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Events

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Past Events


$500
Service with a Smile Bonus Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. An anonymous donor has just come forward to offer this bonus challenge!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Final 50 for Tisch College
This is the final challenge of the day to show our support for Tisch College and its role in the civic and political engagement of young people. Let's get these last 50 gifts and secure our final challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
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Men's Ice Hockey: Matching Challenge
Go hard to the goal with this challenge: Neil Townsend, E87 & Elizabeth SanAntonio Townsend, J90 are offering a $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match this year. Your gift has double the impact!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Men’s Lacrosse: Matching Challenge
An anonymous men’s lacrosse alum is going hard to the goal by offering a $10,000 dollar-for-dollar match this year. Your gift doubles the impact!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Women’s Soccer: Matching Challenge
Don't pass up this opportunity to go to the goal! Two soccer alums are matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. Double the impact of your gift!
$14,418 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Men's Soccer: Matching Challenge
Matt Adler, A00 and an anonymous soccer alum are matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $16,011. Make your gift count double today
$16,011 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous donors are ensuring we grab this opportunity to swim and dive to success this year! This year's opportunity is a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $44,000. Give and double your impact!
$44,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men’s Tennis: Matching Challenge
An anonymous men’s tennis alum is matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. Help us cover the full court and make your gift count double today!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Club Ultimate Frisbee: Matching Challenge
Tufts parents, Neil & Deborah Bienstock, E23P are bringing the ultimate level of support to the team this year: a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $7,500. Give and double your impact!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
$500
University Chaplaincy Challenge
A gift to the University Chaplaincy will bolster the work of our faith communities as they serve the Tufts community and provide resources that allow individuals to find the caring support and deepen their faith journey. This year we are thrilled to announce our first ever challenge! Make your gift in support of your particular faith community or to the Chaplaincy's work overall and help secure this challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Civic Engagement Challenge 2
We are proud that more than 100 people have already shown their commitment to civic and political research, education, and the engagement of young people at Tufts and in our communities. Andrew Chaban (A85, A23P) is convinced we can get to at least 200 gifts in support of Tisch College. Let's show him how right he is! Make your gift and secure his challenge!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Tufts University Prison Initiative Bonus Challenge
Our Bonus Challenge is being offered by Tisch College Advisor Betsy Busch (M75). TUPIT brings Tufts faculty and students together with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to offer college courses, tutoring and training--transforming lives and communities affected by mass incarceration. Make your gift now and help secure our second challenge!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Fletcher Financial Aid Challenge
At Fletcher, providing necessary financial aid is a top priority and an essential way to ensure the best and brightest students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. Chair of the Fletcher Board of Advisors, Lis Tarlow (F84, FG97), is sponsoring this challenge and ask you to join her in giving to financial aid!
95 / 100 Gifts
Ended
$30,000
TUSM Challenge #1
David A. Fisher M.D. (M63) is lighting our path as our first challenge donor. The importance of educating the next generation of leaders in medicine and public health remains vital to our health and the health of our planet. Make your gift and help build a brighter, healthier, and more equitable world.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship Challenge
Financial aid is a critical need of the medical school. When you make a gift to the Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship, you help make a first-class medical education accessible to all. And, your support will have an even greater impact thanks to this challenge sponsored by Mat Finch, M.D. (M87, M18P, M23P) & Carolyn Sedor, M.D (M86, M18P, M23P)
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Challenge--TUSM
TUSM knows that a diverse student body is essential for a teaching and learning environment that promotes excellence, quality, and equity as core values among our future clinicians, scientists and public health advocates. Joyce Boykin, M.D. (M81) is using her gift to help increase support to these important initiative.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$6,000
Dean's Challenge: Public Health & Professional Degree Programs
Current Dean Aviva Must (N87, NG92, J01P, A03P) has issued this challenge in memory of the first dean of Public Health & Professional Degree Programs, Harris Berman, M.D. Their leadership has brought together groundbreaking academics and research, diverse fieldwork, and a collaborative learning approach that fosters new ideas and critical thinking. Will you make a gift to PH & PD in memory of Dean Berman and help secure this challenge?
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
GSBS Bonus Challenge
As if meeting the Hirsh Challenge wasn’t special enough, Shilpi Banerjee, Ph.D. (GBS93) has issued a bonus challenge to our community. If 25 more gifts are made then she will make a generous challenge gift to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Shilpi and GSBS know that a culture of inclusive excellence is essential to creating a vibrant learning and training environment and extends beyond campus as our graduates populate the workforce and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive scientific community at-large.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Derby Entrepreneurship Challenge
Josh Kapelman (A12) & Emily Kapelman are proud to support the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts as they expand their ability to help students and alumni learn to become entrepreneurial. For every 10 gifts, you will secure $2,500 from the Kapelmans, up to a total of $10,000 for 40 gifts.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Dental Financial Aid Challenge
Providing financial aid is a TUSDM priority and an essential way to ensure the best and brightest students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. TUSDM alumni Lew Estabrooks, Paul L’Homme, Peter Regas, and Milt Berkman along with the Roddy Foundation are sponsoring this challenge and ask you to join them in giving to financial aid!
43 / 60 Gifts
Ended
$25,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge 2
Join George Mavridis (E61) in providing even more support for the TDF Clinics Facilities, which provides comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Your gift helps secure this second challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Dental Student Health & Wellness Challenge
Student well-being is critical to the health care profession and it begins with strong support for our dental students, who are future oral health providers. Our Student Health & Wellness Fund enables the school to teach students how to balance personal needs with professional obligations. Your gift provides the resources that guide students in making good choices that will sustain them throughout dental school and in their careers. Todd and Leslie Shatkin (D22P) hopes you will join them in supporting today's students by making a gift in support of their health and wellness.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Dean's Challenge for Cummings School
Initiatives that improve the health and well-being of animals, humans, and the environment we share are essential for our community and planet. Like you, Dean Cribb is passionate about this and he believes the progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and important research happening every day at Cummings School – with a renewed commitment to student aid for underrepresented groups in veterinary medicine – are key to building a brighter world. Your gift to any area helps secure his challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Medical Care Challenge
The human-animal bond has never been more important. Pets are family and, just like family, they deserve skilled and compassionate medical care. Foster Hospital clients Martin and Linda Haspel value the care that Cummings School clinics provide all their patients. They are sponsoring this challenge to honor the veterinarians and staff who provided their cherished pets with the care they needed to thrive.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Cummings Community Wellness Challenge
Wellness among our patients is not the only priority on campus. The Cummings Support Center (CSC) creates a positive environment to nurture and sustain the overall well-being of our students. Community wellness is essential for both our animals and the people providing their care. Dr. Hilary Wheeler, V98, and Martin Donohoe are offering this--join them and make a gift to the CSC!
