New Centenary Giving Day marks College’s founding, celebrates future

SHREVEPORT, LA —  Centenary College is enhancing its annual Founders’ Day celebration this year with new on-campus activities and an online fundraising event, Centenary Giving Day. Centenary Giving Day gives donors a chance to recognize the College’s nearly 200-year history while investing in its present and future. Centenary will observe Founders’ Day and Centenary Giving Day on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

“We are excited to stake out our own Giving Day to coincide with our Founders’ Day celebration,” commented Fred Landry, vice president for development. “It’s a great opportunity for alumni and friends of the College to support our students, professors, and programs through a gift of any amount to help advance the mission of Centenary.”

Supporters of the College can participate in Centenary Giving Day by giving online, attending the annual Founders Day Convocation, enjoying a tailgate before the Gents basketball game, or participating in the Giving Day Basketball Challenge with a chance to win a signed Harlem Globetrotters jersey from Centenary alumnus and current Globetrotter Travion Kirkendoll ‘18. All proceeds raised from the challenge will go to the Centenary Annual Fund to benefit student scholarships.

All donors who contribute to the Giving Day Basketball Challenge before halftime of the Gents game on February 9 will be entered into the jersey drawing. Giving Day Basketball Challenge pledges can be made online at

The schedule for Centenary Giving Day on February 9 includes:

9:00am – Centenary Giving Day kickoff on the Caf Deck, featuring coffee, donuts, the Centenary spirit teams, and the presentation of the first check by President Holoman

11:00am – Founders’ Day Convocation in Brown Chapel, with speaker Tom Arceneaux, Mayor of Shreveport

6:00pm – Basketball tailgate in the Gold Dome parking lot, featuring food trucks and appearances by the Centenary spirit teams

7:30pm – Centenary Gents vs. John Melvin, with basketball alumni recognition at halftime and the drawing for the Globetrotters jersey

All Founders’ Day and Centenary Giving Day events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit


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