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Past Events


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President Tripathi's Challenge
President Satish and Kamlesh Tripathi again challenge all UB alumni and friends to support the program of their choice on UB Giving Day. President and Mrs. Tripathi will make additional gifts to the Top 3 schools or units with the most donors -- $4,000 for the most donors, $2,000 for the second most donors and $1,000 for the third most donors. This is your chance to not only support your favorite program at UB, but also help make it possible to get additional money from President and Mrs. Tripathi!
Rank Prize Academic Unit Donors
1 $4,000 Athletics 254
2 $2,000 School of Management 191
3 $1,000 Graduate School of Education 159
4 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 108
5 College of Arts and Sciences 100
6 Student Life 79
7 Honors College 70
8 School of Law 65
9 School of Public Health and Health Professions 64
10 UB Libraries 57
11 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 47
12 School of Dental Medicine 42
13 School of Nursing 40
14 School of Social Work 36
15 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 34
16 School of Architecture and Planning 25
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UB Athletics Leaderboard
Help your favorite team rise up in the rankings.
Rank Athletics Leaderboard Donors
1 Women's Soccer 39
2 Track and Field/Cross Country 32
3 Football Excellence Fund 26
4 Men's Wrestling 26
5 Men's Basketball Excellence Fund 23
6 Women's Basketball Excellence Fund 15
7 Women's Swimming and Diving 12
8 Women's Volleyball 11
9 Women's Tennis 11
10 Women's Softball 4
11 Men's Tennis 4
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$5,000
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Emergency Fund Challenge
Dr. Chandra Bhansali, PhD ’80, and Sharada Bhansali, MS '77, MS '76, are challenging other School of Engineering and Applied Science alumni and friends to support students in need. When 100 donors make a gift to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Emergency Fund, they will donate an additional $5,000 to the fund.
34 / 100 Donors
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University Libraries Student Employee Award Match
Evviva Lajoie, vice provost for University Libraries, has generously agreed to match all gifts, dollar for dollar, made in support of the University Libraries Student Employee Award (up to $2,500).
$890 MATCHED
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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fund Match
Members of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Executive Committee have agreed to match all gifts, dollar for dollar, made to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund (up to $5,000). The new fund will provide assistance for students from diverse backgrounds, as well as support programs such as guest lectures and faculty and staff development seminars.
$4,160 MATCHED
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Arts Collaboratory Match
Sam Savarino, BA ’85, will match all gifts, dollar for dollar, to the Arts Collaboratory’s Grants program (up to $30,000)
$950 MATCHED
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School of Law Match
Frank, '12 and Leah, '11 Ewing challenge their fellow School of Law alumni and will match, dollar for dollar, all donations to the School of Law, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
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UB Humanities Institute Match
Dr. Judith Kerman has spent her career in the humanities and understands the value of critically engaging society through the lens of the humanities and technology. She has created a dollar for dollar match for anyone interested in supporting the UB Humanities Institute up to $5,000.
$623 MATCHED
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UB Athletics Match
An anonymous donor will generously match all gifts made to UB Athletics, dollar for dollar (up to $15,000). HORNS UP!
$15,000 MATCHED
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2
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Department of Political Science Match
Dr. Harvey Starr, ’67, challenges other political science alumni to support the department. Dr. Starr has generously agreed to match all gifts, dollar for dollar, made to the political science department, up to $5,000.
$700 MATCHED
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$10,000
Arts Collaboratory Challenge
Bortolami Gallery believes in creative collaboration and supports UB’s Arts Collaboratory, a space and a place for synergy and experimentation, where innovation sparks, and where Buffalo-based artists share their work with the world. For every ten donors who support the Arts Collaboratory on UB Giving Day, Bortolami Gallery will donate $5,000, up to a total of $40,000.
16 / 20 Donors
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$3,000
Graduate School of Education Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion Challenge
Several members of the Graduate School of Education Dean’s Advisory Council have come together to offer a match for Giving Day. For every 20 donors that make a gift to the Graduate School of Education Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (EDJI) Fund, $1,000 will be unlocked, up to $5,000.
49 / 60 Donors
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$1,000
Student Emergency Fund Challenge
Barbara Ricotta, UB's Dean of Students, pledges to unlock $1,000 to the Student Emergency Fund if 25 additional donors give to the fund.
