The Blue Demon Challenge may be over, but you can still support DePaul students!
Today is the Blue Demon Challenge: Give Now!

Today is the Blue Demon Challenge, 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 $3,000,000 in a single day!

Your gift to Athletics is an investment in the lives of student-athletes at DePaul, and helps build a sense of community for all of DePaul University. During the Blue Demon Challenge, your gift to Athletics can go even further through the following challenges: 

  • Men's Basketball Challenge: When alumni and friends make 100 gifts to the Fund for Men's Basketball, Chuck (BUS '79, MBA '84) and Barb Kopoulos will give $100,000.
  • Women's Basketball Challenge: When alumni and friends make 100 gifts to the Fund for Women's Basketball, Patty and Doug (LAS '73, LAS MS '88) Bruno, head coach of the DePaul Women's Basketball team, will give $100,000. 
  • Sarowitz Sports Challenges: When alumni and friends make 100 gifts to each of the funds listed below, the Sarowitz family will give $12,500, up to $100,000! 
    • Fund for Men's Golf
    • Fund for Men's Soccer
    • Fund for Women's Soccer
    • Fund for Men's Tennis
    • Fund for Women's Tennis
    • Funds for Men's/Women's Track & Field/Cross Country
    • Fund for Women's Softball
    • Fund For Women's Volleyball
  • Spirit Squad Challenge: When alumni and friends make 50 gifts to the Fund for the Spirit Squad, Edward J. Fellin (BUS '80) will give $5,000.
  • Fund for Women's Tennis Challenge: When alumni and friends give $12,500 to the Fund for Women's Tennis, Michelle and Jeff Yergler will give an additional $12,500 to the fund.
  • Academic Excellence Guiding Principle Challenge: When alumni and friends make 150 gifts to any athletics scholarship fund, the Sarowitz family will give $100,000.
  • Championship Experience Fund Match: A trustee who wishes to remain anonymous will match every gift to the Championship Experience Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000!
  • Reach Back to Pull Others Forward Match: Marc Jacobson (BUS '86) will match every gift to the DePaul Athletics Develop and Equip Future Leaders Fund, dollar for dollar up to $240,000. When matched, Jacobson will fund the Marc Jacobson Blue Demon Award for an alum of the Jesse White Tumblers to attend DePaul and work in Athletics on a full scholarship. 
  • Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship Challenge: When alumni and friends make 30 gifts to the Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship Fund, Kurt (BUS '84, MST '85) and Michelle Roderich will give $10,000 to the fund! 
  • The Coach Donald H. Amidei Endowed Scholarship for Track & Field/Cross Country Challenge: When alumni and friends make 50 gifts to The Coach Donald H. Amidei Endowed Scholarship Fund, Pat (COE '68, COE MED '72) and Melissa Savage will give $5,000.
  • DePaul Athletics Parent Challenge: When parents make 25 gifts to any Athletics funds, proud Blue Demon parents Ted and Kathy Baer will give $5,000.
  • Blue Demon Nation 50 States Challenge: When DePaul Athletics receives a gift from all 50 states, John Koshmider, Wayne Koshmider and Del Troyer will give $30,000.

Today you can help DePaul make history while making the DePaul student-athlete experience a reality for deserving students! Give now!

The Blue Demon Challenge is part of Now We Must: The Campaign for DePaul's Students - an effort to provide immediate, critical support for students in five key areas: Career Readiness, Emergency Assistance, Mental Health & Wellness, Scholarships & Financial Aid, and Access to Technology.     


