Annual 531 Challenge enters its final stretch before May 31 deadline

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 25, 2017 — Drury University’s annual 531 Challenge is now in its final week. Alumni and friends have just seven days remaining to capitalize on an excellent opportunity to make their donations go further in support of today’s Drury students and tomorrow’s leaders.

Now in its fourth year, the 531 Challenge is an intense month of fundraising before the end of the fiscal year on May 31. All donations made to Drury during May count toward the 531 Challenge, which does not have a specific dollar goal but rather seeks to boost participation amongst donors.

“Our goal is 531 donors by May 31, and as of today we have a total of nearly 400,” said Andrea Battaglia, director – annual fund and alumni relations. “We’re counting on our alumni and other supporters to help us reach our participation goal and lock in a matching gift of $50,000.”

The 531 Challenge features a generous matching gift from Walter and Susan George and the George Family Foundation. Susan is a 1980 Drury graduate. Walter earned a Drury degree in 1979 and is a member of Drury’s Board of Trustees. The Foundation will make a gift of $50,000 if at least 531 people give, regardless of the amount, during the Challenge.

For more information about giving, go to or call the Office of University Advancement at (417) 873-7353.


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