1856-Minute Challenge 2019

2,587
Donors
85% of 3,033 Donor goal
$550,052
Donated
This campaign ended on February 22, 2020, 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 $1 donated, donating a total of $18Just for Faculty/Staff

Caitlin Goolden photoCaitlin Goolden matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $20Just for Class of 2013

Lexi Williams photoLexi Williams matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20

Morgan Neve photoMorgan Neve matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $20Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorMarissa S. Traver matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2014

Mary Baucom photoMary Baucom matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25

An Anonymous DonorCatherine Parker matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $15Just for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorSohel Rana matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorJohanna Ryan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorBeth Osman matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $20Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorAmy E Callahan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30Just for Class of 2013

Jennifer Cabot Breslin photoJennifer Cabot Breslin & Robert Breslin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 1995

Claire O'Neil photoClaire O'Neil matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2016

Meg Keniston photoMeg Bernier Keniston matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2007

Amanda Birchenough photoAmanda Birchenough matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

Samantha Colton photoSamantha Colton matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2016

Anna Brouillette photoAnna T Brouillette matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2017

Alli Morrow photoAllison Morrow matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2010

Bridget O'Leary photoBridget O'Leary matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorTravis Galowski matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $18Just for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Edwards matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2012

Jonathan Brown photoJonathan Brown matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorLiz Miller matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2017

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

Amber Lynn photoAmber Lawyer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Alumni

Matt Carotenuto photoMatthew Carotenuto matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorKelan Koncewicz matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $49Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorLyndsay Malcomb & Jacob Malcomb matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $55Just for Class of 2010

John R O'Connor photoJohn Robert O'Connor matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $56Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorDanny Graham matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2000

Amy Pollard Faulkner photoAmy Pollard Faulkner matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1981

Emily Doolan photoEmily Roy matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2012

Denny Morreale photoDenny Morreale matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2007

Beth Dixon photoBeth Dixon matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2010

Bill Prescott photoBill Prescott matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2014

Andrew Leiser photoAndrew Leiser & Haley Feickert matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorMichael McPhillips matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2011

Chelsea Nuffer Lloyd photoChelsea Lloyd & David Lloyd matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $44Just for Class of 2010

Ben Ireland photoBen Ireland matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2000

Laura Patrick photoLaura Patrick matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorDavid Lloyd & Chelsea Lloyd matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorBailey Phelps matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

Lexi Marie photoAlexis M. Beckwith matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $46Just for Class of 2014

Pamela Swanson photoPamela Swanson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2012

Brooke Spater photoBrooke Spater matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1994

Rick Beyer photoRick Beyer matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $35Just for Class of 1966

Katherine Figueroa photoKatherine Figueroa matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Tamm & Drew Bishop matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2010

Betsy Warner Mayer photoBetsy Warner Mayer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorHolly Hare matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2011

Emily Hurlbut photoEmily Hurlbut matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2018

Kelly Appenzeller photoKelly Appenzeller matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $125Just for Class of 2015

Elaine White photoElaine White matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $125Just for Faculty/Staff

Molly Lunn Owen  photoMolly Lunn Owen matched $12 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $130Just for Class of 2012

Sean Kelly photoSean Kelly matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorRon Albertson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorMary Claire Schwab Farnham matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $57Just for Class of 2003

Taylor Moon photoTaylor Moon & Matt Dodge matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2012

Dawn Hamlin photoDawn Hamlin matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1992

Alina Miska photoAlina Miska matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2011

Tom Wilder photoThomas Wilder matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $80Just for Class of 2000

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Hyde matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorEd Forbes matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorEmily Forbes matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2004

Lynn E. Dixon photoLynn Dixon matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Joe Keniston photoJoe Keniston matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorAnne Ferris Cassidy matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1974

Kim Robinson Hissong photoKim Robinson Hissong matched $18 for each donor, donating a total of $468Just for Class of 1994

Chad Tessier photoChad Alan Tessier matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1993

Cristina Lussi photoCristina Lussi matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1984

Cortney Terrillion photoCortney Terrillion matched $19 for each donor, donating a total of $266Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorGretchen K Bates matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $280Just for Class of 1984

John Pezdek photoJohn Pezdek matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorPaige Friedlander matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $385Just for Class of 2016

Gary Zonitch photoGary Zonitch matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 2003
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An Anonymous DonorD. Kurt and Eden Terrell gave $50 because 50 donors gave

Aaron Todd photoAaron Todd gave $100 because 5 donors gave

Sue Browse photoSue Browse & Tim Browse gave $500 because 10 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $150,000 because 2019 donors gave
About

The Power of Connections

Connecting people is something we do well. Together, we can do more of it by helping our students explore the power of the St. Lawrence network.