Success!
A Reach For $2.4M!
Unlocked! DePaul surpassed $2,400,000 and unlocked $50,000 from a trustee who wishes to remain anonymous.
Completed
$75,000
Blue Demon Smash Challenge!
Unlocked! The DePaul community made 200 gifts between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m and unlocked $75,000 to create a scholarship for first-generation students from Catherine Mechla (COE '71).
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
There's sNOw Place like DePaul Challenge
Unlocked! The DePaul community made 200 gifts in an hour and unlocked $50,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
Success!
50 States Challenge
50 States = $50,000! Alumni and friends from all 50 states made a gift and unlocked a $50,000 scholarship from the Gibbs family in memory of their son/brother, Dr. Michael G. Gibbs (LAS ’95, LAS MS ’97, COE EdD ’02). Dr. Gibbs, in addition to being a proud “Triple Demon” was a dedicated member of the DePaul staff from 1995 – 2004, leading efforts to establish new programs, meet strategic goals and serve the greater community.
Completed
$25,000
Now We Must: Bonus Scholarship Challenge
Success! Alumni and friends made an additional 100 gifts to scholarships and joined Diane Brown (CDM MS '95) who committed $25,000 to scholarships.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Bonus Women's Soccer Match
Matched! $12,500 for Women's Soccer from Lisa (COE '86) and John Nevins.
$12,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Bonus Women's Basketball Match
Matched! $12,500 to Women's Basketball from Ernie (BUS’57) and Mimi Wish.
$8,401 MATCHED
Ended
$100,000
Women's Basketball Challenge
Unlocked! $100,000 from Patty and Doug (LAS '73, LAS MS '88) Bruno.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Men's Soccer Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Men's Soccer from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Track & Field/Cross Country Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for Track & Field/Cross Country from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Men's Tennis Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Men's Tennis from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Women's Volleyball Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Women's Volleyball from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
DePaul Athletics Reach Back to Pull Others Forward Match
Thank you for giving to the DePaul Athletics Future Leaders Fund!
$7,905 MATCHED
Ended
$10,000
Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship Challenge
Unlocked! $10,000 to the Caldow-Schaeflein Endowed Scholarship Fund from Kurt (BUS '84, MST '85) and Michelle Roderich.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
DePaul Athletics Parent Challenge
Unlocked! Parents made 25 gifts to DePaul Athletics and unlocked $5,000 from Blue Demon parents Ted and Kathy Baer.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
First 100 Gifts!
Unlocked! $25,000 for scholarships from Janice Newman, adjunct faculty member in the Driehaus College of Business.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
773 Gifts!
Unlocked! $25,000 to the College of Communication from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
773 / 773 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
1581 Gifts!
Unlocked! Alumni and friends made 1581 gifts so far during the Blue Demon Challenge and unlocked $25,000 for College of Education Scholarships from a group of donors who wish to remain anonymous.
1,581 / 1,581 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
2,000 Gifts!
Unlocked! The DePaul University community made 2,000 gifts and unlocked $100,000 from ComEd. ComEd and DePaul University are proud supporters of the ComEd Scholars Program, an initiative to forge accessible pathways to higher education and STEM careers for women, ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups. ComEd is delighted to be part of the Blue Demon Challenge and help inspire other members of the DePaul community to participate.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
3,000 Gifts!
Unlocked! The DePaul community made over 3,000 gifts and unlocked $25,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
3,000 / 3,000 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Bonus Double Demon Challenge
Unlocked! Double demons made an additional 25 gifts and unlocked $25,000 for the Driehaus College of Business from Ernie (BUS’57) and Mimi Wish.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$75,000
Bonus Faculty/Staff Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul faculty and staff donors made an additional 150 gifts and unlocked an additional $75,000 for scholarships from Rich and Mary Ann Goode.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Student Giving Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul students made 50 gifts and unlocked a $25,000 scholarship from Dr. Kathleen Cieplak Owens (LAS '73)!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Reach for $3M and Billy the Blue Demon!
Unlocked! DePaul surpassed $3,000,000 and unlocked an additional $150,000 from a trustee who wishes to remain anonymous.
Completed
Success!
Unlock Billy Blue Demon!
Billy is leaving the vault! The DePaul community came together to raise $3,000,000 in a single day, and Athletics will team with Barnes & Noble’s team shop to release the Classic Collection, an initial salute to DePaul’s nostalgic and iconic Billy Blue Demon logo.
Completed
$25,000
Wake up with DePaul Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul received 150 gifts between 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and unlocked $25,000 for Driehaus College of Business scholarships from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Now We Must: Scholarship Challenge
Unlocked! $50,000 to create an endowed scholarship from Rick Michaels (BUS '73).
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
Success!
DePaul Athletics Blue Demon Nation 50 States Challenge
Unlocked! Blue Demons alumni and fans made gifts from all 50 states and unlocked $30,000 from John Koshmider, Wayne Koshmider and Del Troyer.
Completed
$100,000
Men's Basketball Challenge
Unlocked! $100,000 from Chuck (BUS '79, MBA '84) and Barb Kopoulos.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Bonus Men's Basketball Match
Matched! $12,500 to Men's Basketball from Ernie (BUS ’57) and Mimi Wish.
$12,500 MATCHED
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Men's Golf Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Men's Golf from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Women's Soccer Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Women's Soccer from the Sarowitz family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Women's Softball Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Women's Softball from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Sarowitz Women's Tennis Challenge
Unlocked! $12,500 for the Fund for Women's Tennis from the Sarowitz Family.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
DePaul Athletics Academic Excellence Guiding Principle Challenge
Unlocked! Alumni and friends made 150 gifts to athletics scholarships and unlocked $100,000.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Athletics Championship Experience Fund Match
Matched! Thank you for supporting the Athletics Championship Experience Fund.
$28,590 MATCHED
Ended
$5,000
Fund for the Spirit Squad Challenge
Unlocked! 50 alumni and friends made gifts to the Fund for the Spirit Squad and unlocked $5,000 from Edward J. Fellin (BUS '80).
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Social Shares Challenge
Unlocked! 100 people shared Blue Demon Challenge posts and unlocked $2,500 for DePaul from Cory Gunderson (BUS ’91).
Completed
$25,000
312 Gifts!
312 gifts surpassed! $25,000 for Driehaus College of Business scholarships from Brian Sethness (MBA '02).
312 / 312 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
1,000 Gifts!
Unlocked! The DePaul University community made 1,000 gifts and unlocked $100,000 from ComEd. ComEd and DePaul University are proud supporters of the ComEd Scholars Program, an initiative to forge accessible pathways to higher education and STEM careers for women, ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups. ComEd is delighted to be part of the Blue Demon Challenge and help inspire other members of the DePaul community to participate.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
1898 Gifts!
Unlocked! Alumni and friends made 1898 gifts during the Blue Demon Challenge and unlocked $25,000 for Driehaus College of Business scholarships from Erik (DBA '19) and Lori Davidson.
1,898 / 1,898 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
2021 Gifts!
Unlocked! Alumni and friends made 2021 gifts and unlocked $25,000 for Driehaus College of Business scholarships from Diane Mustain (BUS '81, MBA '85)
2,021 / 2,021 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Double Demon Challenge
Unlocked! Double Demons made 75 gifts and unlocked $10,000 from Tony Ciganek (CSH '74, CSH MS '76).
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$75,000
Faculty/Staff Giving Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul faculty and staff donors unlocked $75,000 in support of study abroad.
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Parent Giving Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul parents made 100 gifts and unlocked $15,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Young Alumni Challenge
Unlocked! DePaul's young alumni unlocked $25,000 for scholarships from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 945
2 CA 85
3 IN 56
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