Independence Day-Argonauts Unite

436
Donors
116% of 375 Donor goal
$109,497
Donated
This campaign ended on October 23, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Rutgers Preparatory School by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorBarbara Corbin matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $90Just for Class of 2031

Genevieve Strycharz photoGenevieve Strycharz matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorBill Utasi matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 2009

MEW photoKevin and Amy Merges matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2032

Dev & Mythili Lahiri photoDev & Mythili Lahiri matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for In the Spirit of Diwali

An Anonymous DonorBijal and Nishita Desai matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $741Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorPeter Lampen and Barbara Lampen matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Classes between 1965 & 1971

Meg Kelly photoMeg Kelly matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorBijal and Nishita Desai matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2023

An Anonymous DonorMark and Brenda Sherman matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Classes between 1980 & 1989

An Anonymous DonorManmeet and Harjeet Virdi matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for In the Spirit of Diwali

An Anonymous DonorLoretta Shaw-Lorello matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorLoretta Shaw-Lorello matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorMark Sherman matched $15 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500

An Anonymous DonorSteve Loy matched $35 for each donor, donating a total of $1,750

An Anonymous DonorDella Hammer Cherchia matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,766Just for Classes between 1970 & 1979

An Anonymous DonorKathleen Toomey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Financial Aid

An Anonymous DonorKate Sheft matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Classes of 2006, 2009, 2012

An Anonymous DonorHenry and Teresa Ramallo matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Classes between 2015 & 2019

An Anonymous DonorErnest A. Renda, Esq. matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Arts
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Matthew Pagano photoMatthew Pagano gave $240 because 100 donors gave

Susan Gantz photoSusan Gantz gave $375 because 374 donors gave
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
Help us reach our goal by being an advocate! Click on the Advocates tab to get started (you must SIGN UP for or LOGIN to an account to be eligible for incentives.) Generate one gift with your unique link and receive an RPS key chain.

Generate 5 Gifts
Generate 5 gifts and receive a pair of Rutgers Prep socks.

Generate 10 Gifts
Generate 10 gifts (of at least $10 per gift) and receive your choice of a Vineyard Vines tote bag, women's RPS fleece baseball-style jacket, or men's RPS Nike quarter-zip pullover.
About
Celebrate with fellow Argonauts and support your Rutgers Prep.

Today’s the day.  24 hours and 375 donors supporting every aspect of the student experience and paying tribute to the parents and alumni who united to launch our independence more than six decades ago.

Join us as we celebrate the day we resolved our last ties with the university and began our journey as an independent Rutgers Prep.

Make your annual fund gift. Honor a special faculty or staff member. Challenge your friends. Share it on social media.

Updates
Independence Day Closing Credits

436 Donors. More than $100,000. Thank you!

1677 days ago by Michelle Walker
That's a wrap!

Thank you for taking a slice out of your day to make Rutgers Prep's Independence Day so special.


Your incredible generosity and Argonaut spirit enhance the RPS experience for every student, every day. The fun we had was just the icing on the cake!



1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
Stretch goal achieved. Gag reel unlocked. 🎥


We have reached our stretch goal of 415 donors, and we're releasing the gag reel from our Independence Day video series.

We hope you have had as much fun watching these as we did making them! Thank you again for supporting the Rutgers Prep student experience on Independence Day.

1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
We've hit 375 donors...but wait there's still more film to see 🎬



Unbelievable! 375 donors have answered the call to support our students and faculty - Thank you!


But...let's not hang up yet.


With 3 hours left in our Independence Day campaign, we know many of you have not had a chance to show your support yet and we'd like to give you an added incentive.


The five videos you saw today left a LOT of footage on the editing room floor. If another 40 new donors make a gift in support of the student experience, we will unlock a video montage of priceless bloopers from filming.


That's right, if we reach 415 donors, Steve and Philomena Loy, Carole Zboray, Stacy McMillen, Bob Marotto, Barbara Corbin and friends, Mark Nastus, Tim Cohen, and Larry Santowasso will show you their acting chops.

1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
Will you answer Dr. Loy's call? 📞

Dr. Loy has been making a lot of calls today. Now he's calling on you. To reach our goal of 375, he will match the next 50 donors at $35 per donor. Will you answer his call?


1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
We've hit 300 and unlocked the next video ⚾

Thank you for stepping up to the plate for our students! Watch as Dr. Loy catches up with Coach Nastus and Coach Santowasso. The Headmaster's Challenge will unlock at 325 gifts.


1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
Your generosity fuels their passions - thank you!

1678 days ago by Michelle Walker
Let’s celebrate 200 gifts with Mrs. Corbin’s first grade class!

Watch Dr. Loy call Mrs. Corbin's first grade class to let them know we just reached 200 gifts - if you haven't made your Independence Day gift already, you can help us unlock the next video at 300 donors!

1678 days ago by Christina Baddar
We’re pedal to the metal on our goal for Independence Day with 100 Gifts

Dr. Loy calls Mr. Marotto and Ms. McMillen to let them know we’ve reached 100 donors. The next video will be unlocked at 200 gifts!

1678 days ago by Terry Ladd
Rise and Shine! It's Independence Day!

Watch as Dr. Loy gets ready for the big day and checks in on Mrs. Zboray! The next video will be unlocked at 100 gifts.

1679 days ago by Terry Ladd
RPS swag for a group of special Independence Day donors


When the clock strikes midnight, our 4th annual Independence Day will officially kickoff.  We are offering some great giveaways throughout our 24-hour giving campaign to those making Rutgers Prep Fund gifts at just the right time.


Rise and Shine - first gift of the day

The 100th gift

The 200th gift

The 375th gift – our Independence Day Goal

Sandman Special- last gift of the Day

First current parent donor for each class

First alum donor for each class

1679 days ago by Terry Ladd
New Donor Match!

1683 days ago by Susan Gantz

Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon34%Alumni
Suitcase icon22%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
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Hu Chiao
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Nancy Glasenk
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Tanja V Zullo
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Sophie Brand
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Advocates

Ernest A. Renda, Esq. photo
Ernest A. Renda, Esq.
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Henry and Teresa Ramallo photo
Henry and Teresa Ramallo
Heart icon matched 18 gifts for a total of $2,500
Vanessa Deyhle photo
generated 41 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $2,041
Kathleen Toomey photo
Kathleen Toomey
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000
Kate Sheft photo
Kate Sheft
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000
Dev & Mythili Lahiri photo
Heart icon matched a total of $500
generated 59 clicks and 12 gifts, totaling $1,276
Della Hammer Cherchia photo
Della Hammer Cherchia
Heart icon matched a total of $1,766
Steve Loy photo
Steve Loy
Heart icon matched a total of $1,750
Mark Sherman photo
Mark Sherman
Heart icon matched a total of $1,500
Loretta Shaw-Lorello photo
Loretta Shaw-Lorello
Heart icon matched a total of $1,500