1856 Challenge 2024

1,985
Donors
106% of 1,856 Donor goal
$598,162
Donated
This campaign ended on April 11, 2024, but you can still make a gift to St. Lawrence University by clicking here!

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Katie Dolan photoKatie Dolan matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $20Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorElsa Coughlin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2019

Alli Morrow photoAlli Morrow matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $10Just for Class of 2010

Elizabeth Edwards photoElizabeth Edwards matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorThressa A. Zimmerman matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $30Just for Class of 2017

Denny Morreale photoDenny Morreale matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $14Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorKelan Koncewicz matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorElsa Coughlin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2019

Erica Byrne photoErica matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2021

An Anonymous DonorLaura Jennings matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2018

Sonja Jensen photoSonja Jensen matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $75Just for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorAli Price matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $75Just for Class of 2019

Sean Kelly photoSean Kelly matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorNicholle Gotham matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2020

An Anonymous DonorMegan Riley & Joe Riley matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorCooper D McCrillis matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2021

Austin Doering photoAustin Doering matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorClaire ONeil & Jack Reardon matched $15 for each donor, donating a total of $150

Emily Roy photoEmily Doolan-Roy matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150

An Anonymous DonorMolly Lunn Owen '12 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2012

Paige Palley photoPaige Palley matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $225Just for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorAaron Bushey-Hansen matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2016

John Pezdek photoJohn Pezdek & Teresa Pezdek matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorAnne Ferris Cassidy matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1974

An Anonymous DonorBill Christ '71 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1971

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 2024

An Anonymous DonorAndy '86 & Karen Coon Light '87, P'23 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Classes between 1986 & 1987

An Anonymous DonorAndy '86 & Karen Coon Light '87, P'23 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 2023

An Anonymous DonorAmy Pollard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1981

An Anonymous DonorDon Stuart '77 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorGary Dake '82 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $8,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $21,500

An Anonymous DonorRoger Wade '79 matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $50,000
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Sonja Jensen photoSonja Jensen gave $50 because 18 donors gaveJust for Class of 2019

Bill Prescott photoBill Prescott gave $250 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorMatt Dodge & Taylor Moon gave $250 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorRoger Wade '79 gave $50,000 because 928 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorRoger Wade '79 gave $100,000 because 1856 donors gave
Incentives
Donate $5
Only 431 left!
All donors to the 1856 Challenge will receive limited edition stickers featuring the Laurentian brews created by Jack ’11 and Emily Tulip Droppa ’09 of Weird Window Brewing

Donate $25
Only 358 left!
Rest your favorite beverage on these limited-edition coasters featuring logos from St. Lawrence’s collaboration with Weird Window Brewing. 4-pack.

Donate $100
Only 167 left!
Reversible bucket hat with Scarlet & Brown stripe on one side and 1856 Lager logos on the other.

Donate $150
Only 76 left!
Dry-wick hooded long sleeve t-shirt featuring your choice of the 1856 Lager logo or classic University branding.

Donate $250
Only 58 left!
Custom, limited edition hat featuring the 1856 Lager logo.

Donate $250
Only 69 left!
Gray hat featuring an embossed leather patch of the University logo.
About

The 1856 Challenge is St. Lawrence’s annual day of giving, led by alumni, family, friends, and students. Throughout its history St. Lawrence has been a springboard for careers, connections, companies, mentorships, and more. Your gift to the St. Lawrence Fund during the 1856 Challenge fuels our students’ ability to explore their creativity and passions to the fullest.

This year's Challenge is led by a collection of alumni. We maximize each and every gift thanks to a generous gift from Roger Wade '79 who is setting a lead challenge. Roger will give $150,000 to St. Lawrence Fund if (when!) we reach our goal of 1856 donors AND we celebrate our enterprising and entrepreneurial Laurentian spirit with a fresh collaboration between St. Lawrence University and Weird Window Brewing, owned and operated by Jack ’11 and Emily Tulip Droppa ’09. 

