An annual fundraiser at Drury University has netted $212,000, marking a 15 percent increase for the school over last year.
This was the third year of its “531 Challenge,” which seeks that many donors giving at any level prior to the last day of May – or 5/31.
In total, 644 people gave to Drury, which is a five percent increase in donors from last year. The $212,000 purse was aided by a $50,000 challenge gift from Drury alumna Bobbi Springer. The class of ’49 graduate committed to give that amount if the participation goal was met.