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1869 Challenge 2022

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AMAZING!!!


Kay '63 and Kelsay '61 Meeks know it's still a great time to help Trinity students. They're challenging 31 MORE alumni to make a gift before the end of the 1869 Challenge!  We have 31 minutes to go!  Let's do this!





What is the 1869 Challenge?

The annual 1869 Challenge is our chance to support Trinity and the best and brightest students on campus. Over 1,869 minutes, Trinity alumni, families, faculty, staff, students, and friends have a chance to support any area of the University they choose. 


Your gifts toward scholarships and financial aid help bring students to campus. Your support for student programs, academic departments, athletics, and necessities helps to keep them going strong! As One Trinity, we support the resources that enable excellence and access on and off-campus.  


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


The 1869 Challenge starts Wednesday, September 28 at 3:33 p.m. CDT and ends at 10:42 CDT on Thursday, September 29, which is exactly 1,869 minutes, all for Trinity.


For 1,869 minutes, we come together as One Trinity to provide vital resources that make the Trinity experience exceptional.


$5,000
1,869 seconds (31 minutes) for 31 Donors
Kay '63 and Kelsay '61 Meeks know it's still a great time to help Trinity students. They're challenging 31 MORE alumni to make a gift before the end of the 1869 Challenge! We have 31 minutes to go! Let's do this!
31 / 31 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Parents of Alumni - This is for you!
Dr. Thomas Brown P'96 and Mrs. Susan Sober P'96, parents of alum Dr. David Brown '96, challenge fellow Parents of Alumni to make a gift to the fund of their choice. When we receive 25 gifts, they will unlock $5,000 in support of Trinity University students. P.S. Please send the giving link to your alum as well!
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$38,000
3,000 donors unlocks $38,000!
Trinity has been challenged to reach 3,000 donors to unlock an additional $38,000 gift.
3,000 / 3,000 Donors
Completed
$1,869
BONUS Challenge for Swimming & Diving
If Swimming and Diving can secure 25 more donors they will unlock an additional $1,869.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,000
200 Donors to the Trinity Fund
An anonymous alumna will give $2000 to the Trinity Fund when 200 donors give to the Trinity Fund.
200 / 200 Donors
Completed
$10,000
Sweetheart Challenge (Alums married to Alums)
If we get 150 donors (300 sweethearts), we unlock $10,000 from Kay '72 and Geary '70 Reamey. Select "Sweetheart-Alum married Alum" on the "Tell Us Who You Are" question to help meet this challenge!
150 / 150 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Necessity Fund Challenge
If 25 alumni support the Necessity Fund, Board of Trustee Ruth Agather will give $2,500 to the Fund. Trinity established the Necessity Fund in 2018 to provide first-year students with toiletries, linens, and essential items for day-to-day dorm living. Eligible students can opt-in, and the items will be waiting for them when they arrive at their residence hall on move-in day.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Summer Bridge Fund Challenge
If 25 alumni support the Summer Bridge Fund, Board of Trustee Ruth Agather will give $2,500 to the Fund. Since 2010, Trinity’s Summer Bridge FYE Program has given first-generation and underrepresented students a chance to come to campus early and transition to college life. These students begin their First Year Experience class and receive free housing, books, and meals during the program. They’re also introduced to the writing and time-management skills that are so critical to academic success.
25 / 25 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 1992 36
2 2002 36
3 2012 34
4 1997 31
5 2007 27
6 2017 25
7 1982 16
8 1987 15
9 1972 8
10 1977 6
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Current Parent Class Donor Challenge
Which Parent Class has the most #TigerPride? This challenge pits classes 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 against each other to see who has the most donors during the 1869 Challenge. The winning parent class will be announced on the TU Parents Facebook page and the TrinitE, plus the class will be highlighted during Fall Family Weekend.
Current Parents, what year is your student?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2026 156
2 2024 135
3 2025 124
