WE DID IT!

Congratulations, DePaul family! Together, we made this the BIGGEST Blue Demon Challenge in DePaul history.

 

Keep the momentum going! Make your gift at give.depaul.edu/bdc

 

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 

An amazing 24 hours for DePaul University
Jan 24, 2020

Congratulations, DePaul community and thank you so much for your generosity.

Together, we made this the biggest Blue Demon Challenge in DePaul history. We blew past our goal and raised over $2,000,000! This is what our community accomplished:

  • We created a new endowed scholarship by making gifts from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • We unlocked $150,000 during three “power hours.” During the Brrright and Early Power Hour from 8 – 9 a.m., DePaul received a gift every 20 seconds.
  • We unlocked challenges for all 10 schools and colleges. We unlocked over 10 challenges for DePaul Athletics.
  • We made #BlueDemonChallenge trend on Twitter in Illinois.

Most importantly, we supported the people, places and causes at DePaul that matter most. While the Blue Demon Challenge may only be 24 hours, the impact will be felt for years to come. 

 

With our tremendous thanks,

The Blue Demon Challenge Team

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Closing Time
Jan 24, 2020

What a day, Blue Demons!

Your Blue Demon Challenge team is in awe at today's results.

Time to shut down the Challenge HQ for the night. We'll be back with a recap tomorrow. 

 

#BlueDemonChallenge Donors from Across the Country
Rank State Donors
1 IL 1771
2 CA 63
3 IN 37
2
Match
Keep the Blue Demon Challenge Going!
Matched! An anonymous Board of Trustee member was so inspired by the DePaul community today they matched $200,000 of gifts after $1,000,000!
$200,000 MATCHED
Completed
$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
$20,000
BONUS Challenge for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Unlocked! An additional $20,000 from DePaul alumna and Board of Trustee member Sasha Gerritson.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
BONUS Faculty and Staff Donor Challenge
Unlocked! $5,000 from an anonymous donor!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
BONUS Challenge for The Theatre School
Unlocked! $5,000 for Theatre from Scott Ellis (THE '78).
25 / 25 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
$10,000
BONUS Scholarship Challenge!
Unlocked! $10,000 from an anonymous donor.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Rise to 750!
Unlocked! $25,000 from Jerry Rich, Keith Rich, and Rich Harvest Farms for DePaul Athletics
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$75,000
There's sNOw place like DePaul Challenge!
Unlocked! 200 donors know there's sNOw place like DePaul and unlocked $75,000 for DePaul.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Netflix and Give
Unlocked! 200 gifts unlocked an additional $20,000!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Are You Still Watching?
Unlocked! $15,000 for DePaul from an anonymous night owl.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Brrright and Early Challenge
Unlocked! $25,000 from a couple who wishes to remain anonymous.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
BONUS Challenge for the Fund for Men's Tennis
Unlocked! $5,000 for the Fund for Men's Tennis from Rick Velasco (CDM '83).
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
BONUS Athletics Challenge!
Unlocked! $25,000 for Athletics from Bruce Huey (BUS '74, MST '78).
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
General Scholarship Fund
Matched! $25,000 for the General Scholarship Fund from an anonymous donor.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
Success!
50 States Challenge
Unlocked! $50,000 for scholarships thanks to donors from all 50 states.
Completed
$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
$25,000
Student Donor Challenge
Unlocked! 150 DePaul students gave and unlocked $25,000 for scholarships from an anonymous donor.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$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
2
Match
Fund for the Career Center
Matched! $6,000 for the Fund for the Career Center by Janice Newman.
$285 MATCHED
Ended
$7,500
DePaul Emeritus Society Scholarship
Unlocked! $7,500 for the DePaul Emeritus Society Scholarship Fund!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Richard H. Driehaus College of Business
Unlocked! $100,000 for the College of Business from Arnie Karr (BUS '53).
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Richard H. Driehaus College of Business Scholarship Fund
Matched! $20,000 for the Richard H. Driehaus College of Business Scholarship Fund from an anonymous donor.
$2,661 MATCHED
Ended
$20,000
School of Accountancy & MIS
Unlocked! $20,000 to an Accountancy scholarship from an anonymous donor.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
Matched! $20,000 for the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center from LGIMA.
$1,520 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
RSM Endowed Faculty Fellowship
Matched! $50,000 to the RSM Endowed Faculty Fellowship Fund from the RSM Foundation.
$50,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
College of Communication
Unlocked! $10,000 for the College of Communication from Arbin (MA '00) and Celeste Smith.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$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
$15,000
College of Education
Unlocked! $15,000 for the College of Education from an anonymous parent.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
College of Law
Unlocked! $50,000 for the College of Law from Adria Mossing (JD '88) and Mossing & Navarre, LLC.
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Public Interest Law Association Summer Fellowships
Matched! $2,500 for Public Interest Summer Fellows from Noelle Brennan (JD '95)!
$2,145 MATCHED
Ended
$40,000
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Unlocked! $40,000 for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from the LAS Advisory Board.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
College of Science and Health
Unlocked! $20,000 from the College of Science and Health Advisory Council.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)
Unlocked! $1,000 for SCPS from Sean Conlon (SCPS '16).
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
School of Music
Unlocked! $50,000 for the School of Music from an anonymous donor.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
School of Music Jazz Program
Matched! An additional $10,000 for the School of Music Jazz Program from an anonymous donor.
$415 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
DePaul Opera Theatre Endowment
Matched! $10,000 for the DePaul Opera Theatre Endowment from an anonymous donor.
$210 MATCHED
Ended
$25,000
The Theatre School
Unlocked! $25,000 for The Theatre School from Exelon.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$40,000
Athletics
Unlocked! $40,000 for Athletics from Edward J. Fellin (BUS '80)!
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$37,500
Betty Kaufmann Endowed Scholarship for Men's Golf
Unlocked! $37,500 for the Betty Kaufmann Endowed Scholarship Fund from Geoff & Linda Hirt and Fred & Jan Shipley.
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship
Unlocked! $10,000 for the Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship from Kurt (BUS '84, MST '85) and Michelle Roderich.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
Don Amidei Endowed Scholarship for Track & Field and Cross Country
Unlocked! $7,500 for the Don Amidei Endowed Scholarship from William (LAS '68, MA '72) and Kathy Drennan.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Edward J. Fellin, CPA Endowed Scholarship
Unlocked! $10,000 for the Edward J. Fellin, CPA Endowed Scholarship from Edward J. Fellin (BUS '80)!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Fund for Men's Basketball
Unlocked! $12,500 for men's basketball from Adrian Collins (EDU '71)!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Fund for Women's Basketball
Unlocked! $12,500 for women's basketball from Adrian Collins (EDU '71)!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Fund for Men's Golf
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Men's Golf from Ron (BUS '83) and Laura Griggs.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Fund for the Spirit Squad
Unlocked! $5,000 for the Fund for the Spirit Squad from Joni Phillips (CSH' 82).
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Fund for Men's Tennis
Unlocked! $2,500 for Men's Tennis from Tom (EDU '71, LAS MA '74) and Beth Kersten.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Jarrod Jahnke Memorial Endowed Scholarship from David Cherry and Paula Twilling.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
BONUS Challenge for the Fund for Men's Basketball
Unlocked! An additional $12,500 for men's basketball from two anonymous donors.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
BONUS Challenge for the Fund for Women's Basketball
Unlocked! An additional $12,500 for women's basketball from two anonymous donors.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Spread the Word Challenge!
Unlocked! $5,000 thanks to 100 social shares.
Completed
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