1946 Challenge

2,250
Donors
115% of 1,946 Donor goal
$705,136
Donated
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Matches
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An Anonymous DonorAshley Orton matched $250

Tony Sidhom photoTony Sidhom matched $350

Tauseef Rahman photoTauseef Rahman matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorEvan Wollen matched $825

An Anonymous DonorMen's Club Lacrosse Team Match from John Faranda '79 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football Challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Track & Field Challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Swimming & Diving Challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Swimming & Diving Challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Track & Field Challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Basketball Challenge matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Lacrosse Challenge matched $3,100

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Tennis Challenge matched $3,446

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1976 match from Ray Rotolo '76 & Mike Sutton '76 matched $300

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Golf Challenge matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Tennis Challenge matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Soccer Challenge matched $4,500

John Faranda '79 photoJohn Faranda '79 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBrittany Ruiz '08 matched $2,700

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Baseball Challenge matched $6,000

An Anonymous DonorHenry Wei '17 and Family matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCara and Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26 matched $3,682

An Anonymous DonorAD Fund for Athletic Excellence Challenge matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Basketball Challenge matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Golf Challenge matched $13,500
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football 25 Donor for $2500 Unlocking Challenge gave $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football 25 Donor for $2500 Unlocking Challenge gave $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football 25 Donor for $2500 Unlocking Challenge gave $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football 25 Donor for $2500 Unlocking Challenge gave $2,500
About

Thank you for participating in the 5th annual 1946 Challenge! You can support any area of the College that's meaningful to you 👇

Gifts of all amounts make an impact! 

📓 Alumni Fund: What did you love about CMC? Was it the exceptional academic experience, a faculty-student research project that informed your future work, the financial support that allowed you to attend, or a life-changing opportunity through an internship program? Make your gift to the Alumni Fund to support the College's priorities and our student's rapidly changing needs. 

🎓 Parents Fund: The CMC Parents Fund is a vital source of financial support for the College. It helps enhance the full campus experience for CMC students, making it possible to support opportunities outside of the classroom such as the Athenaeum and sponsored internships. Make your gift to the Parents Fund to support the life-changing opportunities available through a CMC education.

🍎 Friends Fund: A fund for friends of CMC to support the academic & intellectual rigor of a CMC education. Friends help ensure dynamic classroom experiences for students, faculty and staff development, world-class faculty research, and technology or facilities for learning. Make a gift today to help carry out the mission of the College. 

💭 Athenaeum: The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is the College's cultural and social cornerstone and holds a special place in many CMCers hearts. Make your gift to the Athenaeum and support future thought-provoking engagements!

🏆 Athletics: CMS Athletics is dedicated to supporting Athena and Stag Scholar-Leader-Athletes in their pursuit of excellence in competition and the classroom while helping them develop the skills that allow them to thrive in all aspects of their lives. Make your gift today to one of CMS’ 21 varsity teams, CMS Recreation, Sports Medicine, or the CMS Athletics discretionary fund, which supports the program as a whole. To make your gift to Athletics click here.

🔬Centers & Institutes: CMC believes in the benefits of hands-on learning and student-faculty research. Make your gift to one of CMC’s 11 Centers and Institutes to provide students with graduate-level research opportunities in conjunction with the College’s distinguished faculty. To make your gift to a Center or Institute click here

⚖️ Diversity & Inclusion Fund: Claremont McKenna College is committed to an inclusive community that enriches the value of the CMC experience for all students, staff, and faculty. Make your gift to the Diversity & Inclusion Fund to support workshops, training, research, and campus organizations to ensure our students have the behavioral commitments, ethical courage, and effective strategies to contribute and lead in today's society. 

🧯 Emergency Fund: CMC is committed to ensuring our community is prepared for any crisis that may present itself, such as COVID-19. Make your gift to the CMC Emergency Fund to support our student's urgent needs such as health care, travel, housing, additional financial aid, and technology.

✏️ Financial Aid: Making sure young people have access to the best education regardless of socioeconomic background is a cornerstone of CMC’s mission. Financial aid is essential to sustaining our need-blind admission promise, ensuring that CMC has the resources to admit the best possible candidates to our college community no matter their ability to pay.

🧠 Mental Health Fund: CMC recognizes that our students face a variety of challenges in our current times, so the College responded by adapting and increasing student mental health resources. Make your gift to the Health Fund, and help Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services and the Dean of Students make sure that our students' mental health needs are met.

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Updates
Thank you!

106 days ago by Megan Fesolovich
Thank you for a record-breaking Challenge!

106 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Last chance to participate in this year's Challenge!

106 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Join Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26 and make an impact at CMC in these last few hours!


There’s still time to make a gift by 9:46 p.m. PDT tonight!

106 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
The women's rugby match is still active!

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Matching Gift Challenges Available

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
New Challenge alert!

Just for the Class of 1976! This challenge is matching $100 per donor up to $4,000!

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Join Linda Herr P’26 in support of CMS Athletics!

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Did you know?

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Day 2 is here!

We just hit 1250 donors!

Class of 2023 is still in the lead. Make your gift before 9:46 p.m. PDT tonight!


107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Join Honorary Chair, Brittany Ruiz, '08 for the Challenge!

107 days ago by Megan Fesolovich
Join Professor Massoud for the 1946 Challenge and designate your gift to any area of the College that’s meaningful to you!

