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1869 Challenge 2020

Believe it.

 

Trinity Tigers will rise to any challenge.

 

In 2020, we took a big chance by setting a goal of 3,100 gifts over 1,869 minutes during a year that has tested us all. You blew past that hours in advance, and then you shattered the next goal of 3,410 gifts. 

 

This is our community: it’s one of innovation, tenacity, and ambition. And this community, once again, stands united in support of this home we’ve been building, brick by brick, family by family, generation by generation. When you give to Trinity, you’re not giving away anything. Instead, you’re joining something bigger than yourself - a growing, evolving, potent force for good. 

 

You can already see the good you’re doing. Right now, your gifts have started helping students who depend on unforgettable, life-altering opportunities both on and off our campus.

 

This Challenge is over, but new ones await. There’s always time to join our community of support by visiting the Trinity giving page. 

 

 

 

This is unbelievable.

 

We asked you to support students, and you went above and beyond our wildest expectations.

 

The 1869 Challenge set an initial goal of 3,100 gifts. You blew past that 5 hours in advance, and now you’re closing in on an even higher total.

 

Don Kurtti ‘80 will give Trinity an additional $4,000 if we can reach 310 more gifts!

 

Right now, your support is making a crucial difference for students. You’re strengthening a culture of excellence and achievement, access and inclusion, and health and wellness at Trinity.

 

But we all know that in 2020, you can never be too prepared for the future. As Tigers, we’re always looking for a new challenge, but we also need to be ready for the next challenge that finds us.

 

Now is no time for complacency. Now is our time to keep pushing forward. Challenge yourself, your friends, your family to keep supporting students during a pivotal moment in their lives.

 

 

 

What is the 1869 Challenge?
For years, the annual 1869 Challenge has been your chance to support students. In 2020, taking this challenge means making a difference during one of the most pivotal moments in our students’ lives to date.

 

For 1,869 minutes, alumni, families, faculty, staff, students, and friends have a chance to support any area of the University they choose. Your gift—for scholarships, sorority and fraternity life, music, athletics, or anything in between—makes a crucial difference for students through supporting excellence and achievement, access and inclusion, and health and wellness on and off-campus. 

 

Year over year, your support has surged past the previous year’s challenge. Every gift counts, regardless of the amount. Like generations before us, we are now given an opportunity to build on this tradition of supporting students.

 

And those aren’t the only stakes for this Challenge! From student organizations and Greek Council to athletics to academics and scholarships, there are many matching challenges to keep you motivated throughout the entire 1869 event.


 

The 1869 Challenge begins on September 16, at 5 p.m. CDT and ends at 11:59 CDT on September 17.

 

This is our challenge: to protect and expand access to Trinity for our students. We have just 1,869 minutes to make our mark: this is our time.