4 2023 108
Ended
$15,000
Parents and Families-This Challenge is for YOU
Show your love for your student's favorite Trinity department, club, or sport. An anonymous current Trinity University Family will unlock $15,000 for student scholarships when 150 parents make a gift.
150 / 150 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 Student Orgs Donors
1 $500 Trinity University Mock Trial 106
2 $250 Black Student Union 94
3 $100 Japanese Culture Club 58
4 Trinity University Gaming Club 42
5 Trinity University Latino Association 33
6 Filipino Student Association 32
7 Catholic Student Association 30
8 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 27
9 First Time Offenders 19
10 PRIDE 17
11 Young Conservatives of Texas 14
12 The Hidden Opponent 11
13 African Student Association 11
14 Indigenous People's Club 10
15 TU Pro-Choice 10
16 Trinity University Film Club 8
17 Debate 7
18 Trinity Diversity Connection 7
19 Tigers for Life 7
20 Loon-E Crew 6
21 International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative 6
22 Trinity University Chapter of Partners in Health Engage 5
23 Society of Women Engineers 5
24 Student Ambassadors 5
25 Trinity University Players (TUPS) 5
26 Alpha Kappa Psi 5
27 Reformed University Fellowship 4
28 TU Science Olympiad Alumni Chapter 4
29 Vietnamese Student Association 4
30 Chinese Language & Culture Club 4
31 Swashbucklers 3
32 Eco Allies 3
33 Greek Council 3
34 UNICEF Trinity University 3
35 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 3
36 Alpha Phi Omega - Delta 2
37 Trinity University Forensics Society 2
38 Rotaract Club 2
39 Geology Club 2
40 Trinitonian 2
41 South Asian Student Association 2
42 Hillel 2
43 Trinity's Community Garden 2
44 Delta Sigma Pi 1
45 American Medical Student Association 1
46 American Sign Language Club 1
47 Entrepreneurship Club 1
48 TriniD&D 1
49 Fencing Club 1
50 Biology Club 1
51 Mu Phi Epsilon 1
52 Muslim Student Association 1
53 TigerThon 1
54 Trinity Women in Science and Technology 1
55 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1
56 Special Olympics College Club 1
57 Student Organizations - Area of Greatest Need 1
58 Student Programming Board 1
59 Tiger Stand Band 1
60 Omicron Delta Kappa 1
61 Prowlers Dance Team 1
62 Trinity University Archives Student Advocates 1
63 Trinity University Women in Computing 1
64 American Marketing Association 1
65 International Club 1
66 Trinity Bee Alliance 1
67 Active Minds 0
68 Alpha Epsilon Delta 0
69 Alpha Lambda Delta 0
70 American Institute of Chemical Engineers 0
71 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 0
72 Anthropology Society 0
73 Beta Gamma Sigma 0
74 Bullet Journal Club 0
75 Chemistry Club 0
76 Chess Club 0
77 Collegiate Texas Music Educators 0
78 Data Analytics Club 0
79 Dementia Friendly Trinity 0
80 English Club 0
81 Fellowship for Christian Athletes 0
82 First Generation Investors 0
83 German Honor Society 0
84 HOSA: Future Health Professionals 0
85 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 0
86 Italian Society 0
87 Mirage 0
88 Momentum 0
89 Phi Alpha Theta 0
90 Phi Beta Kappa 0
91 Phi Sigma Pi 0
92 Pi Kappa Alpha 0
93 Pi Kappa Lambda 0
94 Pi Sigma Alpha 0
95 Real Estate Club 0
96 Sigma Delta Pi 0
97 Sigma Gamma Epsilon 0
98 Sigma Iota Rho 0
99 Student Government Association 0
100 Swing Bums 0
101 The Contemporary at Trinity 0
102 The Trinity Review 0
103 Trinity Art Collective 0
104 Trinity Education Active Community Helpers (TEACH) 0
105 Trinity Philosophy Club 0
106 Trinity Pre-Law Society 0
107 Trinity University Accounting Association 0
108 Trinity University Game Development Club 0
109 TU Crochet & Knitting Club 0
110 TU Volunteer Action Community - TUVAC 0
111 TUFit: The Health Club 0
112 Wesley Foundation 0
113 Young Democratic Socialists of America 0
114 Young Life College 0
Ended
$5,000
TU Press Challenge
Trinity University Press is publishing a timely book entitled From the Sidelines to the Headlines: The Legacy of Women’s Sports at Trinity University. The book, which documents women’s collegiate sports since Trinity’s 1869 founding, honors those who originally fought for sports equity at Trinity and those who kept it alive. The narrative includes stories told by and about the women (and men) who paved this path, especially in the 50 years since Title IX, and features more than 100 photos and images. The author is former Tiger varsity athlete Betsy Gerhardt Pasley, a 1977 Trinity journalism graduate with 40 years of experience in writing and editing. Funds are needed to offset publication costs for this extensive book, and all donors will be acknowledged in various ways for their generosity. Alumna Jennifer Zinn ’09 will match every gift with $10 up to $5,000.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Art and Art History
