Match Day 2020
Match Day is Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Match Day is your once-a-year opportunity to ensure that your generous gift reaches its full potential!
Be sure to check back as we get closer to the big day to see an updated list of matches and affinity challenges.
How it works: Choose from the list of affinity challenges below and click on the "Make a gift" link to donate. Be sure to include the affinity challenge you wish to support in the gift description/details. Check back throughout the day on Feb. 20 to monitor the progress of your challenge!
Total Donors: 507
Total Funds Raised: $161,773.03
300 Donor Goal
300 Donor Count
Help us break our 300 donor goal to release $7,500 in matching gifts! When you "take the plunge" and donate to Match Day, you're getting one step closer to seeing members of the Thiel community take the plunge in Pymatuning.
400 Donor Goal
400 Donor Count
Members of the Thiel community have agreed to take the plunge in Pymatuning if we reach 400 total donors during Match Day! But that's not all. A generous alum has pledged an additional 5,000 gift if we reach 400 total donors!
507 Donor Count
A generous alum has proposed a flash challenge! If we reach 475 total donors, we will unlock an additional $5,000! Now if the time to "take the plunge" and help us reach this new goal!
We know our Greeks love to compete against each other. If 150 Greeks donate to this challenge, we will unlock an additional $10,000 gift! As an additional prize, the winning Greek organization will earn extra points for the upcoming Greek Week! Take the plunge and donate today.
Delta Sigma Phi: 22
Kappa Sigma: 8
Phi Theta Phi: 16
Sigma Phi Epsilon: 40
Alpha Xi Delta: 44
Chi Omega: 23
Sigma Kappa: 20
Zeta Tau Alpha: 39
Alpha Chi Rho: 9
Lambda Chi Alpha: 8
Alpha Gamma Delta: 9
Calling all Zeta's! A generous alumna has pledged to donate $100 for each Zeta Tau Alpha sister who gives on Match Day up to 30 donors!
Sig Ep Challenge
The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon have another reason to give on Match Day! John Logan '65 has pledged match each Sig Ep donation dollar-for-dollar up to the first $500!
First-time Donors: Challenge 1
If 25 first-time donors contribute to Match Day, a generous alum has agreed to donate $5,000!
First-time Donors: Challenge 2
First-time donors have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact in 2020. Gifts from first-time donors will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $2,500!
"Welcome Back" Challenge
For all donors who have given to the Thiel Fund in the past but did not participate in Match Day last year, this is the challenge for you! If 25 "welcome back" donors contribute on Match Day, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked!
Are you a Tomcat athlete? We know competition is important to you. If 25 athletes donate to this affinity challenge, a generous alum will give an additional $1,000!
Football Alumni Challenge
Head Coach Mike Winslow has pledged to match any donation made by an alumni football player up to $2,020!
Thiel College is situated about halfway between both cities and football teams. Who do you root for? The team with the most donors will trigger a $1,000 gift from a generous alumni!
Has Professor David Miller '61, H'20 taught one of your classes? (Probably, he's been here 57 years!) If 80 current and former business students donate to this challenge, a generous alum will donate an additional $1,000!
Professor Witosky Challenge
Thiel College business alumni have their work cut out for them with another challenge! Professor Gary Witosky ’79 challenges that for every gift given by a former student, he will match it with an additional gift of $25.
Class of ’79 Challenge
Thiel College alumni from the Class of ’79 have been challenged! Professor Gary Witosky ’79 has pledged a gift of $1,000 if 25 members of his graduating class donate on Match Day. If 40 members of the Class of ’79 contribute, Joe Nairn ’79 has pledged an additional $1,000!
Thiel Players Alumni
Professor Emeritus William Robinson, Ph.D., will match theater alumni gifts dollar-for-dollar up to the first $1,000 to support the Thiel Players.
Thiel Choir Alumni
Thiel College Choir alumni will have their donations matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $1,000!
Thiel alumni who were involved in the equestrian program are encouraged to take the plunge! (No, not from a horse.) If 20 equestrian alumni donate to this challenge, Director of Equine Studies Jenna Malnar and Professor Gary Witosky ’79 will donate an additional $1,500!
The Thiel College campus community is committed to helping out too. If 75 faculty and staff members donate to this challenge, your contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar!