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#TuftsGivingTuesday celebrates everything that our students and faculty do to help build a brighter world. This year there are more than 80 challenges to choose from, including these challenges that reflect ongoing increased needs of our students:

  • the Undergraduate Financial Aid Match is a dollar to dollar match, up to $200,000
  • 300 gifts to the Division of Student Diversity & Inclusion will secure a $45,000 challenge gift, split equally among the six identity-based resource centers, the Center for Stem Diversity, the StAAR Center, and the BEST and BLAST Programs
  • the Unexpected Hardship Fund supports students who experience unplanned expenses; there is a matching gift up to $10,000

Your gift helps secure challenge funds for meaningful initiatives and priorities. Your leadership reinforces Tufts’ commitment to building a brighter world.


 Interested in making a gift early via your donor advised fund, family foundation, stock or wire transfer?  Fill out this form and initiate your gift. We'll make sure it gets counted in our #TuftsGivingTuesday totals!


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$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
$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
$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
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$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
$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
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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 Bonus Match
Thanks to Mark Pollak (A75, A16P, A19P) and Janet Meyers (A16P, A19P) there is now a bonus match for $3,000! 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.
$3,000 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
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
$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
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