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$25,000
Be Heard Challenge #1
How quickly can we get to 2,500 gifts? Jon Levy, E83, is challenging us to start off #TuftsGivingTuesday in a Jumbo way! We got this!
2,500 / 2,500 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Be Heard Challenge #2
Whoa, that was fast! Ken Rosh, A85, A19P, A21P, & Merideth Schlesinger, A19P, A21P, are now challenging you to reach 5,000 donors. $25,000 is on the line. Let's keep it going!
5,000 / 5,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Be Heard Challenge #3
We have 5,000 gifts in the bag and are now going for 6,000! Jim Lawton, E88, is challenging us to keep the momentum going.
6,000 / 6,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Be Heard Challenge #4
6,000 gifts already! Holly Kelly, J88, & Andrew Lipsky want to encourage us to make the magic happen. 1,000 more gifts secures their $10,000 challenge gift.
7,000 / 7,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Be Heard Challenge #5
Bravo! Another goal reached. Another challenge to go! Courtney Murray Goldsmith, J93, putting $10,000 on the line to encourage us to get 1,000 more gifts.
8,000 / 8,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Be Heard Challenge #6
We are rolling now. Tom O'Brien, A60, A92P, is so impressed and wants to see how far the Tufts community can go. Another 500 donors will unlock his $5,000.
8,500 / 8,500 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Be Heard Challenge #7
Wow! The Tufts community is awe-inspiring! 8,500 gifts so far--Sarah Barnett, A02, is challenging us to get 9,000. Let's go!
9,000 / 9,000 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Be Heard Challenge #8
Did you hear? We just set a #TuftsGivingTuesday donor record! Most donors ever! Tufts friends Bruce & Trudi Denlinger are launching us into new territory with another challenge. 250 gifts for $2,500! You've got this!
9,250 / 9,250 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Be Heard Challenge #9
We can't believe this! Let's go for 250 more! $2,500 in challenge funds are available thanks to Dr. Lara Oboler, J91 & Louis Jaffe.
9,500 / 9,500 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Be Heard Challenge #10
The global Jumbo community is the best. You are all rocking it today! And, so is George Mussalli, A95. He's putting up another $2,500 in challenge funding. Can you get us to 9,750 gifts?
9,750 / 9,750 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Be Heard Challenge #11
This is the last one of the night. If we reach 10,000 gifts, a Jumbo couple (A95 & J97) will give $2,500. We're soooooo close!
9,867 / 10,000 Gifts
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$15,000
Cummings School: Challenge 1
Martin & Linda Haspel believe firmly in the power of the work that Cummings School does to heal animals, help humans and transform global health. Choose your Cummings Cause this #TuftsGivingTuesday and help unlock their challenge gift.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Cummings School: Challenge 2
The Haspels believe the Cummings School community can set a #TuftsGivingTuesday record--getting to 275 total gifts would do that. Support the causes you care about and help unlock an additional challenge gift.
275 / 275 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Veterinary Student Aid Challenge
Lori Feldman, J91, V95 understands how important it is that as many students as possible have access to the exceptional education offered at Cummings School. Join Lori and support veterinary student financial aid.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Veterinary Medical Care Challenge
Martin & Linda Haspel are proud of the top-notch medical care provided by the clinics and hospitals at Cummings School. They recognize the value in supporting compassionate, expert animal care and are challenging you to join them.
47 / 75 Gifts
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$5,000
Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge
Being able to provide medical care to your pet shouldn't feel insurmountable. Ed Gerstein strongly believes that supporting the Travis Fund is a key way Cummings School can provide access to health care for pets-in-need.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge
Did you know that Tufts Wildlife Clinic treats over 3,000 wild animals per year? This source of care provides a vital resource to the community. Ellen Hand is challenging us to join her: 35 gifts unlock $5,000.
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
Dental Challenge
This #TuftsGivingTuesday, the Dental Alumni Association (TUDAA) board is banding together to challenge its community to do more. Help set new one-day giving records at Tufts Dental and support today's aspiring dental professionals!
