MATCHES, CHALLENGES, LEADERBOARDS & EVENTS

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors. You can also take advantage in one of our challenges, events or leaderboard competitions. Don't miss out!


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Coogs at Work Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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Coogs at Work Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Exciting news! An anonymous champion is doubling the impact of your gift, ensuring that every dollar you contribute to the Houston Works Scholarship Fund is matched in support of working students at the Bauer College of Business, Cullen College of Engineering and the Division of Technology. Your Giving Day donation not only propels them toward graduation but also launches them into a workforce-ready future. Clock in for our working Coogs!
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Name a UH Squirrel!
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Name a UH Squirrel!
Have you ever dreamed of naming a UH campus squirrel? Now is your chance! Visit the "Name a UH Squirrel" page and make a minimum gift of $19.27 to the Fund for UH to receive a downloadable naming certificate!
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UH Giving Day | Most Dollars Raised
The top three funds that receive the most dollars raised will unlock an additional $2,000 each!
Rank Prize Fund Raised
1 $2,000 NSM Career Center $270.00
2 $2,000 CHC General Scholarship Fund $100.00
3 $2,000 Cougar Pride Scholarship Fund $100.00
4 Name a UH Squirrel - Fund for UH $97.00
5 Houston Shakespeare Festival $75.00
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Young Alumni Unlocking Challenge
$2,000
Young Alumni Unlocking Challenge
When 97 young alumni make a gift of any amount on or before March 7, an additional $2,000 will be unlocked for UH Scholarships! To participate, you must have graduated in the last 10 years. Don't forget to select young alumni as your affiliation on the donation page!
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College/Unit Giving Day Influencer Challenge
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College/Unit Giving Day Influencer Challenge
The college or unit that recruits the highest number of Giving Day Influencers (before and on March 7) will unlock an additional $1,000 in support to be split evenly between their featured funds! Be sure to tell your soon-to-be Influencers to select the college/unit that they represent in the Influencer Dashboard to count for this challenge!
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$30K Law Scholarship Wallace Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$30K Law Scholarship Wallace Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Stephen Wallace (J.D. '83) is generously providing a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $30K, for gifts $10K and under to the Law Scholarship Fund. Seize this unique opportunity to double the impact of your contribution, and support the next generation of legal minds at the University of Houston Law Center!
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$25K NSM Career Center Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$25K NSM Career Center Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Liz Schwarze, proud member of the NSM Advisory Board, is matching all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, in support of the NSM Career Center. Only gifts up to the first $25,000 will be matched, so don’t miss out!
$270 MATCHED
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$12K PROMES Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$12K PROMES Dollar-for-Dollar Match
All gifts to the PROMES Anniversary Endowment will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $12,000.
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$5K Nursing Scholarship Dean Kathryn Tart Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$5K Nursing Scholarship Dean Kathryn Tart Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing Dean Kathryn Tart is matching all gifts made to the Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. Maximize your impact today!
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Show Your CLASS Pride Decal Drive
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Show Your CLASS Pride Decal Drive
When you make a gift in March toward the CLASS Scholarship Fund, you'll receive an exclusive decal!
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Influencer | You + 2 Challenge
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Influencer | You + 2 Challenge
Giving Day Influencers who make a gift of any size and receive 2 gifts through their personal referral link will receive an exclusive Giving Day Influencer T-Shirt!
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Early Bird Challenge
$20,000
Early Bird Challenge
When we raise $10,000 before Giving Day on March 7, an additional $20,000 will be unlocked toward University of Houston Scholarships. Gifts to any designation count for this challenge. Let's go ALL in for UH!
$1,044 / $10,000 Raised
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Life Member Giving Day Raffle!
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Life Member Giving Day Raffle!
Seize the opportunity to win fantastic prizes by becoming a Life Member or supporting the Life Member Endowment! Act before March 7th, 11:59 PM, to enter our Giving Day raffle. Prizes include a Nike Basketball signed by UH Basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, limited edition mascot bobbleheads (Shasta & Sasha) and a UHAA "Cougar Paw" hand sign mesh-backed baseball hat!
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Faculty/Staff Unlocking Challenge
$2,000
Faculty/Staff Unlocking Challenge
In honor of UH's 97th birthday, when 97 faculty or staff make a gift of any size to any designation on or before March 7, an additional $2,000 will be unlocked for UH Scholarships. To participate, be sure to select either faculty/staff as your affiliation on the donation page!
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Furthest From UH Unlocking Challenge
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Furthest From UH Unlocking Challenge
Are you the furthest away in distance from UH? The donor who makes their gift from the longest distance away (in miles) will unlock an additional $1,000 for the fund they supported!
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$25K Women in Engineering Match Challenge
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$25K Women in Engineering Match Challenge
Alumna Megan Tucker has donated $25,000 to establish the Women in Engineering Endowment in Honor of Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E., and is challenging Giving Day participants to match her gift and double the endowment!
$0 MATCHED
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$20K Earl L. Smith Endowed Professorship Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$20K Earl L. Smith Endowed Professorship Dollar-for-Dollar Match
To maximize the impact of your support, the Foundation for Education & Research in Vision will match all gifts to the Earl L. Smith Endowed Professorship, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000!
$20 MATCHED
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$15K Houston Shakespeare Festival Guinn Dollar-for-Dollar Match
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$15K Houston Shakespeare Festival Guinn Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Proud Houston Shakespeare Festival alumna Pamela Guinn (M.A. '14) has pledged a generous $15,000 dollar-for-dollar match to support the 50th anniversary season of the Houston Shakespeare Festival. Don't miss out on having your gift matched dollar-for-dollar by Pamela and Rusty Guinn!
$75 MATCHED
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Increase the Impact: B. Renae Milton Scholarship Unlock Challenge
$500
Increase the Impact: B. Renae Milton Scholarship Unlock Challenge
Calling all staff and supporters! Staff Council members are offering an unlock challenge. 50 gifts will unlock a $500 additional gift to the B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship Fund. Your contribution supports UH staff and their dependents and makes a lasting impact on student success!
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Houston Public Media Passport to PBS Challenge
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Houston Public Media Passport to PBS Challenge
Unlock a year of endless PBS entertainment! For a one-time gift of $60 to Houston Public Media, enjoy on-demand streaming of exclusive content and beloved shows like Finding Your Roots, Sanditon, Downton Abbey and more. You will receive a complimentary one-year PBS Passport subscription! ($0 FMV)