An alumna from the class of 2001 will give $2,000 if 35 people give to Art and Art History.
Completed
$3,000
Classical Studies
An alumna from the class of 2001 and an alumnus from the Class of 2007 will give $3,000 if 55 donors give to Classical Studies.
55 / 55 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Engineering Department Match
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
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Greek Life- Fraternity- Most Donors
The 3 Fraternities with the most donors will each receive 25 standards points to be used this Fall or this Spring.
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity 46
2 Omega Phi Fraternity 41
3 Bengal Lancers Fraternity 40
4 Triniteer Fraternity 36
5 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity 26
6 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity 15
7 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity 9
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Greek Life- Most Donors
The Fraternity or Sorority with the most Unique Donors will win the honor of having LeeRoy the Tiger wear their jersey on Bid Day in January.
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority 160
2 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority 121
3 Spurs Sorority 75
4 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority 60
5 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity 46
6 Omega Phi Fraternity 41
7 Bengal Lancers Fraternity 40
8 Triniteer Fraternity 36
9 Zeta Chi Sorority 35
10 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority 29
11 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity 26
12 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity 15
13 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 13
14 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity 9
Ended
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Varsity Athletic- Student Roster Participation
CONGRATULATIONS VOLLEYBALL! The varsity sport with the highest % of student-athlete participation will receive an additional $1,000.
Current Students, are you a varsity athlete? If so, select your sport!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Cross Country 55
2 Swimming & Diving 42
3 Men's Basketball 21
4 Football 19
5 Volleyball 19
6 Track & Field 17
7 Softball 11
8 Men's Soccer 6
9 Baseball 5
10 Women's Tennis 3
11 Women's Basketball 3
12 Men's Tennis 1
13 Golf 1
Ended
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Varsity Athletics Challenge - Highest Dollar Amount
The varsity sport that raises the highest dollar amount will unlock an additional $1,500 from Trinity President Dr. Vanessa Beasley.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Swimming & Diving $35,375.40
2 Baseball $28,520.00
3 Football $16,055.00
4 Volleyball $13,436.00
5 Cross Country $12,099.00
6 Track & Field $9,025.00
7 Men's Soccer $6,325.22
8 Women's Tennis $5,030.66
9 Softball $4,560.22
10 Women's Basketball $3,660.00
11 Women's Soccer $3,595.00
12 Men's Basketball $3,200.23
13 Golf $2,675.00
14 Men's Tennis $2,275.00
Ended
$1,869
Baseball
When Baseball reaches 96 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
96 / 96 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Men's Basketball
When Men's Basketball reaches 50 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Men's Tennis
When Men's Tennis reaches 24 donors (2x their student roster), they will unlock an additional $1,869.
24 / 24 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Swimming and Diving
When Swimming and Diving reaches 86 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
86 / 86 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Volleyball
When Volleyball reaches 38 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
36 / 36 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Women's Soccer
When Women's Soccer reaches 62 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
Completed
$5,000
Don't hit the brakes!
Our strength is in our STREAK! Congratulations, Tiger Streak: YOU have unlocked an extra $38,000 for Trinity students—but don't hit the brakes just yet! Kay '63 and Kelsay '61 Meeks know it's still a great time to help Trinity students. They're challenging 10 MORE alumni to make a gift to the fund of their choice before the close of the 1869 Challenge to unlock $5,000 in support of our scholars. Race to the finish!