350 / 350 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Dental Financial Aid Challenge
Financial aid is key to providing students access to a world-class dental education. It makes sense that it would be one of our causes for #TuftsGivingTuesday. Dr. Thomas Swift, A59, D63 is leading the charge on this challenge--join him!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Give Kids a Smile Challenge
The Elias Foundation recognizes that providing under-served children access to free dental care through its Give Kids a Smile program is one way Tufts Dental School is having an impact on our community. That is why they are eager to support this challenge for #TuftsGivingTuesday.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,400
SUPPORT Challenge
Jordan Webb, D11 and Drs. Roger & Patricia Webb, D11P, D08P, recognize that providing under-served populations access to dental care is a hallmark of the work done at TUSDM. A gift to SUPPORT ensures programs like Dr. Kanchan Ganda’s DOTS/Domestic Violence program, Ryan White HIV/AIDS and other acute care programs can continue to thrive. Step up and accept the challenge for #TuftsGivingTuesday!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Fletcher Primary Challenge: 596 for Fletcher
Each gift to Fletcher on #TuftsGivingTuesday represents a current student. Choose your cause, give to Fletcher and help us secure Peter Malone (F78, F83) and Brad Meslin's (F82, F84, A21P) challenge gift.
471 / 596 Gifts
Ended
$25,000
Fletcher Sub-Challenge: Area of Greatest Need
Ed Hoyt (F62, F64) and Alice Finn (F86) are celebrating all that Fletcher has to offer its students and the world by sponsoring the Area of Greatest Need Challenge. Join them and make a gift to the area of greatest need--help secure their challenge gift!
234 / 275 Gifts
Ended
$15,000
Fletcher Sub-Challenge: Student Academic and Experiential Opportunities
Leslie Puth (F11) recognizes that some of the best learning at Fletcher happens outside the classroom. That's why she is eager to offer today's challenge to support those activities! Join her and help secure her gift.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Fletcher Sub-Challenge: Financial Aid
Financial aid opens doors to today's students setting them securely on the path to becoming tomorrow's leaders. Give to financial aid and help us secure Nihal Goonewardene’s (F73, F74) generous challenge gift.
90 / 125 Gifts
Ended
$20,000
Friedman School 150 Challenge
Every day, Friedman School faculty and students seek to improve the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world. To support this global impact, a Friedman School volunteer leader is challenging us to aim high. Give to any cause at the Friedman School and help secure a $20,000 challenge gift.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Frances Stern Financial Aid Challenge
Calling the Franny family! Haewook Han, N86, NG00, new program director for the Combined MS in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program, is challenging donors to support Frances Stern financial aid on #TuftsGivingTuesday.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Friedman Financial Aid Challenge
Andrew Shao N96, NG00 recognizes that financial aid is one of the most vital and high-impact causes you can support at Friedman. So, he's challenging you to join him and support today's students with a gift to financial aid. Help us unlock Andrew's challenge gift!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Challenge 1
The Rumsey Family is committed to supporting the work and research happening by faculty and graduate students within the departments that comprise the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Show your support and help GSAS secure their generous challenge gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Challenge 2
A GSAS alumna is inspired to help the school set new #GivingTuesday records. Give to support the school, help set a new record and unlock her challenge!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
TUSM: Danh Nguyen, M94’s Challenge
Danh wants to start the day off with a boom. Can we reach 250 gifts before noon?
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
TUSM: Tom Hedges, M75’s Challenge
How quickly can we reach 500 gifts? Tom knows that our community understands the collective power of their gifts and will rise to the challenge!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
TUSM: Dean Harris Berman’s Challenge
Dean Harris Berman’s Challenge: 100 gifts for $10,000 We’re on the home stretch to 600 gifts! In honor of his upcoming retirement, Dean Berman is challenging our community to break records this #TuftsGivingTuesday.
