Giving Tuesday - Make It Grand

This campaign ended on November 29, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Brandeis University by clicking here!

Thanks to the generosity of Brandeisians around the world, we were able to #MakeitGrand by surpassing our goal of 1,000 gifts on the international day of philanthropy.

Alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff made 1,099 gifts, a 46 percent increase from last year’s Giving Tuesday total of 754 and the biggest single fundraising day in University history, based on the number of gifts.

In all, Brandeis raised $391,045, including a matching gift of $141,000 from a group of alumni and friends.

This support will help our students and faculty as they “explore without boundaries,” the phrase used by Nobel laureate Michael Rosbash to describe the unique educational culture at Brandeis




Giving Tuesday has grown into an international day of philanthropy in which donors around the world support the causes that are most meaningful to them.

On November 28, we encourage alumni, parents and friends to join our Grand Gesture on Giving Tuesday by making a gift to Brandeis to help the University secure 1,000 gifts. If we reach our goal and Make it Grand, Brandeis will receive an additional challenge gift of $141,000 from a group of generous alumni and friends.

You can support the area of Brandeis that is most meaningful to you: a club or team, professor or academic department, or scholarships. You may also make a gift to The Brandeis Fund, which supports the University’s top priorities. Gifts of any size are welcome.

Don’t forget to share this ambitious campaign with your friends and family and encourage them to Make it Grand for Brandeis on Giving Tuesday! Please use our social media toolkit to download images for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Madalyn Friedberg, national president of the Brandeis National Committee, is contributing $100,000 toward the challenge gift. Madalyn shares: “I am proud to be part of the Brandeis community, and hope you will join me in supporting our students and the great work being done at this University. I am proud of the incredible faculty that enjoy the benefits of ‘exploring without boundaries,’ and right now am especially proud of our two Nobel Prize recipients.”

Brandon ’08 and Marissa Pick ’07 are also generously supporting the challenge gift. They share: “Brandeis helped form our lives in numerous ways. We met each other, we met our best friends and we received a world-class education. Without the generosity of others, none of that would have been possible.”

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Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
1952 1$100
1953 2$525
1954 1$50
1955 1$500
1956 2$3,000
1957 1$100
1958 1$250
1959 1$100
1960 1$100
1961 3$350
1962 2$518
1963 2$400
1964 5$2,800
1965 7$2,175
1966 2$168
1967 3$120
1968 7$11,225
1969 3$1,300
1970 10$2,315
1971 12$2,723
1972 9$2,325
1973 11$1,880
1974 3$1,270
1975 13$9,595
1976 6$2,225
1977 10$7,040
1978 16$9,086
1979 9$2,125
1980 13$4,756
1981 4$3,850
1982 7$4,020
1983 11$1,761
1984 12$5,450
1985 14$3,730
1986 9$10,552
1987 14$5,955
1988 7$6,420
1989 11$15,390
1990 10$1,950
1991 13$956
1992 11$782
1993 21$3,765
1994 11$1,380
1995 8$1,255
1996 9$1,093
1997 8$1,575
1998 10$2,297
1999 12$21,008
2000 7$1,111
2001 11$3,472
2002 19$2,149
2003 16$5,543
2004 16$3,153
2005 17$12,793
2006 12$2,066
2007 27$1,848
2008 29$3,075
2009 13$1,105
2010 29$2,829
2011 29$1,884
2012 20$1,499
2013 32$1,647
2014 14$354
2015 20$985
2016 18$1,769
2017 40$6,856
2018 18$3,799
2019 35$11,968
2020 26$1,655
2021 43$1,738


Donor affiliations


61% Alumni

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7% Students

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12% Parents

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6% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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Donor list

Susan Levinson
Sharon K. Rudnick
Yilin Wang
David, C, Eydus
Jessica Lu
Gregory R Sivakoff
Karen Hendrixson
Judith Greenberg
Jennifer Mudge & Michael Mudge
Anonymous
Liam A Honigsberg
Anonymous
Shawn Moore
Judith Hellerstein
Adi K Schaeffer
Samantha Mazo & Ari Mazo
Denise Galinkin Blank
Herbert Z. Rosen
Hannah Leeman
Michael K Perloff
Ron Delamater
Deborah Geller
Jean-Michel Maarek
Michal T Makar
Michael Hofrichter & Hannah Hofrichter
Beth C. Manes
Benji Bernstein
Mark Brescia
Mark J Schlickman
Anonymous
Isabella Giunta
Anonymous
Laurie Bigman
Kenneth A Cohen & Elizabeth Cohen
Ruth Aronson
Caitlin T Malloy
Suzie Weaver
Jeff Bliss
Adam Perlin
Wei Wang
Elaine Bloom

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Adrienne Neal photoAdrienne Neal matched $24
Lauren Papiernik photoLauren Papiernik matched $100
Aaron Louison photoAaron Louison matched $250
An Anonymous Donor gave $141,000 because 1,000 donors made a gift in 13 days.