Giving DEISday

2,186
Donors
112% of 1,948 Donor goal
$898,644
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Stephen Rodriguez photoStephen M. Rodriguez matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous Trustee matched $50,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,800

An Anonymous DonorWaltham Group Alumni gave $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA generous Brandeis family gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Madalyn Friedberg gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorDan Kazzaz'74, GSAS MA '74 gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorAlumni Association Board of Directors gave $135,000
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"Support what you love" on blue background


On October 6, Brandeisians across the globe will celebrate all the ways our community is so special by giving back through #GivingDEISday. Make a gift to your favorite area of campus during this annual online fundraiser.

When we reach 1,948 donors to the university, we will unlock an additional $100,000 for Brandeis students thanks to Dan Kazzaz '74, MA'74. In addition, we have other bonus funds up for grabs all day.


Colorful background image with animated words Giving DeisDay Live!


We're hosting a live show on social media and right here from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET. Tune in and you could have the chance to decide where a portion of $4,000 in bonus funds is allocated!

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Alumni Board Challenge

When we receive 250 alumni donors to the Brandeis Fund or General Scholarships, it will unlock $135,000 thanks to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Officers

  • Lewis Brooks '80, P'16, President
  • Carolyn Kimberlin ’99, Vice President
  • Risa A. Levine '83, Vice President
  • Napoleon Lherisson '11, Vice President
  • Leonard X. Rosenberg '89, Vice President

Members-at-Large

  • David Allon '81, P'22
  • Elizabeth Asen '13
  • Joan Feinberg Berns ’70, GSAS MA’71, GSAS PhD’74
  • Hannah R. (Johnson) Bornstein ’02
  • Gary M. Clay, Sr. ’80
  • Roy L. DeBerry, Jr. ’70, GSAS MA’78, GSAS PhD’79
  • Susan Deutsch ’62
  • Yaron Dori ’92
  • Alex Goldstein ’06
  • Steven Greenfield ’79
  • Adam M. Greenwald ’98
  • Yuki Hasegawa ’09, IBS MA’10
  • Dr. Lucretia E. Jones ’77
  • Michael Kivort ’87
  • Alexandra "Lexi" Kriss ’11
  • Engy Lamour ’07
  • Noah Prawer ’01
  • Steven W. Rabitz ’92
  • Elias Rauch ’84
  • Julie B. Smith-Bartoloni ’90


Representatives

  • Shota Adamia ’15, Brandeisians of the Last Decade (BOLD), Co-Chair
  • Ishan Adhikari ’22, Graduate Student Representative
  • Jessica Bergman ’91, Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA), Co-Chair
  • Amy L. Cohen ’85, Brandeis Women's Network, Co-Chair
  • Joram C. Cukierman ’98, IBS MA’99, Brandeis International Business School
  • Malik B. El-Amin, GSAS MFA’02, Arts Alumni Network, Co-Chair
  • Daniel Hariyanto ’23, Senior Undergraduate Student
  • Carmen Hicks, Heller MPP’14, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Dr. Marcie Shorr Hirsch ’71, Hiatt Career Center
  • Thabang kaMatona ’24, Junior Undergraduate Student
  • David E. Morris ’96, Lawyers Alumni Network, Chair
  • Michelle S. Miller ’11, Arts Alumni Network, Co-Chair
  • Jose M. Pérez ’75, Alumni of Color Network (AOC), Co-Chair
  • Brandon S. Pick ’08, Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA), Co-Chair
  • Talee Zur Potter ’97, Brandeis Women’s Network, Co-Chair
  • Helen Stewart, GSAS PhD’80, Alumni Admissions Counsel
  • Vipin Suri, GSAS PhD’01, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Yunuo (Nicole) Wang ’23, Graduate Student Representative
  • Reed Zukerman ’13, Brandeisians of the Last Decade (BOLD), Co-Chair