569 / 600 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Clinical Skills & Medical Education Challenge
Practical, hands-on training are the building blocks of a medical school education. Dr. Terence T.Z. Tan & Pamela C. Tan are leveraging their philanthropy on #TuftsGivingTuesday to support the development of those vital skills in today's future doctors!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship Challenge
Dr. Robert A. Fasoli, M73 and Maureen Fasoli know that financial aid is a critical need of the school. When you make a gift to the Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship, not only will it help to make a first-class medical education accessible to all, your support will have an even greater impact through this challenge.
118 / 150 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Global Health Travel Challenge
Kristi Miller Mahoney, MG14 & her family, understand the value in providing aspiring physicians and public health professionals with the opportunity to study health care in a global context. The Global Health Travel Fund supports students as they gain knowledge, perspective, and experience on which they will rely on to serve diverse patients and populations throughout their careers.
40 / 50 Gifts
Ended
$1,500
Microbiology Challenge
Professors Ralph R. Isberg, PhD and Carol Kumamoto, PhD challenge you to support the school’s research on fundamental and medically related problems in microbiology and molecular genetics. Make a gift to Microbiology to help unlock their challenge gift.
25 / 40 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Stethoscopes for Students Challenge
Every doctor remembers that special moment when they received their first stethoscope as a student. Dr. Pearl G. Wu, M92, is no different. Become a part of this indelible rite of passage for medical school students, give to the Stethoscopes for Students program and unlock Dr. Wu's challenge.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Sackler Campaign Committee Challenge
How quickly can we get to 100 gifts? Campaign Committee members are challenging the community to get us 50% of the way to a record breaking 200.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Sackler: Greg Sieczkiewicz, SK00’s Challenge
Can our community make it to a record-breaking 200 gifts? Alum & Campaign Committee Chair Greg Sieczkiewicz, SK00 thinks so. We’re already halfway there let’s lock in his gift of $10,000 with 100 more gifts.
133 / 200 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
SMFA at Tufts Challenge
Walter Bentson, Carol Daynard (DIP09) and Mimi Jigarjian (DIP11) are challenging the SMFA at Tufts community to come together on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Make a gift and be heard!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
SMFA at Tufts Challenge 2
Now we have 100 gifts in the bag, an anonymous donor is challenging us to do even more! Let's do this!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Twenty for Tisch College Challenge 1
Let's kick of #TuftsGivingTuesday with a celebration! Tisch College was founded twenty years ago and Andrew Chaban, A85, A23P, wants to help us mark the occasion with a $20,000 challenge for the first 100 gifts.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Twenty for Tisch College Challenge 2
If one celebration was fun, two is truly tremendous! David Fitzgerald, A81, is championing a second challenge to help us set a #TuftsGivingTuesday record. Can we get to 200 total donors by the end of the day?
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$500
Jumbos Helping Jumbos Challenge
Our student-athletes achieve their full potential and peak performance thanks to the strong support network available to them within Athletics. Sports Medicine, the Tufts Personalized Performance Program, and the Jumbo Athletics Enhancement Fund are all vital areas and ways Tufts provides medical support, strength training, and broad support to the department.
67 / 150 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Hillel Challenge
We met our initial challenge goal and Arieh Coll, A85, A21P and Lisa Coll, A21P have raised the stakes. When we get to 200 gifts, they will give Hillel an additional $5,000- for a total of $10,000!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
HNRCA Challenge
Center director Sarah Booth, PhD, knows first hand the importance of the work that happens at the HNRCA every day. Support the ground-breaking research and help unlock her #TuftsGivingTuesday challenge.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Undergraduate Financial Aid Challenge
Have you Heard? Student financial aid is one of the most popular and high-impact causes to support at Tufts. Stacey Morse, E77, is challenging us this #TuftsGivingTuesday to join her and support financial aid for today's undergraduate students.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Undergraduate Greatest (Needs) Challenge
Jumbo alum from the class of 1990 is celebrating all things Tufts by encouraging donors to give to the area of greatest need within the Tufts Fund for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Join him and be heard!
