Center for Real Estate Challenge 2020

This campaign ended on April 03, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Marquette University by clicking here!

Alumni and friends of the program - we need your help!

Our annual alumni fundraiser this year focuses on the Center's mission: supporting Marquette University real estate students in delivering deep learning experiences that prepare them for fulfilling and successful lives

Every word of that mission was carefully selected, because as the only undergraduate real estate program at a Catholic, Jesuit university, we are all about cura personalis - care for the whole person.

Each year you - our incredible alumni - step up in huge ways to push our program forward and help us create newer, bigger and better experiences for our students. This is a huge reason why we've been ranked for 5 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Undergraduate Real Estate Programs in the country.

By donating, you'll help us create the following impact:

  • launch of a new student-run real estate investment program (Real Estate Asset Program, a.k.a. REAP), the first-ever classroom-based student-run program at the undergrad level in the nation
  • growth of our new alumni networking platform for REALM ( to bring alums closer together and promote partnerships, dealmaking, information and expertise-sharing, career opportunities, and continued mentoring
  • development of an exciting new sentiment index focused on understanding where real estate leaders in the Midwest are seeing trends in the industry and their ideas around "Where are we headed?" reported on a quarterly basis

Last year more than 43% of our young alumni donated to the program - a record number across time (check out the stats here - pages 22-23). Join your peers in making a difference once again by donating to the Real Estate Alumni Challenge in 2020!



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Center for Real Estate Leaderboard

The Center for Real Estate Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
2022 2$250
2021 3$320
2020 2$100
2019 6$210
2018 8$505
2017 8$425
2016 8$1,195
2015 9$960
2014 5$400
2013 8$6,000
2012 11$9,975
2011 6$3,550
2010 4$550
2009 7$6,150
2008 10$1,155
2007 4$10,200
2006 3$310
2004 4$510
2002 2$25
2001 2$20
2000 2$150
1988 2$100
1981 1$5,000
1976 2$100

Donor affiliations

74% Alumni

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1% Students

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1% Faculty/Staff

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9% Parents

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1% Friends

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1% First gift to Marquette

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Donor list

Brian, Chenette
Carey DiPasquale
Kevin Stratman
Alexis Pagel
Luke Hammer
Scott Benedetto & Colleen Benedetto
Joseph F McElwee
James Raveret
Charlie Houser
Stephen J. Gillespie
Patrick Fuller
Evan Weiss
Andrew Schoene
Graham Martens
Andy Sinclair
Brett Grady & Sarah Grady
Neal Francis Papajcik
Kristofer A Kucharski
Robert Mueller
Brandon Backes
Kurt Jensen & Carrie
Zoe, E, Zeitler
james, r, lang
Mandy Mota
Peter Lefaivre
Patrick J Reardon
Robin P Meyer
Ryan Kulhanek
Kevin Cobb
Russell J Kreikemeier
Zachary, James, Passios
Pauline B Fisher & David W Fisher

Laura Abing photoLaura Abing matched $100
Kyle Whelton, Arts '15 matched $2,500
John Feeney, Bus Ad ’11 & Katie Feeney, Bus Ad ’11 matched $3,000
Brian Cullen, Arts '75 matched $2,600
Michael Giunta, Arts '85 matched $3,200
John Chidester, Bus Ad '10 matched $3,500
Joe McElwee, Bus Ad '81 matched $5,000
Juliana Furlong, Comm ’90, Grad '98 & Peter Furlong, Bus Ad '89 matched $5,000
Jennifer Dienes, Arts '05 matched $5,000
An anonymous donor matched $10,000
Katie Reeves, Arts '90 & David Reeves matched $10,000
Matthew and Colleen Glisson, both Eng ’00 matched $10,000
Barbara Burja photoBarbara Burja gave $200
William Meindl, Eng '09 and Courtney Meindl, H Sci '08 and PT '10 gave $2,000 because 1,881 donors made a gift in 0 days.
Beth McCostlin, Arts ’06, and Adam McCostlin, Bus Ad ‘ 06 gave $10,000 because 250 donors made a gift in 0 days.
John Schaefer, Arts '66 gave $70,000 because 1,010 donors made a gift in 0 days.
Marquette parents Caroline Brotz-Twohig, Arts '89, Law '92, and George Twohig gave $100,000 because 200 donors made a gift in 0 days.
Jim Sartori, Bus Ad '77, owner and CEO of Sartori Cheese gave $200,000 because 2,020 donors made a gift in 0 days.

Make a gift by midnight on March 4 in honor of Give Marquette Day and we’ll send you an exclusive pair of Marquette socks