$ 631,951 raised 1,571 gifts
Blue Demon Challenge

The Blue Demon Challenge is DePaul University's day of giving, when alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff come together to give back—and this year, our Challenge is bigger than ever!

 

Your gift of any size can help us get one step closer to reaching our biggest goal yet: raising $1,000,000 today!

 

The Challenge: $1,000,000 in 24 hours!

The Goal: Harness the power of the DePaul community to make this the biggest Blue Demon Challenge ever! 

How YOU Can Help!

1) Make a gift to any area at DePaul you care about most!

2) Be a Blue Demon Challenge ambassador (Visit the ambassador page to sign up!)

3) Let others know about the Challenge! Send an email, text a friend, or post to social media directing your network to challenge.depaul.edu. Tag your posts with #BlueDemonChallenge 

Why DIBS Gives
1 hour ago

DIBS took a break from celebrating his 21st birthday to stop by the Blue Demon Challenge table in the DePaul Student Center in Lincoln Park!

 

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Bonus Challenge: Fund for Women's Basketball
2 hours ago

There's lots of support for the DePaul Blue Demons Women's Basketball team today!

50 donors have directed their gift to the Fund for Women's Basketball and have unlocked $12,500 from Adrian Collins (EDU '71)

With over nine hours to go, two anonymous donors have stepped forward to issue another challenge: if an additional 50 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Women's Basketball, they'll give an additional $12,500! 

