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$40,000
Texas Fight
Every Longhorn makes a difference! If 12,000 gifts are made from members of the Longhorn community standing up for UT, then we'll set a record and unlock $40,000 in Texas Exes challenge funding for student success programs! Show your support during #UT40for40.
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$40,000
$40K For the Forty Acres Challenge
If we hit our goal of $5 Million Dollars raised during 40 Hours, we will unlock $40,000 in Texas Exes challenge funding for student success programs!
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$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
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$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!
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$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
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$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!
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$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
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$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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$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!
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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.
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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 March 27 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.
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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: May 7 at 4:59 pm CST
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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 May 6th – 10 PM May 7th CST (until funds are exhausted) – $5,000 for gifts up to $50
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Geographic 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.
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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.
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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.
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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. May 6 from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM CST
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Rally Your Crowd Challenge for Alumni Gifts
The college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts from the alumni between 9 am and 10 am on May 6th will receive an additional $500.
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Rally Your Crowd Challenge for Current UT Students
The college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts from current students between 9 am and 10 am on March 30th will receive an additional $500.
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Faculty & Staff Coffee Break
The top 5 colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of unique gifts from current UT faculty and staff within this designated period will receive an additional award. May 6 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
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Longhorn Lunch Special Challenge
The top 3 colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest dollar amount within this designated period will receive an additional award. May 6 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
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Longhorn Parent Lunch Match
The first $5,000 in gifts made within this period by parents of currently enrolled UT students will receive a match. Any gift of $250 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. May 6 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
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Happy Horns Happy Hour 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. May 6 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
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Student Study Break Match
The first $2,500 in gifts made within this period by currently enrolled UT students will receive a match. Any gift of $25 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $2,500, 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. May 6 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST
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All-Nighter 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. May 6, 10:00 PM CST – May 7, 7:00 AM CST
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Hungry Bevo 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. May 7 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
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Hook 'Em Parents Challenge
The top 3 colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of unique gifts from parents of current UT Austin students within this designated period will receive an additional award. May 7 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
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Faculty & Staff Big Give Match
The first $25,000 in gifts within this period will receive a match. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $25,000, 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. May 7 from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM CST
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Final Countdown 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. May 7 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST
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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 May 6 – 10 PM May 7 CST (until funds are exhausted) – $50,000 (no gift limit)
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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!
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Highest Amount of Dollars Received
College, school, unit, or organization with the highest amount of dollars raised will receive awards in the following order
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Greatest Number of Gifts Received
College, school, unit, or organization with the greatest number of gifts will receive awards in the following order:
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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.
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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