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Giving Day Challenges

Day-Long Fordham Giving Day Challenges

Big Giving Day Challenge
$50,000
If 1,841 people donate, a group of Fordham Trustees will contribute $50,000!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge
$50,000
The Jesuits of Fordham will match all gifts to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000!

Center for Community Engaged Learning Challenge
$50,000
Gualberto Rodriguez III, FCRH ’95, and Neda Mowzoun will match all gifts to the Center for Community Engaged Learning, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000!

Fordham College at Rose Hill Challenge
$40,000
If 75 people make a donation (of any size!) to Fordham College at Rose Hill, Terence Begley, GABELLI '86, PAR, and Tracy O'Neill, FCRH '87, PAR, will contribute $40,000.

Alumni Challenge
$30,000
The Fordham College Alumni Association will contribute $30 for every alumnus/na who donates (regardless of their gift amount!), up to $30,000

Graduate School of Social Service Challenge
$25,000
If 25 people make a donation (of any size!) to the Graduate School of Social Service, Associate Dean and Professor Elaine Congress will contribute $25,000.

Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Scholarship Challenge
$10,000
Patricia Dugan Perlmuth, FCLC ’79, will match all gifts to a scholarship fund for students in the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance program, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.

Parent Challenge
$5,000
If 300 Fordham parents donate on Giving Day, Michael Emerson and Kathryn Naassan, PAR '20 '21, will donate $5,000

FCLC Challenge
$5,000
If 50 people make a donation (of any size!) to Fordham College Lincoln Center, Jack Kelly, FCLC ’80 LAW ’21 will contribute $5,000.

Gabelli Challenge
$5,000
An anonymous donor will match all gifts over $100 to the Gabelli School of Business, up to $5,000.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Challenge
$2,500
An anonymous donor will match all gifts made to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500.

Graduate School of Education Challenge
$2,000
If 20 people make a donation (of any size!) to the Graduate School of Education, Joseph M. Zito, Ed.D., FCRH '59, GSE '14 will contribute $2,000.

FCRH Honors Program Challenge
$2,000
If 35 people donate to the Fordham College at Rose Hill Honors Program, Michael Sodaro, FCRH ’67 and Joseph Rescigno, FCRH ’67, will contribute $2,000.

Veterans Academic Initiative Challenge
$1,000
Kiet Ton, GSS ’17 will match all gifts to the Veterans Academic Initiative, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000!

Student Club Challenge
$1,000
During Giving Day, students will log their volunteer hours to demonstrate the power of philanthropy and giving back. The club or organization whose members log the most volunteer hours will receive $1,000 from Morgan Vazquez, FCRH ’13!

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Challenge
$1,000
An anonymous donor will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, up to $1,000.

School for Professional and Continuing Studies Challenge
$1,000
An anonymous donor will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to the School for Professional and Continuing Studies, up to $1,000.

Social Media Challenge

Share your Fordham stories and images of impact, hope, opportunity–whatever makes you proud to be a Ram. Use the hashtag #FordhamGivingDay. When you do, your post may be one of 10 selected to award $200 toward a Fordham area most meaningful to you.

Share a story, a photo, or even a video, and remember to follow these rules to qualify:

  1. Make your post public.
  2. Use hashtag #FordhamGivingDay.