For three years, our alumni network has been named one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review. Most of our graduates say fellow Laurentians helped them get that meeting, the job they wanted, or that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is a direct result of the St. Lawrence experience and our goal, as a community, to serve, uplift, and empower each other.  

To fuel our network and continue creating transformational opportunities for more St. Lawrence students, we need every Laurentian. By giving during this 1856-Minute Challenge, you are supporting the programs and people that help our students make more connections and build the St. Lawrence network that benefits us all.

A generous Laurentian couple is so inspired by the potential of our combined giving — and the Laurentian network — they’ve put forth a $500,000 challenge:

     By recruiting 150 GiveCampus Advocates, we’ll earn $50,000.
     By reaching 2,019 donors, we’ll earn $150,000.
     By reaching 3,033 donors, we’ll set a new Laurentian record and receive $300,000.

Take part in this 1856-Minute Challenge by making a gift between 10:04 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10 and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.

Make your gift now, become a GiveCampus Advocate, and encourage the Laurentians you know to stand alongside you and every other Laurentian. Make every minute count!  

Updates

Over the last two days, our community has demonstrated the power of Laurentian connections and commitment.


Highlights and achievements for the 1856-Minute Challenge include: 

• Raising $398,910 from 2,584 donors
• Exceeding 2,019 donors and unlocking $150,000 
• Exceeding 150 Community and GiveCampus advocates and unlocking $50,000
• The classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 were 4 out of 5 of the top classes


The generous Laurentian couple that challenged our community were so inspired that our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends pushed well beyond the 2,019 donor goal they have decided to give an additional $170,000! In total, the 1856-Minute Challenge raised $768,910.  


These results are a profound testament to the Laurentian network, already recognized as one of the very best in the nation.


Your generosity and spirit have supported the Laurentian connections that strengthen the St. Lawrence legacy. A special thank you to our Community and GiveCampus volunteer advocates as well as the generous Laurentian couple that matched our donors’ gifts.


Your support throughout the 1856-Minute Challenge confirms our passionate belief that St. Lawrence creates leaders and Laurentians for Life! Together, we made every minute count.


With gratitude and sincere thanks,


John Pezdek
Director of Annual Giving

1868 days ago by John Pezdek

Laurentians Inspire: Let's set a new record


Thanks to every dedicated Laurentian, we exceeded our first goal of 2,019 donors and unlocked $150,000. 


Now as a community, we strive to set a new Laurentian record of 3,033 donors.  When we achieve this goal, we will unlock an additional $300,000.  


Finally, we are 36 advocates away from unlocking $50,000. Become an advocate by getting through at least step two of the directions below.  Here We Go Saints!


Step 1: Sign Up

- Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of the screen or from the advocates tab.


Step 2: Share, Share, Share 

- Once you’ve logged in, you can use the buttons and links that appear below the video and/or on the advocates tab. 
- Share your link via social media, email, and/or text. Every share, click, and gift generated from your unique link automatically tracks your influence as an advocate. 


Step 3: Share a Little More (optional) 
- Create a plea video (accessed on the advocates tab) to tell your classmates and friends about this challenge. 
- Set up a matching donation or challenge gift.

1869 days ago by John Pezdek

The St. Lawrence community is all about the Power of Connections! 


Visit the St. Lawrence Facebook page to tag a Laurentian in the 8:00 p.m. post who has impacted you or who you are giving in honor of during the 1856-Minute Challenge.

1869 days ago by John Pezdek

As we enter the evening hours on the East Coast…Become an Advocate!


Step 1: Sign Up

- Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of the screen or from the advocates tab. 


Step 2: Share, Share, Share 

- Once you’ve logged in, you can use the buttons and links that appear below the video and/or on the advocates tab. 
- Share your link via social media, email, and/or text. Every share, click, and gift generated from your unique link automatically tracks your influence as an advocate. 


