$25,000 Challenge Gift will help Truman Celebrate Sesquicentennial Year
Summer 2017—The University, founded by Joseph Baldwin in 1867, will be celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. The 150 year milestone also provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to provide financial support to help support the next 150 years and beyond.
To enhance the celebration activities, Mike (’85) and Janet (’84) McClaskey of Castle Pines, Co., have designated $25,000 from their overall cash commitment of $100,000 to be used as a challenge gift for the sesquicentennial year. Mike, who is currently serving as the president of the Foundation Board of Directors, knows the importance private support will play in Truman’s future. He and Janet hope their challenge gift will encourage alumni and friends to join the pursuit.
“There is something special about coming together with others to reach a goal. We hope our challenge gift provides a meaningful spark to the sesquicentennial efforts.”
– MIKE AND JANET MCCLASKEY
The gift from the McClaskeys will be used in the 1867 Challenge this fall to generate support for the Truman Fund for Excellence. This unrestricted fund allows the University to address significant needs as they arise. During the challenge, which will last 1,867 minutes (roughly 31 hours) Truman alumni and friends will have the opportunity to provide financial support and take advantage of the matching funds from the McClaskey’s challenge gift. Final details for the challenge are still being determined, so stay tuned
in the coming months for additional details.