Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge

Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge


What is the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge?

UWC Patron Shelby M C Davis launched the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge across the 15 UWC Colleges in August 2015.  This US $15 million match-funding incentive has been designed to encourage and increase donations from UWC alumni, parents and other UWC supporters. Each of the current 15 UWC Colleges will benefit from US $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 colleges have unlocked $10.9m in matched funding. Nine colleges have already 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 on or 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 two of the challenge which runs August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017. The cut off point for having donations matched this year is July 29 (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 29 it will be counted in the next matching period which runs August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018.  Gift matching continues in annual cycles until each college has reached the $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

If you already know you want to donate directly to a particular college, please click the appropriate link below.

Colleges continuing into year two of the challenge are:

UWC Waterford Kamhlaba | UWC Red Cross NordicUWC Changshu ChinaLi Po Chun |UWC Mahindra College |UWC Costa Rica 

Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you continue to do for UWC. 

If you wish to give to a 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