The Duggins Challenge

The Duggins Challenge

Murray Duggins '66 and Denise Duggins Smith '9060 Alumni Donors in a Day unlocks 6K!

Murray Duggins ’66 and Denise Duggins Smith ’90 are kicking off the University's 60th birthday by challenging 60 of their fellow alumni to donate to MU within a 24-hour period.

Here’s the Challenge:

If 60 MU alumni make a gift, of any size, on June 6, 2016, the University will receive $6,000 in challenge gifts! The Duggins Challenge funds will be awarded based only on the number of donors that contribute.

The Goal:

We want to reach 60 donors! Each alumni making a gift will count toward our 60 donor goal. Individuals can only count once in the Duggins Challenge totals (one person cannot give to multiple areas and count multiple times). However, one gift from married alumni will count as two donors.

Gifts made within a 24-hour period of June 6 from 12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m. EDT will count towards the Duggins Challenge. Every gift helps to earn extra dollars to support MU students.

Where can my gift be designated?

Your support enhances every aspect of the Methodist University experience for our current and future students. By allocating your gift to a specific area, you can make an impact in a way that is most meaningful to you.

More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Duggins Challenge

About the Duggins:

Murray Duggins '66, president and founder of United Developers and United Developers, has been working for over 40 years to improve the quality of life of those around him through various business ventures and volunteer work. While Duggins remains involved in his businesses, he is focused on apartment development and continued work in various community groups. Duggins has served on the Methodist University Board of Trustees, received the MU Business person of the Year in 2011, as well as was awarded the MU Center for Entrepreneurship Silver Spoon award in 2012. Murray and his wife Nancy are longtime supporters of the University, funding an endowed scholarship as well as the soon to be constructed Duggins Theatre as a part of the Reeves Auditorium expansion project. The Duggins, their children and grandchildren, all reside in Fayetteville, NC.

Denise Duggins Smith ’90, a legacy alumna graduated from Methodist with a degree in education. Denise continues to work and support the many companies within the Duggins family, as well as focus on community boards and initiatives. Denise and her husband Jim Smith ’91 are loyal supporters of the University having served on the Alumni Board and the Board of Visitors. Denise and Jim reside in Fayetteville.


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