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
FIRST Challenge
The FIRST center, along with the BEST and BLAST programs, support all aspects of life for first generation undergraduate students. Diane Kalishman, J87, is leading the herd on this challenge.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
1852 Student Giving Challenge
Students are big supporters on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Thomas Saujet, A96, and Hannah Targoff Saujet, J98, along with Kevin Oye, E79, want to celebrate this by serving as this year's student giving challenge donors. 1852, go brown and blue!
1,852 / 1,852 Gifts
Completed
Event
Jumbos Across America Regional Challenges
Which region will hit its donor goal first? Six alumni chapters are vying for bragging rights in this friendly competition. Check the heat map to the left to see who is closest to their goal. GOALS: Texas: 125 donors.DC/Maryland/Virginia: 550 donors. Illinois: 175 donors. Massachusetts: 2,000 donors (ACHIEVED). And congrats to these regions who have made their goals (as of 10:43 PM ET): New York: 850 donors (ACHIEVED). California: 575 donors (ACHIEVED)
Ended
$25,000
Be Heard Around The World
If you live outside the US, this is the challenge for you. Christabel Lo, E84, A85, is encouraging Tufts fans who live farther afield to show your support. Watch the heat map light up as people from all over the world join in this Tufts tradition.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Recent Ten Challenge
Did you graduate from Tufts in the last ten years (2010-2019)? Then this is the challenge for you. Give to anywhere at Tufts and get us one step closer to securing a gift from a proud 1981 alumna and her husband (they're Jumbo parents, too!).
1,199 / 1,500 Gifts
Ended
Leaderboard
A CAPPELLA CHALLENGE: Who can hit the highest note?
The top three groups with the most donors walk away with a challenge gift: $500 for #1, $300 for #2 and $200 for #3.
Rank Prize Group Gifts
1 $500 sQ! 122
2 $300 Jackson Jills 98
3 $200 Shir Appeal 89
4 Full Sound Vocal Group 54
5 The Ladies of Essence 49
6 Enchanted 24
7 Amalgamates 23
8 Beelzebubs 6
9 S-Factor 3
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Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Jumbo Division
The team that raises the highest number of gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Rowing (M/W) 389
2 Varsity Swimming & Diving (M/W) 386
3 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (W) 262
4 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (M) 212
5 Varsity Lacrosse (M) 174
6 Varsity Football 149
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Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Brown Division
The team that raises the highest number of gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Lacrosse (W) 314
2 Varsity Sailing (Co-ed) 271
3 Varsity Field Hockey 143
4 Varsity Baseball 136
5 Varsity Ice Hockey (M) 123
6 Varsity Soccer (M) 45
7 Varsity Squash (M/W) 25
8 Varsity Basketball (M) 18
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VARSITY ATHLETICS: Blue Division
The team that raises the highest number of gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Basketball (W) 304
2 Varsity Softball 210
3 Varsity Volleyball (W) 103
4 Varsity Soccer (W) 98
5 Varsity Tennis (M) 50
6 Varsity Fencing (W) 50
7 Varsity Tennis (W) 47
8 Varsity Golf (M) 16
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Leaderboard
CLUB SPORTS: Brown Division
The team that raises the highest number of gifts will receive an extra $500 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $500 Club Rugby (W) 176
2 Club Cheerleading 158
3 Club Equestrian 19
4 Club Volleyball (W) 13
5 Club Water Polo (W) 9
6 Club Volleyball (M) 8
7 Club Water Polo (M) 6
8 Club Lacrosse (W) 6
9 Club Cycling 1
10 Club Table Tennis 1
11 Club Baseball 0
12 Club Fencing (M) 0
13 Club Ice Hockey 0
14 Club Shotokan 0
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CLUB SPORTS: Blue Division
The team that raises the highest number of gifts will receive an extra $500 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $500 Club Tae Kwon Do 199
2 Club Skiing 172
3 Club Ultimate (W) 31
4 Club Rock Climbing 26
5 Club Rugby (M) 11
6 Club Ultimate (M) 9
7 Club Tennis 6
8 Club Soccer (W) 5
9 Club Soccer (M) 5
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