Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed this year’s challenge until May 29 – June 3, 2020. We hope you’ll come back then to rise to the challenge but in the meantime you can help students facing unexpected financial hardships by making a gift of any amount to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund.
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The donors who provide the funds to match gifts and offer bonus opportunities 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.
For more information, or if you are interested in becoming an underwriter, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
603 Champions are some of UNH’s most loyal advocates and supporters. They help make the challenge a success by reaching out to their fellow Wildcats to help spread the word about all things #UNH603.
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@example.com.
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. And thanks to a generous group of donors underwriting the challenge, these gifts are matched up to $200 per donor until the pool of $200,000 in matching funds runs out. In addition, there are surprise bonus challenges throughout the six days that can make your gift go even further. The challenge starts May 29, 2020 and ends June 3, 2020.
Any donor who makes an online gift between May 29, 2020 (12:00 am ET) and June 3, 2020 (11:59 pm ET) is counted in the challenge results and eligible to receive a match. Matching funds are distributed in the order that gifts are received through our online giving platform. Donors who make a gift after the matching funds have run out will still be counted in the challenge results but will not be matched. UNH reserves the right to make a final determination on the distribution based on online giving transaction data.
Matching funds will be distributed to the designation(s) selected by the donor after the challenge. If a donor gives to multiple designations, their total match ($200 max) will be distributed based on the same percentage distribution of their total gift amount.
Those who make multiple online gift transactions will count only once as a donor to any area they support; however, multiple gift transactions can be matched until the $200 max per donor is reached.
Rules for any and all bonus challenges vary and will be detailed as they are announced.
We are fortunate to have a group of generous underwriters who provide the highly motivating pool of matching and bonus funds 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. Becoming an underwriter is simple; make a gift of $1,000 or greater here.
For more information about the Underwriters’ Club, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 603-862-0540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, as always, we hope you’ll give to the area(s) you most believe in. This could be a college, academic department, sports team, scholarships, student organization or other program. If you don’t see the specific area you want to give to listed on the 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. You can also select multiple designations!
There are always other ways to give back to UNH, but for this specific effort, we are only counting online gifts made between May 29, 2020 and June 3, 2020.
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 email@example.com.
No matter the day or time, making a gift to UNH is an expression of your belief and confidence in UNH and helps ensure that Wildcats of today and tomorrow have an inspiring, transformative educational experience. During The (603) Challenge, however, your gift can be matched or amplified through one of the bonus challenges, magnifying the overall impact of your philanthropy.
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.
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) or the university for the chance to maximize their impact.