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#BlueDemonChallenge Donors from Across the Country
Rank State Donors
1 IL 1190
2 CA 45
3 IN 20
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BONUS Challenge for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund
$20,000
BONUS Challenge for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Bonus challenge! DePaul alumna and Board of Trustee member Sasha Gerritson was so inspired by the response to Bill Kusack (MBA '78)'s challenge that she wants to keep the momentum going. If an additional 75 donors designate their gift to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, she will give $20,000!
70 / 75 Gifts
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BONUS Challenge for The Theatre School
$5,000
BONUS Challenge for The Theatre School
Bonus Challenge! If an additional 25 donors designate their gift to The Theatre School, Scott Ellis (THE '78) will give an additional $5,000!
20 / 25 Gifts
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BONUS Scholarship Challenge!
$10,000
BONUS Scholarship Challenge!
If 30 donors direct their gift to the General Scholarship Fund, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $10,000!
5 / 30 Gifts
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Reach to 750!
$25,000
Reach to 750!
Jerry Rich, Keith Rich, and Rich Harvest Farms have another challenge for the DePaul Athletics community! If Athletics receives a total of 750 gifts (that's about another 250!) they will give an additional $25,000!
406 / 640 Gifts
$5,000
BONUS Double Demon Donor Challenge
Unlocked! An additional 25 Double Demons made a gift and unlocked an additional $5,000!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
BONUS Faculty and Staff Donor Challenge
Unlocked! $5,000 from an anonymous donor!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Fresh Powder Power Hour
Unlocked! 200 gifts unlocked $50,000 from Mike (BUS '84) and Kristen Chirillo!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Brrright and Early Challenge
Unlocked! $25,000 from a couple who wishes to remain anonymous.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
BONUS Athletics Challenge!
Unlocked! $25,000 for Athletics from Bruce Huey (BUS '74, MST '78).
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
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General Scholarship Fund
2
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General Scholarship Fund
Every gift to the General Scholarship Fund will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
$10,136 MATCHED
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50 States Challenge
Event
50 States Challenge
50 States = $50,000! If DePaul receives a gift from all 50 states, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $50,000 to create an endowed scholarship.
$25,000
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Unlocked! $25,000 for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund from Life Trustee Bill Kusack (MBA '78).
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Double Demon Donor Challenge
Unlocked! 50 Double Demons made a gift and unlocked $10,000 from an anonymous donor.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Faculty & Staff Donor Challenge
Unlocked! 300 DePaul faculty and staff gave and unlocked $20,000 from an anonymous CDM faculty member!
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Parent Donor Challenge
Unlocked! 150 parents gave to unlock $50,000 to support service learning initiatives from the Napolitano family.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
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Student Donor Challenge
$25,000
Student Donor Challenge
If 150 DePaul students make a gift, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $25,000 to scholarships.
134 / 150 Gifts
$10,000
Young Alumni Donor Challenge
Unlocked! 75 Young Alumni gave and unlocked an additional $10,000 from an anonymous donor.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
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Fund for the Career Center
2
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Fund for the Career Center
Every gift to the Fund for the Career Center will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $6,000 by Janice Newman.
$230 MATCHED
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DePaul Emeritus Society Scholarship
$7,500
DePaul Emeritus Society Scholarship
If 20 donors make a gift to the DePaul Emeritus Society Scholarship Fund, members of the DePaul Emeritus Society Steering Committee will contribute an additional $7,500!
11 / 20 Gifts
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Richard H. Driehaus College of Business
$100,000
Richard H. Driehaus College of Business
If 250 donors make a gift to any fund supporting the Driehaus College of Business, Arnie Karr (BUS '53) will contribute $100,000 to create the Arnold & Patricia Karr Endowed Hospitality Scholarship!
168 / 250 Gifts
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Richard H. Driehaus College of Business Scholarship Fund
2
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Richard H. Driehaus College of Business Scholarship Fund
All gifts to the Richard H. Driehaus College of Business Scholarship Fund will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000 by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
$1,475 MATCHED
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School of Accountancy & MIS
$20,000
School of Accountancy & MIS
If 75 donors make a gift to the School of Accountancy & MIS, an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous will contribute $20,000 to an Accountancy scholarship.
69 / 75 Gifts
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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
2
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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
Every gift to the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000, by Legal and General Investment Management America (LGIMA).
$335 MATCHED
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RSM Endowed Faculty Fellowship
2
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RSM Endowed Faculty Fellowship
Every gift made during the Blue Demon Challenge to the RSM Endowed Faculty Fellowship Fund from RSM employees will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 by the RSM Foundation.
$31,155 MATCHED
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College of Communication
$10,000
College of Communication
If 60 donors make a gift to the College of Communication, Dean's Advisory Council member and alum Arbin Smith (MA '00) and his wife Celeste will contribute $10,000 to create a scholarship.
58 / 60 Gifts
$50,000
College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM)
Unlocked! $50,000 for CDM from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
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College of Education
$15,000
College of Education
If 75 donors direct their gift to the College of Education, a parent who wishes to remain anonymous will give $15,000 to the college.
42 / 75 Gifts
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College of Law
$50,000
College of Law
If 125 donors direct their gift to the College of Law, Adria Mossing (JD '88) and Mossing & Navarre, LLC will give $50,000 to the college.
117 / 125 Gifts
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Public Interest Law Association Summer Fellowships
2
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Public Interest Law Association Summer Fellowships
Every gift to the Public Interest Law Summer Fellows Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 by alumna Noelle Brennan (JD '95)!
$1,165 MATCHED
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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
$40,000
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
If 100 donors designate their gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS), the LAS Advisory Board will give $40,000 to the college.
81 / 100 Gifts
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College of Science and Health
$20,000
College of Science and Health
If 75 donors designate their gift to the College of Science and Health, members of the College of Science and Health Advisory Council will give an additional $20,000!
72 / 75 Gifts
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School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)
$1,000
School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)
If 50 individuals direct their gift to any area of the school, Sean Conlon (SCPS '16) will give $1,000.
28 / 50 Gifts
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School of Music
$50,000
School of Music
If 50 people make a gift to the School of Music, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $50,000!
19 / 50 Gifts
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School of Music Jazz Program
2
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School of Music Jazz Program
Every gift to the Fund for the Jazz Program will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
$50 MATCHED
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DePaul Opera Theatre Endowment
2
Match
DePaul Opera Theatre Endowment
Every gift to the DePaul Opera Theatre Endowment will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
$0 MATCHED
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Betty Kaufmann Endowed Scholarship for Men's Golf
$37,500
Betty Kaufmann Endowed Scholarship for Men's Golf
If 35 donors designate their gifts to the Betty Kaufmann Endowed Scholarship for Men's Golf, Geoff & Linda Hirt and Fred & Jan Shipley will contribute an additional $37,500!
17 / 35 Gifts
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Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship
$10,000
Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship
If 30 donors designate their gift to the Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship, Kurt (BUS '84, MST '85) and Michelle Roderich will contribute an additional $10,000!
14 / 30 Gifts
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Don Amidei Endowed Scholarship for Track & Field and Cross Country
$7,500
Don Amidei Endowed Scholarship for Track & Field and Cross Country
If 25 donors designate their gift to the Don Amidei Endowed Scholarship for Track & Field and Cross Country, William (LAS '68, MA '72) and Kathy Drennan will contribute an additional $7,500!
14 / 25 Gifts
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Edward J. Fellin, CPA Endowed Scholarship
$10,000
Edward J. Fellin, CPA Endowed Scholarship
If 20 donors direct their gift to the Edward J. Fellin, CPA Endowed Scholarship, Edward J. Fellin (BUS '80) will give an additional $10,000!
8 / 20 Gifts
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Fund for Men's Basketball
$12,500
Fund for Men's Basketball
If 50 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Men's Basketball, Adrian Collins (EDU '71) will contribute an additional $12,500!
49 / 50 Gifts
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Fund for Men's Golf
$12,500
Fund for Men's Golf
If 25 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Men's Golf, Ron (BUS '83) and Laura Griggs will contribute an additional $12,500!
17 / 25 Gifts
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Fund for the Spirit Squad
$5,000
Fund for the Spirit Squad
If 35 donors designate their gift to the Fund for the Spirit Squad, Joni Phillips (CSH '82) will give an additional $5,000!
20 / 35 Gifts
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Fund for Men's Tennis
$2,500
Fund for Men's Tennis
If 20 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Men's Tennis, Tom (EDU '71, LAS MA '74) and Beth Kersten will contribute an additional $2,500.
13 / 20 Gifts
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Herklotz Letterwinners Plaza Endowment
$25,000
Herklotz Letterwinners Plaza Endowment
If 100 donors make a gift to the Herklotz Letterwinners Plaza Endowment Fund, former parent Chris Christenson will give $25,000!
4 / 100 Gifts
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Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Endowed Scholarship
$12,500
Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Endowed Scholarship
If 25 donors designate their gift to the Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Endowed Scholarship, David Cherry and Paula Twilling will contribute an additional $12,500!
10 / 25 Gifts
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Spirit of DePaul Scholarship
$10,000
Spirit of DePaul Scholarship
If 30 donors make a gift to the Spirit of DePaul Athletics Scholarship, Bruce Huey (BUS '74, MST '78) will give $10,000!
7 / 30 Gifts
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BONUS Challenge for the Fund for Women's Basketball
$12,500
BONUS Challenge for the Fund for Women's Basketball
Bonus challenge! If an additional 50 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Women's Basketball, two anonymous donors will give an additional $12,500!
39 / 50 Gifts
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Spread the Word Challenge!
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Spread the Word Challenge!
Help spread the word about the Blue Demon Challenge! If posts from the @depaulalumni or @DPUfuturealumni social media accounts are shared 100 times, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $5,000!
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