Club Presidents

  • Rachel Benjamin ’14, Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Co-President
  • Christine Chilingerian ’07, Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Co-President
  • James R. Felton ’85, Alumni Club of Southern California, President
  • Jessica Goldberg ’96, Alumni Club of New York, President
  • Emily Greenwald ’16, Alumni Club of Northern California, Co-President
  • Dmitry Isenberg ’97, Alumni Club of Connecticut, President
  • Howard Jeruchimowitz ’94, P’23, Alumni Club of Chicago, President
  • Leslie Effron Levin ’94, Alumni Club of Westchester County and Southern Connecticut, President
  • Ariel Meave-Ohrt, GSAS MA’13, Alumni Club of Northern California, Co-President
  • Joshua Michael Pines ’96, Alumni Club of Great Britain, President
  • Ivan Ponieman ’14, Alumni Club of South Florida, President
  • Ariella S. Raviv ’09, GSAS MA’11, Alumni Club of Israel, President
  • Alyssa Iris Sanders ’89, Alumni Club of Washington, DC, President
  • Hanna Switlekowski ’13, Alumni Club of Greater Boston, Co-President
  • Zhichu (Sean) Xiang, MA’09, Alumni Club of Shanghai, Co-President

Nominating Committee

  • Andrew M. Zeitlin ’90, P’23, Co-Chair

Ex-Officio

  • Rebecca Bachman ’13, Presidential Designee
  • Michael I. Zinder ’75, Awards Committee Chair

Parents Challenge
When we receive 350 parents donors to Brandeis, it will unlock $10,000 for The Parents Fund.

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Participation Challenge
Each program will receive a $1,000 bonus upon eclipsing 50 total donors to their program who donate $25 or more.

Athletic Directors Challenge
Each program will receive an additional $750 bonus once they surpass $7,500 total dollars raised for their program.

Department Challenge
We will receive a $5,000 bonus when the department surpasses $100,000 total dollars, and an additional $2,500 after surpassing $150,000.

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Diversity Scholarships

When 50 donors give to support diversity scholarships at Brandeis, it will unlock an additional $25,000.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
When GSAS receives 50 donors, it will unlock an additional $1,800 thanks to Chari Smith, GSAS PhD'89.

The Heller School
When Heller receives 100 donors, it will unlock $5,000 thanks to Dr. G. Lawrence Atkins, PhD’85.

The Waltham Group
When Waltham Group receives 40 donors, it will unlock $2,000 thanks to Mark Kaufman '71, Stephen Scheinthal '87, P'16, Hilary Heyison '13, Natalie Cazeau '10, Lisa Stein '90, and Shaina Dorow '16.

Challenges are being added every day, so check back often to stay up-to-date!

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Become an advocate and share with your Brandeis network

Step 1:  Create a GiveCampus user account
The first step to becoming an Advocate is to create and/or log into a GiveCampus user account.

Step 2:  Share with your Brandeis network
Spread the word! Your account will allow you to track your impact in real time. You may even become eligible for some incentives! Use the buttons at the top of the campaign page to share via email, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Be sure to follow Brandeis Alumni Association on the following platforms, too!

Step 3:  Create a Personal Plea
Record a short video encouraging others to join you in making a gift to any area of Brandeis on Giving DEISday. 

Step 4:  Create a Matching or Challenge Gift
Matches of all sizes make a difference! You can match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to a fixed amount or a certain dollar amount per donor. Look for the “Offer a Matching Gift” button on the campaign page for more information.

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Updates
We did it!

We just reached 1,948 donors to Brandeis and unlocked an additional $200,000 for Brandeis! Thank you to everyone who gave so generously in support of our students.

The site will remain open through Homecoming Weekend as other challenges are on the cusp of unlocking more bonus funds!

  • GSAS needs 20 donors to unlock $1,800
  • The Alumni Board Challenge will unlock $135,000 when we receive 6 more donors to The Brandeis Fund or General Scholarships!
  • All gifts to General Scholarships will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000!

Thank you to our donors and to our global community of Brandeisians.

54 days ago by Lindsay Roth
Our Challenge just DOUBLED to $200K for 1,948 donors!

Trustee Madalyn Friedberg just committed an additional $100,000 to reach 1,948 donors to Brandeis! Now when we do, it will unlock $200,000!

