2021 One Day. One KU.

Calling all Jayhawks! Save the date — One Day. One KU., the university's 24-hour giving campaign, is Thursday, February 18, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. CST.

Last year, nearly $1.8 million was raised to support programs and initiatives across all five University of Kansas campuses. More than 3,200 gifts were received in a single day, and we were able to achieve some tremendous outcomes. This would not have been possible without our loyal alumni and friends coming together in support of the university we love.

There are many ways to get involved on February 18. One of the most important is by serving as an ambassador. Ambassadors are volunteers who help spread the word and encourage others to give. There will be fun giveaways and prizes for our ambassadors, so sign up today!

You'll see and hear more about One Day. One KU. in the coming weeks, and we invite you to return to this site for updates. Until then, please mark your calendar for Thursday, February 18. 

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Donors by State
Rank State Donors
1 IA 1
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
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Senator Robert J. Dole Match
Senator Bob Dole, a proud Kansas WWII Veteran and KU alumnus, is pleased to match all gifts, up to $8,000, in support of the Dole Institute’s Kansas Veterans Memory Wall Expansion project.
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Dr. Daniel Carr Match for College Faculty Support
In support of the incredible faculty within the Heart of KU, Dr. Daniel Carr will match all gifts, up to $100,000, to the College's Faculty Support Fund!
$10,000
Christiano Challenge for Scholarship Halls
The Scholarship Halls are a celebrated part of KU’s community. Alumna Dr. Danielle Christiano was deeply impacted by her time in the halls, meeting her lifelong best friend in Douthart Hall’s kitchen. When we receive 100 gifts of any amount to the Schol Halls, Dr. Christiano will contribute $10,000. Help us meet this generous and impactful challenge for current and future Jayhawks!
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JayDoc Board of Trustees Match
The JayDoc Board of Trustees will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts, up to $4,600, to support JayDoc Free Clinic and the critical work of this student-run clinic.
$2,000
Ellison Challenge for the Dr. Martin L. King Scholarship
In support of first generation students at the School of Education and Human Sciences, Dr. Carole Ellison will contribute $2,000 when we receive 10 gifts to the Dr. Martin L. King Scholarship!
10 Gift Goal
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Stowell Match for KU Law
Jeff and Carol Stowell will provide a 2:1 match for all gifts $10 and under, and a 1:1 match for gifts more than $10, for the School of Law Emergency Fund, up to $25,000! Multiply the benefits of your gift thanks to the generosity of these loyal Jayhawks.
$1,000
Dr. Roy and Linda Jensen Challenge for KU Cancer Center
Dr. Roy Jensen, Director of the KU Cancer Center, and Mrs. Linda Jensen will contribute $1,000 when we receive 15 gifts of any amount. Help us meet this generous challenge and join us in supporting world-class research and patient care on our quest to end all cancers.
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President's Match for Jayhawk Career Network
Alumni Association President Heath Peterson will match all gifts of $50 or more to the Jayhawk Career Network, up to $1,000!
$5,000
Art is For Everybody Challenge
Mike and Pam Sullivan will donate $5,000 when the Museum receives 75 donations today! Help us meet our goal and ensure that the Spencer can continue to share its collection through free programs, free exhibitions and free admission for everybody.
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Dean's Match for Journalism
Dean Ann Brill has generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the J-School.
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Advisory Board Match for Women Philanthropists for KU
The Advisory Board of the Women Philanthropists for KU is challenging you to help provide resources for deserving KU women students by matching all gifts, up to $7,000, to the KU Women for KU Women Fund.
2
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Director's Match for Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas Biological Survey Director, Sara Baer, will match all gifts, up to $1,000!
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Moeser Match for Del Brinkman Scholarship
Susan and Chris Moeser will match all gifts, up to $5,000 to the Dean Del Brinkman Scholarship.
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Delbert Moore Match for Military Students
In support of military-affiliated students, Delbert Moore will match all gifts, up to $10,000, to military-affiliated programs at KU today.
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Wichita OB-GYN Match
David Grainger, M.D., and Kent Bradley, M.D., will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, all donations to the Wichita OB-GYN Residency Fund.
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Kansas Masons Match for KU Cancer Center
The Kansas Masonic Foundation has graciously agreed to match all gifts, up to $2,500, to the KU Cancer Center. Multiply the benefits of your gift today!
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Faculty Research Competition Fund Challenge
Bob and Jan FitzSimmons will match all gifts in support of the School of Business Faculty Research Competition Fund, up to $25,000.
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Magnuson Match for KEEP
Norm and Daphne Magnuson will match all gifts up to $2,000 to the School of Journalism's Kansan Editors Endowed Partnership (KEEP) Fund.
