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Faculty & Staff Big Give Match (Day 1)
The first $5,000 in gifts from UT faculty and staff members made within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 28, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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Student Match
The first $2,500 in gifts from currently enrolled UT students made within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $2,500, is exhausted. September 28, 1 – 3 p.m. Central
$2,500 MATCHED
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Student Support Late-Night Match
The first $5,000 in gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students to student support initiatives made within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 28, 10 – 11:59 p.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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Longhorn Parent Brunch Match
The first $5,000 in gifts from parents of currently enrolled UT students within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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The Artaza Family Matching Fund
The first $20,000 in gifts to UT Libraries will be matched dollar for dollar!
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The Center for Women in Law Matching Grant
The first $10,000 in gifts to The Center for Women in Law will be matched dollar for dollar!
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Kendra Scott Match
The first $10,000 in gifts to the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute will be matched dollar for dollar by Kendra Scott!
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Dr. Charles Lu Global Leadership & Social Impact Match
In honor of GLSI’s tenth Anniversary, Dr. Lu is inviting friends, family, and GLSI alumni to consider making a gift in support of his endowment and the impact it will have on future students. Additionally, during Forty Hours for the 40 Acres, Dr. Lu is matching all contributions to his endowment, up to $10,000. All gifts made will go directly to the Dr. Charles Lu Global Leadership Endowed Excellence Fund.
$10,000 MATCHED
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1,883rd Milestone Award
In September 1883, The University of Texas was officially opened in a ceremony inside an incomplete building on a grassy hill where the Tower now stands. To celebrate UT's founding year, the 1,883rd gift will receive a $1,883 award!
1,883 / 1,883 Gifts
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Texas Global Double Impact
The first $20,000 in gifts to Texas Global will be matched dollar for dollar!
$1,865 MATCHED
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UT Outpost Challenge
A generous Longhorn family is matching the first $200,000 for gifts to the UT Outpost Challenge supporting the UT Outpost food pantry and career closet.
$4,867 MATCHED
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Student Engineering Council Donation Matching Challenge!
The first $650 in gifts to the Student Engineering Council's Service Care Packages and DEI Grant fund will be matched dollar for dollar!
$635 MATCHED
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Happy Horns Happy Hour Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Central 1st place – $1,500 | 2nd place – $750 | 3rd place – $250
Rank Prize Happy Horns Happy Hour Challenge Gifts
1 $1,500 UT Men's Ultimate Club 224
2 $750 Texas Trap and Skeet 138
3 $250 McCombs School of Business 20
4 The School of Architecture 9
5 University of Texas Libraries 8
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Early Bird Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 29 from 6 – 8 a.m. Central 1st place – $1,500 | 2nd place – $750 | 3rd place – $250
Rank Prize Early Bird Challenge Gifts
1 $1,500 Texas Trap and Skeet 64
2 $750 UT Archery Club 51
3 $250 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 23
4 First-Gen Equity 12
5 Texas Women's Rugby 6
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Final Countdown Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 29, 8 – 10 p.m. Central 1st place – $1,500 | 2nd place – $750 | 3rd place – $250
Rank Prize Final Countdown Challenge Gifts
1 $4,500 Texas Trap and Skeet 415
2 $2,000 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 216
3 $1,000 Texas Women's Rugby 60
4 UT Men's Ultimate Club 53
5 Longhorn Racing 45
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University-Wide Leaderboard: Highest Amount of Dollars Received
The participating college, school, unit, or organization with the highest amount of dollars raised will be listed on the leaderboard for bragging rights only.
Rank Department Raised
1 Canfield Business Honors Program $5,003,275.00
2 Center for Global Business $2,500,000.00
3 Dell Medical School $2,486,929.69
4 McCombs School of Business $244,538.02
5 Global Leadership & Social Impact $163,660.00
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Student Org Leaderboard (Day 2): Gifts
The five participating student organizations with the greatest number of gifts raised during the second day of 40 for Forty will receive awards. September 29, midnight – 10 p.m. Central
Rank Prize Student Org Leaderboard (Day 2): Gifts Gifts
1 $1,000 Texas Trap and Skeet 874
2 $750 UT Men's Ultimate Club 669
3 $500 Longhorn Racing 647
4 $250 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 491
5 $100 UT Archery Club 211
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Texas Exes Chapter and Networks Happy Hour Challenge
Celebrate your Longhorn pride by giving to your Texas Exes chapter or network. The four chapters or networks with the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award. September 28, 4 – 9 p.m. Central
Rank Prize Texas Exes Chapter & Networks Happy Hour Challenge Gifts
1 $2,500 Texas Women's Rugby Alumni Network 49
2 $1,500 San Antonio Chapter 34
3 $1,000 Comal County Chapter 12
4 $500 Denton County Chapter 3
5 Pride Alumni Network 2
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It's a surprise!
