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Giving Day Challenges

Pre-Fordham Giving Day Challenge

Ramses Challenge
$1,000

Did you get your Ramses cut-out in the mail? (You can print him out, too!) Snap a photo of Ramses in action and share it on social media with #FordhamGivingDay and tagging Fordham. If Ramses chooses your picture as one of his favorites, $1,000 will be donated to Fordham in your honor. Thank you to Mo Osman, FCRH '14 for sponsoring this challenge!

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Day-Long Fordham Giving Day Challenges

Big Giving Day Challenge
$50,000
If 1,841 people give today, Trustee Darlene Luccio Jordan, FCRH ’89, and Gerald R. Jordan will donate $50,000 towards scholarships and financial aid!

FCRH Challenge
$25,000
Jim Buckman, FCRH ’66, PAR, and Nancy Buckman, PAR, will match all gifts to the Fordham College at Rose Hill Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000!

Gabelli School of Business Challenge
$25,000
The Gabelli School of Business is celebrating its 100th birthday! To celebrate the next 100 years, Chris Fitzmaurice, GABELLI ’84, will contribute $25,000 if 200 people give to the Gabelli Fund.

FCLC Challenge
$15,000
The first $15,000 donated to the Fordham College at Lincoln Center Fund will be matched—up to $15,000! Special thanks to Brian and Kathleen MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR.

Thomas More College Challenge
$10,000
Patricia Ann McDonough, TMC ’69, will give $10,000 if 15 people support the Thomas More Scholarship Fund!

Thomas More College Challenge
$10,000
Gail Weinheimer, TMC ’68, will match all gifts to the Thomas More Scholarship Fund up to $10,000!

GSAS Challenge
$13,500
If at least 35 people make a donation (of any size!) to the GSAS Fund, Donna Smolens, FCRH ’79, GSAS ’81, will contribute an additional $13,500!

Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance
$10,000
If at least 25 people support the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Scholarship Fund, Patricia Dugan-Perlmuth, FCLC ’79, will contribute $10,000!

FUAA Challenge
$10,000
For every alum who donates on Fordham Giving Day, the Fordham University Alumni Association Board will contribute $10. Let's get to 1,000 alumni donors so we can unlock the FUAA Board's full $10,000 challenge!

Parent Challenge
$5,000
If 250 Fordham parents donate on Giving Day, Michael Emerson and Kathryn Naassan, PAR ’20, will donate $5,000

FCRH Challenge
$5,000
If 200 donors contribute to the Fordham College at Rose Hill Fund, $5,000 will be unlocked! Special thanks to Robert Duggan, FCRH ’00, and Barbara Duggan, GABELLI ’99, for sponsoring this challenge.

GSS Challenge
$5,000
Calling all GSS alumni! If at least 25 donors contribute to the Graduate School of Social Services, Brian and Kathleen MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR, will contribute $5,000.

GRE Challenge
$5,000
We need at least 25 donors to give to the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Fund so that we can unlock $5,000! Thank you to Brian and Kathleen MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR, for generously sponsoring this challenge.

GSE Challenge
$5,000
Calling all GSE alumni! If at least 25 donors contribute to the Graduate School of Education Fund, Brian and Kathleen MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR, will contribute $5,000.

PCS Challenge
$5,000
Brian and Kathleen MacLean, FCRH ’75, PAR, will donate $5,000 if 15 people contribute to the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Fund!

FCLC Challenge
$2,500
If 75 people donate to the Fordham College at Lincoln Center Fund, Tyler Martins, FCLC ’15, and Anitra Singh, FCLC ’15, will donate $2,500.

Class of 2020 Challenge
$2,020
If 50 students or parents from the Class of 2020 make a gift, Brendan O'Grady, GABELLI ’13, will donate $2,020 in honor of this visionary class!

Recent Graduate Challenge
$2,013
If 213 alumni from the Classes of 2009 through 2018 make a gift, Morgan Vazquez, FCRH ’13, will contribute $2,013!

FCLC Honors Program
$1,500
If 15 donors contribute to the Fordham College at Lincoln Center Honors Program, an anonymous donor will contribute $1,500!

FCRH Honors Program
$1,000
If at least 30 people donate to the Fordham College Rose Hill Honors Program, Michael Sodaro, FCRH '67, will make an additional gift of $1,000!

Social Media Giving Day Challenges

Student Club Challenge #1
$250
Calling all student clubs! The approved club that receives the most gifts—no matter the amount—will earn $250.

Student Club Challenge #2
$250
Student orgs, the spotlight is on you! Post a student club group photo using #FordhamGivingDay and your organization could win $250!

Spirited Selfie Challenge
$250
Time to show your Fordham spirit! Share a photo of yourself donning your best maroon-and-white gear. Ramses will pick one lucky poster and give $250 toward the Fordham cause of their choice. Make sure to use #FordhamGivingDay.

Cap and Gown Challenge
$250
Dig up your favorite Fordham graduation photos and share them using #FordhamGivingDay. Ramses will pick one lucky photo to win $250 towards the Fordham cause of their choice.

Fordham Ramily Challenge
$250
Did you meet your BFF or significant other at Fordham? Share a photo of you and your Fordham Ramily using #FordhamGivingDay and note the area of Fordham you’d like to receive $250. Ramses will choose a winner!

All Things Cute Challenge
$250
Share a photo of your baby—or fur baby—in Fordham gear, including #FordhamGivingDay and the area of the University that matters most to you. One post will earn an extra $250 for their cause!

Proud Parent Challenge
$250
Parents: Post a picture of you and your future Fordham grad! Be sure to tag #FordhamGivingDay and your favorite Fordham cause. If your photo is Ramses’ favorite, he’ll donate $250 toward that program.

Campus Beauty Challenge
$250
Post your favorite picture of the Fordham campus with #FordhamGivingDay. Make sure to mention your favorite Fordham cause in the caption—one person will earn an extra $250 for their program of choice!