Although the 1869 Challenge has ended, you can still make a difference in the lives of Trinity students.
Academics

Trinity University creates innovative problem solvers through its unique blend of the liberal arts and sciences, along with business and pre-professional programs.

 

To make the most of this academic environment, our students rely on our world-renowned, accessible faculty, as well as experiential learning such as research, international engagement, entrepreneurship, community service, and more.

 

Your support helps our students and faculty remain linked, even during difficult times, and also strengthens the experiential opportunities we all have relied on.

 

Our challenge: to keep students and faculty connected to opportunity.

 

$100,000
Overall 1869 Challenge
Trinity has been challenged to reach 3,000 donors to unlock an additional $100,000 gift.
3,000 / 3,000 Donors
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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 donors will also receive $2,500, the second will receive $1,500 and the department garnering the third most donors will receive $1,000 with the funds deposited into their department account.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 Sociology and Anthropology for Donahue Award 94
2 $1,500 Classical Studies 76
3 $1,000 Chemistry 66
4 Art and Art History 45
5 Engineering 42
6 School of Business - Dean's Fund for Excellence 38
7 Computer Science 34
8 Biology 33
9 Academic Affairs - Greatest Need 26
10 Communication 23
11 Psychology 20
12 Geosciences 18
13 History 16
14 Human Communication & Theater 16
15 Education 15
16 Music 13
17 Accounting 13
18 Political Science 11
19 Economics 10
20 Philosophy 10
21 Physics & Astronomy 9
22 Mathematics 9
23 English 8
24 Modern Languages and Literature 8
25 Dept. of Business Administration Discretionary 7
26 Religion 7
27 Environmental Studies department 7
28 Sport Management Student Fund 6
29 Health Care Administration 4
30 Urban Studies 4
31 Neuroscience 3
32 Entrepreneurship 2
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2
Match
School of Business Dean's Fund for Excellence Challenge
The School of Business, Business Advisory Council, and the Dean will match dollar for dollar up to $15,000 for all contributions to the School of Business Dean's Fund for Excellence.
$14,758 MATCHED
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$5,000
Classical Studies Challenge
If 50 donors make a gift to the Classical Studies Department, it will unlock a $5,000 gift to the department from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 2001. Your support will help our department provide funding to our students to pursue life-changing summer opportunities.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$15,000
Entrepreneurship
Thanks to Justin McMorrow ’93, every $1 given to the entrepreneurship program will be matched with $3, up to $15,000!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$10,000
Legacy Challenge
Calling all Legacy families! An anonymous alumna whose child also graduated from Trinity will match all gifts from legacy family members up to $10,000. 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. Simply select "Legacy Alumni" or "Legacy Student" in the "Tell Us Who You Are" question and we will count your gift toward this challenge. Show us your #TigerPride because you are a #TULegacyFam!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
$50,000
Class of 1981 - 40 for 40 Challenge
Members of the Class of 1981, Lynne W. Perry, Herb Stumberg, Ron Boerger, and Jeff Ramsey have set up a “40 for 40” Challenge. If 40 donors from the Class of 1981 make a gift of ANY size, they will donate an additional $50,000 to Trinity. What a great way to mark the Class of 1981's 40th Reunion! Make your gift today to your favorite area of campus.
40 / 40 Donors
Completed
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Athletics- Student Athlete Participation
The varsity sport with the highest % of student-athlete participation will receive an additional $1,000. The winner will be determined after the event closes and announced Alumni Weekend 2021.
Students, are you a varsity athlete? If so, select your sport!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Men's Soccer 107
2 Cross Country 72
3 Track & Field 68
4 Swimming & Diving 68
5 Volleyball 55
6 Football 49
7 Baseball 48
8 Men's Basketball 37
9 Men's Tennis 27
10 Women's Tennis 21
11 Softball 21
12 Women's Soccer 19
13 Women's Basketball 12
14 Golf 11
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Greek Life Giving Challenge - Highest Dollar Amount
The fraternity or sorority that raises the highest dollar amount will win a Taco Tuesday with LeeRoy for current student members!
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Amount
1 Omega Phi Fraternity $17,001.05
2 Bengal Lancers Fraternity $16,380.00
3 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity $14,146.11
4 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority $13,425.00
5 Spurs Sorority $13,177.52
6 Triniteer Fraternity $10,805.00
7 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority $10,295.00
8 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority $7,340.00
9 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity $6,245.00
