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


Events

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Past Events


$1,869
Swimming & Diving BONUS Challenge
An anonymous donor has pledged $1,869 if we get 20 more donors by the end of the 1869 Challenge.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$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
Completed
$1,869
Cross Country BONUS Challenge
An anonymous donor has pledged $1,869 if the team receives 20 more donors by the end of the 1869 Challenge.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$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
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Parent Bragging Rights Alert!
Which TU Parent Class will win? We are checking our list and we are counting our donors! Every gift of every size is important to our donors. The parent class with the most gifts by the end of the 1869 Challenge gets Bragging Rights! Look for the recognition at Fall Family Weekend, the TU Parents Facebook page, and the TrinitE!
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2
Match
Parent Challenge
Calling all parents! For every dollar you give to the Trinity Fund, current parents Armando and Madeline Nunez will match $2 up to $15,000
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
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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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$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
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
Ended
$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
$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
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
$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
HCAD - Halbert Endowed Scholarship
The pandemic has highlighted the acute need for highly trained health care executives in medical hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and long-term health facilities. The Halbert Endowed Scholarship provides financial aid to HCAD students enrolled in the campus program or the executive program with a preference that the student has an interest in a career in long-term care. Jim Halbert M'86 will give $2.50 for every $1 given to the Halbert HCAD scholarship, up to $10,000.
$4,000 / $4,000 Raised
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
$6,000
Choral Challenge
Chip Fournier, Gina & Paul Gaedke & Griffin Gaedke, Kenneth Koen, Kelly Ranson, Midge Woolsey, and Erika Zetty will donate $6,000 to Choral if we receive 60 donors to the Choral Fund. We'd love 60 donors in honor of the arrival of Claude Zetty to Trinity 60 years ago.
60 / 60 Donors
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
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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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$15,000
Class of 1971 Reunion Challenge
An anonymous member of the Class of 1971 is challenging the class to get 20 new donors. Once 20 new donors make a gift of ANY size, the alum will donate an additional $15,000 to Trinity. Make your gift today to your favorite area of campus. Simply indicate your class year of 1971 to be part of this challenge!
16 / 20 Donors
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$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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Trinity Student Organizations
The student organization that secures the most number of donors will also receive $500, the second will receive $250, and the student organization garnering the third most donors will receive $100 with the funds deposited into their student organization account.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $500 Black Student Union 80
2 $250 Catholic Student Association 47
3 $100 Mock Trial Club 40
4 PRIDE 35
5 Trinity University Latino Association 26
6 Tigers for Life 19
7 Young Conservatives of Texas 15
8 African Student Association 15
9 Trinitonian 14
10 TU Pro-Choice 13
11 Filipino Student Association 10
12 Trinity University Gaming 9
13 Trinity University Chapter of Partners in Health Engage 8
14 Student Ambassadors 8
15 Vietnamese Student Association 7
16 Swashbucklers 7
17 Alpha Kappa Psi 7
18 Indigenous People's Club 6
19 Muslim Student Association 6
20 Chinese Language & Culture Club 5
21 Trinity Women in Science and Technology 5
22 Japanese Culture Club 5
23 Delta Sigma Pi 4
24 Eco Allies 4
25 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 4
26 Chess Club 3
27 TU Volunteer Action Community - TUVAC 3
28 Rotaract Club 3
29 Loon-E Crew 2
30 Fencing Club 2
31 Mirage 2
32 South Asian Student Association 2
33 Young Life College 2
34 Hillel 2
35 Student Government Association 2
36 Swing Bums 2
37 International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative 2
38 Alpha Phi Omega - Delta 2
39 Women in Computing 2
40 German Honor Society 1
41 American Medical Student Association 1
42 Community Bible Church College+ 1
43 First Time Offenders 1
44 International Club 1
45 TigerThon 1
46 TriniDnD 1
47 Trinity Bee Alliance 1
48 Trinity Pre-Law Society 1
49 UNICEF Trinity University 1
50 Omricon Delta Kappa 1
51 Phi Beta Kappa 1
52 Prowlers Dance Team 1
53 Reformed University Fellowship 1
54 Student Organizations - Area of Greatest Need 1
55 The Contemporary at Trinity 1
56 Trinity University Accounting Association 1
57 Student Programming Board 1
58 Society of Women Engineers 1
59 TU Players 1
60 Tiger Stand Band 1
61 Bullet Journal Club 1
62 TU Secular Student Alliance 1
63 Young Americans for Liberty at Trinity University 1
64 Active Minds 0
65 Alpha Epsilon Delta 0
66 Alpha Lambda Delta 0
67 American Institute of Chemical Engineers 0
68 American Marketing Association 0
69 American Sign Language Club 0
70 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 0
71 Anthropology Society 0
72 Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 0
73 Beta Gamma Sigma 0
74 Chemistry Club 0
75 Collegiate Texas Music Educators 0
76 Data Analytics Club 0
77 Dementia Friendly Trinity 0