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts on September 28th from 10 – 11 a.m. Central will receive an additional award! 1st place - $1,500 | 2nd place - $750 | 3rd place - $250
Rank Prize It's a surprise! Gifts
1 $1,500 UT Men's Ultimate Club 97
2 $750 Texas Trap and Skeet 77
3 $250 Texas Women's Rugby 50
4 Texas Blazers 36
5 Longhorn Racing 15
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Time for another surprise challenge!
Happy day two of 40 for Forty! The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts on September 29th from 9 – 11 a.m. Central will receive an additional award. 1st place - $1,500 | 2nd place - $750 | 3rd place - $250
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,500 UT Men's Ultimate Club 124
2 $750 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 90
3 $250 Texas Trap and Skeet 81
4 UT Archery Club 30
5 Texas Women's Rugby 30
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Pre-Campaign Ambassador Sign-up Challenge
The participating three colleges, schools, units and organizations that have the most verified 40 for Forty Ambassadors registered by September 26 at 5 p.m. will receive an additional award. July 29, 6 a.m. Central – September 26, 5 p.m. Central
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Faculty & Staff Challenge
The participating college, school, unit, or organization with the greatest number of gifts from UT faculty and staff donors will win an additional award. Prizes will be awarded after the campaign completes when results can be tabulated. 1st place - $2,000 award | 2nd Place - $1,000 award | 3rd Place - $500 award September 14, 8 a.m. – September 29, 10:00 p.m. Central Standings as of 9/29 2:30 p.m. Central: 1) McCombs School of Business | 2) University of Texas Libraries | 3) Texas Exes | 4) School of Nursing | 5) Dell Medical School
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Turn the US Burnt Orange
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The donor who completes the map by making the first gift from the 50th state (including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) will win an additional $400 awarded to their designation. The donor’s state will be determined by the credit card billing address. September 28, 6 a.m. Central – September 29, 10 p.m. Central
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Lucky Longhorn Lottery
Try your luck! 20 donors who make a gift during the challenge period will be randomly selected to win an additional $250 awarded to their designation. September 28, 8 – 10 p.m. Central
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GeoFORCE New Donor Match
Any donor making a first-time gift within the current fiscal year to the GeoFORCE program will be matched dollar for dollar!
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Student Support Kickoff Match
The first $5,000 in gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students to student support initiatives within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 28, 6 – 8 a.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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Alumni Match
The first $2,500 in gifts from UT alumni made within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $2,500, is exhausted. September 28, 1 – 3 p.m. Central
$2,500 MATCHED
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Faculty & Staff Big Give Match (Day 2)
The first $5,000 in gifts from UT faculty and staff members made within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 29, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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Student Support Final Match
The first $5,000 in gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students to student support initiatives within this period will be matched. Gifts of any size will be matched until the total to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. September 29, 3 – 5 p.m. Central
$5,000 MATCHED
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OnRamps Microeconomics Match
The first $10,000 in gifts to the Department of Economics for its Microeconomics Teacher Training Initiative will be matched dollar for dollar!
$10,000 MATCHED
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Go With Your Gut Match
When you go with your gut and make a donation to Dell Med's Gut Health Research and Care, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous donation from Drs. Ayeez & Shelena Lalji and Family. Any gifts of $1,000 or less will be matched until the $10,000 is exhausted. "We are passionate about getting to the root cause of neurodegenerative and other diseases. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for healing the disease in the human body. We are excited to support an integrative and functional approach to health and wellbeing for future generations." - Drs. Ayeez & Shelena Lalji and Family
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iSchool Dean Eric T. Meyer and Michelle Osborne Match
Please consider supporting Women in Informatics, the first undergraduate organization started by the School of Information. The iSchool's Dean Eric T. Meyer and his wife Michelle Osborne will generously match the first $250 in gifts to the Women in Informatics!
$250 MATCHED
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Friends of the CLE Match
The first $2,000 in gifts to the Center for Leadership and Ethics will be matched dollar for dollar!
$2,000 MATCHED
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Million for McCombs
All gifts designated to the McCombs Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar until the $1,000,000 goal is reached!
$19,635 MATCHED
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Suzanne Deal Booth – Dollar for Dollar Match for Landmarks
Landmarks friend and donor Suzanne Deal Booth has agreed to match donations up to $10,000. Booth is a long-time supporter of Landmarks’ programs and events. All funds raised up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar for the entirety of the campaign.
