The $1 Million GOLD Challenge has been Earned! THANK YOU!

The Brown Women’s Leadership Council launched a 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.  The Gold challenge earned $1,041,880 from 2,200 GOLD alumni!  

WLC member and Brown Annual Fund Co-chair Andrea Baum ’83, P’15 praised this accomplishment by saying that the challenge is “one reason the annual fund surpassed its goal.” Baum continued to say how “students are more aware than those in earlier decades that money pays for scholarships that benefited them and their classmates, this is what inspires them to give.” WLC member Shelley Fidler ’68, P’09 stated how the challenge “showed philanthropy is not just for rich people, but comes in all shapes and sizes. Young people are developing lifetime habits of giving.”

The challenge ended end on May 4 during the Women's Leadership Conference: 120 Years of Women at Brown. To learn more about the Challenge, please visit: Women's Leadership Council GOLD Challenge.