14 / 25 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
Institute for Global Leadership Challenge
The Institute prepares Tufts students to think beyond boundaries and act across borders. Students who engage in IGL's courses and programs are prepared to be global citizens--critical thinkers who can provide effective and ethical leadership. Javier Macaya (A91, A22P) knows this to be true and believes in the important role IGL and its programs play in preparing today's students, including his own daughter, (A22, EPIIC20). Your gift helps secure their challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$40,000
Friedman School 200 Gift Challenge
Liz Cochary Gross (N82, NG88)  believes that together we can equip our future leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to create a healthy and sustainable future for all.  She's challenging you to make a gift to any cause at the School on #TuftsGivingTuesday and secure her challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Friedman School Bonus Challenge
Inspired by the support of our community, Liz Cochary Gross (N82, NG88)  is adding a bonus challenge. Make your gift to any area at the Friedman School to secure her additional challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
GSAS Challenge 1
The Rumsey Family is proud of the world class scholarship, personalized mentorship, and professional development GSAS offers its students, regardless of their area of study. Your gift not only supports students and faculty across all our disciplines, but also helps secure their challenge gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
GSAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge
Theo Killion is sponsoring this year's diversity, equity and inclusion challenge. Support GSAS as it seeks to expand its DEI initiatives and amplify its existing programs: the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Master’s Program, Community Fellows, the Graduate Leadership in Diversity & Equity summer program (GLIDE) and the Visiting and Early Research program (VERSE). Give to help secure the challenge gift and support this essential work towards becoming an anti-racist institution.
32 / 40 Gifts
Ended
$2,500
HNRCA Bonus Challenge
Wendy Behr (N16) is inspired by the support of our community and is adding another challenge! Make your gift to any area at the HNRCA to secure her gift!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 1
We can't make this the brightest #TuftsGivingTuesday ever--without you! Hannah Targoff Saujet (J98) & Thomas Saujet (A96) are starting us off with our first challenge of the day. Join them and help secure $10K!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 3
Meryl & Michael Chae (J91 & A89) value so many aspects of their Tufts education. Today you can give to what you value at Tufts. Together we can support today's students and help build a brighter world.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 5
Greg and Danae Webster (A22P, A25P) know that everyone can shine a light on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Join them and make a gift; help secure their Building a Brighter World challenge.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 7
Six challenges down, six to go. Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff (A22P) are challenging us to keep the momentum going--you can make a difference in the lives of today's students. Join Catherine & Andrew and give right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 9
We have completed 8 challenges already--thousands of dollars have been given in support of financial aid, student activities and athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, faculty research...the list goes on and on. You can help grow that list and secure class of 1985 alum Jack Chitayat's challenge by giving right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 11
Supporting students, faculty and the Tufts community today will ensure a brighter world tomorrow. The anonymous alumni parents who are sponsoring this challenge believe this, and we know you do, too. Make a gift and secure their challenge now!
847 / 1,000 Gifts
Ended
$50,000
Big--some might say Jumbo--Bonus Challenge!
Team Tufts--you did it! We surpassed 10,000 gifts on #TuftsGivingTuesday for the first time ever. Lori Winters Samuels (J81, A22P) and Ted Samuels (A22P) are offering this Jumbo challenge as a way to encourage us to aim even higher in support of today's students.
0 / 500 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Bonus Challenge
The Tufts University Alumni Association is pushing us to do even more in support of Tufts' identity-based resource centers, the Center for STEM Diversity, and the BEST and BLAST programs. Your gift provides resources to these centers and programs so students have opportunities to engage in events, discussion, and leadership on issues of identity, diversity, and social justice. 50 more donors to unlock the TUAA bonus challenge gift, to be split equally among all 9 programs.
Completed
2
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Tufts Fund Financial Aid Match
The increased demand for financial aid among our undergraduate student population remains. Mariann Youniss (J83) & Andrew Youniss along with Marjorie Devereaux (E72, EG75, E03P, A07P) & David Hall (A72, E03P, A07P) are offering this challenge to make your gift go further. Each dollar you give to financial aid will be matched: make your gift, double your impact! The goal? $200,000 for undergraduate financial aid in one day.
$200,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Unexpected Hardship Fund Match
Economic uncertainty can arise at any time. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has increased our students' need for unanticipated financial support. We strive to provide resources to meet those unanticipated expenses as well as to enable students to pursue academic and co-curricular opportunities that would otherwise be financially out of reach. Thanks to Lara Oboler, J91 & Lou Jaffe, your #TuftsGivingTuesday gift to the Unexpected Hardship Fund will be matched, up to $10,000
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$7,200
Hillel Challenge 2
Peter Gray (A90, E20P, E24P) and Denise Gray (E89, E20P, E24P) support Hillel because it is a community where students can explore issues that are essential to their lives, and engage with others to make the world a better place. Your gift helps secure their challenge gift and reinforces the important place Hillel has within the Tufts community.
80 / 80 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Jumbo Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Rowing (M/W) 346
2 Varsity Swimming & Diving (M/W) 310
3 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (M) 242
4 Varsity Lacrosse (M) 194
5 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (W) 183
6 Varsity Football 148
Ended
Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Blue Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Softball 324
2 Varsity Basketball (W) 265
3 Varsity Volleyball (W) 108
4 Varsity Soccer (W) 86
5 Varsity Tennis (W) 80
6 Varsity Tennis (M) 65
7 Varsity Fencing (W) 38
8 Varsity Golf (M) 16
Ended
$25,000
Fletcher Bonus Challenge
Peter Malone (F78, FG83, A18P) is offering a big bonus challenge gift for the Fletcher community. Let's bring us to 425 gifts!