$905 MATCHED
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Comprehensive Memory Center Match
Gifts to the Comprehensive Memory Center will be matched until the total $5,000 is exhausted thanks to a generous matching grant from Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation.
$1,531 MATCHED
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Longhorn Lunch Special Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central 1st place – $1,500 | 2nd place – $750 | 3rd place – $250
Rank Prize Longhorn Lunch Special Challenge Gifts
1 $1,500 Texas Trap and Skeet 123
2 $750 UT Men's Ultimate Club 122
3 $250 Texas Women's Rugby 99
4 Longhorn Racing 65
5 Texas Orange Jackets 25
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Midnight Madness Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 29, midnight – 6 a.m. Central 1st place – $2,500 | 2nd place – $1,500 | 3rd place – $1,000
Rank Prize Midnight Madness Challenge Gifts
1 $2,500 Texas Trap and Skeet 166
2 $1,500 UT Archery Club 92
3 $1,000 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 81
4 UT Men's Ultimate Club 51
5 Cockrell School of Engineering 4
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Hungry, Hungry Bevo Challenge
The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts within the designated period will receive an additional award! September 29, 1 – 3 p.m. Central 1st place – $1,500 | 2nd place – $750 | 3rd place – $250
Rank Prize Hungry, Hungry Bevo Challenge Gifts
1 $1,500 UT Men's Ultimate Club 179
2 $750 Texas Trap and Skeet 128
3 $250 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 75
4 Texas Orange Jackets 22
5 School of Law 9
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University-Wide Leaderboard: Greatest Number of Gifts Received
The participating college, school, unit, or organization with the greatest number of gifts will be listed on the leaderboard for bragging rights only.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Texas Trap and Skeet 1,420
2 UT Men's Ultimate Club 1,186
3 Longhorn Racing 830
4 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 546
5 UT Archery Club 437
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Day 1 Leaderboard: Gifts
The five participating colleges, schools, units and organizations with the greatest number of gifts raised during the first day of 40 for Forty will receive awards. September 28, 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Central
Rank Prize Day 1 Leaderboard: Gifts Gifts
1 $1,000 Texas Trap and Skeet 541
2 $750 UT Men's Ultimate Club 514
3 $500 UT Archery Club 217
4 $250 Texas Women's Rugby 172
5 $100 Chapters & Networks 146
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Texas Exes Chapters and Networks Leaderboard
The four Texas Exes chapters or networks with the greatest number of gifts during 40 for Forty will receive an additional award. September 28, 6 a.m. Central – September 29, 10 p.m. Central
Rank Prize Texas Exes Chapters and Networks Leaderboard Gifts
1 $1,500 Texas Women's Rugby Alumni Network 61
2 $1,000 San Antonio Chapter 40
3 $750 Dallas Chapter 15
4 $500 Comal County Chapter 12
5 Black Alumni Network 10
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Late Night Surprise Challenge
It's a late night surprise! The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts on September 28th from 9 – 11 p.m. Central will receive an additional award. 1st place - $1,500 | 2nd place - $750 | 3rd place - $250
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,500 Texas Trap and Skeet 161
2 $750 UT Archery Club 126
3 $250 UT Dance Team 61
4 The University of Texas Weightlifting Team 42
5 UT Men's Ultimate Club 28
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40 to the 40 Surprise Challenge
It’s a 40 to the 40 surprise challenge! The three participating colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of gifts on September 29th from 4:40 – 5:40 p.m. Central will receive an additional award. 1st place - $2,000 | 2nd place - $500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 Longhorn Racing 576
2 $500 UT Men's Ultimate Club 240
3 Cockrell School of Engineering 4
4 School of Human Ecology 4
5 Center for Women in Law 3
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Longhorn Pride Social Media Challenge
Show your Longhorn pride and help a participating 40 for Forty group win $1,000! Share your burnt-orange selfie to your Instagram story and tag @UTAustinTX and #UT40for40 for your chance to win. September 26, 6 a.m. Central – September 29, 4:59 p.m. Central
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US State Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state, including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, will win an additional $100 awarded to their designation. The donor’s state will be determined by the credit card billing address. September 28, 6 a.m. Central – September 29, 10 p.m. Central
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International Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s international donation heat map! The first donor from each continent will win an additional $250 awarded to their designation. The donor’s country will be determined by the credit card billing address. September 28, 6 a.m. Central – September 29, 10 p.m. Central
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Procrastinator Gift
The donor who makes the very last 40 for Forty gift will win an additional $500 awarded to their designation! The winner will be determined by the ScaleFunder platform’s timestamped giving logs. September 29 at 10 p.m. Central
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