The Cougar Challenge

2,034
Donors
627% of 324 Donor goal
$105,394
Donated
This campaign ended on October 14, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Clark University by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorCoach Juniper matched $200

An Anonymous DonorGavin Viano '01 matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $447

An Anonymous DonorCindi Alfano '01 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $500

An Anonymous DonorKevin Cherry '81 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorDebra Eyges '78, P'11 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorNancy Barrett '79 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJeremy Hager '94 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBarry D. Epstein '62 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCindi Alfano '01 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorKeith Hall P'20, P'23 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJim Mancuso '07, M.B.A. '08 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJay Ash '83 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTim & Christine Conners matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTim & Christine Conners matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBunny LaDouceur ’80 and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $1,300

An Anonymous DonorElyse Darefsky ’79, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $1,350

An Anonymous DonorElyse Darefsky '79 matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorLeslie Jaiven ’76, Marie Rajcula L’Heureux ’77, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $2,507
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $60

An Anonymous DonorKaren Patterson Greene '92 and Jeff Greene '92 gave $5,000 because 324 donors made a gift in 19 days
Incentives
Donate $25
Donors who contribute $25 or more to any team during the challenge will receive a Clark Athletics cell phone wallet.

Donate $150
Any donor who contributes $150 or more will receive a Clark Athletics (or team specific) t-shirt!

Donate $250
Donors of $250 or more will receive a personal thank you from the coach of the team you supported!
About

The Cougar Challenge is Clark’s first athletics focused fundraising challenge! The original goal was to reach 324 donors to match the 324 athletes of our varsity rosters and as of an hour ago that goal was met! But things are just heating up...

Now that we've reached our initial goal, it's time for the real competition to begin.

The men’s and women’s team that achieves the most participation (highest number of donors) during the 7-day period will each receive an additional $250 to their team's fund provided by Carol Bowen '75 (women's rowing).

We have 324 varsity athletes who work hard every day at their respective sport and in the classroom to make sure Clark Athletics and the University are held in the highest regard, but they need help in order to succeed. By making a gift to your favorite team, you’re giving students like Caitlin ’21 the ability to reach their full athletic and academic potential.

“This support will mean so much for my team and I. We’ll be able to train with better equipment, as well as being able to travel to extremely competitive tournaments which will grow our game immensely,” says Caitlin.  

Do you have a favorite team? Make sure they’re winning by making a gift to their team AND spreading the word. Sign up to be a challenge advocate by clicking on the “advocate” tab. By sharing the information to your contacts through email and social media, we’re able to reach even more Clarkies and athletic supporters!


(Coed teams like Swimming & Diving and Cross Country are eligible for either prize!)

Updates
Almost At $100,000!

Wow! We have 10 hours to go and we're almost at $100,000. Do you think we can do it? Let's go!


375 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Alumni Athletes: Join Your Fellow Former Cougars To Make An Impact!

The competition in the #cougarchallenge is real, just ask Jeff Greene ‘92 and Karen Patterson-Greene ‘92. They want Clark Athletics (and their respective teams) to succeed so much that they are delivering the message themselves. Our alumni athletes may have left the field, but that doesn’t mean the Clark athletic spirit has left them. 

  Clark alumni: Get in the game by joining Jeff and Karen as they, and each of our 17 varsity sports, compete for the top spot in the #cougarchallenge. In addition, an anonymous donor has pledged to donate $2 for every alumni donor up to $500. Let’s make sure we’re meeting their match and commitment by giving today!


379 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Attention Alumni: There Are 5 Days Left To Make An Impact!

The original goal may have been met but our athletes still need your help!

Alumni: our student-athletes need you to step up to the plate. There are still 5 days left in the challenge so make a gift today and support your favorite team!


379 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Our Student Athletes Are Representing Clark Athletics On Campus!

Our student-athletes are taking gifts for the #cougarchallenge at the UC today!


381 days ago by Ellin Terrill
There Are Still Matching Challenges Left!

There are still 9 more challenges that need to be matched!