0 / 25 Gifts
Ended
2
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Women's Basketball: Matching Challenge
Two women’s basketball alumnae are offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $12,500. This is a slam dunk: give and double your impact!
$12,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Women’s Lacrosse: Matching Challenge
A pair of women’s lacrosse alumnae are passing you the ball, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000. Give and double your impact!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Men's & Women's Sailing: Matching Challenge
Senet Bischoff, A96, Bruce Burton, E77, and Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, A22P, are skippering a challenge match for the co-ed and women's sailing teams, offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $30,000. Give and double your impact!
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Softball: Matching Challenge
An anonymous softball alum is matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $7,500. Help us round the bases and double the impact of your gift today!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men’s & Women’s Squash: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous donors are ensuring we cover the full court this year, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $20,000
$13,120 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Women’s Tennis: Matching Challenge
A women’s tennis alumna is serving to win by matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,500. Double the impact of your gift today!
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men's Track & Field/Cross Country: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous men’s track and field/cross country alums are running hard for the program, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $25,000. Double your impact today!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women's Volleyball: Matching Challenge
Anonymous donors are ensuring we dig, set, and spike across the court this year, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $5,000. Your gift doubles your impact!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$25,000
Civic Engagement Challenge
The only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch College studies and promotes the civic and political engagement of young people at Tufts, in our communities, and in our democracy. Never has this work felt more important and because of that, Placido Arango, Jr. (A81) is sponsoring this first challenge in support of Tisch College. Make your gift, secure his challenge gift!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Tufts University Prison Initiative (TUPIT) Challenge
TUPIT brings Tufts faculty and students together with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to offer college courses, tutoring and training--transforming lives and communities affected by mass incarceration. Jayne & Larry Lein (A21P) recognizes the important role TUPIT plays in the lives of all participants--providing equitable access to higher education and engaging the next generation of civic leaders. Support TUPIT and help secure this challenge gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
400 for Fletcher Challenge
Brad Meslin (F82, FG84, A21P) & Leslie Puth (F11) believe that now is a vital time to support Fletcher students. Fletcher teaches real-time problem-solving experiences that demand teamwork, agility, and the ability to reach out and across all kinds of boundaries. Students are provided the tools and perspectives they need to make a difference in even the most turbulent global climate. Today's students are tomorrow's global leaders--and on #TuftsGivingTuesday your gift ensures they are prepared to build a brighter world.
Completed
$20,000
Fletcher Ph.D. Support Challenge
Scholars in Fletcher's Ph.D. programs not only contribute to academic literature, but also address pressing policy problems in areas such as security policy, economic development, energy, and environmental policy. Supporting a cohort of diverse thought leaders is a priority for the school and one that Fletcher parent Nancy Taussig (F14P, FG18P) understands personally. Your gift today will support our Ph.D. students and also help secure Nancy's challenge!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
TUSM Milestone Challenge (#2)
Educating compassionate, competent medical professionals is a cornerstone of a TUSM education. A group of TUSM alumni believe there is no better way to show affection for their alma mater than by encouraging others to support today's students--our future leaders in medicine. Help us meet the next milestone--give right now!
Completed
$5,000
Clinical Skills & Medical Education Challenge
Dr. Terence T.Z. Tan & Pamela C. Tan are leveraging their philanthropy again this year to support the development of practical, hands on training for today's future doctors. Support this vital component of a medical school education and help secure this challenge!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
TUSM-Student Wellness Challenge
Student well-being is critical to the medical profession and it begins with strong support for medical students, who are future physicians. The Student Wellness Fund enables the school to teach students how to balance personal needs with professional obligations. Your gift provides the resources that guide students in making good choices that will sustain them throughout medical school and in their careers.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Hirsh Challenge for Biomedical Scientists
GSBS Board of Advisors member Jane C. I. Hirsh is leading the way this year. Now, more than ever, we understand the importance of educating the next generation of leaders in biomedical science. Make your gift and help build a brighter, healthier and more equitable world.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
GSBS Bonus Challenge (#2)
One last challenge from Bina Julian, GBS17, to complete for GSBS. Show your support of the next generation of biomedical scientists and leaders. Give before this opportunity is over!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Dental Campaign Committee Challenge
The pandemic has had a profound effect on dental medicine--its teaching and its practice. The TUSDM community remains strong, resilient and committed to educating tomorrow's leading dental practitioners. Join us now in supporting first-class dental education and in building a brighter world!
335 / 400 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics (TDF) provide comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Following more than a year when it has been challenging to offer safe and timely dental care for all patients, those relying on a TDF Clinic are no exception. George Mavridis (E61) is sponsoring this challenge because he believes in the good work the TDF clinics do.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$7,000
Dental Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Challenge
TUSDM alumni, Lonnie Norris, Ancy Verdier, Elon Joffre, Ericka Lowe, Jasmin Henville, and Albert Coombs support TUSDM’s commitment to a diverse, culturally-sensitive, and supportive environment. Your gift supports these efforts to provide the education and training of more dentists who embody the fabric of our nation, not only to address disparities in healthcare, but also to improve the overall health of all people.
33 / 50 Gifts
Ended
$3,500
Service with a Smile Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. Judith McCollum (D80), along with the Service with a Smile organization, are proud to sponsor this challenge.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Student Aid Challenge
Margaret Lucey understands first hand the importance of supporting a vibrant, diverse, and robust community of passionate students pursuing veterinary medicine. The need for financial support at Cummings School remains high, and Dean Cribb has responded with a goal of doubling financial aid for our students in the next five years. Your gift makes progress toward this important endeavor and secures Margaret's challenge in memory of her beloved late dogs, Sam and Mozart.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge
Every year our Wildlife Clinic treats over 4,000 wild animals! They come to us needing complex medical care and receive just that from clinicians committed to rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. Your gift is vital to continuing this important work. Longtime supporter Ellen Hand is challenging us to support essential care for wildlife. Join her!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge
Being able to provide the necessary medical care for your pet shouldn't feel financially insurmountable. The Travis Fund helps lower that barrier by providing monetary assistance for health care in our hospitals to aid pets-in-need. Your gift helps secure this generous challenge gift from a V96 alumna.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Emerging Artists Challenge
Educating and nurturing students who are engaging with today's big ideas, developing new ways of thinking, and sharing those big ideas with the world are just a few hallmarks of the SMFA at Tufts experience. Mimi and George Jigarian understand that supporting talented emerging artists and multidisciplinary curiosity are essential in building a brighter, bolder and more creative world. Your gift can make a world of difference, too.
