Brew2: The Challenge Returns

5,960
Donors
161% of 3,700 Donor goal
$290,793
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This campaign ended on February 08, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Vassar College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5

An Anonymous DonorNicholas Walster matched $5

An Anonymous DonorEvan Udine matched $5

Alden Pierson Smela photoAlden Pierson Smela matched $10

James McCowan photoJames McCowan matched $20

Colleen O'Connell photoColleen O'Connell matched $25

Matthew Guinto photoMatthew Guinto matched $25

Claire Mattox photoClaire Mattox matched $50

Andrew Goldsmith photoAndrew Goldsmith matched $50

Corey Holton photoCorey Holton matched $50

Jennifer Rossi photoJennifer (Richards) Rossi matched $50

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50

An Anonymous DonorDavid Goldsmith matched $50

Jennifer Rossi photoJennifer Rossi matched $50

William Marment photoWilliam Marment matched $70

Sarah Lankton photoSarah Lankton matched $75

An Anonymous DonorHeather Ingraham matched $75

An Anonymous DonorJared Chase matched $100

Judy Finerghty photoJudy Finerghty matched $100

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Matthew Mallory Siemionko photoMatthew K Siemionko, Diva matched $100

An Anonymous DonorJames Arthur Wilson matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Siemionko matched $100

Matt Righter photoRighter R Matthew matched $100

Jennifer Rossi photoJennifer (Richards) Rossi matched $100

An Anonymous DonorKatherine Robb matched $100

An Anonymous DonorJames Hildebrand matched $100

Richard Gary photoRichard Gary matched $100

Bruce Gillman photoBruce Gillman matched $100

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An Anonymous DonorDANIEL THOMAS matched $100

An Anonymous DonorBruce Gillman matched $100

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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $87

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $150

Andy Jennings photoAndy Jennings matched $200

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Molly Moran photoMolly Moran matched $500

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Alec Yeaney photoAlec Yeaney gave $50

An Anonymous DonorDonald Krueger gave $100 because $200 was donated in 1 day

Candice Signor-Brown photoCandice Signor-Brown gave $300 because 200 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500

Stephen Vorel photoEagle Consulting & Development Corp. gave $500 because 100 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Price gave $500

Clay Underwood photoClay Underwood gave $500
Incentives
Generate 5 Gifts
If five donors make a gift as a result of your advocacy, you will receive a personal shout-out on the Vassar Athletics Facebook page.

Generate 10 Gifts
If 10 donors make a gift as a result of your advocacy, you will receive a thank you call from Michelle Walsh, Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

Generate 25 Gifts
Only 3 left!
If 25 donors make a gift as a result of your advocacy, you will receive a Vassar Athletics T-shirt.
About

For 27 hours you’ll have the unique opportunity to show your support for Vassar's student-athletes. Beginning at 9am on Thursday, February 7, Vassar’s 27 teams will have 27 hours to score 3,700 gifts. Can we beat last year's number?!

If 3,700 donors help us reach our goal, the Brewers Fund will receive $10,000 in support of our student-athletes, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, and Leigh and Randy Porges '78! Plus, there are two team prizes up for grabs: 

  • The team that has the greatest percentage increase in number of donors over last year's Challenge will win $5,000, thanks to a generous donation from President Bradley and her husband John
  • The team with the greatest overall number of donors will win $5,000, thanks to a generous gift from anonymous donors

After you make your own gift, we hope you will help us spread the word by using the digital resources provided on our #27Brew2 online social media tool kit. Just click the button below to access the tool kit.


Social Media Toolkit


Click here for FAQs!

Updates
And the winner for the Betsy and John Bradley prize for biggest improvement is...

MEN'S TENNIS! They did an amazing job of working hard and improved their performance over last year by a whopping 650%! That huge number will earn them a big check for $5,000 donated by President Bradley and her husband John.  Congratulations!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
And the winner of the prize for greatest overall donor number is....

MEN'S LACROSSE! (this really is deja vu this time)  They have crossed the finish line with a whopping 1,076 gifts! That huge number will earn them a big check for $5,000 donated by an Anonymous donor.  Congratulations!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
#27Brew2 was a smashing success!

#27Brew2 has finished!! Beginning at 9am, February 7, 2019, Vassar's 27 athletic teams had 27 hours to reach a goal of 3,700 gifts. Our generous donors blew that goal out of the water. We ended up with an astounding 5,960 gifts totaling $290,793 which will benefit all of our student-athletes. THANK YOU!!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
And the Mark Gottlieb challenge winner is...

MEN'S LACROSSE!!! (Deja vu) An amazing 218 gifts in an hour! But, overall, a shout out to all our Brewer fans, who stepped up with an unbelievable 558 gifts in 60 minutes! Go Brewers!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
The finish line is in sight!

This has been an unbelievable 25 hours!  With only two hours to go, we are closing in on an astounding 5,000 gifts. But, we're gonna go out with a bang thanks to Mark Gottlieb '98!

We have one final challenge which will run for one hour from 10:30 - 11:30am. The team that gets the most gifts in that hour, will receive a whopping $1,000!! The race is on!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Raising the bar again!

Vassar Athletics is so grateful for the over 4,600 donors who have stepped up for the #27Brew2 Challenge! We raised the bar this year, and cleared it with room to spare!