10 Zeta Chi Sorority $5,684.81
11 Alpha Psi Omega Fraternity $1,900.00
12 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity $1,260.00
13 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity $1,190.00
14 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority $988.00
15 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority $805.00
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Top 3 Sororities - Donors
The top 3 sororities that secure the most donors will each receive 25 Bonus Standards points to apply towards their Fall or Spring Standards. Help your group achieve excellence!
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Spurs Sorority 121
2 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority 101
3 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority 97
4 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority 66
5 Zeta Chi Sorority 54
6 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority 19
7 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 9
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$17,000
Parent Council Challenge
When 150 individual parents/guardians make a gift to the fund of their choice, the Trinity University Parent Council will donate $17,000 to Trinity University.
150 / 150 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Art & Art History Challenge
If 20 donors make a gift to the Art & Art History Department, it will unlock a $5,000 gift to the department from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 2001.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$3,000
Chemistry Challenge
If 25 donors make a gift to the Chemistry Department, it will unlock a $3,000 gift to the department from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 2001.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Engineering Department Challenge
An Anonymous Alumnus will match every gift to Engineering up to $2,500. Gifts will be used for Senior Design Projects as well as for supporting students in taking the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$7,500
John Donahue Award for Social Justice Challenge
Whalin Harter-Leahy '03 and Clay Condon are giving $7,500 to the John Donahue Award for Social Justice when 78 donors make a gift made to this fund. The Sociology & Anthropology Department celebrates its 78th anniversary this year!
78 / 78 Donors
Completed
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Reunion Class Challenge
The reunion class with the most donors during the 1869 Challenge will get special recognition during Alumni Weekend in October.
Alumni, what is your class year?
Rank Answer Donors
1 1981 51
2 2006 44
3 1996 40
4 1986 38
5 2001 36
6 2016 32
7 1991 28
8 2011 25
9 1971 16
10 1976 14
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$1,200
Student Cause & Young Alumni Challenge
Recently student leaders came together and selected the Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund as the "student cause" for the 1869 Challenge. Now, nine young alumni are challenging Trinity students to make a gift during the 1869 Challenge. 200 student gifts will unlock $1,200 for the Judd Emergency Fund. Thank you to our young alumni donors (Kyle Argueta '17, George Brandon Douglas '15, Katie Ogawa Douglas '14, Jacob Hall '15, Lauren Krummel '15, Ashley Poston '15, Ana Ruiz-Zavala '16, Ben Whitehead '15, and Clare Burch Whitehead '14) for their support!
200 / 200 Donors
Completed
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Greek Life Giving Challenge - Donors
Hey Greek Alumni- Who is in the mood for some friendly competition? The Greek Life Giving Challenge is back and now is the time to show our support for our clubs. 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 unique donors will earn the honor of having LeeRoy the Tiger don the winning club jersey at the fountain on Bid Day.
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Spurs Sorority 121
2 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority 101
3 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority 97
4 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority 66
5 Omega Phi Fraternity 61
6 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity 59
7 Zeta Chi Sorority 54
8 Bengal Lancers Fraternity 47
9 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity 47
10 Triniteer Fraternity 26
11 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority 19
12 Alpha Psi Omega Fraternity 11
13 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 9
14 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity 9
15 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity 9
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Top 3 Fraternities - Donors
The top 3 fraternities that secure the most donors will each receive 25 Bonus Standards points to apply towards their Fall or Spring Standards. Help your group achieve excellence!
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Omega Phi Fraternity 61
2 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity 59
3 Bengal Lancers Fraternity 47
4 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity 47
5 Triniteer Fraternity 26
6 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity 9
7 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity 9
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