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Challenge Areas

Generous alumni have stepped forward to provide funds to help encourage fellow Eagles to rise to the challenge. Each gift counts as a "vote" to the area within Husson that the donor is most excited about.  With a goal of gifts from 500 donors, every dollar and every donor counts in unlocking additional funds.
The team that hits one of the following areas will win an additional $1,000:

  • Has at least 5 donors and the highest percentage of alumni donors*
  • Has at least 5 donors and the highest percentage of young alumni donors**
  • Receives the largest individual gift
  • Has the highest number of donors***
  • Has the highest number of first-time donors****
  • Has the highest number of faculty/staff donors
  • Has the highest number of student donors
Plus, be sure to keep checking back here, or sign up to receive emails or text messages as challenges and funds will be released throughout the day.

Definitions and qualifications for matching gift challenges:
* Highest percentage of alumni giving is determined by the total number of alumni donors giving for a particular area in respect to the total number of gifts for said area. 
** Highest percentage of young alumni giving is determined by the total number of young alumni donors giving for a particular area in respect to the total number of gifts for said area. Young alumni are defined as individuals who have graduated within the past ten years.
*** A donor will be counted only once in each giving area. If a donor makes multiple gifts to the same area, they will be counted as one donor. 
**** First-time donors are defined as donors who are making their first-ever gift to Husson, not their first time participating in Giving Day. 

Additional Challenges

Honoring the next generation of pharmacists! Had you heard the news that we helped to train pharmacists on administering the COVID-19 vaccine? We can't imagine a world where our pharmacists were not making an impact on our world and in our communities. Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, when you make your gift to the School of Pharmacy's Endowed Scholarship Fund, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000! Click here to support the School of Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship Fund.

In honor of the Class of 2021, there is $2,100 up for grabs to the area of Husson you care most about during this year's Giving Day! How do you get it? It's easy! 

(1) Make your Senior Class Gift of $20.21 on Giving Day to the area that means the most to you and

(2) Post about it on social using #HussonSeniors 

Every participating gift will be entered to win! Three lucky winners will be chosen at random and can award an extra $700 to the area of their choice!

BONUS: If you make your gift in honor of your favorite faculty/staff member, you will get one additional entry!

We are pleased to announce an exciting new project for Husson- the redevelopment of our science lab area, located on the third floor of Peabody Hall. Two of our Trustees, Ed Darling '64, '20H and Joe Cyr '62, '20H have stepped forward with a generous commitment in the form of a challenge grant! Prior to Giving Day, $135,000 of their challenge funds have already been claimed, and there are $115,000 remaining of the challenge funds. For every two dollars you give to the project they'll give one! Click here for more information about the project