Crowdfunding platform to support students and faculty at UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Elevate, UofL’s official crowdfunding platform, will launch Monday April 24.

    The platform features noteworthy university initiatives and enables the community to engage with and support projects that are meaningful to them. Elevate also gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to share their stories and impact their respective areas.

    “Project pages help share the story of innovative and critical causes across campus,” said Will Holley, director of annual giving. “Donors will get to see the direct impact of their support almost immediately.”

     Each donation goes directly to the project chosen. Gifts made through Elevate are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    “Elevate will help take the passions of our campus and bring them to life through our community’s generosity and support,” said Holley. “Whether you are interested in utilizing Elevate to launch your project or find a project that inspires you to give, this platform and our office are here to help.”

    Seven projects will run through the month of May, with causes ranging from ROTC equipment, service learning trips, holistic autism treatment, Parkinson’s disease and more.

    For more information, visit Elevate or contact Lindsay Wehr, director of advancement communications, at 502-262-5434 or



    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.