96 / 130 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Friedman School Financial Aid Challenge
Financial aid is one of the most crucial and high impact causes you can support, which is why a Friedman School alumna is sponsoring this challenge. Support financial aid for our Friedman School and Frances Stern students and help unlock this challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
New Entry Sustainable Farming Challenge
Trisha Perez Kennealy, board chair, is challenging you to support New Entry on #TuftsGivingTuesday. With your help, New Entry can continue to improve local and regional food systems by training farmers to produce sustainable, nutritious, and widely accessible food. Your gift can help secure this challenge gift!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
GSAS Challenge 2
Hersh (AG64, AG66) and Fern (AG74) Cohen understand how important graduate work can be for scholars, especially in a supportive and stimulating environment. They are eager to support today’s students as they explore their own paths. Give to support graduate education and help secure their challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
HNRCA 75 Gift Challenge
Johanna Dwyer D.Sc., RD is challenging you to make a gift to any cause at the Center on #TuftsGivingTuesday to secure her gift! Together we can support HNRCA scientists and trainees as they move their research forward.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
Healthy Aging Research Challenge
Center director, Sarah Booth, PhD, knows first-hand the value of funding for healthy aging research at the HNRCA. Support the Center's work advancing healthy and active aging and unlock her challenge gift.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 2
One down, eleven more to go: Kenneth Rosh (A85, A19P, A21P) & Merideth Schlesinger Rosh (A19P, A21P) want us to keep the early momentum going. Your gift gets us closer to securing another $10,000 challenge gift!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 4
3,000 gifts have been made to support students and programs across our campuses! George Mussalli (A95) is challenging us to get to 3,500. Your choice. Your gift. Your impact. We got this!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 6
500 more gifts will propel us to challenge seven. Won't you join our challenge donors, and Jumbo couple, Stephanie and Matt Leeds (A05) and help us build a brighter world today?
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 8
Ken Chow (A91) knows that each and every one of us can make a difference in the lives of today's students, in the research and learning that can occur on our campuses. That is why he is sponsoring this challenge. Your gift will help us secure his gift.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 10
We've reached double digits: this is our tenth university-wide challenge of the day! When we complete this challenge we will have secured 8,500 gifts--matching last year's numbers. Eric White (A91) is here to encourage us to join him in building a brighter world.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 12
Here we are--on the cusp of 10,000 gifts and having made it to the last university-wide challenge of the day! Carol Lee (J86) & Jonathan Hangartner (E86) have waited all day to offer their support of today's students. Join them and give to your favorite Tufts cause.
0 / 500 Gifts
Ended
$45,000
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge
This year’s challenge will support our 7 identity-based resource centers, the BEST and BLAST programs and the Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center. These centers provide students opportunities for events, discussion, and leadership on issues of identity, diversity, and social justice. Holly Kelly (J88) and her husband Andrew Lipsky understand the important role these centers play on campus. Your gift can help secure the challenge gift (which will be split equally).
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Undergraduate Internship Challenge
Student internships can serve as a catalyst for exploration, growth, and even career choices. Many remain unpaid, presenting a barrier to entry. Jon Levy, E83, is looking to break those barriers by offering #TuftsGivingTuesday's first undergraduate internship challenge. Join him, make a gift, and support opportunities for today's students.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Covid-19 Response Fund Match
Students are back on campus and our pandemic precautions and protocol--including a robust testing plan, comprehensive contact tracing, in-depth cleaning and rigorous housing plans--remain. Over the past 18 months, we have demonstrated our commitment to respond and adjust as the situation demands. This requires innovation, imagination, resilience and resources. Your gift in support of the Covid-19 Response Fund has double the impact on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Thanks to Mark Pollak (A75, A16P, A19P) and Janet Meyers (A16P, A19P) each gift will be matched, up to $15,000!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Hillel Challenge
It is a joy to have students back on campus and at Hillel--a place where they can connect with their traditions, each other, and their community. Andi Gardner Fern (J93, A25P) and Steven Fern (A25P) are offering our largest challenge yet. Join them in supporting Hillel and further nurturing Jewish life at Tufts.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
International Community Challenge
This really is a global tradition and the ongoing support from our international community proves it. This year, Rulan & Haresh Melwani (A23P, A25P) are challenging members of the Tufts community living outside the U.S. to join them by making a gift and helping build a brighter world.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Brown Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Sailing (Co-ed) 343
2 Varsity Lacrosse (W) 333
3 Varsity Field Hockey 152
4 Varsity Baseball 136
5 Varsity Soccer (M) 114
6 Varsity Ice Hockey (M) 91
7 Varsity Basketball (M) 58
8 Varsity Squash (M/W) 39
Ended
Leaderboard
CLUB SPORTS Leaderboard
The three teams that raise the most gifts will receive additional support for their team!
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $500 Club Tae Kwon Do 181
2 $300 Club Rock Climbing 167
3 $200 Club Skiing 61
4 Club Ultimate (M) 51
5 Club Cheerleading 42
6 Club Ultimate (W) 24
7 Club Baseball 9
8 Club Equestrian 7
9 Club Volleyball (M) 6
10 Club Rugby (M) 6
11 Club Basketball (W) 6
12 Club Water Polo (M) 5
13 Club Cycling 3
14 Club Rugby (W) 3
15 Club Tennis 2
16 Club Soccer (W) 1
17 Club Ice Hockey 1
18 Club Soccer (M) 1
19 Club Lacrosse (W) 1
20 Club Spikeball 1
21 Club Basketball (M) 1
22 Club Fencing (M) 1
23 Club Badminton 0
24 Club Cricket 0
25 Club Shotokan 0
26 Club Table Tennis 0
27 Club Volleyball (W) 0
28 Club Water Polo (W) 0
Ended
$500
Service with a Smile Bonus Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. An anonymous donor has just come forward to offer this bonus challenge!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Fletcher Bonus Challenge
Peter Malone (F78, FG83, A18P) is offering a big bonus challenge gift for the Fletcher community. Let's bring us to 425 gifts!