  • Anonymous is matching $2 per donor up to $500 for alumni donors (only 214 alumni left)
  • Jim Mancuso '07, M.B.A. '08 is matching $10 per donor up to $1,000 for Baseball (only next 4 donors will be matched)
  • Anonymous is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 for Cross Country (only next $730 will be matched)
  • Anonymous is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 for Women’s Lacrosse (only $384 will be matched)
  • Keith Hall P'20, P'23 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 for Women’s Lacrosse (only next $765 will be matched)
  • Barry D. Epstein '62 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 for Men’s Tennis (only next 282 will be matched)
  • Bunny LaDouceur ’80 and Rebecca Sherer ’79 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,300 for Women’s Tennis (only next $1,027 will be matched)
  • Elyse Darefsky '79 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,500 for Volleyball (only next $743 will be matched)
  • Leslie Jaiven ’76, Marie Rajcula L’Heureux ’77, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $2,850 for Women’s Basketball (only next $2,615 will be matched)
381 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Women’s Soccer Is Leading The Race!

Women’s Soccer has kicked into high gear and are on top right now. Players like Mo ‘20 are doing their best to make sure their team comes out on top!

382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Alumni Athletes: An Anonymous Alum Wants You To Kick It Into High Gear!

An anonymous donor wants to increase alumni participation in the #cougarchallenge.  

They have pledged to match $2 per alumni donation up to $500. Let's go!

You've got this! 

 

382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Students Supporting Students!

Out of the 430 donors so far, 26% are students. That goes to show that when support is needed, you can count on Clarkies! Parents, alumni, faculty and friends: do you think you can catch up to the students in time? Keep it coming!

382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
We Reached 324 Donors But Things Are Just Getting Started!

Well that didn’t take long. Our initial goal of  324 donors has been met but the competition is just heating up! Which teams will take home the top prizes? The men’s and women’s teams with the highest participation rates will each receive an additional $250 for their team’s funds. 

  

Give to your favorite team today to make sure they land in the top spot!


382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Matches Have Been Met For Swimming & Diving And Rowing!

The competition is getting fierce. We’re only hours in and two of our matches have already been met! Gavin Viano '01 matched $250 for Swimming & Diving and Debra Eyges '78, P'11 matched $500 for Rowing. Way to go! 

 

Will any of the other teams meet their matches? Make sure you’re showing your support!  

382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Rowing Takes The Lead!

Good morning #cougarchallenge supporters! Rowing paddled ahead of the game and are now in the lead to start off the week but swimming & diving aren’t far behind. Give to your favorite team today!


382 days ago by Ellin Terrill
We’re Already At 33% Of Our Goal! Keep It Coming For Clark Athletics!

383 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Diving Into Victory During Family Weekend!

The swimming & diving team are hosting their alumni meet this afternoon and they are making sure their favorite team wins the #cougarchallenge!


384 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Diving Into Victory During Family Weekend!

384 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Take It From Biko And Support Clark Athletics Through The #Cougarchallenge!

384 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Tied For First!

So far it looks like men's tennis and softball are in the lead, but this is just the beginning. October 14th at 11:59 p.m. will come up faster than you think so make the Clark cougar proud and make your gift today!


385 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Will It Be A Slam Dunk For Men's Basketball?

Attention men's basketball fans: Jay Ash ’83 will match the team’s first $1,000 dollar-for-dollar so make sure to show your support today!

385 days ago by Ellin Terrill
3 Days Left!

Only 3 days left to October 7th! The countdown is on! All gifts that are made now through October 14th at 11:59 p.m. count so make your gift for Clark Athletics today!

385 days ago by Ellin Terrill
And We're Off!

The challenge doesn’t officially begin until Monday but we love the early gifts! All gifts count so make yours today!

385 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Pass It To Women’s Basketball!

Women’s basketball is already on a roll! Leslie Jaiven ’76, Marie Rajcula L’Heureux ’77, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 are all matching $1 per $1 donated up to $2,850 just for women’s basketball. Show your support and join them in ensuring women’s basketball comes up on top!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Spike A Gift To The #Cougarchallenge For Clark Volleyball!

Are you a fan or alum of Clark volleyball? Support your favorite team by giving to the #cougarchallenge. Elyse Darefsky '79 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,500 just to volleyball!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Make It A Hit For Softball During The #Cougarchallenge!

