Flagler College Hits $1 Million Milestone with 2023 Giving Challenge

Cheerleaders are holding up signs with numbers to show the total raised, and the mascot is laying down on the ground in front of them
June 26, 2023
By Becky Short, '15
More than 2,000 donors contributed to Flagler College’s fifth annual Roar and Raise Giving Challenge this past March, raising a record-breaking $1.1 million in support of students, faculty, staff and historic facilities.


To date, it is the College’s most successful fundraising effort ever and will propel the school into a new era of philanthropy and education.

“Year after year, Flagler’s community of supporters demonstrate their devotion to and belief in our College mission through this giving challenge,” said Kristy Myers, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Flagler College. “Their continued investment empowers us to foster our students’ personal and professional growth while providing the transformative education for which our College has become known.”

Roar and Raise is Flagler College’s biggest fundraising event of the year. First launched in 2019, the annual 48-hour giving challenge unites Saints worldwide behind undergraduate success and the advancement of the College’s student-centered educational mission.

Since its inception, Roar and Raise has gained tremendous momentum within the Flagler community. The College enjoys record-breaking turnouts each year, and the challenge’s proceeds are exclusively invested into priority areas of need like scholarships, program innovation and facility enhancement.

“No matter the cause, our Flagler community of supporters always rises to the occasion,” Myers said. “They place their trust in us, and because of them we are able to deliver an education of enduring worth.”