107 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Join Sydney Smith, ’23 and CMC Seniors for the Challenge!

108 days ago by Megan Fesolovich
Gifts of all amounts make an impact

108 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
500 Donors!

108 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
Matching Gift Challenges Available

108 days ago by Noelle Aguilar
The 1946 Challenge Starts Now!

109 days ago by Megan Fesolovich

Area of Support
DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
Rugby - Women's (Club)12$6,746
Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America10$2,813
CMS Sports Medicine, Performance and Health10$3,044
Vivienne Y. Massoud Memorial Scholarship Fund33$11,802
Gould Center7$758
Football - Men's103$34,588
Lowe Institute0$0
Berger Institute2$5,500
Friends Fund3$1,069
Mgrublian Center for Human Rights14$4,904
Cross Country - Women's32$5,076
Track & Field - Men's39$7,126
Cross Country - Men's41$4,816
Roberts Environmental Center12$1,535
Study Abroad Program Fund15$4,610
Robert Day Scholars Program36$6,704
Golf - Women's70$10,464
Softball - Women's88$10,772
Parents Fund40$14,046
Swimming & Diving - Women's46$11,647
Baseball - Men's84$21,039
Public Art Fund6$918
Athenaeum 57$5,998
Basketball - Men's71$23,071
Soll Center for Student Opportunities22$5,466
Student Emergency Fund18$1,345
Swimming & Diving - Men's47$12,603
Integrated Sciences & Computation17$3,360
R. Andrew "Andy" Gray '91 Scholarship Fund28$7,558
SOURCE9$208
CMS Equipment Room12$1,052
CMS Athletics (AD Fund for Athletic Excellence)30$30,739
Golf - Men's52$29,104
Morcos F. Massoud Professorship in Accounting57$14,374
Water Polo - Women's30$6,520
John E. Allen Alumni Merit Award5$853
Tennis - Women's64$51,890
Tennis - Men's82$19,970
Women in Leadership Fund23$4,316
Birenbaum-Eckert Endowed Scholarship Fund9$1,457
Water Polo - Men's54$27,041
Student Investment Fund23$7,070
Roberts Environmental Center12$1,535
Diversity & Inclusion Fund37$4,658
Rugby - Men's (Club)37$50,793
Track & Field - Women's30$5,878
Volleyball - Women's36$4,624
Lacrosse - Women's102$19,851
Basketball - Women's27$15,490
Mental Health Fund35$4,461
Lacrosse - Men's (Club)27$16,992
Alumni Fund355$78,587
Soccer - Women's109$16,553
Kravis Leadership Institute3$15,044
CARE Center7$494
CMS Recreation4$364
Other97$40,163
Salvatori Center1$195
Financial Aid142$17,670
Volleyball - Men's (Club)1$75
Keck Center3$2,492
William B. Arce Scholarship Fund3$870
Rose Institute4$344
Randall Lewis Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship0$0
Financial Economics Institute0$0
Sustainability2$200
Class Year
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19571$500
19500$0
19600$0
201727$11,550
198824$7,789
198619$14,856
199328$8,343
19708$3,245
200932$3,195
199923$5,104
199228$5,981
198526$12,208
199517$4,155
202522$404
197915$26,620
200524$3,373
198218$7,722
202421$794
200478$8,538
201842$4,272
199426$8,044
201434$1,795
198712$3,108
19658$6,071
198016$6,404
199139$16,864
197111$1,859
199610$827
196811$3,909
201926$1,188
202043$1,809
196711$1,039
199727$19,023
200314$5,813
202612$372
19839$4,110
199010$4,080
201522$5,502
198115$6,771
201632$2,673
19625$994
202360$2,039
200029$11,671
202256$1,891
198415$4,199
199826$7,537
200221$2,862
197614$5,419
19784$870
198920$4,851
19738$1,189
197512$13,992
201033$6,486
19647$4,655
200725$3,329
200129$40,146
202131$18,340
200633$10,967
19540$0
19695$2,569
200831$16,910
201326$1,433
201240$10,443
201139$6,649
197410$2,468
19778$1,575
19611$75
19561$200
19531$75
19490$0
19630$0
19661$500
19553$750
19480$0
19510$0
19590$0
19521$100
19581$500
19727$1,234
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Advocates

CMS - Stags Golf Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Golf Challenge
matched a total of $13,500
AD Fund for Athletic Excellence Challenge photo
AD Fund for Athletic Excellence Challenge
matched a total of $10,000
CMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge
matched a total of $10,000
CMS - Athenas Basketball Challenge photo
CMS - Athenas Basketball Challenge
matched a total of $10,000
Henry Wei '17 and Family photo
Henry Wei '17 and Family
matched 2 gifts for a total of $10,000
CMC Sailing Alumni Match by John Faranda '79 photo
CMC Sailing Alumni Match by John Faranda '79
matched 35 gifts for a total of $3,500
generated 32 gifts, totaling $6,247
CMS - Stags Baseball Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Baseball Challenge
matched a total of $6,000
John Faranda '79 photo
matched 7 gifts for a total of $5,000
CMS - Athenas Soccer Challenge photo
CMS - Athenas Soccer Challenge
matched a total of $4,500
Megan Fesolovich photo
generated 33 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $4,231

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