0 / 25 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Final 50 for Tisch College
This is the final challenge of the day to show our support for Tisch College and its role in the civic and political engagement of young people. Let's get these last 50 gifts and secure our final challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Women's Basketball: Matching Challenge
Two women’s basketball alumnae are offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $12,500. This is a slam dunk: give and double your impact!
$12,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men's Ice Hockey: Matching Challenge
Go hard to the goal with this challenge: Neil Townsend, E87 & Elizabeth SanAntonio Townsend, J90 are offering a $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match this year. Your gift has double the impact!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women’s Lacrosse: Matching Challenge
A pair of women’s lacrosse alumnae are passing you the ball, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000. Give and double your impact!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men’s Lacrosse: Matching Challenge
An anonymous men’s lacrosse alum is going hard to the goal by offering a $10,000 dollar-for-dollar match this year. Your gift doubles the impact!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men's & Women's Sailing: Matching Challenge
Senet Bischoff, A96, Bruce Burton, E77, and Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, A22P, are skippering a challenge match for the co-ed and women's sailing teams, offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $30,000. Give and double your impact!
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women’s Soccer: Matching Challenge
Don't pass up this opportunity to go to the goal! Two soccer alums are matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. Double the impact of your gift!
$14,418 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Softball: Matching Challenge
An anonymous softball alum is matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $7,500. Help us round the bases and double the impact of your gift today!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men's Soccer: Matching Challenge
Matt Adler, A00 and an anonymous soccer alum are matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $16,011. Make your gift count double today
$16,011 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men’s & Women’s Squash: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous donors are ensuring we cover the full court this year, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $20,000
$13,120 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous donors are ensuring we grab this opportunity to swim and dive to success this year! This year's opportunity is a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $44,000. Give and double your impact!
$44,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women’s Tennis: Matching Challenge
A women’s tennis alumna is serving to win by matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,500. Double the impact of your gift today!
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men’s Tennis: Matching Challenge
An anonymous men’s tennis alum is matching each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. Help us cover the full court and make your gift count double today!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Men's Track & Field/Cross Country: Matching Challenge
A group of anonymous men’s track and field/cross country alums are running hard for the program, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $25,000. Double your impact today!
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Club Ultimate Frisbee: Matching Challenge
Tufts parents, Neil & Deborah Bienstock, E23P are bringing the ultimate level of support to the team this year: a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $7,500. Give and double your impact!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women's Volleyball: Matching Challenge
Anonymous donors are ensuring we dig, set, and spike across the court this year, offering a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $5,000. Your gift doubles your impact!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
University Chaplaincy Challenge
A gift to the University Chaplaincy will bolster the work of our faith communities as they serve the Tufts community and provide resources that allow individuals to find the caring support and deepen their faith journey. This year we are thrilled to announce our first ever challenge! Make your gift in support of your particular faith community or to the Chaplaincy's work overall and help secure this challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Civic Engagement Challenge
The only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch College studies and promotes the civic and political engagement of young people at Tufts, in our communities, and in our democracy. Never has this work felt more important and because of that, Placido Arango, Jr. (A81) is sponsoring this first challenge in support of Tisch College. Make your gift, secure his challenge gift!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Civic Engagement Challenge 2
We are proud that more than 100 people have already shown their commitment to civic and political research, education, and the engagement of young people at Tufts and in our communities. Andrew Chaban (A85, A23P) is convinced we can get to at least 200 gifts in support of Tisch College. Let's show him how right he is! Make your gift and secure his challenge!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Tufts University Prison Initiative (TUPIT) Challenge
TUPIT brings Tufts faculty and students together with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to offer college courses, tutoring and training--transforming lives and communities affected by mass incarceration. Jayne & Larry Lein (A21P) recognizes the important role TUPIT plays in the lives of all participants--providing equitable access to higher education and engaging the next generation of civic leaders. Support TUPIT and help secure this challenge gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Tufts University Prison Initiative Bonus Challenge
Our Bonus Challenge is being offered by Tisch College Advisor Betsy Busch (M75). TUPIT brings Tufts faculty and students together with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to offer college courses, tutoring and training--transforming lives and communities affected by mass incarceration. Make your gift now and help secure our second challenge!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
400 for Fletcher Challenge
Brad Meslin (F82, FG84, A21P) & Leslie Puth (F11) believe that now is a vital time to support Fletcher students. Fletcher teaches real-time problem-solving experiences that demand teamwork, agility, and the ability to reach out and across all kinds of boundaries. Students are provided the tools and perspectives they need to make a difference in even the most turbulent global climate. Today's students are tomorrow's global leaders--and on #TuftsGivingTuesday your gift ensures they are prepared to build a brighter world.
Completed
$25,000
Fletcher Financial Aid Challenge
At Fletcher, providing necessary financial aid is a top priority and an essential way to ensure the best and brightest students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. Chair of the Fletcher Board of Advisors, Lis Tarlow (F84, FG97), is sponsoring this challenge and ask you to join her in giving to financial aid!
95 / 100 Gifts
Ended
$20,000
Fletcher Ph.D. Support Challenge
Scholars in Fletcher's Ph.D. programs not only contribute to academic literature, but also address pressing policy problems in areas such as security policy, economic development, energy, and environmental policy. Supporting a cohort of diverse thought leaders is a priority for the school and one that Fletcher parent Nancy Taussig (F14P, FG18P) understands personally. Your gift today will support our Ph.D. students and also help secure Nancy's challenge!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
TUSM Challenge #1
David A. Fisher M.D. (M63) is lighting our path as our first challenge donor. The importance of educating the next generation of leaders in medicine and public health remains vital to our health and the health of our planet. Make your gift and help build a brighter, healthier, and more equitable world.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
TUSM Milestone Challenge (#2)
Educating compassionate, competent medical professionals is a cornerstone of a TUSM education. A group of TUSM alumni believe there is no better way to show affection for their alma mater than by encouraging others to support today's students--our future leaders in medicine. Help us meet the next milestone--give right now!