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Alumni Power Hour
Brian ' 97 and Kristie '98 Gibson will donate an additional $1,869 to Trinity if we can get 20 alumni donors to make a gift between 11:00 pm and midnight Central time.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$1,869
BONUS CHALLENGE- Cross Country
If Cross Country can get 25 more donors they will unlock an additional $1,869.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
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Young Alumni Challenge
Which young alumni class has the most heart? Class of '18, '19, 20, 21, or 22? The class that has the most donors will have $2500 follow the designation that has the most donors in that class. The second class will have $1500 will go toward the designation with the most donors and the third class will receive $1000 to follow the designation with the most donors. This challenge is sponsored by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Megan Mustain.
Alumni, what is your class year?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2022 59
2 2020 35
3 2021 35
4 2019 33
5 2018 27
Ended
$1,000
All in for ALE
Carl Leafstedt, Professor of Music and Co-Chair of Arts, Letters, and Enterprise Program, challenges 10 donors to make a gift to ALE and he will donate $1,000 to the program. All funds donated go to support paid student internships at San Antonio area nonprofits.
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Student Technology Fund Challenge
If 25 donors support the Student Technology Fund, Board of Trustee Ruth Agather will give $2,500 to the Fund. The Student Technology Fund provides eligible students with technology needs: laptop, headphones, WIFI hotspot, for example, which are critical for current college students to be successful in their day-to-day studies.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund Challenge
If 50 donors support the Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund, Board of Trustee Ruth Agather will give $5,000 to the Fund. The Raymond Judd Student Emergency Fund, named in honor of Chaplain Emeritus Rev. Raymond Judd ’56, helps students who are challenged to afford and access necessary resources for remote learning, housing, transportation, and basic needs, or those who face other difficulties. 100% of these funds are available to support our students through graduation or during the next step in their journey. Funding decisions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Chapel, Student Life, and Counseling Services staff.
Completed
$2,500
Student Accessibility Fund
Your donation helps guarantee that students have equitable access to all aspects of Trinity's campus by providing reasonable accommodations for all levels of physical and academic ability. If 25 donors support the Student Accessibility Fund, Board of Trustee Ruth Agather will give $2,500 to the Fund.
Completed
$3,000
Current Parents Challenge!!!
When 50 current parents donate to the fund of their choice, Adam and Maureen Anderson P'26 will give Trinity a $3,000 gift.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$16,000
Parent Council Challenge for Trinity Parents and Families
When 150 individual parents/guardians make a gift to the fund of their choice, the Trinity University Parent Council will donate $16,000 to Trinity University.
150 / 150 Donors
Completed
$1
Dean Brown's S'mores Challenge
Don’t forget to make your gift to the 1869 Challenge! You can give to anywhere on campus. The minimum gift is $5. BUT, if you make a gift of at least $5.22, you will be invited to Dean Brown’s S'mores Party on December 6th, 2022!
Completed
2
Match
KRTU Women in Jazz Matching Challenge
Double your impact thanks to KRTU supporter and TU alumnus, Ethan Smith '95, who will graciously match up to $1,000 for the support of Women in Jazz.
$1,000 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 Vanessa Beasley 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 Classical Studies – in memory of Corinne Pache 130
2 $1,500 Sociology and Anthropology for Donahue Award 63
3 $1,000 Chemistry 59
4 Engineering 46
5 History 22
6 Geosciences 21
7 Art and Art History 21
8 Psychology 17
9 Academic Affairs - Greatest Need 15
10 Communication 13
11 Computer Science 12
12 Biology 12
13 Economics 12
14 Religion 12
15 Music 11
16 Education 10
17 Neuroscience 10
18 Human Communication & Theater 8
19 Accounting 8
20 Theatre 6
21 Modern Languages and Literature 6
