Three weeks ago, Lyon launched Impact Lyon (impact.lyon.edu), a crowdfunding platform that allows donors to give to specific Lyon College projects. The first project, launched April 7th, was a Lyon College Pipe Band campaign to raise money for snare drums. The pipe band has an overall goal of $5000.00. In 18 days, the band has raised $3,067, which is 61% of its overall goal. This project is well on its way to successfully reaching its overall goal. LEAP also has a project in the works that it hopes to launch by next week. These are just the first of many projects Lyon hopes to help fund through Impact Lyon.
Impact Lyon, like other crowdfunding ventures, allows individuals or groups to build a project - set goals, create media content, and share through several different media channels - in order to obtain donations. Unlike other crowdfunding ventures, Impact Lyon caters exclusively to Lyon College student groups, faculty, athletics, and Institutional Advancement. Anyone interested in applying for an Impact Lyon project can visit the website, apply, and wait for approval. Note that not every application is guaranteed approval; however, every application that is approved is guaranteed to be a Lyon project that helps the betterment of this college and its family.
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