Softball needs your help! Join Elyse Darefsky ’79, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79, who are matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,350 for softball, by showing your support October 7-14! The men’s and women’s teams who have the highest participation rate will each receive an additional $250 for their team’s fund.

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Join Bunny La Douceur '80 And Rebecca Sherer ’79 By Supporting Women's Tennis!

Will women’s tennis come out on top? Bunny LaDouceur ’80 and Rebecca Sherer ’79 are matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,300 to help their favorite team succeed in the #cougarchallenge! Will you join them?

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Score A Home Run For Baseball!

Join Jim Mancuso '07, M.B.A. '08, who is matching $10 per donor up to $1,000 for baseball, in doing your part for the #cougarchallenge! Your almost up to the plate and the countdown is on!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Kick It Into High Gear For Women’s Soccer!

Will the women’s soccer team score big in the #cougarchallenge? Cindi Alfano '01 is matching $10 per donor up to $1,000 to make sure women’s soccer comes in first! Remember, the team with the highest participation rate wins an addition $250 to their team’s fund.

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Will Cross Country Head For A Victory In The #Cougarchallenge?

How far would you run to win the #cougarchallenge? No need to break a sweat, just give! An anonymous is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 just for the cross country team. Do you part and make sure they come out on top!  

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Serve Up Your Gift To The #Cougarchallenge By Supporting Men’s Tennis!

Men’s Tennis players: Bary D. Epstein '62 is serving up a challenge by matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000 just for men’s tennis. Make sure we get there by giving and spreading the word! #cougarchallenge

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Jeremy Hager '94 Is Supporting Men's Lacrosse: Are You?

Men’s lacrosse alumni: Join Jeremy Hager '94, who is matching $25 per donor up to $500, and support your teammates and current men’s lacrosse players!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Show Your Support For Field Hockey!

Field hockey fans: drive that gift right into the #cougarchallenge and join Nancy Barrett '79, who is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $500 just for field hockey!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Paddle Into The #Cougarchallenge By Giving To The Rowing Team!

Attention rowers! Debra Eyges '78, P'11 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $500 just for rowing- join her in supporting your favorite team!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Make Their First Year One To Remember For Women's Lacrosse!

Did you know that this is the inaugural year of women's lacrosse as a varsity sport? Celebrate this milestone by joining one anonymous donor who is matching $1 for $1 up to $1,000 to women's lacrosse!


386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
Dive Into The #Cougarchallenge To Support Swimming And Diving!

Dive right in! Are you an alum or a fan of the swimming and diving team? Show your support! Gavin Viano '01 is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $250 just for swimming and diving!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
4 Days Left!

The #cougarchallenge is only 4 days away but the competition is already heating up between the teams! Most of the teams already have individual matching challenges. Do you have a favorite team? Donate to their specific fund and spread the word to help guarantee that they come in first! The men's and women's teams with the most participation will receive an additional $250 to their team's funds! The countdown is on!

386 days ago by Ellin Terrill
5 Days Left!

Clarkies! This is your chance to make an impact on Clark Athletics and the 324 varsity athletes who work hard every day in and out of the classroom. The countdown is on! Just 5 days left until the challenge starts!

387 days ago by Ellin Terrill

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Advocates

Karen Patterson Greene '92 and Jeff Greene '92
Gave $5,000 because 324 gifts were made during a Challenge!
generated 781 clicks and 129 gifts, totaling $3,619
Leslie Jaiven ’76, Marie Rajcula L’Heureux ’77, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79
matched 54 gifts for a total of $2,507
Gave $60 during a Challenge!
generated 644 clicks and 97 gifts, totaling $2,432
Elyse Darefsky '79
matched 34 gifts for a total of $1,500
Elyse Darefsky ’79, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79
matched 20 gifts for a total of $1,350
Bunny LaDouceur ’80 and Rebecca Sherer ’79
matched 36 gifts for a total of $1,300
Tim & Christine Conners
matched a total of $1,000
Cindi Alfano '01
matched 100 gifts for a total of $1,000
Barry D. Epstein '62
matched 25 gifts for a total of $1,000