Alumnus Issues $50,000 Challenge

Dear Wildcat Alumni & Friends:

I am writing to let you know of a new gift the Wildcat has received. This is a commitment of $50,000 from alumnus Chris Halligan ’89, who was a Wildcat sports writer.  Chris has indicated he wants to support student initiatives, development and training in all areas in the Wildcat workplace.


Chris has also issued a challenge for other alumni and friends to match his gift over the next five years with a goal of $10,000 each year.  In the months ahead we will organize a fund drive to help meet and track this challenge, and we hope you will be able to participate.  If you would like to begin now by donating, please visit our “How to Donate” page.

As the college media landscape evolves, the Wildcat has responded by widening its digital footprint, creating new advertising platforms, and adapting to shifting readership habits. The need to provide our student workforce with the training and tools to meet these challenges will take the support of all of you who value the Daily Wildcat experience and independent campus journalism.

Our thanks to Chris Halligan—a successful technology entrepreneur who was inducted into the Daily Wildcat Alumni Hall of Fame this past March—for initiating this challenge.  “Do good things,” he wrote when making his gift.  With your help, we will.

Mark Woodhams
Director, Arizona Student Media
and Adviser, Arizona Daily Wildcat

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