TURN YOUR STATE TRINITY MAROON!
Rank State Donors
1 TX 2721
2 CA 442
3 WA 148
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UPDATE!! Greek Life Giving Challenge - Dollars Raised
Steve Mach '92 (and Chi Delt) will give $2,000 to the first and second place Greek Group for a total of $4000. The Greek Group gets to designate the $2000 gift anywhere on campus, including their own scholarship!! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey Greek Alumni- You loved being in a Greek organization but you loved playing sports too and you still have coffee with your faculty adviser. Maybe you were also an editor for the Trinitonian or a member of TUVAC. The Greek Life Giving Challenge honors all of your areas of interest. The club that generates the most dollars across all areas will earn a Taco Tuesday with LeeRoy for their active organization.
Were you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Amount
1 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity $35,596.00
2 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority $21,196.21
3 Triniteer Fraternity $19,554.69
4 Spurs Sorority $18,265.00
5 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority $13,844.00
6 Bengal Lancers Fraternity $10,600.00
7 Omega Phi Fraternity $7,373.00
8 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority $6,540.00
9 Zeta Chi Sorority $4,444.89
10 Alpha Psi Omega Fraternity $3,061.90
11 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity $2,487.00
12 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity $1,030.00
13 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority $880.00
14 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity $855.00
15 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority $645.00
Ended
$10,000
Sweetheart Challenge
If we get 300 alumni who are married to an alum, we will unlock an additional $10,000 from anonymous Trinity sweethearts.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Art & Art History Dept. Challenge
Give today and help our department sponsor a range of activities for our students. Whitney Prince ‘01 will give a donation of $5,000 to the Art & Art History department if we can get 50 gifts.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
John Donahue Award for Social Justice
Whalin Harter-Leahy '03 and Clay Condon are giving $7,500 to the John Donahue Award for Social Justice when 77 gifts are made to this fund.
77 / 77 Gifts
Completed
$4,000
NEW CHALLENGE!!
Don Kurtti, ‘80 will give Trinity an additional $4,000 if we can reach 310 gifts!
310 / 310 Gifts
Completed
$47,500
1869 Challenge
Once we reach 3,100 gifts, Trinity University will receive $47,500 from a group of anonymous donors.
3,100 / 3,100 Gifts
Completed
$3,590
Trinity Necessity Fund
The Trinity Necessity Fund assists students to acquire basic necessities prior to stepping on campus, like sheets and towels, school supplies, and other personal items. This Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,590.
$3,590 / $3,590 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund
Thanks to John Sikora, Jr. ‘88, gifts made to the Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000! The Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund, named in honor of Chaplain Emeritus Rev. Raymond Judd ’56, will be used to help students who are challenged to afford and access necessary resources for remote learning, housing, transportation, basic needs or who will face other unforeseen personal difficulties. 100% of these funds will be available to our students to support them to graduation or the next step in their journey.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Trinity Student Organizations
The student organization that secures the most number of gifts will also receive $500, the second will receive $250, and the student organization garnering the third most gifts will receive $100 with the funds deposited into their student organization account.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $500 Catholic Student Association 212
2 $250 Black Student Union 210
3 $100 Young Conservatives of Texas 171
4 PRIDE 155
5 Tigers for Life 92
6 Indigenous People's Club 82
7 Trinity University Latino Association 33
8 African Student Association 21
9 Trinity Diversity Connection 16
10 Trinitonian 14
11 Muslim Student Association 10
12 Jewish Student Association 9
13 Trinity Women in Science and Technology 7
14 Greek Council 7
15 Chinese Language & Culture Club 7
16 Reformed University Fellowship 6
17 Student Ambassadors 6
18 Mu Phi Epsilon 6
19 Alpha Phi Omega - Delta 5
20 Eco Allies 5
21 Swashbucklers 5
22 Animal Welfare 4
23 HOSA: Future Health Professionals 4
24 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 4
25 Black Male Leadership Initiative 3
26 Student Organizations - Area of Greatest Need 3
27 Japanese Culture Club 3
28 Women in Computing 3
29 Prowlers Dance Team 3
30 Rotaract Club 3
31 South Asian Student Association 3
32 Loon-E Crew 3
33 TU Players 2
34 Alpha Kappa Psi 2
35 The Contemporary at Trinity 2
36 International Club 2
37 Trinity Progressives 2
38 Vietnamese Student Association 2
39 Mock Trial Club 2
40 TigerThon 2
41 Chemistry Club 2
42 Entrepreneurship Club 1
43 German Honor Society 1
44 Student Government Association 1
45 Fencing Club 1
46 Mirage 1
47 Momentum 1
48 Society of Physics Students 1
49 American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1
50 Fellowship for Christian Athletes 1
51 First Time Offenders 1
52 Global Health Initiative 1
53 Trinity Bee Alliance 1
54 Trinity University Gaming 1
55 Young Life College 1
56 Society of Women Engineers 1
57 Filipino Student Association 1
58 TU Volunteer Action Community - TUVAC 1
59 Swing Bums 1
60 Alpha Epsilon Delta 0
61 Alpha Lambda Delta 0
62 American Medical Student Association 0
63 American Sign Language Club 0
64 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 0
65 Anthropology Society 0
66 Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 0
67 Association of Computing Machinery 0
68 Beta Gamma Sigma 0
69 Chess Club 0
70 Collegiate Texas Music Educators 0
71 Delta Sigma Pi 0
72 English Club 0
73 Geology Club 0
74 Graduate Student Association 0
75 International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative 0
76 Italian Society 0
77 Knitting Club 0
78 National Association of Collegiate Scholars 0
79 Neuroscience Club 0
80 Omricon Delta Kappa 0
81 Phi Alpha Theta 0
82 Phi Beta Kappa 0
83 Phi Sigma Pi 0
84 Pi Kappa Alpha 0
85 Pi Kappa Lambda 0
86 Pi Sigma Alpha 0
87 Sigma Delta Pi 0
88 Sigma Gamma Epsilon 0
89 Sigma Iota Rho 0
90 Student Programming Board 0
91 TEDxTrinityUniversity 0
92 Tiger Stand Band 0
93 Tiger Table Tennis 0
94 Trinity Art Collective 0
95 Trinity Philosophy Club 0
96 Trinity Pre-Law Society 0
97 TUFit: The Health Club 0
98 UNICEF Trinity University 0
99 Wesley Foundation 0
Ended