2
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Director's Match for Monarch Watch
Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor will match all gifts, up to $4,000! Double the impact of your gift today and support our mission to restore habitats for monarchs and native pollinators.
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Zack and Melissa Holland Match for Engineering
Zack Holland '96 and Melissa Holland have generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $5,000 in gifts to the Don Green Faculty Fellowship. Help us meet this incredible match for Engineering!
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Dean's Challenge for Business
Dean Fields has generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the School of Business.
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School of Business Shell Space Construction Challenge
School of Business alum Matthew J. Anderson '99 will match all gifts, up to $2,000, towards the School of Business Shell Space Construction project to support our outstanding students!
2
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Zack and Melissa Holland Match for KU Libraries
Zack Holland '96 and Melissa Holland have generously offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $5,000 in gifts to KU Libraries. Help us meet this incredible match for our libraries!
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Elise J. Chapline Challenge for Social Welfare
Elise J. Chapline will match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,500 in gifts to our innovative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program.
2
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Anonymous Match for Social Welfare
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to the School of Social Welfare, up to $1,000.
2
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Rural Medical Student Scholarships Match
KU Med graduates Dr. Lynn Fisher and Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney will match, dollar-for-dollar, all funds raised up to $2,000, to support scholarships for rural students to attend the KU School of Medicine.
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Meigs Match for Bar Exam Support Fund
S. Lee Meigs will match all gifts up to $6,500 for KU Law's Bar Exam Student Support Fund. Help us meet this generous challenge!
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H. Monty Rogers Family Match for Pharmacy Scholarships
The family of H. Monty Rogers will match all gifts, up to $5,000, to provide scholarship support to our incredible Pharmacy students.
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Desino Match for Pharmacy Research
Proud Pharmacy graduate Dr. Kelly Desino and Jason Desino will match all gifts, up to $5,000, to the school's incredible research efforts. Double the impact of your gift today!
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Dean's Match for Nursing
In support of our students and programs, Dean Maliski will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts to the School of Nursing, up to $500.
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Art is at Our Core Match
Arthur Neis will match dollar-for-dollar the first $3,000 in donations the Spencer Museum receives. Give now to double the impact of your gift and ensure art remains at the core of teaching, learning and research at KU!
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Parmely Match for Faculty Research
KU Medical Center Professor Michael Parmely and Tari Parmely will match all gifts, up to $2,000, to our Faculty Research Fund.
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Architecture and Design Advisory Board Match
Members of the Architecture & Design Advisory Board will match all gifts, up to $1,000, to support our fantastic students.
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Rosalyn Wilson Match for Social Welfare
Rosalyn Wilson will match gifts of $50 or more, up to $1,000, to the School of Social Welfare. Multiply the benefits of your gift today!
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Donna Sweet, M.D., Internal Medicine Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $25,000, to the Donna Sweet, M.D., Internal Medicine Fund. Multiply the benefits of your gift to the Internal Medicine Department and its HIV, infectious disease and primary care education efforts today!
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Dean's Match for School of Medicine-Salina
Dean Moser will match all gifts, up to $1,000, in support of student professional development at the School of Medicine-Salina!
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In Honor of Audio-Reader Volunteers Match
In recognition of Audio-Reader's incredible volunteers, an anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $1,000!
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Maxwell Match for Jayhawk Career Network
Proud alumni Joy and Kevin Maxwell will match all gifts to the Jayhawk Career Network, up to $1,000!
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Museum Excellence Match
Our incredible Board of Advisors and former director Leonard Krishtalka will match all gifts, up to $2,200, to our Museum Excellence Fund, which supports popular exhibits such as BugTown and PaleoGarden as well as new museum technology.
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Wayne Morris Memorial Match for Audio-Reader
The Kearney family will match all gifts, up to $2,500, to Audio-Reader in memory of Wayne Morris.
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Support Local Match for Audio-Reader
The Kearney family will match all gifts up to $2,000 to keep listeners informed about local news and updates throughout the pandemic.
2
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Let It Grow Sensory Garden Match for Audio-Reader
Melinda and Tom Kearney will match all gifts to Audio-Reader, up to $1,000!
2
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Athletic Training Program Match
MSAT Program’s Founding Director, Dr. LesLee Taylor, and faculty member Dr. Dawn Emerson will match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the Athletic Training program!
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Dietetics & Nutrition Department Match
To provide support for Dietetics & Nutrition students, Chair, Dr. Debra Sullivan will match all gifts to the Department, up to $1,000.
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Menninger Match for KPR
Roy and Bev Menninger, former chairs of the KPR Advisory Board, will match all gifts to the Transmitter Replacement project, up to $10,000!
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Ramon and Glenda Schmidt Match for KPR
Ramon and Glenda Schmidt are supporting the KPR Transmitter Replacement project with a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $5,000! Double the impact of your gift today!
