Tommie Give Day 2020

2,654
Donors
132% of 2,000 Donor goal
$1,780,472
Donated
This campaign ended on November 11, 2020, but you can still make a gift to University of St. Thomas by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorRWOOF RESHI matched $300

Robert Vischer photoRobert Vischer matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorShaun Olson matched $925

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees matched $10,000


An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees matched $225,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees matched $550,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees gave $100,000
About

It's Tommie Give Day – and this one is more important than ever! Today our entire St. Thomas community is rallied around raising hardship scholarship support for students experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic. In response to a dramatic increase in need, our Board of Trustees has generously stepped up with a record-setting $1 million challenge fund to inspire gifts that will help keep our students in school and on track to graduate. Today, each and every gift, no matter the size, will unlock a $100 gift! Additionally, all gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar, doubling your impact! Let’s show what we can accomplish together! You in? #TommieGiveDay

Help spread the word that it’s Tommie Give Day!

  • Grab images to post on social media here for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Follow @UofStThomasMN on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for posts to share.
  • Follow @TommieAlumni on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for posts/ challenges to share.
  • Get TGD trending! Like and share posts from all St. Thomas channels! Use #TommieGiveDay and tag @TommieAlumni and @UofStThomasMN so we can share your posts on the TGD website.
  • Engage your Tommie Network by tagging classmates and other friends of St. Thomas on social media to help spread the word. Join our social media challenge from 6-9 p.m. CST. Every like/RT/share = $1 for students!
  • Become an Advocate! Use the tab at the top to sign up and start generating clicks, gifts and dollars all for Tommie Give Day! Challenge others to do so, too!
  • Sustainer Challenge – For every new monthly donor who signs up on Tommie Give Day, an additional $100 gift will be unlocked. Click here to sign up.


Show your Tommie pride!  Purple Power for 24 Hours!

Thank you to members of the St. Thomas Board of Trustees for their generous and unprecedented contributions to our Tommie Give Day Challenge Fund:   

John and Rebecca Allen; Rich ’81 MBA and Lisa Anderson ’83 MA; Archie Black and Jane McDonald Black ’19 MBA; Andy ’82 and Kathleen Cecere; Michael V. ’68 and Ann C. Ciresi; Fr. Dennis Dease ’72 MA; Andrew Duff; Timothy P. ’79 and Susan M. Flynn; Carol Frey Wolfe and Daniel Wolfe ’83; Geoffrey Carlson Gage ’97 MBC; James P. Gearen ’83; Amy Goldman; Mark W. Gregg ’79; Katharine A. and Joel Groethe; Mary Haddad R.S.M. ’08 MBA; Paul L. ’85 and Sarah Karon; Ashish Khandpur; James P. ’84 and Michele M. Kolar; Jodee Kozlak ’85; Fr. John Malone ’67 MA; Ginny Hubbard Morris; Stephen ’67 and Jami Nachtsheim; Rory ’86 & Rhonda ’88 O’Neill; Nancy Peterson ’85; Pat ’75 and Ann Ryan; Deb ’96 MBA and Lee Schoneman; Phil and Margie Soran; Julie and Bob Sullivan; Kathleen and Brian Wenger; Dr. Penny Wheeler and Justice Margaret Chutich; Ann L. Winblad ’75 MA; Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright and Daniel J. Schmechel; Mark ’86 and Jodie Zesbaugh and others.

Special thanks to Mark Zesbaugh ’86, Ann L. Winblad ’75 MA and James P. Gearen ’83 for their extraordinary leadership of this effort.



Updates
Tommie Give Day Challenges

  • Donor Challenge #1 – When we reach 1,000 donors, we trigger a $100,000 gift. - COMPLETE
  • Donor Challenge #2 – When we reach our goal of 2,000 donors, we will unlock a second $100,000 gift. - COMPLETE
  • Sustainer Challenge – For every new monthly donor who signs up on Tommie Give Day, an additional $100 gift will be unlocked. Click here to sign up.
  • Class Year Challenge (1960-2017) – When every class year is represented with at least one gift, a $25,000 gift will be released. - COMPLETE
  • Young Alumni Challenge (Classes of 2010-2020) – For each and every young alum who makes a Tommie Give Day gift of any size, an additional $100 gift will be unlocked, up to 100 donors. - COMPLETE
  • Social Media Challenge – For every retweet, share or like from 6-9 p.m., $1 will be unlocked from the Challenge Fund.
  • Give A Gift – Get A Mask – Have A Mask Donated In Your Name Challenge – For every gift of $60 or more, you’ll receive a St. Thomas-branded mask and one will be donated in your name to Catholic Charities for use in shelters like Higher Ground at Dorothy Day Place.
17 days ago by Jacob Sevening

Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
199752$14,155
201152$4,589
200650$4,665
200949$4,975
202147$4,050
200544$7,994
201444$2,377
199643$10,975
200442$6,593
198940$7,780
199538$4,350
1994 (matching donations!)38$6,787
201238$3,890
201336$1,823
199336$5,784
201635$1,532
198135$6,540
202234$5,285
200234$5,405
199034$5,057
200133$3,472
201733$1,921
200733$7,620
200033$2,468
202432$4,070
199132$8,292
200832$1,505
202331$26,390
198530$4,450
199230$4,738
198630$54,575
201530$1,403
199930$3,671
198430$5,529
200329$1,520
197027$55,257
199826$2,405
198326$6,730
198825$6,202
198725$4,835
201025$1,825
197925$4,787
197524$2,760
197724$1,725
196922$3,900
201922$895
198221$1,710
201821$4,370
197320$3,550
198020$1,567
202020$805
196418$2,390
197117$2,240
197417$2,144
196317$11,302
197216$1,205
197816$1,795
197615$1,910
196814$1,490
196212$3,500
195911$110,372
195711$1,762
196710$1,020
19618$1,715
19608$1,580
19658$2,865
19668$2,553
19547$435
19586$265
19566$700
19525$1,040
19535$845
19504$560
19492$120
19552$200
19461$10
20251$100
19511$500
Donor Affiliations
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Advocates

Board of Trustees
matched a total of $550,000
Board of Trustees
matched a total of $225,000
Board of Trustees
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Board of Trustees
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Board of Trustees
matched a total of $25,000
Board of Trustees
matched a total of $10,000
matched a total of $6,140
generated 3 clicks
generated 116 clicks and 21 gifts, totaling $2,210
matched a total of $1,000
Shaun Olson
matched a total of $925

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