Completed
$10,000
Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship Challenge
Financial aid is a critical need of the medical school. When you make a gift to the Fund for Tufts Medicine Scholarship, you help make a first-class medical education accessible to all. And, your support will have an even greater impact thanks to this challenge sponsored by Mat Finch, M.D. (M87, M18P, M23P) & Carolyn Sedor, M.D (M86, M18P, M23P)
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Clinical Skills & Medical Education Challenge
Dr. Terence T.Z. Tan & Pamela C. Tan are leveraging their philanthropy again this year to support the development of practical, hands on training for today's future doctors. Support this vital component of a medical school education and help secure this challenge!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Challenge--TUSM
TUSM knows that a diverse student body is essential for a teaching and learning environment that promotes excellence, quality, and equity as core values among our future clinicians, scientists and public health advocates. Joyce Boykin, M.D. (M81) is using her gift to help increase support to these important initiative.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
TUSM-Student Wellness Challenge
Student well-being is critical to the medical profession and it begins with strong support for medical students, who are future physicians. The Student Wellness Fund enables the school to teach students how to balance personal needs with professional obligations. Your gift provides the resources that guide students in making good choices that will sustain them throughout medical school and in their careers.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$6,000
Dean's Challenge: Public Health & Professional Degree Programs
Current Dean Aviva Must (N87, NG92, J01P, A03P) has issued this challenge in memory of the first dean of Public Health & Professional Degree Programs, Harris Berman, M.D. Their leadership has brought together groundbreaking academics and research, diverse fieldwork, and a collaborative learning approach that fosters new ideas and critical thinking. Will you make a gift to PH & PD in memory of Dean Berman and help secure this challenge?
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Hirsh Challenge for Biomedical Scientists
GSBS Board of Advisors member Jane C. I. Hirsh is leading the way this year. Now, more than ever, we understand the importance of educating the next generation of leaders in biomedical science. Make your gift and help build a brighter, healthier and more equitable world.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
GSBS Bonus Challenge
As if meeting the Hirsh Challenge wasn’t special enough, Shilpi Banerjee, Ph.D. (GBS93) has issued a bonus challenge to our community. If 25 more gifts are made then she will make a generous challenge gift to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Shilpi and GSBS know that a culture of inclusive excellence is essential to creating a vibrant learning and training environment and extends beyond campus as our graduates populate the workforce and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive scientific community at-large.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
GSBS Bonus Challenge (#2)
One last challenge from Bina Julian, GBS17, to complete for GSBS. Show your support of the next generation of biomedical scientists and leaders. Give before this opportunity is over!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Derby Entrepreneurship Challenge
Josh Kapelman (A12) & Emily Kapelman are proud to support the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts as they expand their ability to help students and alumni learn to become entrepreneurial. For every 10 gifts, you will secure $2,500 from the Kapelmans, up to a total of $10,000 for 40 gifts.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Dental Campaign Committee Challenge
The pandemic has had a profound effect on dental medicine--its teaching and its practice. The TUSDM community remains strong, resilient and committed to educating tomorrow's leading dental practitioners. Join us now in supporting first-class dental education and in building a brighter world!
335 / 400 Gifts
Ended
$50,000
Dental Financial Aid Challenge
Providing financial aid is a TUSDM priority and an essential way to ensure the best and brightest students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. TUSDM alumni Lew Estabrooks, Paul L’Homme, Peter Regas, and Milt Berkman along with the Roddy Foundation are sponsoring this challenge and ask you to join them in giving to financial aid!
43 / 60 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics (TDF) provide comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Following more than a year when it has been challenging to offer safe and timely dental care for all patients, those relying on a TDF Clinic are no exception. George Mavridis (E61) is sponsoring this challenge because he believes in the good work the TDF clinics do.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Tufts Dental Facilities Clinics Challenge 2
Join George Mavridis (E61) in providing even more support for the TDF Clinics Facilities, which provides comprehensive dental care for adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts. Your gift helps secure this second challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$7,000
Dental Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Challenge
TUSDM alumni, Lonnie Norris, Ancy Verdier, Elon Joffre, Ericka Lowe, Jasmin Henville, and Albert Coombs support TUSDM’s commitment to a diverse, culturally-sensitive, and supportive environment. Your gift supports these efforts to provide the education and training of more dentists who embody the fabric of our nation, not only to address disparities in healthcare, but also to improve the overall health of all people.
33 / 50 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Dental Student Health & Wellness Challenge
Student well-being is critical to the health care profession and it begins with strong support for our dental students, who are future oral health providers. Our Student Health & Wellness Fund enables the school to teach students how to balance personal needs with professional obligations. Your gift provides the resources that guide students in making good choices that will sustain them throughout dental school and in their careers. Todd and Leslie Shatkin (D22P) hopes you will join them in supporting today's students by making a gift in support of their health and wellness.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$3,500
Service with a Smile Challenge
Founded by two TUSDM alumni, Service with a Smile focuses on providing oral health education, screenings, and related services to veterans in need, particularly those without homes. The program enables students, with support from faculty, to provide oral health care services to veterans in need in the Greater Boston area. Judith McCollum (D80), along with the Service with a Smile organization, are proud to sponsor this challenge.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Dean's Challenge for Cummings School
Initiatives that improve the health and well-being of animals, humans, and the environment we share are essential for our community and planet. Like you, Dean Cribb is passionate about this and he believes the progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and important research happening every day at Cummings School – with a renewed commitment to student aid for underrepresented groups in veterinary medicine – are key to building a brighter world. Your gift to any area helps secure his challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Student Aid Challenge
Margaret Lucey understands first hand the importance of supporting a vibrant, diverse, and robust community of passionate students pursuing veterinary medicine. The need for financial support at Cummings School remains high, and Dean Cribb has responded with a goal of doubling financial aid for our students in the next five years. Your gift makes progress toward this important endeavor and secures Margaret's challenge in memory of her beloved late dogs, Sam and Mozart.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Medical Care Challenge
The human-animal bond has never been more important. Pets are family and, just like family, they deserve skilled and compassionate medical care. Foster Hospital clients Martin and Linda Haspel value the care that Cummings School clinics provide all their patients. They are sponsoring this challenge to honor the veterinarians and staff who provided their cherished pets with the care they needed to thrive.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge
Every year our Wildlife Clinic treats over 4,000 wild animals! They come to us needing complex medical care and receive just that from clinicians committed to rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. Your gift is vital to continuing this important work. Longtime supporter Ellen Hand is challenging us to support essential care for wildlife. Join her!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Cummings Community Wellness Challenge
Wellness among our patients is not the only priority on campus. The Cummings Support Center (CSC) creates a positive environment to nurture and sustain the overall well-being of our students. Community wellness is essential for both our animals and the people providing their care. Dr. Hilary Wheeler, V98, and Martin Donohoe are offering this--join them and make a gift to the CSC!
