40 for Forty is now June 17 – 18!

For 40 hours June 17 – 18, Longhorn Nation will come together to support people, places and programs across The University of Texas at Austin so they can thrive, adapt and grow during this unprecedented time.

 

Every gift matters! Your gift of $5 or more will go further when you give during a challenge or match. Watch your email and UT social channels for details.

 

Can’t wait to be a part of 40 for Forty? Make your gift early.

(Sorry, gifts made early don’t count toward 40 for Forty challenges.)

 

Are you a UT faculty or staff member? Make your gift early by enrolling in monthly payroll deduction. All payroll deductions made before June 17 will be matched until funds are exhausted. See challenge details.

Event
Faculty & Staff Pre-Campaign Match
The first $40,000 in payroll deduction pledges, made by UT Austin faculty and staff will be matched based upon amount pledge between the first day pledged and August 31, 2020. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity.
Leaderboard
Greatest Number of Gifts Received
College, school, unit, or organization with the greatest number of gifts will receive awards in the following order:
Department (160)
2
Match
First-Time Donor Match
The first $5,000 in gifts made by people who have never made a gift to The University of Texas at Austin will receive a match. Any gift of $50 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. Constituent classification will be determined by self-selection at check-out and will be verified by the 40 for Forty Committee. All awards will be tentative until constituent identity can be verified.
2
Match
2020 Class Gift Match
All gifts made by current UT Austin underclassmen and graduate students scheduled to graduate in 2020 will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $50,000, is exhausted. Constituent classification will be determined by self-selection at check-out and will be verified by the 40 for Forty Committee. All awards will be tentative until constituent identity can be verified. 6 AM June 17 – 10 PM June 18 CST (until funds are exhausted) – $50,000 (no gift limit)
$600
6,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 6,000th gift you win an additional $600
6,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$800
8,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 8,000th gift you win an additional $800!
8,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$1,000
10,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 10,000th gift you win an additional $1,000!
10,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$3,000
12,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 12,000th gift you win an additional $3000!
12,000 Gift Goal
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Event
Longhorn Pride Social Media Challenge
Show your Longhorn pride and help the UT area of your choice win $1,000! Post a selfie or photo showing your Longhorn pride and tell your friends what you support during 40 for Forty. The winning photo, as decided by the 40 for Forty committee, will win an extra $1,000 for the UT area of your choice. Only photos posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtags #UT40for40 and #UTEntry will be eligible to win. Deadline: June 18th at 4:59 pm CST
Leaderboard
Non-Sponsored Student Org Challenge
The non-sponsored student org participating in 40 for Forty who raises the most money for the campus cause of their choosing will receive a $1,000 prize to be used for their organization’s operating expenses or events related to their organization’s mission. All funds will be managed by the Division of Student Affairs.
Department (2)
Event
International Challenge
The first donor from each continent will win an additional $250 toward their designation. Donor’s residence country will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
Leaderboard
Highest Amount of Dollars Received
College, school, unit, or organization with the highest amount of dollars raised will receive awards in the following order
Department (160)
Leaderboard
Kick Off Challenge
The top 3 colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of unique gifts within this designated period will receive an additional award. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. June 17th from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM CST
Department (160)
Event
Ambassador First Gift Match
The first gift made through each verified 40 for Forty Ambassador’s custom referral link will receive a match up to $50. Only Ambassadors enrolled in UT Austin’s Ambassador Program through and verified in Scalefunder are eligible for this contest. Any gift of $50 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. 6 AM June 17th – 10 PM June 18th CST (until funds are exhausted) – $5,000 for gifts up to $50
$500
5,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 5,000th gift you win an additional $500!
5,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$700
7,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 7,000th gift you win an additional $700!
7,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$900
9,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 9,000th gift you win an additional $900!
9,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$2,000
11,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 11,000th gift you win an additional $2,000!
11,000 Gift Goal
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Event
Ambassador Round-Up Challenge
The college, school, unit or organization who has the most verified ambassadors signed up through Scalefunder via the 40 for Forty website by June 14 at 11:59 CST will win an extra $1,000. Ambassadors must select the college, school, unit or organization as the destination of their referral link to count toward this challenge. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
Leaderboard
Student Organization Leaderboard Day 1: Gifts
The student organization with the greatest number of gifts during the challenge will receive awards. This campaign will run on the first day of 40 hours for the Forty Acres. Event will run from June 17 from 6:00 AM – 11:59 PM Central.
Department (0)
Event
US State Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state will win an additional $100 toward their designation. Donor’s residence state will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
Event
40 for Forty Video Contest
The college, school, unit or organization who has the best video as decided by the 40 for Forty Committee included in their 40 for Forty application submitted by February 7, 2020 will receive an additional $1,000. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. Extended Deadline: March 6th at 11:59 CST
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