Step 3: Share a Little More (optional) 

- Create a plea video (accessed on the advocates tab) to tell your classmates and friends about this challenge. 
- Set up a matching donation or challenge gift.


When we reach 150 Advocates SLU will receive $50,000.  That is over $300 per Advocate!!!

1870 days ago by John Pezdek

CLASS OF 2019


Time is running out to contribute to the Senior Class Gift. Now is the perfect opportunity to give during the 1856-Minute Challenge!


Gifts made by seniors to the 1856-Minute Challenge will be designated to the Senior Class Gift: Student Scholarships.  


Every gift is welcome, no matter the dollar amount. Any student who gives a donation of $10 or more will be presented with a Scarlet and Brown honor cord to be worn during Commencement. A gift of $20.19 will include a Candle in the Wilderness pin in addition to the honor cord. These points of pride will be a celebration of your class and your continued commitment to your alma mater.


Don’t Go Cordless at Graduation… Make Your Gift Today!

1871 days ago by John Pezdek

Attention Parents of Seniors


Your support during the 1856-Minute Challenge will be directed to the Senior Parent Initiative (SPI): Excellence in Teaching.


What is the SPI?  It's a fundraising campaign that encourages parents to honor their students' St. Lawrence experience by making a gift towards one of the University's top priorities. SPI contributions will support the St. Lawrence Fund and provide an opportunity to celebrate Excellence in Teaching.


Why Excellence in Teaching?  At St. Lawrence we pride ourselves on sense of community. As Laurentian parents you understand that the University's legacy of academic excellence is rooted in relationships with faculty, coaches, and staff that inspire passion and tenacity. These individuals have helped your senior dream - deepened their understanding and transformed their experience.


Now you can honor these relationships, celebrate the achievements of your student and recognize the mentors who helped shape their futures as confident, caring individuals with steadfast Laurentian Spirit.


How will my support of the SPI impact St. Lawrence?  The combined generosity of senior parents will expand opportunities for St. Lawrence to attract and retain academic leaders and emerging faculty who will enhance the University's national reputation, encourage further innovation and discovery, and help future students realize their full potential.


Support St. Lawrence during the 1856-Minute Challenge while honoring your student and their Laurentian Mentor.

1890 days ago by John Pezdek

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
201668$1,879
202162$111
201758$1,291
200357$10,822
201456$1,628
201554$1,553
201054$2,074
198349$11,706
201148$2,934
198447$16,061
201844$1,014
202242$76
201240$1,775
201938$264
200836$1,599
199334$5,110
200931$1,025
200730$3,304
198129$7,450
198228$9,179
197928$14,100
202027$61
200426$1,805
198626$12,083
201325$585
198025$9,975
200224$2,590
198824$10,082
197424$22,515
199424$6,327
196923$9,538
198923$3,835
200522$1,330
199122$5,345
199821$1,795
198520$2,536
197320$4,488
196820$4,269
197520$4,686
200620$5,285
198719$3,835
199518$28,550
199717$1,494
199917$1,190
200117$1,370
199216$7,850
200016$3,958
197715$153,119
197213$2,961
199012$4,035
197612$26,468
197811$1,810
196310$3,343
197010$1,125
196610$765
19679$1,225
19719$1,000
19648$1,015
19618$5,520
19967$550
19606$1,874
19626$650
19595$960
19655$1,200
19564$375
19584$475
19572$200
19552$350
19512$525
19522$120
19451$1,250
19531$500
19491$100
20231$19
19541$50
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon60%Alumni
Book icon15%Students
Parent icon13%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
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Anonymous
Gave $150,000 because 2,019 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Community Advocates photo
generated 974 clicks and 131 gifts, totaling $7,432
Gary Zonitch photo
Heart icon matched 52 gifts for a total of $5,000
generated 36 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $550
Tom Pynchon photo
Heart icon matched 7 gifts for a total of $700
generated 5 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $2,642
Sue Browse photo
Gave $500 during a Challenge!
generated 11 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $1,160
Lynn E. Dixon photo
Heart icon matched 8 gifts for a total of $500
generated 34 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $1,100
Cristina Lussi photo
Heart icon matched 5 gifts for a total of $1,000
generated 16 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $545
Beth Slater photo
Heart icon matched 26 gifts for a total of $500
generated 23 gifts, totaling $834
Kim Robinson Hissong photo
Heart icon matched 26 gifts for a total of $468
generated 20 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $595
John Pezdek photo
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 236 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $36