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Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge

30 March 2017

What is the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge?

UWC Patron Shelby Davis launched the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge across the then 15 UWC schools and colleges in August 2015, extending his pledge to UWC's two new schools - UWC Thailand and UWC ISAK Japan in September 2017. This USD$17m match-funding incentive was designed to encourage and increase donations from UWC alumni, parents and other UWC supporters.

All UWC schools and colleges are now participating in the Davis IMPACT Challenge, with Shelby Davis having extended the full $1m match to UWC Thailand and UWC ISAK Japan in September 2017. 

Each of the participating schools and colleges benefit from $1 million in new funding provided they register an overall increase in the number of alumni, parents, friends and family making gifts.

To date, UWC schools and colleges have unlocked USD$12.4m in match funding. Ten colleges have completed the challenge but all others are still working on it and need your help!

You can read all about the Davis-UWC IMPACT challenge including how it works and how the funding will benefit UWC on the dedicated "Thanks a Million Challenge" website here.

How to make a gift

Most gifts made to UWC schools and colleges by UWC alumni, parents, friends and family since after 1 August 2015 will be automatically matched by the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge. There is no additional action required of individual donors in order to activate the match, if eligible, your donation will automatically be included in the challenge.

We are now in year three of the challenge which runs August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018. The cut off point for having donations matched for this period is July 31 2018 (the final banking day in July) – funds must have reached the college bank account by this date to be eligible. If your donation reaches the college after July 31 it will be counted in the next matching period which runs August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019.  Gift matching continues in annual cycles until each college has reached the USD $1m target.

Thank you for your support!

You can make your gift via the standard UWC donation channels as shown on this website. See how to donate for more information!

Colleges continuing into year three of the challenge

If you wish to give to a UWC college but are based in the US, UK, Singapore or Europe and want to maximise your tax benefits please see information on tax efficient giving.