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Phoenix Club announces final year of Worsley Family Match

Cecil Worsley ’86 and his wife, JoAnna ’87, have issued the Worsley Family Match to promote former student-athlete giving during the month of October.

Cecil Worsley '86 and his wife, JoAnna '87, at the dedication of the W. Cecil Worsley III Golf Training Center in 2009.

Cecil Worsley ’86 and his wife, JoAnna ’87, have again issued the Worsley Family Match to promote former student-athlete giving and will match 2-to-1 any gift of $50 or more made by a former student-athlete during the month of October.

All gifts will benefit student-athlete scholarships. This will be the third and final year of the Worsley Match.

How It Works:

Make a donation during the month of October to the Phoenix Club or to a specific Elon athletic program. Any donation of $50 or more that is given to the Phoenix Club by a former student-athlete will be matched 2-to-1, and it will also make the individual a Phoenix Club member at the Ember level ($100) for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Additionally, all former student-athletes who give during the Worsley Match will receive the Phoenix Club priority points for the net gift (your gift + matching gift). So, if you give $100, and the Worsley family matches that with $200, you would receive 3 priority points for your net $300 gift.

The Payoff:

The Worsleys will match any donation 2-to-1, up to $50,000, during the month of October. When a student-athlete gives $50 to the Phoenix Club in October, the Worsleys will give $100. Give $500 and the Worsleys will give $1,000.

The Goal:

The goal is to have 400 gifts, raising a total of $25,000, from former student-athletes during the month of October.

Support Your Program:

In addition to the match, there will also be a Budget Bonus Challenge throughout the entire 2013-2014 fiscal year. At the end of May, the sport with the highest percentage of alumni giving will receive a $5,000 budget bonus for the program.

Postcards will be sent to all former student-athletes with information about the Worsley Family Match, which begins Oct. 1. All former student-athletes are invited to join us at the Letterwinner’s Lounge in the Walker Room in the Alumni Field House on Oct. 19, 2013, during the Chattanooga game from 1:30 p.m. through halftime.  

There will be weekly updates via the Elon Phoenix Club Facebook page and the Twitter account @elonphoenixclub to keep all donors updated on the program’s progress.

A former member of the golf team, Cecil Worsley has been a loyal supporter of Elon athletics for many years. In September 2009, Elon dedicated the W. Cecil Worsley III Golf Training Center on South Campus, funded through a generous gift from the Worsley family. The facility serves as the headquarters for both the men’s and women’s golf programs and includes an indoor practice area with hitting bays and a computerized swing analysis center as well as a putting area and players’ lounge.

The Worsleys are members of the Phoenix Club IMPACT Circle and The Elon Society Founder’s Circle. Their son, Cecil Worsley IV, will be graduating this year from the university.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
9/30/2013 11:15 AM