25 / 25 Donors
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$500
Thunder of the East Marching Band Challenge
15 donors to the marching band unlocks an additional $500 for marching band from John and Kelly Lambert. *If this gift intention is to support an endowment fund, unless otherwise restricted by the gift instrument pursuant to paragraph (b) of Section 553 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, the institution may expend so much of the endowment fund as it deems prudent after considering the factors set forth in paragraph (a) of Section 553 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
15 / 15 Donors
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Frank's Fund Challenge
Mark Zmijewski (Ph.D '83, MBA, '81, BS, '76) wishes to honor Frank Krzystofiak and encourage Frank's former students by generously matching all gifts to the Professor Frank J. Krzystofiak Teaching Innovation Fund, dollar for dollar. *If this gift intention is to support an endowment fund, unless otherwise restricted by the gift instrument pursuant to paragraph (b) of Section 553 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, the institution may expend so much of the endowment fund as it deems prudent after considering the factors set forth in paragraph (a) of Section 553 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
$3,120 MATCHED
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School of Management Match
Robin, MBS '82, BS '82, and Audrey, MBS'83, BS '82, Hunter challenge Graduates of the Last Decade to support the UB Fund for the School of Management. When a graduate from the last 10 years makes a gift, the Hunters will match it dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$385 MATCHED
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Social Impact Fellows Match
Fred Saia, CEL ‘88, BA ‘76, will match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) made to the School of Management Social Impact Fellows Fund or the School of Social Work Social Innovation Fund, which supports the Social Impact Fellows program. This program brings together MBA, MSW and College of Arts and Sciences graduate students for an internship at a mission-driven organization, where they collaborate to address pressing social issues and make an impact.
$1,990 MATCHED
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$15,000
School of Social Work Challenge
If 75 donors make a gift to the Social Innovation Fund, the UB School of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Council will unlock an additional $15,000 for the program.
14 / 75 Donors
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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Match
Joseph Robert Love, class of 1880, was the first African-American graduate of the UB School of Medicine. In honor of him, and all those who came after Dr. Love, an anonymous donor is challenging others to join together to name an award in his name. For every dollar a donor donated to the fund, it will be matched up to a total of $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology Match
Bob Farwell, EdM '75, BA '71, and Susan Farwell, EdM '76, will match all gifts dollar for dollar made to the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology (up to $1,000).
$855 MATCHED
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$2,500
Graduate Research Enhancement Fund Challenge
Graham Hammill, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, will donate $2,500 to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund when 35 donors also make a gift to support graduate education and research.
27 / 35 Donors
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$1,000
School of Nursing Emergency Fund Challenge
Cheryl May, '77, challenges others to support the Julia Buscaglia Student Emergency Fund in the School of Nursing. When 20 other donors donate to the fund, Cheryl will donate an additional $1,000.
20 / 20 Donors
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2
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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Match
Gifts to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.
$1,855 MATCHED
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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Emergency Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 to the School of Engineering and Applied Science student emergency fund.
$6,344 MATCHED
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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Emergency Fund Match
Dean Kemper Lewis and school senior leadership will match gifts to the School of Engineering and Applied Science student emergency fund, up to $3,500
$0 MATCHED
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Honors College Experiential Learning Fund Match
An anonymous donor is matching all gifts to the Honors College Experiential Learning Fund dollar for dollar, up to a total of $50,000! The Honors Experiential Learning Fund provides Honors College students the financial support they need to gain valuable educational experiences. Your gift of $1,500 could help an Honors student study abroad; $1,000 could help an Honors student underwrite their own research; or $500 could allow an Honors student to travel to a conference and create valuable career networks. Regardless of the amount, your gift will be doubled!
$1,955 MATCHED
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School of Architecture and Planning Match
Marc and Jorrie Bruffett match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 gifts to the Tauke-Lamarche Scholarship Fund in the School of Architecture and Planning.
$1,025 MATCHED
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University Libraries Poetry Collection Match
Fr. Pat Keleher will generously match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to $15,000) made to any UB Poetry Collection fund in honor of National Poetry Month, April 2021.
$6,170 MATCHED
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$25,000
Honors College Challenge
For every 10 donors to the Honors College, an anonymous donor will unlock $5,000, up to $50,000.
50 / 50 Donors
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$13,000
School of Dental Medicine Challenge
When 50 donors give to the School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Richard Andolina Sr. and Dr. Edward Kirk will give $13,000.
42 / 50 Donors
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$5,000
School of Public Health and Health Professions Challenge
When 125 donors give anywhere to the School of Public Health and Health Professions, Dean Wactawski-Wende and Karl Wende will generously donate $5,000 to the SPHHP Student Diversity Fund,
64 / 125 Donors
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$4,000
UB Faculty and Staff Student Emergency Fund Challenge
For every 15 faculty and staff donors to the Student Emergency Fund, Laura Hubbard, vice president for finance and administration will generously donate $1,000 (up to $5,000).
53 / 60 Donors
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$20,000
Overseas Alumni Challenge
When 300 donors living overseas make a gift to UB—in any amount, an anonymous alumnus donor will give $20,000 to the university.
51 / 300 Donors
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Is UB in your will?
On Giving Day, it’s our goal to identify 21 supporters who have included a gift to UB in their will, but have not yet let us know. If this applies to you, contact Wendy Irving today and help us reach our goal. Together we can learn about your giving intent, and help you to create a lasting legacy at UB. Please contact Wendy Irving at dev-pg@buffalo.edu or (716) 881-7484 today to count towards our Giving Day goal. Haven’t created your will yet? Visit FreeWill.com/Buffalo to create your will today, at no cost to you.
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School of Management Advisory Boards and Councils Challenge
Dean Paul Tesluk challenges advisory board members and council members to make a gift on Giving Day. The board with the highest percentage of members participating (making a gift on Giving Day), will receive $2,500 to the program for which the board serves. Please select your board or council on the donation page.
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