$ 204,429 raised 754 gifts
RPi Giving Day 2019

Thank You For Supporting Rπ Giving Day

 

Thank you to everyone who made a gift on Rπ Giving Day!  We are truly grateful for your participation.

 

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Rensselaer Trustees Arthur F. Golden ’66 and Paula Simon ’68 for their generous matches to encourage donor participation and philanthropy on Rπ Giving Day, as well as our other challengers: 

 

Bob Baron ’72

Lou Bellardo ’67

David Ben-Meir ’88

Ted and Nadia Leather P’22

Edward Monell ’63

Nick Pinchuk '68

Wes Schrom ’76

 

Special thanks to the Society of Families Leadership Committee for their help in creating exciting parent challenges, and for their personal support in making RPi Day a success:

 

Tom ’86 and Lisa Capek P’20

Ron and Karen Kammer P’19

Bob and Karen May P’20, P’22

Darlene Yaplee P’21

 

We deeply appreciate everyone’s support, enthusiasm, and Rπ spirit!  Additionally, be sure to check out the results of all of our challenges and matches, including a full list of winners.  Many thanks to all who participated in this day of fun and giving back!

 

While Rπ Giving Day has come to a close, you can still make a gift in support of Rensselaer students. Join us and show your ❤ for Rπ any day of the year.  Just go to our online giving site to contribute.  Thank you again, and Go Red!

 

Team Rπ Day

 

Turn Your State or Country RPi Red by Making a Gift!
Rank State Donors
1 NY 257
2 MA 55
3 CA 48
$3,141
Slice of Pi Challenge
If 31 donors make a gift between 5 – 6:00 p.m. EDT, $3,141 will be unlocked for the area of greatest need.
31 / 31 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Digits of Pi Challenge
Now that we have reached 314 donors on Rπ Day, let’s keep it going! If we receive 159 more gifts, an anonymous donor will give $10,000 to the Annual Fund.
159 / 159 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Arthur F. Golden ’66 3.14 Participation Challenge
If we reach 314 donors on Rπ Day, $25,000 will be unlocked for student scholarship, thanks to Arthur Golden ’66, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
314 / 314 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
School Match
Make your gift to a School Annual Fund between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT, and have your gift matched up to $3,141!
$617 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Nick Pinchuk '68 Rπ Day Match
Let's keep the Rπ spirit going! Now that the first $10,000 has been matched, Nick Pinchuk '68 has generously offered to match the next $10,000 to the area of greatest need!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Paula Simon '68 Rπ Day Match
Trustee Paula Simon '68 will match all gifts to the area of greatest need, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Edward Monell '63 Annual Fund Scholars Match
Edward Monell '63 will match all gifts made to the Annual Fund Scholars program from 9 a.m-9 p.m. EDT, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Rπ After Dark!
For everyone still waiting to participate, and for our West Coast friends, now is your chance to support Rπ After Dark! Any gift to the area of greatest need made from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. EDT will be matched, up to $10,000.
$9,893 MATCHED
Ended
Success!
Last Gift of the Day Challenge
Congratulations to Gabriella Gerstle '83 for making the last gift of the day! A gift of $314 will be made to the Annual Fund in your honor.
Completed
$3,141
Pi(e) for Breakfast Challenge
Who says you can't have pi(e) for breakfast? If 50 people each give at least $31.41 between 9 and 10 a.m. EDT, $3,141 will be unlocked for the area of greatest need!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Bob Baron '72 Football Match
Any gift made to Let's Go Red! Football today will be matched by Bob Baron '72, up to $10,000.
$2,152 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Current Parent Match
Thanks to the parents of a member of the Class of '21, all current parent gifts to the Annual Fund will be matched from 2-3 p.m. EDT, up to $2,000.
$1,889 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Recent Graduate Happy Hour Match
It's time for Happy Hour! All graduates of 2008-2018 who make a gift to the area of greatest need between 5 and 7 p.m. EDT on Rπ Day will have their gifts matched, up to $3,141.
$70 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
School of Science Match
Calling all School of Science alumni! David Ben-Meir ’88 will match all gifts to the School of Science Annual Fund, up to $1,500.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
$157
Parent Morning Match
Thank you to everyone to participated this challenge. You have unlocked $157.05 for the area of greatest need.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$1,592
314th Gift of the Day
Congratulations to Bruce King '11 for making the 314th gift of the day! A gift of $1,592 will be made to the Annual Fund in your honor.
314 / 314 Gifts
Completed
$314
Lou Bellardo '67 "Most Enthusiastic Rπ Day Supporter!" Challenge
Congratulations to Kenneth St. John '75 for making the first gift of the day! A gift of $314 will be made to the Annual Fund in your honor, courtesy of Lou Bellardo '67.
1 / 1 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
Who Supports Rπ Day?
Check back throughout the day to see which group has the most Rπ Day donors!
Please choose your affiliation(s) with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumnus or Alumna 392
2 Parent of a Current Student 142
3 Faculty or Staff Member 126
4 Current Student 79
5 Parent of a Former Student 36
6 Friend 7
Ended
Success!
Throwback Thursday Social Media Challenge
Congratulations to @10lbbone! A gift of $314 will made to the Annual Fund in your honor.
Completed
Leaderboard
Current Parent Leaderboard
Congratulations to the parents of the Class of '22 for bringing in the most Rπ Day donors! An ECAV paver will be installed with a congratulatory message to the winning Class.
Please enter your child's class year.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2022 44
2 2021 33
3 2020 33
4 2019 22
5 2023 2
Ended
Success!
Parent Paver Challenge
Congratulations to B. David Hammarstrom P'22! Your name was drawn to receive an ECAV paver.
Completed
Success!
Parent Dean's Lunch Challenge
Congratulations to Anthony Lopez P'22! Your student and four classmates will receive a lunch with a dean, plus a diploma frame.
Completed
Success!
Parent Rensselaer Swag Challenge
Congratulations to Brian Gregg '97, P'21! You will receive a Rensselaer swag bag.
Completed
Success!
Annual Giving Director's Challenge for Faculty and Staff
Congratulations to Jeffrey Durgee from the Lally School! You will receive a $50 gift card to the Troy eatery of your choice.
Completed
Success!
Rensselaer Alumni Association Chapter Challenge
Congratulations to the Boston chapter of the Rensselaer Alumni Association for bringing in the largest number of gifts! You will receive $250 to go toward future programming.
Completed
Leaderboard
Corporate Crown Challenge
Congratulations to General Electric for bringing in the highest number of alumni.ae gifts! You will receive Rensselaer swag for employees and special university recognition.
Are you employed by one of the following companies?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 General Electric 8
2 Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky 7
3 Boeing 7
4 IBM 6
5 Corning 4
6 ExxonMobil 2
7 Google 1
8 Raytheon 1
9 Intel 1
Ended
Success!
Lunchtime Challenge
Congratulations to Shawn Ragnauth! A gift of $1,592 will be made to the Annual Fund in your honor.
Completed
Success!
RPI Gear Challenge
Congratulations to @jensybug! A gift of $314 will be made to the Annual Fund in your honor.
Completed
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