accepting the fulton challenge
Written by: Jeri L. Allphin, Director of Alumni Relations
Nationally prominent philanthropists and friends of UVSC Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton, from Phoenix Ariz., want to make a difference in the world by helping educate tomorrow's leaders.
Donating a significant portion of their corporate profits, they've invested hundreds of millions of dollars in worthy causes, primarily those associated with education. The Fulton's claim they would rather see their money enhancing the lives of young people than lining the pockets of stockholders.
Beyond giving generously, they use their fund-raising challenge to establish a culture of giving which they believe is often more important than the money itself.
"It's not how much you give," says Ira Fulton. "It's getting people involved in the spirit of giving that's most important."
Our Fulton Challenge is simple: If UVSC can meet specific fund-raising goals by December 31, 2006, the Fultons will match every dollar, up to $1,000 per donor, that comes from UVSC alumni, students, faculty, staff and advisory board members.
One dollar becomes two, $100 becomes $200 and $1,000 becomes $2,000, or as in the case of the Fulton Challenge at Arizona State last year, $700,000 became $1.4 million!