2023 1946 Challenge-CMS

1,290
Donors
129% of 1,000 Donor goal
$411,931
Donated
This campaign ended on October 13, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Claremont McKenna College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorWomen's Swim & Dive First Time Donor Match from Mike Sutton '76 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for First Time Donors who gave to Swimming & Diving - Women's

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorMen's Swim & Dive First Time Donor Match from Mike Sutton '76 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for First Time Donors who gave to Swimming & Diving - Men's

An Anonymous DonorMen's Water Polo First Time Donor Match from Mike Sutton '76 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for First Time Donors who gave to Water Polo - Men's

An Anonymous DonorWomen's Water Polo First Time Donor Match from Mike Sutton '76 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for First Time Donors who gave to Water Polo - Women's

An Anonymous DonorTauseef Rahman matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCoach Dave Schwarz matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $800Just for Tennis - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Track & Field Challenge matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Track & Field - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Track & Field Challenge matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Track & Field - Women's

An Anonymous DonorSharon Basso matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for CMS Sports Medicine, Performance and Health

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Lacrosse - Women's

An Anonymous DonorJamey Harding (CMC ‘03) matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for CMC Alumni

An Anonymous DonorRyuji Tain matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Golf Match from Quatro Ciervos matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Golf - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Tennis Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Tennis - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Tennis Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Tennis - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Volleyball Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Volleyball - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Water Polo Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Water Polo - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athena Softball Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Softball - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Lacrosse Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Lacrosse - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Cross Country Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,250Just for Cross Country - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Cross Country Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,250Just for Cross Country - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - AD Fund for Athletic Excellence Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $3,000Just for CMS Athletics (AD Fund for Athletic Excellence)

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Swimming & Diving Challenge matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $4,946Just for Swimming & Diving - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Swimming & Diving Challenge matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $4,946Just for Swimming & Diving - Women's

An Anonymous DonorStags of the 90's Challenge matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Baseball - Men's

An Anonymous DonorAthena Leadership Development Match from Jay Tremblay '80 and Jan Koors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for CMS Athletics (AD Fund for Athletic Excellence)

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Basketball Challenge matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for CMC Alumni who gave to Basketball - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Baseball Challenge matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,500Just for CMC Alumni who gave to Baseball - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Golf Match from Quatro Ciervos matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,000Just for Golf - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Soccer Match matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $9,392Just for Soccer - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge matched $150 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Water Polo - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athenas Basketball Match matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Basketball - Women's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Football Challenge matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for Football - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCMS - Stags Soccer Challenge matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Soccer - Men's
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An Anonymous DonorCMS - Athena Softball Unlocking Challenge gave $2,500 because 46 donors gaveJust for Softball - Women's
Gifts to 2023 1946 Challenge-CMS contribute to...
CMC 1946 Challenge
2,336 Donors - $857,719 Donated
Your Impact

Join in on October 11-12 for the sixth annual 1946 Challenge with a gift to your CMS team and help drive the success of CMS teams and Scholar-Leader-Athletes.

Your donations to a sport go directly to that team enhance the student-athlete experience for each of CMS’ teams in areas such as out-of-state team travel, leadership development, health and wellness, equipment, training technology and much more. CMS alumni athletes, we need your help as well connecting with your former teammates about the Challenge. While a donation can be made year-round, the 1946 Challenge has become a prime opportunity to show your CMS spirit, connect with former teammates and coaches and donate to your team, all while having a friendly competition. And we know Athenas and Stags from all generations love to compete!

Your gift—of any amount—can go to any of CMS’ varsity teams, Campus Recreation, Sports Medicine, the Equipment Room, or the AD Fund for Athletic Excellence, which supports the program as a whole. Thank you for your support!

Donations to club sports can be made as well, however are done so on the CMC 1946 Challenge page.

FAQs

Q: How do I set up a matching gift or challenge?
A: For detailed instructions, learn more here.

Q: Can I split my donation between two or more sports/designations?
A: Yes, this can be done so on the checkout page when making your gift and choosing a designation. You can select up to 5 sports/designations to make a donation to. To do this, click "Give Now," add in amount and select designation, then choose "Add Additional Gift," add in amount and select designation. Repeat steps up to 5 times.

Q: Can I make a gift with Venmo?
A: Yes, Venmo is integrated into this Give Campus page. When making your donation, click "Pay With Venmo."

Q: I would like to donate to a club sport such as women's rugby, men's lacrosse, men's rugby or men's volleyball. Where do I do that?
A: Donations to club sports can be made here on the CMC 1946 Challenge page. If the sport is not listed, choose "Other" and write in the club.

Questions? - Contact Chris Watts at cwatts@cmc.edu

Updates
THANK YOU!