14 / 25 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge
Being able to provide the necessary medical care for your pet shouldn't feel financially insurmountable. The Travis Fund helps lower that barrier by providing monetary assistance for health care in our hospitals to aid pets-in-need. Your gift helps secure this generous challenge gift from a V96 alumna.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Institute for Global Leadership Challenge
The Institute prepares Tufts students to think beyond boundaries and act across borders. Students who engage in IGL's courses and programs are prepared to be global citizens--critical thinkers who can provide effective and ethical leadership. Javier Macaya (A91, A22P) knows this to be true and believes in the important role IGL and its programs play in preparing today's students, including his own daughter, (A22, EPIIC20). Your gift helps secure their challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Emerging Artists Challenge
Educating and nurturing students who are engaging with today's big ideas, developing new ways of thinking, and sharing those big ideas with the world are just a few hallmarks of the SMFA at Tufts experience. Mimi and George Jigarian understand that supporting talented emerging artists and multidisciplinary curiosity are essential in building a brighter, bolder and more creative world. Your gift can make a world of difference, too.
96 / 130 Gifts
Ended
$40,000
Friedman School 200 Gift Challenge
Liz Cochary Gross (N82, NG88)  believes that together we can equip our future leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to create a healthy and sustainable future for all.  She's challenging you to make a gift to any cause at the School on #TuftsGivingTuesday and secure her challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Friedman School Financial Aid Challenge
Financial aid is one of the most crucial and high impact causes you can support, which is why a Friedman School alumna is sponsoring this challenge. Support financial aid for our Friedman School and Frances Stern students and help unlock this challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Friedman School Bonus Challenge
Inspired by the support of our community, Liz Cochary Gross (N82, NG88)  is adding a bonus challenge. Make your gift to any area at the Friedman School to secure her additional challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
New Entry Sustainable Farming Challenge
Trisha Perez Kennealy, board chair, is challenging you to support New Entry on #TuftsGivingTuesday. With your help, New Entry can continue to improve local and regional food systems by training farmers to produce sustainable, nutritious, and widely accessible food. Your gift can help secure this challenge gift!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
GSAS Challenge 1
The Rumsey Family is proud of the world class scholarship, personalized mentorship, and professional development GSAS offers its students, regardless of their area of study. Your gift not only supports students and faculty across all our disciplines, but also helps secure their challenge gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
GSAS Challenge 2
Hersh (AG64, AG66) and Fern (AG74) Cohen understand how important graduate work can be for scholars, especially in a supportive and stimulating environment. They are eager to support today’s students as they explore their own paths. Give to support graduate education and help secure their challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
GSAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge
Theo Killion is sponsoring this year's diversity, equity and inclusion challenge. Support GSAS as it seeks to expand its DEI initiatives and amplify its existing programs: the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Master’s Program, Community Fellows, the Graduate Leadership in Diversity & Equity summer program (GLIDE) and the Visiting and Early Research program (VERSE). Give to help secure the challenge gift and support this essential work towards becoming an anti-racist institution.
32 / 40 Gifts
Ended
$10,000
HNRCA 75 Gift Challenge
Johanna Dwyer D.Sc., RD is challenging you to make a gift to any cause at the Center on #TuftsGivingTuesday to secure her gift! Together we can support HNRCA scientists and trainees as they move their research forward.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
HNRCA Bonus Challenge
Wendy Behr (N16) is inspired by the support of our community and is adding another challenge! Make your gift to any area at the HNRCA to secure her gift!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
Healthy Aging Research Challenge
Center director, Sarah Booth, PhD, knows first-hand the value of funding for healthy aging research at the HNRCA. Support the Center's work advancing healthy and active aging and unlock her challenge gift.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 1
We can't make this the brightest #TuftsGivingTuesday ever--without you! Hannah Targoff Saujet (J98) & Thomas Saujet (A96) are starting us off with our first challenge of the day. Join them and help secure $10K!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 2
One down, eleven more to go: Kenneth Rosh (A85, A19P, A21P) & Merideth Schlesinger Rosh (A19P, A21P) want us to keep the early momentum going. Your gift gets us closer to securing another $10,000 challenge gift!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 3
Meryl & Michael Chae (J91 & A89) value so many aspects of their Tufts education. Today you can give to what you value at Tufts. Together we can support today's students and help build a brighter world.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 4
3,000 gifts have been made to support students and programs across our campuses! George Mussalli (A95) is challenging us to get to 3,500. Your choice. Your gift. Your impact. We got this!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 5
Greg and Danae Webster (A22P, A25P) know that everyone can shine a light on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Join them and make a gift; help secure their Building a Brighter World challenge.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 6
500 more gifts will propel us to challenge seven. Won't you join our challenge donors, and Jumbo couple, Stephanie and Matt Leeds (A05) and help us build a brighter world today?
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 7
Six challenges down, six to go. Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff (A22P) are challenging us to keep the momentum going--you can make a difference in the lives of today's students. Join Catherine & Andrew and give right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 8
Ken Chow (A91) knows that each and every one of us can make a difference in the lives of today's students, in the research and learning that can occur on our campuses. That is why he is sponsoring this challenge. Your gift will help us secure his gift.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 9
We have completed 8 challenges already--thousands of dollars have been given in support of financial aid, student activities and athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, faculty research...the list goes on and on. You can help grow that list and secure class of 1985 alum Jack Chitayat's challenge by giving right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 10
We've reached double digits: this is our tenth university-wide challenge of the day! When we complete this challenge we will have secured 8,500 gifts--matching last year's numbers. Eric White (A91) is here to encourage us to join him in building a brighter world.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 11
Supporting students, faculty and the Tufts community today will ensure a brighter world tomorrow. The anonymous alumni parents who are sponsoring this challenge believe this, and we know you do, too. Make a gift and secure their challenge now!