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Heart of America Patriot Foundation Match
The Heart of America Patriot Foundation has provided much needed financial support to student veterans over the past nine years. HOAPF is launching a new initiative to help provide scholarships to dependents and spouses of 100% disabled or deceased veterans who are not eligible for VA benefits that provide them with tuition and fees. HOAPF will provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $25,000, for all gifts made to the Heart of America Patriot Foundation Scholarship.
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Larry and Jacqueline Gadt Match
Both proud veterans of the Army Medical Corps, Larry and Jacqueline Gadt are proud to support the Kansas Veterans Memory Wall Expansion project with a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $2,500!
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Jamie & Bonnie Lowe Match
Join Jamie and Bonnie Lowe in support of the Lied Center as they re-imagine the performing arts during this unprecedented time. Jamie and Bonnie will match all gifts, up to $1,000.
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Tom and Marilyn Dobski Match
Rise to the challenge with Tom and Marilyn Dobski as they support the Lied Center’s commitment to presenting performing arts in our community. Tom and Marilyn will double match donations before 12:00 noon CST, up to $2,000.
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Johnson Match for Jayhawk Career Network
Jim and Tami Johnson are calling on fellow alumni to support the Jayhawk Career Network! They will match all gifts, up to $1,000!
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Advisory Board Match
Members of the Edwards Campus Advisory Board will match all gifts to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund, which supports underrepresented minority and first-generation college students.
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Gattermeir Family Foundation Match
The Gattermeir Family Foundation is matching all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, for the Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Double the impact of your gift today!
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Occupational Therapy Department Match
OT Chair, Dr. Dory Sabata, will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000, to the Occupational Therapy program!
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Stowell Match for Honors
Jeff and Carol Stowell will provide a 2:1 match for all gifts $10 and under, and a 1:1 match for gifts more than $10, for the KU Honors Program Emergency Fund, up to $25,000! Multiply the benefits of your gift thanks to the generosity of these loyal Jayhawks.
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Tom Eblen Red Pen Scholarship Challenge
An anonymous donor will match dollar-for-dollar the first $2,500 in gifts to the Tom Eblen "In Honor of the Glorious Red Pen" Scholarship. Tom Eblen’s legacy as General Manager of the University Daily Kansan, and as a teacher and mentor is reflected in the generation of students he inspired and taught and who went on to become giants in the field of journalism and beyond. Help us meet this generous match!
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McKnight Fund Match for Wichita Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Rachel Brown, professor and chair of the KUSM-Wichita Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, will match all gifts, up to $1,000, to the Jarrett McKnight Fund for Suicide Prevention.
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Advisory Board Match for International Affairs
The International Affairs Advisory Board will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,000, all gifts made to International Affairs today.
2
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Dean's Challenge for Music
Dean Walzel will match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $1,000 in gifts to the School of Music!
2
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Director of Athletics’ Match for Kansas Athletics
Kansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long will match all gifts, up to $15,000, in support of Jayhawk student-athletes and Kansas Athletics.
$5,000
Dixon Challenge for Business Professionalism Platform
In support of our Business Professionalism Platform and the impact it has on our students, Gerry and Carrie Dixon will contribute $5,000 when we receive 25 gifts of any amount!
25 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Drs. John and Kathy Perryman Challenge for KU Cancer Center
Drs. John and Kathy Perryman will contribute $2,500 when we receive 25 gifts of any amount. Help us meet this generous challenge and join us in supporting world-class research and patient care on our quest to end all cancers.
25 Gift Goal
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$1,536
Dean's Challenge for Engineering
In fiscal year 2020, the School of Engineering awarded a record number of 536 Bachelor’s degrees and 48 Doctoral degrees. Dean Agah will contribute $1,536 when we receive 24 gifts for the School of Engineering. Please help us meet this challenge!
24 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Bev and George Wilson Challenge for KU Libraries
Bev and George Wilson will contribute $5,000 to KU Libraries when we receive 50 gifts of any amount.
50 Gift Goal
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$30
Dean’s 30 for 30 Challenge for KU Libraries
Dean Smith will contribute $30 per donor for the first 30 donors to KU Libraries.
1 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Dean’s Challenge for Social Welfare
Dean Carney will contribute $1,000 to the School of Social Welfare when we receive 50 gifts of any amount!
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Educational Opportunity Program Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $1,000 when we receive 10 gifts of any amount to the Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Fund.
10 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Musick Challenge for Education Scholarships
Alumna Kala A. Musick will contribute $1,000 when 20 gifts are received for Education Scholarships!
20 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Architecture & Design Alumni Challenge
"The Crazies", 1978-79 graduates of the School of Architecture & Design, will contribute $5,000 when 50 gifts of any amount are made! They challenge other classes to reconnect and discover the priceless experience of interacting with fellow alumni.
