Several areas across the university have their own underwriters who have issued a challenge specifically for them. If they reach their goal number of online donors by the end of the challenge, they will unlock additional funds for their area. Help any of the below areas achieve this by designating all or part of your gift to them.
Make your gift by selecting one or multiple funds below. Use the search box to find the fund(s) you’re looking for or the category filter buttons to narrow your selection. If the area you want to give to is not listed, select the closest related area or “Other Fund” and write in a description on the next page.
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The donors who provide the funds to match gifts and offer bonus and area challenges during The (603) Challenge are members of the Underwriters' Club and make the challenge possible. Their collective generosity inspires thousands of other Wildcats to join them in giving back to UNH each year.
This year, we thank the following underwriters for their support:
For more information or if you are interested in joining the Underwriters' Club, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or email us at email@example.com.
603 Champions are some of UNH's most loyal advocates and supporters who help make the challenge a success by reaching out to their fellow Wildcats to help spread the word about all things #UNH603.
This year, we thank the following 603 Champions for their time and passion in reaching out on behalf of their alma mater:
For more information or if you are interested in becoming a 603 Champion, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The (603) Challenge is an annual, online fundraising campaign that offers alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends the chance to make a gift to their favorite area(s) across the university. Thanks to a generous group of donors underwriting the challenge, these gifts are matched, up to $200 per donor, until the pool of matching funds runs out. In addition, there are surprise bonus challenges throughout the five days that can make your gift go even further AND several areas that have their own challenge that can unlock additional funds if they achieve their goal.
We are fortunate to have a group of generous underwriters who provide the highly motivating pool of matching funds and issue the bonus and area challenges each year. Their generosity has been the key to this challenge’s success since its inception.
If you are interested in rallying your fellow Wildcats to join you in supporting UNH, you might consider being a member of the Underwriters’ Club next year. For more information, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or email@example.com.
Yes, as always, we hope you’ll give to the area(s) you are most interested in. This could be scholarships, a college, academic department, sports team, student organization or other program. If you don’t see the specific area you want to give to listed on our giving form, simply select “other fund” or select the fund that most closely matches what you are looking for and write in a description – we’ll be sure your gift is designated accordingly. If your gift cannot be designated as you intend, we will follow up with you directly to confirm the best alternative for your gift. You can also select multiple funds!
There are always other ways to give back to UNH, but for this specific effort, we are only counting online gifts made between April 9, 2021 and April 13, 2021 and commitments made by members of the Underwriter’s Club.
If you are interested in making a gift in another way or at another time but are unsure how to do so, or you would like to learn more about other opportunities to support UNH, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter the day or time, making a gift to UNH is incredibly meaningful and makes a big difference for our students and programs. During The (603) Challenge, however, your gift can be matched or amplified through one of the bonus or area challenges, magnifying the overall impact of your philanthropy. And you’ll be joining thousands of other Wildcats who are also signaling their UNH pride by giving back.
The amount is entirely up to you! From $6.03 to $603, gifts of any and all sizes are always appreciated, and because the goal of this challenge is maximizing participation, each gift counts the same in our quest to receive gifts from as many donors as possible.
There are several opportunities throughout the challenge, separate from having your gift matched, that will be unannounced prior and can help your gift have a greater impact. For now, the exact details are a surprise, so look out for updates and unveilings via email, social media and here on our website. Each bonus challenge is unique – they may offer the opportunity for you to earn a bonus amount added to your gift (if you missed the matching funds) or incentivize your favorite areas to maximize support from their constituents. The official rules for each challenge will be detailed and added here when launched.
The top three areas on each of the three leaderboards (colleges/schools, athletics and university programs) with the most donors at the end of The (603) Challenge will earn additional funds. The first-place finisher will receive an additional $1,500 to its area, second place $1,000 and third place $500.
The first 603 donors who make an online gift on Monday, April 12 (starting at midnight) with a TOTAL gift amount containing the numerals 6, 0, and 3 (in any order) will receive a $50 bonus added to their gift. Only donors who have not already given to this year’s challenge qualify. Other numerals can be included as long as you have 6, 0, and 3 in the dollars and/or cents. Giving to multiple areas in one gift transaction will result in an equal split of your bonus to those areas, so long as the combined TOTAL gift amount contains 6, 0 and 3. Examples of TOTAL gift amount that will qualify for this bonus include (but are not limited to): $603, $306, $60.30, $16.03, $6.03, etc.
All donors who make an online gift on the last day of the challenge, Tuesday, April 13 (starting at midnight) will receive an equal portion of $50,000 added to their gift. Only donors who have not already given to this year’s challenge qualify. The bonus amount tacked on to your gift will be dependent on the number of donors that give and will be calculated after the challenge is over. Whether you make one or multiple gift transactions and/or give to multiple areas, your bonus amount will be split accordingly.
Some of our generous underwriters have opted to issue a challenge for a specific area of the university – this could be a college, academic department, sports team or other program. An area with its own challenge can unlock additional funding (amounts vary by area challenge) from its underwriter(s) if it achieves the donor goal it has set for the challenge. Every donor, no matter the amount they give, counts toward this goal, so giving to an area with its own challenge can help it even more, on top of any matching funds or bonus challenges you may be able to take advantage of.
If you are interested in underwriting a challenge for a specific area with a gift of $5,000 or greater, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or email@example.com.
Thank you! The best way to help now is to spread the word to your fellow Wildcats. Tag them on social media using #UNH603 or call, text or email them to let them know this campaign is happening. You should share with them why you choose to give back to UNH and encourage them to join you in making a gift to their favorite area(s) of the university for the chance to maximize their impact.
Matching gift programs you are eligible for through your current or former employer or through your spouse’s employer are another great way to double or even triple your donation. Simply contact the company’s Human Resources office for further information on how to participate in their program, as each company has different processes for requesting a match. If you are unsure if your company matches gifts you can use this tool to search: unh.edu/giftmatching.