2020 Bulldog Challenge

This campaign ended on March 06, 2020, but you can still make a gift to University of North Carolina Asheville by clicking here!

The 7th Annual Bulldog Challenge returns to UNC Asheville! 

We challenge student-athlete alumni and the Bulldog community to support their favorite UNC Asheville Athletics team. 

Teams will be competing for the greatest number of unique donors towards their campaign fundraising goal. Every dollar and every donor helps strengthen our student-athletes' experience. Give back today and enable your team to create the next generation of champions – on the playing field and in the classroom. 

Athletic Scholarships
help us recruit and support student-athletes during their time at UNC Asheville. Programmatic Enhancements will focus on Peak Performance and the Athletic Leadership Academy

Peak Performance enhancements allow your Bulldogs to compete at the highest level by supporting initiatives like upgrades to the Olympic weight room, main athletic training room, and nutrition station. The Athletic Leadership Academy enriches the student-athlete experience in a number of ways, including bringing in guest speakers and providing professional development opportunities. Support Athletic Scholarships & Programmatic Enhancements at UNC Asheville to help create champions in Athletics and leaders in life!

The team with the greatest number of unique donors on March 6 will be crowned our 2020 Bulldog Challenge Champions. Last year, Track/Field & Cross Country brought home the trophy with a record of 145 unique donors. Baseball received special recognition for raising more than $96,000. We are counting on YOU to support your favorite athletics program and help us continue our winning streak!

The downtown Asheville Farm Burger location is donating 10% of its sales to UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarships on February 27. Stop by for lunch or dinner to support our student-athletes.

Date: Thursday, February 27 
Hours of Operation: 11:30am – 9:30pm 
Location: 10 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

The Bulldog Challenge LIVE event is back! On March 5, we will go live on the UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics Facebook page as each team competes for the most number of unique donors. Tune in and get ready to watch your favorite team! 

Date: March 5, 2020 
Time: 12:15-1PM

How are GiveCampus recurring gifts displayed in the Bulldog Challenge’s totals and leaderboard standings? The lifetime value of a recurring gift made to the Bulldog Challenge through GiveCampus is displayed in the campaign's totals and leaderboard standings. For example, if you choose to give $10 monthly for two years, $240 will be added to the Bulldog Challenge campaign totals and your team designation on the leaderboard standings.

What is the difference between a GiveCampus recurring gift and a paper pledge agreement? When you make a recurring gift to the Bulldog Challenge on GiveCampus, the lifetime value of that gift is added to the Bulldog Challenge campaign totals and leaderboard standings (as outlined above). 

If a donor makes a multi-year paper pledge agreement with the University, you can choose one of the following options: A) I want the lifetime value of my pledged gift to be added to the 2020 Bulldog Challenge campaign total and leaderboard standings. B) I only want the value of my pledged gift fulfilled during the 2020 fiscal year to be added to the Bulldog Challenge campaign total and leaderboard standings. The University’s 2020 fiscal year runs from July 1- June 30. 

Keep in mind that if you choose option A, we cannot give credit for one pledge to multiple campaigns. The portion of the pledge you fulfill in years to come will not be eligible to count toward future Bulldog Challenge campaigns. 

How do GiveCampus recurring gifts affect Matches and Challenges? The lifetime value of GiveCampus recurring gifts will count toward Bulldog Challenge Matches and Challenges. For example, if a donor chooses to give $500 yearly for three years (a total of $1,500 over three years), and there is an applicable $1 per $1 live Match at the time, $1,500 will be matched as a result of the recurring gift.

Additional questions? Contact Shannon Dale, Director of Annual Giving, at 828.232.5091 or SDale@unca.edu.

Team Standings

Baseball 94$34,000
Men's Soccer 73$15,140
Tennis (Women's & Men's) 68$11,205
Women's Soccer 43$10,551
Athletic Scholarships & Programmatic Enhancements 22$8,968
Volleyball 68$6,265
Swim & Dive 107$3,598
Women's Basketball 41$3,005
Men's Basketball 20$2,010
Track/Field & Cross Country 23$1,491
Women's Golf 17$1,295

Donor affiliations

35% Alumni

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9% Students

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14% Parents

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6% Faculty/Staff

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24% Friends

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Donor list

Christian Nimsch
Cole Schwietering
Frank Balentine & Bailey
Robert Castro
Megan N. Hackett & Michael
Hannah, M, Francisco
Andy Giordano
Asha Moran
Marty Moran
Frederico Santos & Nathalie Steffen-Santos
Joan Sharman & Joan
Brett Fuhrman & Brett
Marty & Don Wilmot
Andrew & Cheryl Stidham
Joseph Granack
Elizabeth Lee
Andrew Lawrence
Erin Riggs
Zak Davis
Luke R Spicer
Jane and Henry Stokes
Kat Smith
David Wilmot & Diana
Chris Katt
Julie Katt
Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan
Bruce D. Larson
Alex Croker
Donna Troost
Grace Blaylock
Rachel Bailey

Jen and Brent Peterson matched $1,000
Nathan B White matched $4,000
Janet R. Cone gave $1,500
An Anonymous Donor gave $2,000
An Anonymous Donor gave $17,500 because 12 donors made a gift in 0 days.