Upcoming Events


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97th Birthday Unlocking Challenge
In honor of the UH's 97th birthday, the donor who makes the 97th gift on March 7 will unlock an additional $1,000 for the fund they supported!
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Last Gift Unlocking Challenge
Last but not least, the area that receives the last gift of the day on March 7 will unlock an additional $1,000 in support!
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Athletics Young Alumni Challenge
Gear up, young alumni! It's time to rally for the Athletics Young Alumni Challenge. Join us during our 9:00 am and 7:00 pm power hours as our young alumni make a slam dunk with a $24 gift. Let's show the world the strength of our young alumni community and leave a lasting mark on the future of Coog sports!
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Athletics 2024 Challenge
Get ready for the Athletics 2024 Challenge! During our power hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, make a significant impact by giving $2,024 to the AD Excellence Fund. As a special thank you, donors who give during this challenge will receive an exclusive signed football from Coach Fritz. Score big for our teams! (FMV $30)
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First Gift Unlocking Challenge
Happy Birthday, UH! The area that receives the first gift of the day on March 7 will unlock an additional $1,000 in support!
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$10K CLASS Dean Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Dean O'Connor and the Dean's Advisory Board Members are matching gifts, dollar-for-dollar, in support of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - up to the first $10,000!
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Athletics Power Hours | Exclusive Dinner!
From 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, we're calling on our most passionate supporters. The donors of the five biggest gifts during these special power hours will earn an exclusive dinner for 2 with our Athletics Director, Chris Pezman. This is your chance to make a powerful impact on Houston Athletics and enjoy an unforgettable experience with the leader of our winning team. Seize the moment! (FMV $80)
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Athletics Phone-a-Friend Challenge
During our 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm power hours, we're urging our most loyal donors to take the lead. Participate in the Athletics Phone-a-Friend Challenge by reaching out to your network, encouraging friends to join the cause and amplifying the impact of your support. Every referral brings us one step closer to achieving greatness together!
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Match your Gift dollar for dollar!