Purple Knight Challenge 2020

1,352
Donors
135% of 1,000 Donor goal
$201,854
Donated
This campaign ended on September 21, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Saint Michael's College by clicking here!
Matches
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Angela Armour photoAngie Armour matched $100

Meghan Sweezey photoMeghan Sweezey matched $150

An Anonymous DonorAnn Neidlinger matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAnnie Rosello matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorNick Goodreau matched $500

George Bowen photoJanet Bowen & George matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJOHN + MEGHAN CARON matched $1,000
Challenges
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Alex Smith photoAlex Smith gave $100

Liz Faour Moser photoBrandon Moser gave $200

An Anonymous DonorCarla Hesler gave $250

An Anonymous DonorJim Neidlinger gave $500

An Anonymous DonorTrevor J. Brown gave $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500 because $1,000 was donated in 4 days

An Anonymous DonorTom Kelley '69 gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorTom Kelley '69 gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because $100,000 was donated in 11 days
Incentives
Generate 3 Gifts
If you bring in 3 donors, you will receive a personal shout-out on the Saint Michael's Athletics Instagram!

Generate 5 Gifts
Only 2 left!
If you bring in 5 donors, you will receive a Purple Knights t-shirt!
About

For the first time in 113 years, Saint Michael’s varsity teams won’t be in competition this semester. With the fall season on hold, we are reminded that Purple Knights are so much more than competitors. They are at the heart and soul of our community.

This semester, student-athletes will have time to reconnect, strengthen, and prepare for competition on the horizon. And we need your help to move forward. 

We are excited to announce that we have a very generous challenge from a Purple Knight alumnus and fan. If we can raise $100,000 for our teams, he will give an additional $50,000 to Athletics.

Please join the annual Purple Knight Challenge by making a gift today and help us meet the challenge!

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many new challenges and new protocols for safely staging conditioning and training sessions which have increased costs at a time when budget constraints have never been tighter.

Your gift will help us overcome these challenges by supporting:

  • Strength training and conditioning for student-athletes as our teams rebuild after months at home
  • Mental health and social justice initiatives led by student-athletes
  • Re-energizing and expanding the Purple Knights Leadership Academy
  • COVID-related costs such as expanded facility support for training and conditioning, intensified cleaning protocols, and resources to accommodate numerous new health and safety protocols.

Spread the word, encourage others to get involved and win some great prizes:

  • Sign up to be an advocate by clicking the "Advocates" tab above.
  • Then share your personalized link over Facebook, Twitter, text or email. Your support will be tracked so you can see exactly how many clicks, donations and dollars you are generating.
  • The more gifts you generate, the more prizes you can win. Check out our "Incentives" on the left side of the page.
Updates
Thank you for supporting the Purple Knight Challenge!

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,

Thank you for making this year’s Purple Knight Challenge a tremendous success!

I am proud to announce that more than 1,300 donors raised $198,000 during our 7-day campaign. Thanks to you, we have more than doubled what has been raised in past years.

Whether you made a gift, created matches and challenges, or shared the campaign with family and friends – it all added up to make a huge difference.

This challenge is a testament to the incredible strength of the Purple Knight community. The outpouring of support for our 425 student-athletes, coaches, and staff was overwhelming and it’s clear that we are strongest together as ONE TEAM.

Make sure to follow our teams on social media to stay up-to-date throughout the year!

On behalf of Saint Michael’s Athletics, thank you!

Chris Kenny ’86 P’18
Director of Athletics 

274 days ago by Michaela Rivers
Thank you for unlocking $50,000 for Saint Michael’s Athletics!

We are thrilled by the outpouring of support for the Purple Knight Challenge. We just reached our first goal of $100,000 and officially unlocked the $50,000 challenge gift for Saint Michael’s Athletics. Your support and this generous gift will have a lasting impact on our student-athletes and programs. Thank you!

Now, we need your help to reach 1,000 donors before the end of the day on Tuesday. Please continue to spread the word and help us keep this momentum going. Go, Purple Knights!

277 days ago by Jen Conetta
Closing in on $100,000!

The Purple Knight Challenge just hit a major milestone! Thanks to you, we are halfway through this year’s campaign and have raised more dollars than ever before. With your help, we know we can hit that $100,000 mark. Please keep sharing the challenge and encouraging your family and friends to join you in making a gift!

And don’t forget today is Purple Knight Friday! Show your St. Mike’s spirit by wearing purple and share on social media with #PKPRIDE. You’ll be able to see all the posts at the bottom of our campaign page and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win St. Mike's Athletics gear.

Go Purple Knights!

278 days ago by Michaela Rivers
More than halfway to our goal!

Wow! In just a few days we are more than halfway to our goal of reaching 1,000 donors and raising $100,000 to support Saint Michael’s Athletics. We are so grateful to the 500+ alumni, parents, and friends who have helped us get to this point. Please continue to spread the word and encourage others to join you in making a gift!

In honor of donating to the Purple Knight Challenge, we invite you to join us tomorrow in celebrating Purple Knight Friday! Show your St. Mike’s spirit by wearing purple and share on social media with #PKPRIDE. You’ll be able to see all the posts at the bottom of our campaign page and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win St. Mike's Athletics gear.

Thank you for all you do for the Purple Knight family!

279 days ago by Michaela Rivers
More than $25,000 raised in the first 24 hours!

Thanks to you, the Purple Knight Challenge is off to a great start! We just broke the $25,000 mark and are a quarter of the way to our goal of raising $100,000 and unlocking a $50,000 challenge gift for Saint Michael’s Athletics. 

Help us keep the momentum going! Please share the campaign with family and friends and encourage them to join you in making a gift. 

Thanks for all you do to support our student-athletes and programs.

281 days ago by Michaela Rivers

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Anonymous
Gave $50,000 because $100,000 was pledged during a Challenge!
Community Advocates photo
generated 1383 clicks and 181 gifts, totaling $12,910
Molly Enman Peters photo
generated 150 clicks and 47 gifts, totaling $8,680
Alex Smith photo
Gave $100 during a Challenge!
generated 221 clicks and 26 gifts, totaling $5,950
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Tom Kelley '69
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Tom Kelley '69 photo
Tom Kelley '69
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Jason Hammel photo
generated 54 clicks and 26 gifts, totaling $1,415
George Bowen photo
matched a total of $1,000
generated 3 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $25
JOHN + MEGHAN CARON photo
JOHN + MEGHAN CARON
matched a total of $1,000
Anonymous photo
matched 6 gifts for a total of $500
Gave $500 because $1,000 was pledged during a Challenge!

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