of the Wabash staff and faculty are raising funds to cover the costs of the students' membership fees. For every gift made to support Phi Beta Kappa, the PBK staff and faculty will match $10 up to $250.

PhiDelt 588

In recognition of the chapter's 170th anniversary and in honor of the many Little Giants on whose shoulders we stand, use affinity code "PhiDelt" today. The extended family of Dr. Jim Cumming '61 will donate $9.54 (his Bond Number) to Wabash for every gift to this challenge. 400+ Donors will unlock our full $5,000 donation in memory of this HoF basketball player, Wabash Trustee, Pediatrician, and beloved Uncle to seven Wabash men. In quelo quies est.  

PhiDelt92 10

Mark Sutton ’92 will match gifts dollar-for-dollar from 1992 Phil Delt alumni up to $1,000.

PhiPsi 120

Live Ever, Die Never! When Phi Kappa Psi Brothers, family, and friends bring #WabashTogether with 200 gifts or more using the PhiPsi affinity code, Whitney and Tony Caldwell '07, Chris Wojciechowski '09, Nathan Whisman '14, Boyd Hayley '17, and Jacob Stone '17 will donate $3,300!

Psychology 83

Wabash students and faculty conduct psychology research as one team. When we reach 75 gifts to the Special Psychology Fund using the Psychology code, Jacob Stone ’17 with the Psychology faculty will give a total of $1,000 to these projects. When we reach 100 gifts, we'll contribute another $750!

Religion 29

Terry Archambeault '05 will add $2 to the first 75 gifts made to this challenge as a way to celebrate Dr. Webb ’83 and Dr. Placher ‘87, two teachers who brought #WabashTogether.

Rugby 110

Wabash Rugby is on board for #WabashTogether! Tom Welch ’94, Tim Craft ’00, Alex Barnstead '06, J.P. Patterson '08, Chris Donahue ’15, and Kaz Koehring '18 will each donate $1 per gift when rugby players, alumni, families, and friends select “Rugby.”

shOUT 37

To celebrate 29 years on campus, Randall Cole '92, Co-Founder of 'shOUT, will match $1 to each gift to the "shOUT" affinity challenge today.

SigmaChi 132

Herm Haffner '77 challenges all Sigma Chi Alumni, Family and Friends, to make a gift today. Herm will donate $5 per gift for the first 100 gifts made using the SigmaChi challenge code.

SphinxClub 87

Wabash Always Fights! To celebrate 98 years on campus, as soon as alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, spouses, partners, and friends make 98 gifts to our challenge, we'll unlock a $1,000 gift to Wabash College plus another $1,000 if we can hit double our goal!

SpousesPartners 61

To honor the spouses and partners who love Wabash, Brian Bastress, Patti Cavanaugh P'16, Sarah Estell, Lora Hess, Leigh Rudicel P'19,P'20, and Jamie Selby together will donate $50 for each gift to this challenge up to $6,500.

STL 28

The Walsh, Wunderlich, and Farris families together will give $500 if 25 people use the St. Louis affinity code "STL".

TDX 81

Members of Theta Delta Chi will give a total of $4,500 to Wabash to help #WabashTogether when this challenge reaches 125 gifts. They include David Zimmerman ’93, Jim Hawksworth ’95, Chris Huffer ’00, Ryan Clougherty ’02, Kyle Maloney ’04, Todd Vogel ’04, Kyle O’Keefe ’08, Bryan Arnold ’09 Jim Leuck ’09, and Jacob Surface ’11.

Theater 30

Once more unto the breach! Wabash Theater asks for all patrons of the arts to bring #WabashTogether on 5.12. After the first 40 gifts using the code "Theater," Theater faculty will contribute an extra $100.

TKE 100

Ken Schild '66, Jon Pactor '71, and Aaron Cook '06 will give $500 when Tekes, family, and friends as #WabashTogether make 75 gifts to this challenge. They will increase their gift to $1,000 when gifts reach 125 and will increase it to $1,500 when gifts reach 140.

WDPD 156

Your gifts will help Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse support eight-week summer 2021 internships for 2 students. An anonymous Advisory Committee member will donate $5,000 when this challenge reaches 100 gifts and an additional $2,500 when we receive 120 gifts.

WomenFaculty 41

Melissa Butler H'85 and Kay Widdows H'07 will give $10 for every woman faculty member, current or retired, who contributes today. They will give another $100 if EVERY woman currently on faculty makes a gift.

Inside the Numbers

By visiting our Inside the Numbers page, you can see how the Decade to Decade Challenges are going, the Top Ten Classes in gifts, which living units are leading, and other information. By inspiring your friends, your family, your classmates, or your old teammates, you are bringing #WabashTogether and making a bigger impact for our students. Wabash wouldn't be Wabash without some friendly competition!

Recent 5.12 Gifts

We thank the alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends who have given today to support Wabash College. Please click here to view the complete 5.12 Honor Roll.

Below are the most recent gifts made today.

Wendy Gady 2023
Brian Smith 1968
Richard Peterson 1957
Matthew Kaczkowski 2013
Tom Walsh 1973
Brian Beesley 1988
Alejandro Reyna 2017
John Kasey 2008
Bruce Bubenzer 1964
Aaron Selby 2006
Devin Jimenez 2024
Luke Lindsell 1999
Juana Salgado
Greg Griffiths 1992
Jeff Cromer 1998
Tyler Wade 2012
Hugh Vandivier 1991
Tomas Padgett Perez
Jack Sullivan 2023
Robert Crowell 1975

Learn More About the 5.12 Day of Giving

Visit our About 5.12 page to learn more about Wabash's seventh day of giving. You can download official Day of Giving images to share with others on social media. There are also some answers to frequently asked questions including ways to make your 5.12 gift, how to maximize the impact of your gift, and more about the new Giants Helping Little Giants Student Response Fund.

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