On Jan. 31, join us for the biggest Blue Demon Challenge ever!

The Blue Demon Challenge is a day when alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff come together to give back to DePaul University - and this year, our Challenge is bigger than ever! On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 your gift of any size can help us get one step closer to reaching our biggest goal ever – 2,000 donors in a single day!

 

This year, there are different challenges for each of the schools and colleges, as well as challenges for specific funds, departments and groups. More challenges will be added as we get closer to Jan. 31. All you have to do is give, and spread the word!

 

Join the DePaul community and help us reach our goal of 2,000 donors in a single day! 

 

Want to make your Blue Demon Challenge gift early? Visit give.depaul.edu/BDC, give today, and we’ll make sure your name is on the Donor Wall on Jan. 31.

 

The Challenge

2,000 donors on Thursday, Jan. 31

 

The Goal

Unlock gifts for the people and places at DePaul you care about most

 

How YOU Can Help!

Make a gift of any size on Thursday, Jan. 31

Let others know about the Challenge! Post to social media using challenge.depaul.edu and #BlueDemonChallenge.

#BlueDemonChallenge Donors from Across the Country
Rank State Donors
2 NONE 0
2 AL 0
2 AK 0
$5,000
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
If 50 donors direct their gift to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF), The Bill Bass Foundation will give $5,000 to the Fund. SEAF provides financial assistance to students who are facing financial hardships due to emergency or crisis situations.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$25,000
General Scholarship Fund
if 250 donors designate their gift to the General Scholarship Fund, a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $25,000 to the General Scholarship Fund
250 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
College of Communication
If 50 donors designate their gift to the College of Communication, John Ybarra (CMN '84), will give an additional $10,000 in support of scholarships for College of Communication students.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
College of Computing and Digital Media
If 75 donors designate their gift to the College of Computing and Digital Media, Daniel Ayala (CDM '91) will give $10,000 to the college.
75 Gift Goal
Starts in
$25,000
College of Education
If 60 donors designate their gift to the College of Education, Dr. Calvin and Mrs. Jo Ann Brown will give $25,000 to endow a scholarship in the college's counseling department.
60 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
College of Law
If 100 donors designate their gift to the College of Law, George Lattas (BUS '04, JD '08, MBA '08) will give an additional $10,000 in support of the college.
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
$25,000
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
If 75 donors designate their gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Al Thede, Class of 1957, will give $25,000 to the college.
75 Gift Goal
Starts in
$7,000
College of Science and Health
If 50 donors designate their gift to the College of Science and Health, Mr. and Mrs. James Burns (MBA '73) will give an additional $7,000 in support of the College of Science and Health Dean's Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$22,000
Driehaus College of Buisness
if 300 donors designate their gift to the Driehaus College of Business, the Frank and Karen Ptak Family Foundation, on behalf of Frank Ptak (BUS '65, HON '13) will give $22,000 to the college.
300 Gift Goal
Starts in
$5,000
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
If 50 donors designate their gift to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Ms. Diane M. Pearse (MBA '86) and Mr. James E. Pearse (MBA '87) will give an additional $5,000 in support of the school.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
School of Accountancy & MIS
If 100 donors designate their gift to the School of Accountancy & MIS, Mr. John J. Vitanovec (MBA '79) and Mrs. Kathleen Geary Vitanovec will give an additional $10,000 in support of the school.
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
$5,000
School of Music
If 30 donors designate their gift to the School of Music, a generous alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous will give $5,000 to the school.
30 Gift Goal
Starts in
$5,000
School for New Learning
If 50 donors designate their gift to the School for New Learning, former SNL dean Susanne Dumbleton will give $5,000 in support of the school.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$5,000
The Theatre School
If 30 donors designate their gift to The Theatre School, Scott Ellis (THE '78) will give an additional $5,000 to the school.
30 Gift Goal
Starts in
$50,000
Athletics
If If 100 donors designate their gift to any fund within Athletics, Pat and Melissa Savage will give $50,000.
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
$30,000
Men's Golf
If 15 donors designate their gift to the Fund for Men's Golf, Jim McCarthy, father of DePaul golfer Joseph McCarthy, will give $30,000 to the Men's Golf program
15 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship
If 25 donors designate their gift to the Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship Fund, Kurt Roderich will donate $10,000 in honor of the 1986 Women's Cross Country team's upcoming induction into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame.
25 Gift Goal
Starts in
$20,000
Faculty & Staff Donor Challenge
If 250 members of DePaul's faculty and staff community make a gift, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $20,000 to scholarships.
250 Gift Goal
Starts in
$20,000
Parent Donor Challenge
If 100 DePaul parents make a gift, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $20,000 to scholarships.
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
$10,000
Student Donor Challenge
If 125 DePaul students make a gift, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will give $10,000 to scholarships.
125 Gift Goal
Starts in
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