Carnegie Mellon University

#givingCMUday



Thank you for making this the greatest #givingCMUday ever.

3,624 donors gave more than $740,458. You stood together as alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to make November 27, 2018 the most impactful day of giving CMU has ever seen.

The generosity of this community has made a lasting impact on Carnegie Mellon and our students.

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Matches & Challenges

President’s Office Match for Students

The Office of the President is matching gifts 1:1 for undergraduate and graduate (part-time qualifies) students. Double your gift of $5 - $500 to any designated fund. Up to $40,000 total will be distributed in matches.

STUDENT CHALLENGES

  1. Check-in at Plaid Palooza for a chance to win. Two randomly-selected eligible students who participate in the #givingCMUday Instagram Check-in Challenge will have an opportunity to direct $500 to an existing CMU fund of their choice. Plaid Palooza runs on November 27 in the CUC from 12:01 a.m. - 1 a.m. Students must be present to win. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend and participate.
  2. Win lunch with the President - Any student on the Pittsburgh campus who makes a gift of $5 or more during #givingCMUday will be entered to win a lunch with President Jahanian (along with the guest of their choice) scheduled for December 7, 2018. Two winners will be randomly selected.

ALL CMU COMMUNITY CHALLENGES

  1. The recognized student organization that receives the largest number of individual donors will receive $500 to their fund. (Open to all donors everyone can participate!)
  2. All recognized student organizations that have at least 15 individual donors will be entered into a raffle with several organizations randomly selected to win $500 to their fund. (Open to all donors — everyone can participate!)

ALL PITTSBURGH CAMPUS CHALLENGE

Post your favorite CMU fund on a campus event poster on November 27 to enter the organization or fund into the challenge. Several randomly selected organizations will receive a $500 gift for their fund. Open to the entire campus community.

See Schedule of Events.

Alumni Matches

Shanghai Alumni Match

An alumnus is matching gifts between $5 and $500 made by Shanghai alumni to any CMU fund 1:1 up to a total of $5,000. The matching funds will be designated to the Swartz Entrepreneurship Center.

Beijing Alumni Match

All gifts from alumni in Beijing will be matched 1:1 to the original designation up to a total of $10,000. 

Parents Match

All gifts between $5 and $500 made by current and past parents for #givingCMUday will be matched 1:1 to the fund designated on the original gift up to a total $20,000.

College Focused Challenges

College of Engineering
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Any current Pittsburgh campus-based College of Engineering student making a gift of $5 or greater, will be entered into a drawing (one entry per person) to win catering for 20 people from Chipotle, courtesy of Dean Garrett. Delivery must be within a two mile radius of the Pittsburgh campus, scheduled three days in advance, be within business hours and used by May 19, 2019.

Tepper School of Business

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If 750 donors make a gift to any fund at the Tepper School of Business, an anonymous alumnus will donate $25,000 to the Tepper School Annual Fund.

INI MS29 Challenge

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Every 2019 graduating Information Networking Institute MS29 student will be entered for a chance to win a VIP Reception Table at the INI graduation ceremony for the graduating student and up to eight guests, for every $10 they give to any CMU fund.

INI MS30 CHALLENGE

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Every Information Networking Institute MS30 student will be entered for a chance to win one INI hoodie, for every $10 they give to any CMU fund.

CEE CHALLENGE

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Any current CEE student, CEE faculty or CEE staff member who makes a gift between $5 and $500 to any CMU fund will have their gift matched with a donation to the Environmental and Engineering Laboratories Renovation Fund, up to $2,500 provided by a Civil and Environmental Engineering alumna.

Plaid Palooza

  • Location: Rangos in the CUC
  • Date: November 27, 2018
  • Event time: 12:01 a.m. - 1 a.m. ET
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students only
  • Selfie station, walking tacos, candy & popcorn Bar 
  • Gifts accepted starting at 12:01 a.m. to kick off the Student Match

Social Competitions:

Check-in at Plaid Palooza for a chance to win. Two randomly-selected eligible students who participate in the #givingCMUday Instagram Check-in Challenge will have an opportunity to direct $500 to an existing CMU fund of their choice. Plaid Palooza runs on November 27 in the CUC from 12:01 a.m. - 1 a.m. Students must be present to win. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend and participate.

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