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$1 Million GOLD Challenge: Earned! Thank you.

Graduates of the Last Decade can have their gifts to the Brown Annual Fund tripled—even quadrupled—over the next 120 days through a $1 million challenge offered by the Brown Women’s Leadership Council. The Brown Women’s Leadership Council, a committed group of alumnae volunteers and philanthropists, launched the challenge to encourage Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) to be a part of the tradition of giving back to Brown through the Annual Fund. Gifts made in the first 60 days of the challenge period, between January 6 and March 5, will be matched 3:1; gifts made in the final 60 days, between March 6 and May 4 or until the $1 million is exhausted, will be matched 2:1. The challenge will end after 120 days on May 4 during the Women’s Leadership Conference: Celebrating 120 Years of Women at Brown.

In celebration of 120 Years of Women at Brown, the Women’s Leadership Council announced they would sponsor a Brown Annual Fund GOLD alumni challenge to commemorate this milestone. The challenge is the first to be offered by an all-female group, demonstrating the philanthropic power of women at Brown and marking another highlight in their historical timeline. It is also a way to honor President Ruth J. Simmons in her final year at the helm of the University. President Simmons established the Women’s Leadership Council in 2004 and has always recognized the growing influence that women have at Brown. Throughout her tenure, Simmons has made the Annual Fund a priority, encouraging all members of the Brown community to make an impact each year through the Annual Fund.

Graduates of the Last Decade can take advantage of the GOLD challenge, tripling or quadrupling the impact of their gift, by making a gift to the Brown Annual Fund today.