By: Rizwaan Zahid

Did you know that gifts made on November 29 will be matched dollar-for-dollar on a first-come, first-served basis starting at midnight (EST)? Together, we can enhance opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders to unleash knowledge and skills that will lead to a more prosperous future for us all.

But there are plenty of other opportunities to gain matching funds or boosts for the campaigns you support. Check out this year’s challenges below!

1. START THE MOVEMENT

 FIRST GIFT AT MIDNIGHT AND FIRST GIFT AT NOON WINS AN EXTRA $ 1000

The perfect excuse to stay up to the wee hours indulging in some binge-worthy Netflix (or set an alarm for us early risers)! Get your fingers ready to be the first one at midnight or the first one at noon to process your donation! The first donation* received after midnight and after noon (12 pm) will get an additional $ 1000 in funding for the campaign/fund that received the donation!

*A minimum donation of $10.00 is required to be eligible.

The winner will be announced on Giving Tuesday.

2. SHOW YOUR ALUMNI PRIDE

 FIRST GIFT AT 9 AM FROM AN ALUM OF CARLETON WINS AN EXTRA $2000

Get your fingers ready, Ravens! As proud alumni of Carleton, this challenge is for you! The first member of our alumni community to make a gift at 9 am to the campaign/giving fund of their choice wins an additional $2000 to the campaign/fund that received that donation!

*A minimum donation of $10.00 is required to be eligible.

The winner will be announced on Giving Tuesday.

3. INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO GOOD

Supporting meaningful causes through FutureFunder reinforces our social commitment to spark positive change in our communities. Tell us about a cause that is important to you, and post it on your Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CUProud from November 22-November 29. You will be entered to win one of 8 prizes of $500 towards the FutureFunder initiative of your choice. Don’t forget to tag @CarletonAlumni on Twitter!

Winners will be announced throughout the day on Giving Tuesday. Follow us on Facebook (@CarletonUniversityAlumni), Instagram (@carletonalumni), LinkedIn (@carletonalumni) for these announcements.

4. GO GLOBAL

GIFT FROM THE FURTHEST DISTANCE TO CARLETON UNIVERSITY WINS $ 1000

It’s time to round up your colleagues, friends, and family around the world! The project or giving fund with the donation coming from the furthest distance to Carleton University will win additional funding for the FutureFunder campaign/giving fund that they donated to.

Winner will be announced on Friday, December 9

5. RALLY TOGETHER AS RAVENS

DONATIONS FROM CARLETON ALUMNI

Now is the time to show your spirit as a proud Carleton Raven! All donations from Carleton alumni will be entered into a draw to win additional matching funds for the FutureFunder project that you supported! We will be giving away a first place prize of $ 500, second place of $ 250 and third place of $ 100.

Winner will be announced on Friday, December 9


6. STAY CONNECTED

DONATIONS FROM ALUMNI WHO GRADUATED WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS

You can stay connected to Carleton University by supporting an initiative that was important to you as a student! All alumni donors who graduated within the last 5 years will be entered into a draw to win $500 in additional matching funds for the FutureFunder project that you supported!

Winner will be announced on Friday, December 9

7. SPREAD THE GIVING SPIRIT

DONATIONS FROM CARLETON FACULTY, STAFF AND RETIREES

Carleton faculty, staff and retirees are an integral part of our campus community, and we want to thank you for supporting impactful initiatives!

All donations from Carleton faculty, staff and retirees will be entered into a draw to win additional matching funds for the FutureFunder project that you supported! We will be giving away a first place prize of $ 500, second place of $ 250 and third place of $ 100.

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 9