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Challenges

2021 Challenge Funds!

Boost the impact of your gift by participating in various social media challenges throughout the day! All areas of campus are encouraged to get in on the fun to support their favorite department, unit, program or fund. Please note that challenges are for online gifts only.

 

TIME SPECIFIC CHALLENGES:

  Challenge Description Award Timeframe (ET)
The Kickoff

The Kickoff - COMPLETE!

The first 10 funds to receive an online gift will win $500 each. Winners will be announced after 9 a.m. on Giving Day. 

See the winners here.

 

$500 

 

Starts at:

 Midnight

Lunchtime Crunchtime

Lunchtime Crunchtime - COMPLETE!

Have you heard? The top 10 designations with the most unique donors between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will each win an additional $1,000. Winner will be announced after 2 p.m. on Giving Day.

See the winners on the Giving Day dashboard here.

$1,000

Only from:

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bronco Pride Hour

The Bronco Pride Hour* - COMPLETE!

Show us how you're bleeding brown and gold today! Your best WMU outfit, home or office decor, decals on your car — however you're showing the world your Bronco Pride, we want to see it for your chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Use #WMUGivingDay to participate. Winner will be announced after 4 p.m. on Giving Day.

See the winner here.

$1,000

Only from:

3 - 4 p.m.

Bronco Roots Challenge Complete

The Happy Hour* - COMPLETE!

Share a story about what makes you happiest about your WMU experience for a chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Use #WMUGivingDay to participate. Winner will be announced after 8 p.m. on Giving Day.

See the winner here.

$1,000

Only from:

6 - 8 P.M.

Final Countdown Challenge

The Final Countdown - COMPLETE!

The night is still young! In these final two hours of WMU Giving Day, there’s $5,000 up for grabs for the top five designations with the most unique donors between 10 p.m. and Midnight. Support your favorite fund for a chance to win additional matching dollars! 1st place: $2,000 | 2nd: $1,500 | 3rd: $750. | 4th: $500. | 5th: $250. Winners will be announced the day after Giving Day.

See the winners on the Giving Day dashboard here.

$2,000

$1,500

$750

$500

$250

Only from:

10 - 11:59 P.M.

The Buzzer Challenge

The Buzzer - COMPLETE!

Last chance to give! Whoever makes the last gift wins these challenge dollars for their favorite college or unit at WMU. Winner will be announced the day after Giving Day. 

Congratulations to the WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund!

$1,000

11:59 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

*In order to participate in challenges using a hashtag, Facebook posts or Instagram profiles must be public to appear in searches.


 

 

ALL DAY CHALLENGES:

  Challenge Description Award Timeframe (ET)

 

USA

 

The 5k for 50 - COMPLETE!

Let’s take Bronco Pride from sea to shining sea! Receiving gifts from Broncos living in all 50 states will unlock bonus funds for the WMU Student Scholarship Fund. 

We did it! Check out the solid gold map on the Giving Day dashboard here!

$5,000 

All day!

 

One Up

 

The One-up

The 2,193rd donor (one more than last year) will be able to choose where to donate another $1000 of Challenge Funds. Winner will be announced once reached.

$1,000

All day!

 

The Globe Trotter Challenge

 

The Globetrotter - COMPLETE!

The Bronco who lives the farthest away from Kalamazoo and makes a gift will have the chance to donate an additional $1000 to their favorite area of campus. Winner announced the day after Giving Day.

Congratulations to the CEAS Senior Design Conferencing System Fund!

$1,000

All day!

Big Winner Challenge

 

The Big Winner

The academic college with the largest percentage increase of donors from Giving Day 2019 will receive an additional $5,000 in challenge funds. Winner announced the day after Giving Day.

$5,000

All day!


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