50 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Dean's Challenge for Pharmacy
In support of our students and their exemplary work in our communities, Dean Ragan will contribute $5,000 when we receive 50 gifts!
50 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Peterman Challenge for Nursing
Proud KU Nursing graduate and University of Kansas Health Systems Executive Vice President Tammy Peterman is challenging alumni and friends to support the next generation of nursing professionals. Tammy and her husband Ken will contribute $5,000 when we receive 50 gifts of any amount to the School of Nursing!
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Roney Challenge for Education
Dr. Marlesa Roney will contribute $1,000 in support of the students in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program when we receive 10 gifts of any amount to the department!
10 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Clifford Challenge for Nursing
KU Nursing graduates fulfill crucial roles in healthcare in the KC metro region, the state and nation. Dr. Rita and Jack Clifford will contribute $1,000 when we receive 25 gifts of any amount!
25 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Dean's Challenge for KU Law
Dean Mazza will contribute $5,000 to KU Law when 50 gifts are received. Every gift moves us one step closer to meeting this challenge.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Craig and Julie Richey Challenge for KU Law
Alumni Craig and Julie Richey will contribute $1,000 when we receive 25 gifts of any amount to the School of Law! Help us meet this generous challenge!
25 Gift Goal
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$500
Vice Provost's Challenge for Graduate Studies
Vice Provost Jennifer Roberts will contribute $500 when we receive 30 gifts of any amount. Help us meet this generous challenge and retain graduate students to complete their KU education.
30 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Kelli Carroll and David Ross Challenge for Social Welfare
Proud School of Social Welfare supporters Kelli Carroll and David Ross will contribute $1,000 when we receive 75 gifts of any amount! Help us reach this goal!
75 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Sight Through Sound Challenge for Audio-Reader
An anonymous donor will contribute $1,000 when we receive 10 gifts of any amount to Audio-Reader! Help us meet this generous challenge.
10 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Kay and Don Brada Challenge for Public Education and Science Outreach
30 gifts of any amount will unlock $1,000 toward new and innovative education efforts, thanks to loyal Museum supporters Kay and Don Brada!
30 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Student Support Challenge
25 gifts of $25 or more will unlock $1,000 from several of our dedicated Board of Advisor members and donors in recognition of the more than 40 student employees who contribute thousands of hours to our research, education and programming efforts.
25 Gift Goal
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$2,000
Kearney Family Bibliophile Challenge for Audio-Reader
When Audio-Reader receives 20 gifts of any amount, Melinda and Tom Kearney will donate $2,000 in honor of fellow bibliophiles.
20 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Be the Voice Challenge for Audio-Reader
When Audio-Reader receives 45 gifts of any amount, Tom and Melinda Kearney will donate $2,500 to keep listeners connected during otherwise lonely times.
45 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Janet Lanza Challenge for Monarch Watch
Dedicated supporter Janet Lanza is challenging donors to join her in supporting Monarch Watch today. When 25 gifts of any amount are received, Janet will contribute $1,000!
25 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Moodie Family Challenge for Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
When 20 gifts of any amount are received for the Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences Department, Patrick and Nicole Moodie will contribute $1,000. Help us meet this challenge.
20 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Stephen and Cindy Cartter Challenge
Celebrate with Stephen and Cindy Carttar as the Lied Center takes performing arts out to our community. When we receive 20 donations, Stephen and Cindy will contribute $1,000 to help bring uplifting and fun events to Lawrence.
20 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Courtwright Challenge for Undergraduate Research
David (c’74) and Chris (c'83, j'83) Courtwright are committed to recognizing excellence in undergraduate research at KU. When we receive 10 gifts of any amount to the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence, an additional $1,000 will be unlocked.
10 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Stephens Challenge for KU Libraries
KU alumnus Ken Stephens will contribute $1,000 when we receive 25 gifts of any amount!
25 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Joel and Donna Colbert Challenge for the Curriculum and Teaching Department
In support of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Dr. Joel and Donna Colbert will contribute $1,000 when 15 gifts are received!
15 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Tim and Alice Dibble Opportunity Fund Challenge
Tim and Alice Dibble will contribute $1,000 when 10 gifts are received for the School of Education and Human Sciences Opportunity Fund!
10 Gift Goal
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Art is…Twitter Challenge
Tweet us what art is to you! Tag @SpencerMuseum and use #OneDayOneKU. When we reach 50 tweets, Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will contribute $1,000.
Event
Dean's Challenge for Health Professions
For every 25 gifts a Health Professions department or unit raises today, Dean Akinwuntan will contribute $25, up to three times for each unit. Help us meet this generous challenge!
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