Some areas of campus still have challenges at play:

Give to GSAS to unlock $1,800!
Waltham Group needs 9 donors to earn $2,000!
Heller needs 6 donors to reach a $5,000 bonus!
When 9 donors give to any diversity scholarship it will unlock $25,000!
And when 70 alumni give to The Brandeis Fund or General Scholarships (which are being matched, dollar for dollar!), it will unlock $135,000 thanks to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Thank you so much for your support!

55 days ago by Lindsay Roth
Power Hour has Begun!

Let's make the most of the final hour on the East Coast!

There are still challenges at play as we strive to reach 1,948 donors to Brandeis!

Athletics Challenges Still in Play

And ultimately, you can give wherever you'd like and support what you feel most connected to. It all adds up and helps us unlock an additional $100,000 for Brandeis!

Thank you for investing in our students!

56 days ago by Lindsay Roth
Join us for Giving DEISday LIVE!

We're going LIVE from Waltham!

We're showcasing impact of the Brandeis community on campus and in the world with a lineup of in-person and pre-recorded guests:

Lauren Haynie, Director of Athletics
Monique Gnanaratnam, Dean of Students
Esther Brandon '12, MA'14, MS'20, LGBTQIA+ Advocate
Ollie the Owl!
Dimby Raveloson '24, Intercultural Center Ambassador
Jessica Christian '13 & Kim Godsoe, Vice Provost
Charlotte Li '24, Women's Soccer
Emma Rivera '24, Waltham Group
and more!

 Hosted by Donna DeChambeau '24 and Stephanie Grimes, we're giving away a portion of $4,000 in bonus funds in $500, $1,000, and a whopping $2,000 increments for YOU to decide where it goes.

 You don't want to miss this opportunity to secure bonus funds for the area of campus you love the most!