But, Leigh and Randy Porges '78 want to see how much higher we can go! They are going to match $5 for each of the next 200 gifts made, adding another $1,000 to our total. Three hours to go!


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Good morning!

We continued to grow our numbers in both donors and dollars overnight. This is stupendous!  We just want to remind you to keep those gifts coming for your favorite team.

When #27Brew2 ends at 12pm today, the team with the most improvement over last year will get $5,000 thanks to a generous gift from our own President Bradley and her husband John. Which team are you supporting?


1688 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
On to the next goal!

Unbelievable! Thanks to Kyle Guinta's generous challenge gift of $1,000, we blew through our goal of 4,000 gifts in record time!

Keep those gifts coming! Remember if your favorite team has the most gifts at the end of #27Brew2, they will get $5,000!

Stay tuned for more challenges in the morning! Go Brewers!


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
We're not done yet...

We're not the only ones thrilled that #27Brew2 has hit its goal of 3,700 gifts this early. Kyle Giunta '08 is so excited, he wants to push this further! He has put up $1,000 in challenge dollars if we can reach our new goal of 4,000. Let's do this!


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
GOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!!

3,700 gifts in! Thanks to all who have supported #27Brew2 so far. We're not done...


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
And the winner of the Tim Kane challenge is...

MEN'S LACROSSE!! An amazing 57 gifts in 27 minutes! But, overall, a shout out to all our Brewer fans, who stepped up with an unbelievable 299 gifts in 27 minutes! Go Brewers! Stay tuned for the next challenge...


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Another $500 challenge for our teams coming up at 7pm sharp!

At 7:00 pm sharp, we’re going to start a 27 minute challenge.  The team that scores the most gifts in that 27 minute period will get a $500 prize from Vice President for Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, Tim Kane.  Get ready. Get set. Go Brewers!

Vice President for Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, Tim Kane


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Give yourselves a hand, we've reached 2,700 gifts!

Thanks to Steve Hankins' generosity, we have hit our next milestone of 2,700 gifts! This puts us at 73% of our overall goal (3,700 gifts), with 1,000 gifts needed to reach it.  Let's keep the momentum going and keep those gifts coming in. Go Brewers!


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
It's a marathon, not a sprint

Our next challenge is here!  Steve Hankins '85, P'13, P'17, AAVC President and AAVC Trustee is back in the race with another challenge! This generous athlete is with us for the long haul. He's putting up $2,700 of his own money towards our next milestone of 2,700 gifts. We are well on our way towards the final goal of 3,700 donors! Thank you, Steve!


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
#27Brew2 We're halfway there!

We've just cleared a huge hurdle - over 1,850 gifts have come in, bringing us more than 50% of the way towards our goal of 3,700 gifts!  Thanks to all of the generous donors who have stepped up so early in the challenge! Let's keep the momentum going!

(Vintage Vassar track and field photo from 1918)

1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
#27Brew2 We're halfway there!

We've just cleared a huge hurdle!  We just crossed the halfway mark, with over 1,850 gifts!  

1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Student-athletes rise to a challenge issued by AD Walsh

Michelle Walsh, Director of Athletics issued her own challenge to Vassar's student-athletes. She put up $500 of her own money to the team that had the most advocates with personal plea videos by noon today. 

Walsh was so impressed with two teams' performances, that she is awarding both the baseball and women's basketball team $250 each.  Great job to all student-athletes! Go Brewers!

1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Creating a team specific match

Good morning! As #27Brew2 gets underway, we wanted to provide some clarifying info which might help those who are trying to create matches and challenges, especially team specific matches. 

Matches can be set up to directly match gifts to a specific team.  This is the best way to ensure that funds stay team specific if that is the donor’s intention.

Challenges can only be based on overall campaign progress (i.e. total donors or dollars to the entire #27Brew2 campaign), but the donor’s challenge money can go to a team.  

To properly set up a match, please follow these instructions (see accompanying image):

1) After entering your donation amount, select your designation (team choice, or Brewers Fund).

2)Then check the button that says “match your affiliation, a designation, or a list of friends”.

3) Ignore the select an affiliation.

4) Then move down to the next button that says 'match only donations to your designation' and check that. That will ensure it stays team specific. The image below should help with this explanation.


1689 days ago by Bridget Hollenback

Vassar Athletic Teams
DesignationDonors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
Lacrosse (Men)1076$30,678397271.0
Rowing (Women & Men)848$25,367210403.8
606$17,535109556.0
Baseball (Men)550$29,002369149.1
Rugby (Women & Men)419$20,273408102.7
Tennis (Men)390$15,59160650.0
Lacrosse (Women)343$17,593290118.3
Fencing (Women & Men)223$9,103176126.7
Squash (Women & Men)209$10,381205102.0
Swimming & Diving (Women & Men)189$8,468118160.2
Basketball (Women)174$8,000165105.5
Soccer (Women)158$17,970116136.2
Cross Country (Women & Men)155$7,67923765.4
The Brewers Fund155$22,09300.0
Track & Field (Women & Men)152$7,96628253.9
Basketball (Men)150$10,126126119.0
Volleyball (Men)123$6,94679155.7
Field Hockey108$6,90115171.5
Golf (Women)98$1,73616061.3
Volleyball (Women)86$5,17552165.4
Tennis (Women)69$12,2177789.6
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