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Founders Week Celebration
February 20 - 24, 2023

McKendree University celebrated 195 years during Founders Week, February 20th - 24th, 2023. During the new weeklong celebration for the insitution, the McKendree community came together to recognized McKendree's historic founding and celebrating the philanthropic spirit of the loyal Bearcats who have supported the institution for nearly two centuries. Activities during the week included the annual singing of Happy Birthday to McKendree in Ames Dining Hall, faculty members sharing McKendree's philanthropic history with students in classrooms, an 1828 minute-long One McKendree Giving Day, and a Feel Good Friday in Holman Library where students, faculty and staff shared why they love McKendree.




Thank you to all who participated and gave back during the inaugural One McKendree Giving Day during Founders Week! Because of the collective support from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students, great things are happening at McKendree University.

2023 One McKendree Giving Day Results




Missed All The Fun?

You Can Still Give Back Toward the One McKendree Giving Day Campaign

Ways that you can make a monetary gift:

1. Click here to make an after-hours gift!
2. Call 618.537.6824 to make your gift over the phone.
3. Mail in your gift to:

Office of Development, Alumni & Parent Relations
701 College Rd.
Lebanon, IL 62254




Want to know more?

For additional information, please contact the Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations at or (618) 537-6824.