$ 526,364 raised 2,899 gifts
Trinity University 1869 Challenge

Give Where It Matters To You

 

The 1869 Challenge is your chance to give where it matters to you. For 1,869 minutes (or 31 hours), Tiger alumni, families, faculty, staff, students, and friends will join together to impact the University in a big way. Choose the area that means the most to you at Trinity, whether that’s sorority and fraternity life, music, athletics, scholarships, or anything in between! This is your opportunity to support Trinity through the areas that you’re passionate about.

The 1869 Challenge takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. to Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. All gifts made during this time period will count toward the Challenge. This year, we are setting our sights high with a record-setting goal of 1,869 gifts! If we reach this goal, we will unlock an additional $50,000 from anonymous donors for scholarships. Every gift counts toward this goal, regardless of the amount.

Each Tiger's journey is unique, and your gift should reflect that. So, give where it matters most to you at Trinity, and help us make this day a historic success.

We did it!
3 days ago

Our collective community has raised more than half a million dollars! What happened in the last 31 hours was beyond our wildest dreams. We should have known that our Trinity alumni have no ceiling! With more than 2,800 gifts, you helped Trinity shatter two challenges–unlocking $70,180 for student scholarships and more than $500,000 to benefit the areas that matter most to you at Trinity!

 

No matter where you are in the world, you’re connected to your Trinity network for life and in these last 31 hours the strength of that Trinity network showed. Every gift makes a difference. For Trinity students and alumni, and the entire Trinity community, nothing is out of reach.

 

From the Klaudia and Paul Brace (Trinity parents of a 2020 Tiger) challenge to the Dean Tuttle in the Tower student challenge to the Howland, Eggen, and Pitts Fellowship for student summer research, you climbed higher than ever to make a life-changing impact for students and for Trinity that will leave its mark for years to come.

 

Nothing is out of reach
4 days ago

Keep the momentum going for Trinity students!

 

You helped Trinity shatter two challenges in under 25 hours- unlocking $70,180 for student scholarships! All around the world, Tigers showed their commitment to excellence, but we know that for Trinity students and alumni, nothing is out of reach.

 

How high can we climb for Trinity? #MakingHistory  #1869Challenge

 