78 English Club 0
79 Entrepreneurship Club 0
80 Fellowship for Christian Athletes 0
81 Film Club 0
82 Geology Club 0
83 Greek Council 0
84 HOSA: Future Health Professionals 0
85 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 0
86 International Business Club 0
87 Italian Society 0
88 Momentum 0
89 Mu Phi Epsilon 0
90 National Association of Collegiate Scholars 0
91 Phi Alpha Theta 0
92 Phi Sigma Pi 0
93 Pi Kappa Alpha 0
94 Pi Kappa Lambda 0
95 Pi Sigma Alpha 0
96 Real Estate Club 0
97 Running Club 0
98 Sigma Delta Pi 0
99 Sigma Gamma Epsilon 0
100 Sigma Iota Rho 0
101 Society of Physics Students 0
102 Special Olympics College Club 0
103 TEACH 0
104 The Maverick Society 0
105 Tiger Table Tennis 0
106 Trinity Art Collective 0
107 Trinity Diversity Connection 0
108 Trinity Philosophy Club 0
109 Trinity University Archives Student Advocates 0
110 Trinity University Forensics Society 0
111 Trinity's Community Garden 0
112 TU Crochet & Knitting Club 0
113 TUFit: The Health Club 0
114 Wesley Foundation 0
115 Young Democratic Socialists of America 0
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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
$25,000
Honor Levi "Knock" Knight
Carlos Balido ‘87, has challenged alumni to give $15,000 in Knock's memory. If we meet this challenge, Carlos will contribute $25,000 to this project.
$15,000 / $15,000 Raised
Completed
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Varsity Athletics Challenge - Most Unique Donors
Trinity’s varsity athletes bring the competition every day. The team with the most unique donors will win $1,500 from Trinity President Danny Anderson.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $1,500 Men's Soccer 292
2 Volleyball 267
3 Track & Field 190
4 Cross Country 147
5 Swimming & Diving 132
6 Baseball 122
7 Football 70
8 Softball 61
9 Men's Tennis 57
10 Women's Soccer 49
11 Women's Tennis 48
12 Men's Basketball 46
13 Golf 22
14 Women's Basketball 15
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Varsity Athletics Challenge - Highest Dollar Amount
The varsity sport that raises the highest dollar amount will unlock an additional $2,500 from President Danny Anderson
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $2,500 Baseball $28,590.00
2 Swimming & Diving $20,266.69
3 Football $19,104.00
4 Men's Soccer $14,782.67
5 Volleyball $12,265.00
6 Cross Country $11,438.20
7 Track & Field $9,665.00
8 Women's Soccer $7,365.00
9 Men's Tennis $6,590.00
10 Golf $6,546.00
11 Women's Basketball $4,585.00
12 Women's Tennis $4,120.00
13 Softball $3,580.13
14 Men's Basketball $2,450.00
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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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$1,869
Baseball
If the baseball team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 212 donors are needed.
122 / 212 Donors
Ended
$1,869
Men’s Basketball
If the men’s basketball team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 33 donors are needed.
33 / 33 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Women’s Basketball
If the women’s basketball team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 41 donors are needed.
15 / 41 Donors
Ended
$1,869
Cross Country
If the cross country team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 92 donors are needed.
92 / 92 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Football
If the football team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 207 donors are needed.
70 / 207 Donors
Ended
$1,869
Golf
If the golf team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 35 donors are needed.
22 / 35 Donors
Ended
$1,869
Men’s Soccer
If the men’s soccer team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 75 donors are needed.
75 / 75 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Women’s Soccer
If the women’s soccer team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 41 donors are needed.
41 / 41 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Swimming & Diving
If the swimming and diving team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 78 donors are needed.
78 / 78 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Men's Tennis
If the men’s tennis team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 52 donors are needed.
52 / 52 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Women’s Tennis
If the women’s tennis team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 31 donors are needed.
31 / 31 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Track & Field
If the track & field team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 124 donors are needed.
124 / 124 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Softball
If the softball team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 49 donors are needed.
49 / 49 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Volleyball
If the volleyball team can secure 10 more donors than they secured last year, they will unlock an additional $1,869. 297 donors are needed.
267 / 297 Donors
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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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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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$1,869
Greek Council Challenge
If Greek Council secures 20 donors, Amy McGee’ 92, Alumni Advisor to Sigma Theta Tau, will give an additional $1,869 to the Greek Council to support the dues waiver program. Greek Council is committed to making Greek Life accessible to all students regardless of financial need through the Dues Waiver Program. This Fall saw over 50 Pell Grant eligible students apply for dues waivers, a 100% increase in demand for the program.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
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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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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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