$ 311,183 raised 1,173 gifts
Thank You for Making Butler Day of Giving a Record Success!

Over the course of 1,855 minutes, the Butler community came together to raise 1,173 gifts, totaling $311,183. Because of your generosity, you have made an impact on current and future students.

 

Thank you to our challenge funders who helped inspire the Butler community to make gifts in celebration of Day of Giving.

  • Mark Harrison and Kathy Martin-Harrison '79
  • Dean Jay Howard
  • Ken Massaroni '83 and Lori Ziemba '82
  • Diane Meyer Simon '68
  • Patricia See '74
  • Dean Stephen Standifird
  • Lynne Zydowsky '81
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • LGBT Alumni Association

Thank you for your support of Butler University on #BUDayofGiving!

 

You can still make an impact by making your gift at Butler.edu/gifts

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In the spirit of Butler's founding year,1855, Day of Giving will offer 1,855 minutes for Bulldogs to celebrate and give back to the University. Butler Day of Giving starts Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 AM and will run until 12:55 PM on Thursday, February 28.

 

Our goal is for the Butler community to make 1,000 gifts during Day of Giving. Gifts made in celebration of Day of Giving will directly impact current and future students and have the potential to multiply through numerous matching and participating challenges.

 

Share your love for Butler by downloading a Butler Day of Giving sign and posting a picture on your social media using the hashtag #BUDayofGiving. 

 

Make a Gift 

Our goal is for the Butler community to make 1,000 gifts over 1,855 minutes that will directly impact Butler students. There will be several matching challenges throughout the day offering opportunities to give back to a variety of areas of the University.

 

Become An Ambassador

We need your help! People are most likely to support Day of Giving when asked by a peer or friend. Sign up to be a Butler Day of Giving Ambassador and receive exclusive resources to share your Butler pride and encourage others to get involved on Day of Giving. 

 

Start a Challenge

As a Butler Day of Giving Ambassador, you also have the opportunity to create a giving challenge to support an area of interest to you. Create a challenge in celebration of your class year or a student group you were involved in. Show your Butler pride and encourage your friends and family to support your challenge in celebration of Butler Day of Giving.

 

Together, Bulldogs give back. Together, Bulldogs do more. 

Bark If You're a Bulldog!
Rank State Donors
1 IN 756
2 IL 72
3 MI 29
$5,000
Together Bulldogs Do More
Diane Meyer Simon ’68 has pledged $20,000 to the General Scholarship Fund. Her goal is to challenge Butler alumni and friends to participate on the day and make a gift. There will be four different two hour unlocking opportunities throughout Day of Giving to multiply your impact. During each two hour unlocking challenge, 100 gifts, of any size, will unlock $5,000 to support general scholarships, totaling $20,000. Please join Diane in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Together Bulldogs Keep Going...
Diane Meyer Simon ’68 has pledged $20,000 to the General Scholarship Fund. Her goal is to challenge Butler alumni and friends to participate on the day and make a gift. There will be four different two hour unlocking opportunities throughout Day of Giving to multiply your impact. During each two hour unlocking challenge, 100 gifts, of any size, will unlock $5,000 to support general scholarships, totaling $20,000. Please join Diane in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Bulldogs Finish Strong
Diane Meyer Simon ’68 has pledged $20,000 to the General Scholarship Fund. Her goal is to challenge Butler alumni and friends to participate on the day and make a gift. There will be four different two hour unlocking opportunities throughout Day of Giving to multiply your impact. During each two hour unlocking challenge, 100 gifts, of any size, will unlock $5,000 to support general scholarships, totaling $20,000. Please join Diane in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$35,000
Participation Challenge
Our Day of Giving goal is for the Butler community to make 1,000 gifts over 1,855 minutes that will directly impact Butler students, unlocking an additional $35,000 in general scholarship funding. A very big Bulldog thank you to our Participation Challenge sponsors, Ken Massaroni '83, Lori Ziemba '82, and Lynne Zydowsky ’81.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$8,000
Sciences Expansion and Renovation Challenge
Mark Harrison and Kathleen Martin-Harrison ‘79 are extending a challenge to Butler alumni and friends to make a gift to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation project on Butler Day of Giving. Once 80 gifts have been made to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation project, an additional $8,000 will be unlocked for the project. Please join Mark and Kathleen in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
80 / 80 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Lacy School of Business Building Fund Challenge
Dean Stephen Standifird has pledged $10,000 to the Lacy School of Business Building Fund. His goal is to inspire 100 gifts, of any size, to the Lacy School of Business Building Fund. Once 100 gifts are reached, $10,000 will be unlocked and added to the fund. Please join Dean Standifird in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
General Scholarship Challenge
On average, a first-year student receives $17,000+ in financial assistance from the University. With your help, more students will receive the scholarships and financial aid they need. Gifts made to the General Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 on Day of Giving.
$16,745 MATCHED
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$2,000
Sciences Expansion and Renovation Challenge
Mark Harrison and Kathleen Martin-Harrison ‘79 are extending a second challenge to Butler alumni and friends to make a gift to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation project on Butler Day of Giving. Once 20 gifts have been made to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation project, an additional $2,000 will be unlocked for the project. Please join Mark and Kathleen in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
College Pride Challenge
The first $20,000 in Day of Giving gifts made to the Butler Fund of any of our six academic colleges will be doubled! Support the College of Communication, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, Lacy School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and your gift will be matched!
$18,267 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty/Staff Challenge
Dean Jay Howard has pledged $2,500 to match gifts made to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation Fund. With this challenge, his goal is to inspire 100 percent of LAS faculty and staff to make a gift, of any size, to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation project by May 31, 2019. Join Dean Howard in making an impact on #BUDayofGiving!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Butler Fund Challenge
Butler University has steadily grown our financial aid allocation to nearly $78 million per year, but we need your help to further expand the financial resources available to our students and their families. Please make your Butler Fund gift so students can continue to experience the superior education that can only be offered at Butler University. Gifts made to the Butler Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 on Day of Giving.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Parent Fund Challenge
Double the impact of your donation by supporting the Parent Fund! All Day of Giving gifts to the Parent Fund will be matched up to $10,000! The Parent Fund provides financial resources to support experiential learning opportunities, service-oriented leadership development programs, and on-campus student employment opportunities through the Division of Student Affairs.
$2,570 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
LGBT Alumni Association Promotion of Diversity Scholarship Challenge
Thank you to the LGBT Alumni Association for funding this challenge for our students.
$6,151 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Robert E. Brennan Scholarship Challenge
Thanks to Patricia See ’74 for funding this challenge!
$1,585 MATCHED
Ended
$750
75 Gifts from Young Alumni to Unlock $750
Calling graduates of the last decade! Help unlock $750 by making a gift now. If you turned your tassel between 2009 and 2018 then you can make an impact. All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Student Emergency Assistance Fund Challenge
Thank you to the Alumni Association Board of Directors for funding this challenge!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Who is Giving?!
Check back on Day of Giving to see which groups are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
Relationship to Butler
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumnus/a 480
2 Faculty/Staff 441
3 Parent 189
4 Student 54
5 Friend 46
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