56 days ago by Lindsay Roth

Brandeis Alumni Association Board of Directors ChallengeWhen we receive a collective 250 alumni donors to The Brandeis Fund or General Scholarships, it will unlock an additional $135,000 from the Alumni Association Board of Directors!
DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
The Brandeis Fund: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives4$363
The Brandeis Fund: Graduate Student Support2$325
General Scholarship62$7,831
The Brandeis Fund: Undergraduate Financial Aid12$839
The Brandeis Fund: Greatest Need232$62,300
Impact by Area of Campus
DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
Faculty Opportunity Award Fund2$22
General Scholarship120$62,712
Hillel Endowment Fund4$26
Student Success Fund3$44
General Scholarship120$62,712
FOBA Athletic Training1$3
FOBA Recreation (Fitness and Intramural Programs)3$113
Minority Alumni Scholarship2$80
Posse Scholarship Fund6$265
General Scholarship120$62,712
Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program Scholarship (TYP)15$2,452
The Brandeis Fund: Graduate Student Support6$505
Waltham Group42$4,300
The Brandeis Fund: Undergraduate Financial Aid16$919
Intercultural Center Fund13$1,128
Intercultural Center Fund13$1,128
Undergraduate Summer Science Research Fellowship Fund10$716
Arts & Sciences Co-Curricular Fund11$445
Brandeis Women's Basketball62$14,480
International Business School Student Experience Fund18$895
Brandeis Swimming & Diving47$4,214
Brandeis Tennis76$10,839
Graduate Student Experience Fund22$2,694
Peter Petri Global Fellowship Fund6$1,744
Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program Scholarship (TYP)15$2,452
Brandeis Men's Basketball50$12,882
Gender and Sexuality Center15$1,064
Brandeis Baseball54$7,746
Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA)23$6,442
Heller School Greatest Need78$11,348
Brandeis National Committee (Legacy of Louis)14$7,455
Brandeis Women's Soccer96$12,594
Diversity, Excellence, and Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS)45$2,888
The Brandeis Fund: Undergraduate Financial Aid16$919
Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship7$530
Graduate Student Fellowship Fund7$317
Gender and Sexuality Center15$1,064
Brandeis Softball73$12,406
English Department2$205
Joseph D. Warren MSW'72, PhD'83 Endowed Scholarship5$590
GSAS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship (DEIS Scholars Program)2$125
The Brandeis Fund: Graduate Student Support6$505
The Brandeis Fund: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives9$554
Orthodox Life Fund8$596
GSAS Professional Development Fund3$169
Greatest Impact (International Business School Annual Fund)6$248
Brandeis Volleyball55$11,870
FOBA Strength and Conditioning Fund6$728
Brandeis Men's Soccer40$18,997
Brandeis Fencing40$6,978
The Rose Art Museum14$1,885
Brandeis Track & Field and Cross Country39$3,084
Waltham Group42$4,300
Dean's Strategic Initiative Fund57$2,074
International Business School Fellowship Fund7$245
Dean of Arts & Sciences Strategic Initiatives Fund34$6,241
The Brandeis Fund: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives9$554
Rachel McCulloch Endowed Fellowship Fund2$6
Undergraduate Research & Creative Collaboration Fund25$1,794
F.R.E.S.H Brandeis Food Pantry1$6
The Brandeis Fund: Greatest Need515$210,613
The Brandeis Fund: Greatest Need515$210,613
Impact by Audience
Community MembersDonorsRaised ($)
Parents569$101,813
BNC Members20$108,005
Friends231$162,850
Alumni1014$412,236
Faculty/Staff169$20,189
Students195$5,123
Impact by Class
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
201121$1,313
200911$1,664
200311$748
20069$685
199117$3,650
201415$1,369
198213$2,290
198512$1,295
197411$104,425
199216$5,274
198415$2,139
200516$1,894
201318$2,301
197111$1,618
20159$472
197510$2,142
201019$2,456
202250$4,696
200420$2,272
201212$3,634
198011$2,846
19653$1,215
200812$995
199314$12,169
198611$7,104
199011$1,988
199914$2,754
19699$2,517
201818$1,219
197614$2,186
201920$3,443
198918$6,457
198310$1,550
197810$3,900
198712$6,318
201717$1,314
202022$1,464
199710$1,951
200212$4,269
199612$1,050
201612$637
19954$661
19540$0
20008$852
197210$1,352
199814$1,432
19270$0
19795$4,394
19946$522
19662$200
19777$1,516
202125$2,733
200714$789
19673$230
19310$0
19704$275
19612$340
19360$0
19290$0
19623$284
19887$7,320
19280$0
19440$0
19685$950
19631$75
19350$0
19300$0
19450$0
20019$3,930
19480$0
19583$1,550
19490$0
19470$0
19560$0
19380$0
19643$1,200
19738$1,175
198116$3,664
19370$0
19320$0
19420$0
19330$0
19340$0
19600$0
19390$0
19500$0
19591$75
19430$0
19400$0
19520$0
19460$0
19530$0
19510$0
19551$75
19572$100
19410$0
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TeamDonorsRaised ($)
FOBA Recreation (Fitness and Intramural Programs)3$113
Brandeis Softball73$12,406
FOBA Strength and Conditioning Fund6$728
Brandeis Men's Basketball50$12,882
Brandeis Swimming & Diving47$4,214
Brandeis Women's Soccer96$12,594
Brandeis Tennis76$10,839
Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA)23$6,442
Brandeis Women's Basketball62$14,480
Brandeis Men's Soccer40$18,997
Brandeis Fencing40$6,978
Brandeis Baseball54$7,746
Brandeis Track & Field and Cross Country39$3,084
Brandeis Volleyball55$11,870
FOBA Athletic Training1$3
Parents & Families ImpactWhen we receive 350 donors from the Parents & Families community, it will unlock an additional $10K from a generous Brandeis family!
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
202246$7,609
202687$7,864
202016$1,764
202481$11,155
202588$23,914
202115$1,946
202368$8,727
Student Impact
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
202522$414
202368$899
20280$0
202432$804
20271$178
202635$873
20290$0
20300$0
20310$0
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Advocates

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Alumni Association Board of Directors
Gave $135,000 during a Challenge!
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Dan Kazzaz'74, GSAS MA '74
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Trustee Madalyn Friedberg
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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A generous Trustee
matched a total of $50,000
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Anonymous
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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A generous Brandeis family
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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generated 228 clicks and 45 gifts, totaling $4,466
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generated 7 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $2,500
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Waltham Group Alumni
Gave $2,000 during a Challenge!

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