847 / 1,000 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 12
Here we are--on the cusp of 10,000 gifts and having made it to the last university-wide challenge of the day! Carol Lee (J86) & Jonathan Hangartner (E86) have waited all day to offer their support of today's students. Join them and give to your favorite Tufts cause.
0 / 500 Gifts
Ended
$50,000
Big--some might say Jumbo--Bonus Challenge!
Team Tufts--you did it! We surpassed 10,000 gifts on #TuftsGivingTuesday for the first time ever. Lori Winters Samuels (J81, A22P) and Ted Samuels (A22P) are offering this Jumbo challenge as a way to encourage us to aim even higher in support of today's students.
0 / 500 Gifts
Ended
$45,000
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge
This year’s challenge will support our 7 identity-based resource centers, the BEST and BLAST programs and the Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center. These centers provide students opportunities for events, discussion, and leadership on issues of identity, diversity, and social justice. Holly Kelly (J88) and her husband Andrew Lipsky understand the important role these centers play on campus. Your gift can help secure the challenge gift (which will be split equally).
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Bonus Challenge
The Tufts University Alumni Association is pushing us to do even more in support of Tufts' identity-based resource centers, the Center for STEM Diversity, and the BEST and BLAST programs. Your gift provides resources to these centers and programs so students have opportunities to engage in events, discussion, and leadership on issues of identity, diversity, and social justice. 50 more donors to unlock the TUAA bonus challenge gift, to be split equally among all 9 programs.
Completed
$10,000
Undergraduate Internship Challenge
Student internships can serve as a catalyst for exploration, growth, and even career choices. Many remain unpaid, presenting a barrier to entry. Jon Levy, E83, is looking to break those barriers by offering #TuftsGivingTuesday's first undergraduate internship challenge. Join him, make a gift, and support opportunities for today's students.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Tufts Fund Financial Aid Match
The increased demand for financial aid among our undergraduate student population remains. Mariann Youniss (J83) & Andrew Youniss along with Marjorie Devereaux (E72, EG75, E03P, A07P) & David Hall (A72, E03P, A07P) are offering this challenge to make your gift go further. Each dollar you give to financial aid will be matched: make your gift, double your impact! The goal? $200,000 for undergraduate financial aid in one day.
$200,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Covid-19 Response Fund Match
Students are back on campus and our pandemic precautions and protocol--including a robust testing plan, comprehensive contact tracing, in-depth cleaning and rigorous housing plans--remain. Over the past 18 months, we have demonstrated our commitment to respond and adjust as the situation demands. This requires innovation, imagination, resilience and resources. Your gift in support of the Covid-19 Response Fund has double the impact on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Thanks to Mark Pollak (A75, A16P, A19P) and Janet Meyers (A16P, A19P) each gift will be matched, up to $15,000!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Unexpected Hardship Fund Match
Economic uncertainty can arise at any time. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has increased our students' need for unanticipated financial support. We strive to provide resources to meet those unanticipated expenses as well as to enable students to pursue academic and co-curricular opportunities that would otherwise be financially out of reach. Thanks to Lara Oboler, J91 & Lou Jaffe, your #TuftsGivingTuesday gift to the Unexpected Hardship Fund will be matched, up to $10,000
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Hillel Challenge
It is a joy to have students back on campus and at Hillel--a place where they can connect with their traditions, each other, and their community. Andi Gardner Fern (J93, A25P) and Steven Fern (A25P) are offering our largest challenge yet. Join them in supporting Hillel and further nurturing Jewish life at Tufts.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$7,200
Hillel Challenge 2
Peter Gray (A90, E20P, E24P) and Denise Gray (E89, E20P, E24P) support Hillel because it is a community where students can explore issues that are essential to their lives, and engage with others to make the world a better place. Your gift helps secure their challenge gift and reinforces the important place Hillel has within the Tufts community.
80 / 80 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
International Community Challenge
This really is a global tradition and the ongoing support from our international community proves it. This year, Rulan & Haresh Melwani (A23P, A25P) are challenging members of the Tufts community living outside the U.S. to join them by making a gift and helping build a brighter world.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
VARSITY ATHLETICS: Jumbo Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Rowing (M/W) 346
2 Varsity Swimming & Diving (M/W) 310
3 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (M) 242
4 Varsity Lacrosse (M) 194
5 Varsity Track & Field/Cross Country (W) 183
6 Varsity Football 148
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VARSITY ATHLETICS: Brown Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Sailing (Co-ed) 343
2 Varsity Lacrosse (W) 333
3 Varsity Field Hockey 152
4 Varsity Baseball 136
5 Varsity Soccer (M) 114
6 Varsity Ice Hockey (M) 91
7 Varsity Basketball (M) 58
8 Varsity Squash (M/W) 39
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VARSITY ATHLETICS: Blue Division
The team that raises the most gifts will receive an extra $1,000 to support their team.
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $1,000 Varsity Softball 324
2 Varsity Basketball (W) 265
3 Varsity Volleyball (W) 108
4 Varsity Soccer (W) 86
5 Varsity Tennis (W) 80
6 Varsity Tennis (M) 65
7 Varsity Fencing (W) 38
8 Varsity Golf (M) 16
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CLUB SPORTS Leaderboard
The three teams that raise the most gifts will receive additional support for their team!
Rank Prize Team Gifts
1 $500 Club Tae Kwon Do 181
2 $300 Club Rock Climbing 167
3 $200 Club Skiing 61
4 Club Ultimate (M) 51
5 Club Cheerleading 42
6 Club Ultimate (W) 24
7 Club Baseball 9
8 Club Equestrian 7
9 Club Volleyball (M) 6
10 Club Rugby (M) 6
11 Club Basketball (W) 6
12 Club Water Polo (M) 5
13 Club Cycling 3
14 Club Rugby (W) 3
15 Club Tennis 2
16 Club Soccer (W) 1
17 Club Ice Hockey 1
18 Club Soccer (M) 1
19 Club Lacrosse (W) 1
20 Club Spikeball 1
21 Club Basketball (M) 1
22 Club Fencing (M) 1
23 Club Badminton 0
24 Club Cricket 0
25 Club Shotokan 0
26 Club Table Tennis 0
27 Club Volleyball (W) 0
28 Club Water Polo (W) 0
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