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Academic Departmental Challenge
Our faculty are the heart of the Trinity experience. To encourage alumni to give to academic departments, President Danny Anderson is pledging a $5,000 challenge. The department that secures the most number of gifts will also receive $2,500, the second will receive $1,500 and the department garnering the third most gifts will receive $1,000 with the funds deposited into their department account.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $2,500 Sociology and Anthropology for Donahue Award 88
2 $1,500 Classical Studies 78
3 $1,000 Engineering 69
4 Art and Art History 54
5 Chemistry 42
6 Academic Affairs - Greatest Need 36
7 Computer Science 28
8 Communication 26
9 Biology 24
10 Geosciences 24
11 Education 17
12 Accounting 12
13 History 12
14 School of Business - Dean's Fund for Excellence 11
15 English 11
16 Music 9
17 Religion 8
18 Physics & Astronomy 8
19 Psychology 7
20 Philosophy 7
21 Economics 7
22 Modern Languages and Literature 7
23 Neuroscience 7
24 Human Communication & Theater 7
25 Mathematics 6
26 Health Care Administration 6
27 Political Science 4
28 Environmental Studies department 4
29 Sport Management Student Fund 3
30 Entrepreneurship 1
Ended
2
Match
Diversity and Inclusion Challenge
Dollar for dollar match (up to $2,000) for gifts to the Trinity University Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO). The mission of DIO is to provide programs and services that enhance the retention, persistence, academic, and career success of underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Choral Challenge
Ken Koen ‘79, Kelly Ranson ‘77, Erika Zetty ‘77, Griffin Gaedke ‘20, Paul ‘90 and Gina Gaedke ‘89 will give $5,000 toward the Choral Fund when 50 gifts are made to this fund.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Classical Studies Challenge
If the Classical Studies Dept. receives 50 gifts, it will receive an additional $5,000 thanks to Whitney Prince ‘01. Your support will help our department provide funding to our students to pursue life-changing summer opportunities.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Chemistry Challenge
Thanks to Whitney Prince ‘01, if Chemistry receives 25 gifts we will unlock $5,000! Help us reach this goal to support one of the best research experiences in the country.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Legacy Challenge
Matt Clark '92, P'22 and Margery Arnold '90, P’22 challenge all Legacy Families to make a gift to a fund of their choice. Once Legacy gifts reach $10,000, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked for Trinity students. Are you a Legacy? If you and your parent or grandparent graduated from Trinity, you are a Legacy. If you graduated from Trinity and your child(ren) did too, you are a Legacy. If you and a sibling graduated from here, you are a Legacy. Show us your #TigerPride because you are a #TULegacyFam!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
2
Match
HCAD Challenge
Members of the HCADAA Board & Annual Fund Committee will match dollar for dollar up to $4,000 for the HCAD Annual Fund.
$4,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Reunion Class Challenge
Hey 0s/5s classes! Show us your class spirit. Make a gift to help your class win the Reunion Class Challenge. The class with the most number of gifts at the end of the 1869 Challenge will get a special prize sent to all class members in October.
Are you celebrating a reunion?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2015 64
2 1995 52
3 1985 28
4 1990 27
5 2005 26
6 2000 25
7 2010 24
8 1970 18
9 1980 14
10 1975 10
Ended
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Greek Life Giving Challenge - Gifts
Hey Greek Alumni- Who is in the mood for some friendly competition? The Greek Life Giving Challenge is back and now is OUR TIME to support our organizations. Make a Trinity education possible for our brothers and sisters and earn prizes along the way. Your gifts go directly back to Greek Life. The club that generates the most gifts will earn the honor of having LeeRoy the Tiger don the winning club jersey and appear in a recruitment video this Fall.
Were you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Triniteer Fraternity 226
2 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority 138
3 Spurs Sorority 126
4 Zeta Chi Sorority 115
5 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority 110
6 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority 81
7 Bengal Lancers Fraternity 67
8 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity 44
9 Omega Phi Fraternity 41
10 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity 35
11 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority 23
12 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 19
13 Alpha Psi Omega Fraternity 12
14 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity 8
15 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity 7
Ended
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Varsity Athletic Challenge
Trinity’s varsity athletes bring the competition every day. The team with the most gifts will win $2,500
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $2,500 Baseball 689
2 Volleyball 501
3 Football 168
4 Track & Field 88
5 Cross Country 67
6 Men's Soccer 44
7 Swimming 35
8 Softball 34
9 Men's Tennis 32
10 Women's Soccer 24
11 Women's Basketball 23
12 Golf 16
13 Men's Basketball 14
14 Women's Tennis 13
15 Diving 6
16 Athletic Trainer Discretionary 5
17 Fund for Athletic Excellence 4
18 Equipment Room 3
Ended
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Varsity Athletic Challenge
Show your team the love: the team with the highest dollar amount raised will take $2,500.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $2,500 Football $40,955.52
2 Baseball $29,728.69
3 Volleyball $27,278.69
4 Swimming $14,509.11
5 Men's Soccer $7,156.00
6 Track & Field $6,575.00
7 Cross Country $6,390.00
8 Men's Tennis $4,250.00
9 Women's Soccer $4,025.00
10 Women's Basketball $3,831.00
11 Diving $3,120.00
12 Golf $2,155.00
13 Women's Tennis $2,005.00
14 Softball $1,945.00
15 Men's Basketball $1,775.00
16 Athletic Trainer Discretionary $1,600.00
17 Equipment Room $1,015.00
18 Fund for Athletic Excellence $175.00
Ended
$5,750
NEW Parent Challenge!
Trinity Parents are always up for a challenge! When we get 150 new parent donors Don Kurtti ‘80, Chris and Rachel Miller P’20, P’22, Alex and Kim Motola P'22 will donate $5,750 for our students!
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Parent Challenge
Our Trinity University Parent Council executive board challenges parents to make a gift to the fund of their choice during 1869. If we reach 150 gifts the board will unlock $10,000 towards University funds.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
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