22 English 6
23 Environmental Studies department 6
24 School of Business - Dean's Fund for Excellence 5
25 Mathematics 5
26 Political Science 4
27 Urban Studies 4
28 Sport Management Student Fund 3
29 Physics & Astronomy 2
30 Dept. of Business Administration Discretionary 2
31 Health Care Administration 2
32 Entrepreneurship 2
33 Philosophy 2
Ended
$1,000
Chemistry
An alumna from the class of 2001 will give $1,000 if 40 donors give to Chemistry.
40 / 40 Donors
Completed
$7,000
Choral Challenge
Professor Emeritus Rich Butler, John Carver '74, Rex Smith '74, Gina Gaedke '89, Griffin Gaedke '20, Kelly Ranson '77, Chip Fournier '76, and Kenneth Koen '70 will donate $7,000 to Choral if we receive 70 donors to the Choral Fund.
70 / 70 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Entrepreneurship
An anonymous alumni donor will match dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, all gifts to the Entrepreneurship program.
$7,668 MATCHED
Ended
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Greek Life- Highest Dollar Amount
The Fraternity or Sorority who raises the most dollars during the 1869 Challenge will win free tacos at a club meeting delivered by LeeRoy the Tiger.
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Amount
1 Chi Delta Tau Fraternity $16,919.00
2 Bengal Lancers Fraternity $16,130.00
3 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority $15,149.44
4 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority $13,300.13
5 Spurs Sorority $12,041.90
6 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority $9,965.23
7 Omega Phi Fraternity $5,386.88
8 Triniteer Fraternity $5,115.00
9 Zeta Chi Sorority $3,130.00
10 Kappa Kappa Delta Fraternity $1,290.44
11 Iota Chi Rho Fraternity $1,210.00
12 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority $1,131.44
13 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority $1,005.00
14 Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity $798.38
Ended
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Greek Life- Sorority- Most Donors
The Top 3 Sororities with the most donors will each receive 25 standards points to be used this Fall or this Spring.
Were/are you a member of a Trinity fraternity or sorority? Let us know which one!
Rank Answer Donors
1 Gamma Chi Delta Sorority 160
2 Sigma Theta Tau Sorority 121
3 Spurs Sorority 75
4 Chi Beta Epsilon Sorority 60
5 Zeta Chi Sorority 35
6 Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority 29
7 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 13
Ended
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Varsity Athletics Alumni Participation Challenge
The Varsity sport with the highest overall alumni participation percentage will unlock an additional $5,000 from President Vanessa Beasley and alumni donors.
Alumni Varsity Athletes, which sport did you play?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Volleyball 71
2 Swimming & Diving 64
3 Track & Field 54
4 Football 53
5 Baseball 28
6 Men's Soccer 28
7 Cross Country 23
8 Women's Soccer 18
9 Golf 18
10 Women's Basketball 16
11 Men's Basketball 10
12 Softball 9
13 Men's Tennis 7
14 Women's Tennis 6
Ended
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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 $1,000 from Trinity President Dr. Vanessa Beasley.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $1,000 Swimming & Diving 284
2 Football 145
3 Volleyball 143
4 Track & Field 141
5 Cross Country 139
6 Baseball 111
7 Men's Soccer 102
8 Softball 75
9 Men's Basketball 51
10 Women's Tennis 33
11 Men's Tennis 24
12 Women's Basketball 22
13 Women's Soccer 22
14 Golf 21
Ended
$1,869
Cross Country
When Cross Country reaches 84 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
84 / 84 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Men's Soccer
When Men's Soccer reaches 100 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Softball
When Softball reaches 50 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$1,869
Track and Field
When Track & Field reaches 192 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
Completed
$10,000
Volleyball $10,000 Challenge
Calling all Volleyball Fans. If Volleyball can raise $10,000 during this giving campaign, a current Volleyball Family will donate $10,000 to the program. Let's go Volleyball!
Completed
$1,869
Women's Tennis
When Women's Tennis reaches 24 donors (2x their student roster) they will unlock an additional $1,869.
24 / 24 Donors
Completed
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