To bring the cheer(s), donors during the 1856 Challenge can choose from a variety of incentives that feature two new beers from WWB: "1856 Lager" and "Scarlet and Brown Ale." This limited edition run of incentives includes shirts, hats, coasters, and more! (visit the Incentive section below for more details).

So, join your fellow Laurentians by making your 1856 Challenge gift today! Your gift will give us momentum and it may just inspire the next Laurentian innovator, leader, or change-maker.


*While shipping the brew is not an option, you can be among the first to try these Laurentian beers when you return to campus for Reunion Weekend 2024.

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Updates
The 1856 Challenge has been MET!



RING THE CHAPEL BELLS WITH PRIDE, THE 1856 CHALLENGE HAS BEEN MET!

With a flurry of gifts down the stretch, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students banded together to rally past the goal of 1,856 donors in style!

Our team is calculating the final tally, but one thing is crystal clear: St. Lawrence is fortunate to have such a loyal, generous community. You've collectively raised nearly $600,000 for our students, and that is truly momentous.

To Roger Wade '79, Jack '11 and Emily Tulip Droppa '09, and all of our advocates who offered matches and challenges: Thank you for inspiring philanthropy around the world! We are getting stronger because of Laurentians like you.

On behalf of a grateful campus tonight, thank you all!

The Laurentian Engagement and Annual Giving Team
65 days ago by Joe Keniston
1856 Update: $50,000 Unlocked!



Thank you to the 928+ donors who helped us pass the halfway mark and unlock $50,000 for St. Lawrence students. Donors are making an impact by supporting scholarship, sustainability initiatives, campus improvements and more behind gifts of all sizes from across generations of Laurentians.

Next Stop: 1,856 and $100,000 more!!

66 days ago by Joe Keniston

Class Giving Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19658$4,700
199810$1,661
19581$400
19531$500
19639$10,800
19619$1,625
199015$4,618
198325$6,359
200212$3,059
201619$1,519
197943$218,589
197449$21,259
201122$10,375
202216$459
199316$4,160
198119$8,325
199616$2,088
199415$7,444
199718$1,700
201227$2,320
202119$861
201719$1,224
19606$5,125
198520$2,589
200623$2,255
201925$1,170
201025$1,424
201319$1,085
198828$5,470
199211$7,275
198720$11,050
202023$784
198433$16,250
200825$3,435
200416$3,750
200716$1,684
196810$1,656
20019$745
197518$12,320
200515$685
199914$1,710
197320$5,759
197114$6,775
197718$18,575
197812$2,943
2024131$4,441
197013$2,550
198611$12,637
19551$5,000
199119$11,192
201826$1,050
20269$110
20098$9,625
197213$1,375
19500$0
198922$3,399
201427$1,690
198236$21,382
19643$600
20272$50
19511$5,000
200012$2,300
19626$700
19664$800
19571$100
201536$1,650
19521$15
198025$5,198
19678$1,600
202313$255
19594$1,000
19958$1,300
19565$6,287
200324$2,165
19769$1,600
20256$1,090
19540$0
19698$997
Donor Map
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon56%Alumni
Book icon8%Students
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Friends
Parent icon15%Parents
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Jeffrey T. Scuteri
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William H Sullivan & Deborah Stevens Sullivan
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Kari Allen & Martin Allen
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Donald McIntosh
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Nate Long
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Anne S Lauriat
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Brady Cooper
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Matthew Gardzina
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Advocates

Roger Wade '79 photo
Roger Wade '79
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Roger Wade '79 photo
Roger Wade '79
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
Roger Wade '79 photo
Roger Wade '79
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $21,500
Don Stuart '77 photo
Don Stuart '77
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Gary Dake '82 photo
Gary Dake '82
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched 85 gifts for a total of $8,500
Andy '86 photo
Andy '86
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
Amy Pollard photo
Amy Pollard
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
Andy '86 photo
Andy '86
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500