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TURN YOUR STATE TRINITY MAROON!
Rank State Donors
1 TX 1712
2 CA 163
3 AL 55
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NEW Parent Challenge!!!!!
Anonymous Trinity parents have generously offered up to $10,000 for scholarships when other parents make a gift to an area of their choice.
$10,000 MATCHED
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$1,000
Honoring Dr. Coleen Grissom
To celebrate Dr. Coleen Grissom's 58 years on Trinity's campus before she retires, make a gift of $58 or more to the Coleen Grissom Endowed Scholarship Fund. If we can get 58 donors who give $58 or more, an anonymous donor will give $1,000 to the scholarship!
58 / 58 Gifts
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$20,180
NEW CHALLENGE!!!!!!
We're on a roll! We’ve unlocked $50,000 for student scholarships! NOW, let’s overachieve for Trinity! If we reach 2,018 gifts, we will get an additional $20,180 for scholarships. Show your #TigerPride and give where it matters to you!
2,018 / 2,018 Gifts
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Academic Department 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 Academic Department Challenge Gifts
1 $2,500 Coleen Grissom Scholarship Fund- English 164
2 $1,500 Michael Kearl Scholarship (Sociology & Anthropology) 63
3 $1,000 Howland, Eggen & Pitts Fund 49
4 Classical Studies 48
5 Engineering 26
6 Geosciences 26
7 Music 23
8 Communication 18
9 Psychology 17
10 Chemistry 16
11 Education 16
12 Human Communication & Theatre 16
13 Biology 14
14 Art and Art History 13
15 Accounting 12
16 History 12
17 Entrepreneurship 11
18 Mathematics 11
19 Economics 10
20 Physics & Astronomy 7
21 Dept. of Business Administration 6
22 Political Science 5
23 Modern Languages and Literature 5
24 Health Care Administration 3
25 Neuroscience 3
26 School of Business 2
27 Sports Management 2
28 Philosophy 1
29 Religion 1
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Parent Support
Klaudia and Paul Brace (Trinity parents of a 2020 Tiger) have generously offered up to $10,000 for scholarships when other parents make a gift to an area of their choice.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Michael C. Kearl Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Sociologists
An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar every gift made to the Michael C. Kearl Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Sociologists up to $7,000. This Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Kearl's 37-year career at Trinity and his time and commitment advising and teaching more than 5,000 Trinity students.
$6,219 MATCHED
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Howland, Eggen, and Pitts Fellowship for student summer research
$1 for $1 up to $10,000! Honoring Computer Science professors Dr. John Howland, Dr. Maurice Eggen and Dr. Gerald Pitts, this fund was created to help Computer Science students pursue summer research during their undergraduate education. Such experiences allow students to work closely with faculty on a one-to-one basis, while learning the basics of conducting a formal research study, and breaking new ground in the field of computer science.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2
Dean Tuttle in the Tower!!
For every gift a student makes, Dean Tuttle will be in the Murchison Tower for a minute. Once we receive 60 gifts, Dean Tuttle will begin his stay.
240 / 240 Gifts
Completed
$1
Tuttle Overnight in the Tower!!
If we raise $1,500 from students, Dean Tuttle has agreed to spend the night in Murchison Tower!!!!
$1,500 / $1,500 Raised
Completed
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Varsity Athletics Competition
The Varsity sport that surpasses their goal by the highest percentage will receive an additional $3,000 from some superfans!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Volleyball $19,261.00
2 Men's Soccer $15,955.60
3 Football $15,236.50
4 Baseball $9,505.20
5 Softball $8,693.00
6 Swimming $6,569.88
7 Track and Field $6,526.00
8 Men's Tennis $6,150.00
9 Cross Country $5,385.00
10 Men's Basketball $4,860.00
11 Women's Tennis $3,860.00
12 Women's Soccer $3,471.33
13 Men's Golf $2,805.00
14 Women's Basketball $2,655.00
15 Women's Golf $1,240.00
16 Diving $136.00
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Student Organization Giving Challenge
The Student Organization that receives the most gifts will receive an additional $500 gift!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $500 Tigers for Liberty 271
2 Mock Trial Club 215
3 Loon-E Crew 56
4 Tigers for Life 37
5 Catholic Student Association 21
6 Student Ambassadors 18
7 The Contemporary 14
8 Black Student Union 4
9 Black Male Leadership Initiative 3
10 Greek Council 3
11 Omricon Delta Kappa 3
12 Trinity Women in Science and Technology 2
13 TU Latino Association 2
14 TU Players 2
15 Swashbucklers 2
16 Jewish Student Associatiopn 2
17 Filipino Student Association 2
18 PRIDE 2
19 Reformed University Fellowship 2
20 African Student Association 1
21 Committee on Campus Publications 1
22 Italian Society 1
23 Society of Physics Students 1
24 Alpha Kappa Psi 1
25 Fencing Club 1
26 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 1
27 Chess Club 1
28 Chinese Culture Club 1
29 Collegiate Texas Music Educators 1
30 Phi Sigma Pi 1
31 Rotaract Club 1
32 Sigma Iota Rho 1
33 Trinity Bee Alliance 1
34 Trinity Progressives 1
35 TUVAC 1
36 Vietnamese Student Association 1
37 Prowlers Dance Team 1
38 Geology Club 1
39 YoungLife College 1
40 Delta Sigma Pi 1
41 Mu Phi Epsilon 1
42 Trinity University Gaming 1
43 Alpha Epsilon Delta 0
44 Alpha Lambda Delta 0
45 American Institute of Chemical Engineers 0
46 American Medical Student Association 0
47 American Sign Language Club 0
48 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 0
49 Anthropology Society 0
50 Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 0
51 Association of Computing Machinery 0
52 Beta Gamma Sigma 0
53 Chemistry Club 0
54 Choral Excellence Fund 0
55 Eco Allies 0
56 English Club 0
57 Entrepreneurship Club 0
58 Fellowship for Christian Athletes 0
59 First Time Offenders 0
60 German Honor Society 0
61 Global Health Initiative 0
62 Graduate Student Association 0
63 International Club 0
64 International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative 0
65 Japanese Culture Club 0
66 Knitting Club 0
67 Momentum 0
68 Muslim Student Association 0
69 National Association of Collegiate Scholars 0
70 Neuroscience Club 0
71 Phi Alpha Theta 0
72 Phi Beta Kappa 0
73 Pi Kappa Alpha 0
74 Pi Kappa Lambda 0
75 Pi Sigma Alpha 0
76 Sigma Delta Pi 0
77 Sigma Gamma Epsilon 0
78 Society of Women Engineers 0
79 South Asian Student Association 0
80 Student Athlete Advisory Council 0
81 Student Programming Board 0
82 Student Government Association 0
83 Swing Bums 0
84 TEDxTrinityUniversity 0
85 Tiger Stand Band 0
86 Tiger Table Tennis 0
87 TigerThon 0
88 Trinity Art Collective 0
89 Trinity Diversity Connection 0
90 Trinity Philosophy Club 0
91 Trinity Pre-Law Society 0
92 TUFit: The Health Club 0
93 United Methodist Student Movement 0
94 Women in Computing 0
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We can do this!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Student Organizations 684
2 Greatest Need - Trinity Fund 472
3 Academics 352
4 Student Scholarships 183
5 Coleen Grissom Endowed Scholarship Fund 164
6 Football 119
7 Volleyball 96
8 Men's Soccer 77
9 Swimming 76
10 Track and Field 64
11 Michael Kearl Endowed Scholarship Fund 63
12 Women's Soccer 58
13 Cross Country 57
14 Howland, Eggen and Pitts Student Research 49
15 Baseball 46
16 Other Student Activities 45
17 Men's Basketball 44
18 Greatest Need - Parents Fund 43
19 Men's Tennis 36
20 Women's Tennis 36
21 Greek Council 36
22 Softball 33
23 Women's Basketball 27
24 Club Sports & Recreation 26
25 HCAD Annual Fund 25
26 Bell Center Operations - Student Staff 24
27 KRTU 21
28 Other Campus Areas 19
29 Men's Golf 16
30 Athletic Trainer Discretionary 12
31 Centers 11
32 Diving 11
33 TU Press 10
34 Women's Golf 9
35 Fund for Athletic Excellence 5
36 Equipment Room 0
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