Please visit our 2020 giving day!
$ 311,183 raised 1,173 gifts
Special Initiatives has raised $ 14,387 from 83 gifts!
Special Initiatives

Special initiatives are those that impact many areas of campus and provide support to a specific fund or project. Current special initiatives participating in Day of Giving are: 
 

  • Live Mascot Program
    Over the last decade, the Butler University Live Mascot Program has earned a reputation amongst our peers in higher education for being original and innovative. From industry awards to front page spreads, evening news features, and social media vitality, Butler Blue III "Trip" and his predecessors have worked hard to set Butler's Live Mascot Program apart from any other. All of this success has led to immeasurable notoriety to Butler and your support can help us do even more fun and exciting things to help advance the Butler name and mission.
     
  • Social Justice and Diversity Vocation Fellowship NetVUE Match 
    Social Justice and Diversity Vocational Fellowship is a new initiative designed to help Butler students connect their passions and future direction to some of our most complex global challenges. Making a gift to this initiative will help Butler faculty design courses to encourage students to identify themselves as difference makers in some of our most complex social justice and diversity challenges.
$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
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$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
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$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
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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
$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
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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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