2020 Bulldog Challenge

This campaign ends on March 6 at 11:59AM EST

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 to unlock additional support for their team. 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 3$3,250
Men's Soccer 7$1,975
Athletic Scholarships & Programmatic Enhancements 5$1,700
Women's Soccer 2$1,167
Volleyball 8$1,100
Tennis (Women's & Men's) 7$735
Women's Golf 2$230
Track/Field & Cross Country 2$50
Men's Basketball 1$40
Women's Basketball 1$25
Swim & Dive 1$15

Donor affiliations

25% Alumni

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8% Students

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15% Parents

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13% Faculty/Staff

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20% Friends

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Donor list

Chad Mohn
Jane Tuttle & Jane
Mark Magee
Kaia Halverson-Durall
Betsy Blose & Jennifer Garrett
Robin Ewing
Jim adkins & Amy adkins
Lauren Callaghan
Sonya DiPalma & Frank DiPalma
Janet R. Cone
Beth and Jim Maggio
Chad Cole
Heidi Szempruch
Ruth Milby
Stephen Marth & Devon
Adrien Langeard & Adrien
Suzanne R Middleton
Mike Burke
Ericka Rivero
Lise Gregory
Maddie Zyburt
Marc Tressler & Karen Tressler
Aytekin Yildiz & Bahar Yildiz
Christine Boissevain
Kelly Cieslak
Brian S Hook
Amy Haggard
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