Who can participate?
Anyone is welcome to donate to the 1869 Challenge! We are relying on the strength of our Trinity community—including alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends—to come together and make an impact on the lives of Trinity students.
Can I designate my gift?
Yes! You can designate your gift to any area of campus.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, it is!
What's the giving minimum?
The minimum gift is $5.
How does counting for the challenges and leaderboards work?
If you find it in your heart to support multiple areas across campus, thank you! However, we will make adjustments on the back end if we identify "ballot-stuffing" - a large number of small gifts made to a specific area to inflate the number of donors or donations. You will do more to support the areas you care about most by making your gift and then spreading the word to encourage others to join you.
If I send a check, will my gift be counted in the 1869 Challenge totals?
Checks received and processed on September 27 and 28 will be counted toward 1869 Challenge totals. The best way to ensure that your gift is counted in the 1869 Challenge totals is to give online at givingday.trinity.edu or 210-999-7415.
I would like to give through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF); what do I do?
If you would like to give through a donor-advised fund, please contact the institution where your DAF is managed to set up your gift. For your DAF gift to be counted toward the 1869 Challenge please send an email to Trinity’s Office of Annual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org to alert them to the incoming gift. In the email, please indicate your name, the gift amount, the designation you are giving to, and that you wish to have it count toward the 1869 Challenge.
I’m celebrating a reunion year. How do I ensure my gift counts toward my class’ Reunion Giving totals?
Congratulations on your reunion milestone. When you make your gift, make sure you indicate you are a Trinity alum and choose your class year in the drop down. The ten reunion classes also have a leaderboard so you can track your class’ progress there.
Does my name have to appear on the Donor Wall?
No. You may opt out by choosing to make your gift anonymously so that your name will not appear. Alternatively, there is an option for you to choose to keep your gift amount anonymous but still display your name. Please note, though, that the default is to list both your name and gift amount.
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