Match Day 2021
Match Day "Match Madness" is Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Match Day is your once-a-year opportunity to ensure that your generous gift reaches its full potential!
The Thiel College community is spending the day at the Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol ’71 Stamm Track & Field Complex, featuring the Coach Jack Leipheimer ’74 Field, and the Col. Charles “Bud” Manes ’58 Track, to walk towards our goal of 550 laps, one for each donor on the way to our ultimate goal of 550 total donors. Join in the madness with us and donate today, we may even unlock some special videos along the way!
How it works: Choose from the list of affinity challenges and click on the "Make a gift" link to donate. Be sure to include the affinity challenge you wish to support in the gift designation/details. Check back throughout the day on Feb. 25 to monitor the progress of your challenge and our total lap and donor goals!
*Numbers listed are not updated live. They will be calculated and updated periodically throughout the day.
Total Donors: 559
Total Funds Raised: $209,000
550 Lap Goal
2,252 Lap Count
How many laps can the Thiel community walk around the track? If we reach our 550 lap goal, we'll unlock a gift of $10,000 from a generous donor! Match Madness is in full swing!
400 Donor Prize
559 Donor Count
Help us reach 400 total donors to unlock a video of a special Tug O' War contest between various coaches of our Tomcat athletic teams!
550 Donor Goal
559 Donor Count
Join in the madness and help us break our 550 donor goal to release an extremely generous gift of $25,000 from the Arthur Estate!
If we reach a total of $100,000 donated on match day, you'll unlock another video presentation featuring members of The Thiel Players! (Nobody was harmed in the making of this video. Donate to see what we mean!)
We know our Greeks love to compete against each other. If 150 Greeks donate to this challenge, we will unlock an additional $20,000 gift! As an additional prize, the winning Greek organization will earn extra points for the upcoming Greek Week! Take on the madness and donate today.
Delta Sigma Phi: 23
Kappa Sigma: 8
Phi Theta Phi: 22
Sigma Phi Epsilon: 43
Alpha Xi Delta: 50
Chi Omega: 45
Sigma Kappa: 32
Zeta Tau Alpha: 47
Alpha Chi Rho: 5
Lambda Chi Alpha: 7
Alpha Gamma Delta: 14
Calling all Chi-O's! If 55 Chi Omega alumni or current students donate, a generous alumna has pledged to make a gift of an additional $550!
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!
First-time Donor Challenge
First-time donors have the opportunity to make big impact in 2021. 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!
Gary Witosky '79 Endowed Scholarship Challenge
For those who wish to support the Professor Gary Witosky '79 Endowed Scholarship, a very generous alum has pledged to match each donation dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000!
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!
Has Professor David Miller '61, H'20 taught one of your classes? (Probably, he taught here for 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.
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 join the madness! (No, not from a horse.) If 20 equestrian alumni donate to this challenge it will unlock an additional $1,500!
Golf Alumni Challenge
If you were a Tomcat golfer, this is the challenge for you. If 25 golf alumni donate, coach Dan McMillen ’86 will give an additional $2,000! It's a hole in one! (Sorry, we had to.)
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!