A huge THANK YOU to the CMS community for coming out in a big way in support of Athena and Stag Scholar-Leader-Athletes during the #1946Challenge. A record number in donors joined together for this effort!

255 days ago by Chris Watts
Alumni Leaderboard Update - Top-3 Athena and Stag Teams w/ Largest Increase Over 2022 Unlock Additional $2k

255 days ago by Chris Watts
Your Recurring Donation Could Help Your Team Unlock a $1k Bonus

255 days ago by Chris Watts
Alumni Leaderboard Update - Top-3 Athena and Stag Teams w/ Largest Increase Over 2022 Unlock Additional $2k

Day 1 of the #1946Challenge leader on the Stags side in alumni donors is football w/ 36 and for the Athenas is soccer w/ 25. 1 day left to help your team surpass its 2022 alumni total to be eligible for an additional $2k.

256 days ago by Chris Watts
Alumni Leaderboard Update - Top-3 Athena and Stag Teams w/ Greatest Increase Over 2022 Unlock Additional $2k

256 days ago by Chris Watts
Dive In to the Challenge

Want to make a big splash? Dive into the 1946 Challenge with CMS today and make a donation to support CMS Scholar-Leader-Athletes. Thank you.

256 days ago by Chris Watts
Recurring Giving Challenge

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the top-3 Athena teams and top-3 Stag teams with the most recurring donations will receive a $1k bonus. Where will your team end up on the leaderboard? Donate today and set up an annual recurring gifts and fuel your team's commitment to excellence now and the years ahead.

256 days ago by Chris Watts
Step up to the plate for CMS teams during the 1946 Challenge

Stags and Athenas, step up to the plate today for CMS during the 1946 Challenge with a gift to your team. Donations to a sport make a huge difference for that program and support areas like team travel, training tools, nutrition and leadership development.

256 days ago by Chris Watts
Alumni Leaderboard Challenge

The top-3 Athena and top-3 Stag teams with the greatest increase in alumni donors over 2022, will receive a $2k bonus at end of the Challenge. Alumni, please donate to your team today and get your former teammates to make a gift as well.

256 days ago by Chris Watts

CMS Alumni Leaderboard (CMC, HMC and SC Alumni included)3 Athena teams and 3 Stag teams that increase their alumni donor total by the highest number over last year will receive a bonus. Last year's alumni donor number for each sport is listed in the "Goal" column, so teams need to surpass this number to be eligible for the bonus.
Alumni DonorsDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Soccer - Men's37$11,14911336.4%
Water Polo - Women's19$5,2052382.6%
Golf - Women's13$1,0921872.2%
Water Polo - Men's35$7,17431112.9%
Volleyball - Women's15$1,2371693.8%
Tennis - Men's48$9,5646277.4%
Swimming & Diving - Women's29$3,5373193.5%
Softball - Women's20$1,5493458.8%
Baseball - Men's50$12,5086083.3%
Track & Field - Women's17$91317100.0%
Football - Men's76$14,0887897.4%
Soccer - Women's49$5,29147104.3%
Swimming & Diving - Men's25$7,0482986.2%
Track & Field - Men's32$2,89329110.3%
Basketball - Women's11$2,1291764.7%
Lacrosse - Women's28$2,1374168.3%
Cross Country - Men's30$1,22524125.0%
Basketball - Men's33$12,0415856.9%
Cross Country - Women's27$1,76320135.0%
Golf - Men's29$7,4253680.6%
Tennis - Women's27$3,16122122.7%
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon42%CMC Alumni
Friends icon28%CMC Parent/Grandparent
Gradhat icon23%Other
Suitcase icon5%CMC Faculty/Staff
Book icon5%CMC Students
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Donna Wengert Neff P'21 and Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26 photo
Donna Wengert Neff P'21 and Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26
Heart icon matched a total of $40,000
CMS - Stags Soccer Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Soccer Challenge
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Double Match from John Faranda '79 and Ben Paulus '09 for Sailing Alumni photo
Double Match from John Faranda '79 and Ben Paulus '09 for Sailing Alumni
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
generated 61 gifts, totaling $11,996
CMS - Stags Football Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Football Challenge
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
CMS - Athenas Basketball Match photo
CMS - Athenas Basketball Match
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
Dr. & Mrs. Terrence K. Trapp P'06 P'09 photo
Dr. & Mrs. Terrence K. Trapp P'06 P'09
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
Sara '18 and Henry Wei '17 and the Wei Family photo
Sara '18 and Henry Wei '17 and the Wei Family
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
CMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge photo
CMS - Stags Water Polo Challenge
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Kravis Leadership Institute Challenge photo
Kravis Leadership Institute Challenge
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26 photo
Scott Torrey '91 P'23 P'26
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000

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