THANKS2YOU
Thanks for Going All In!

Our USF family is amazing! Thank you for showing such spirit, generosity and pride during GIVE2COO 2020! As a community, you have truly lived out our Culture for Service motto and are shaping a better world during and beyond this moment

 

THANKS2YOU, a record-breaking $250,217 was raised thanks to the generosity of 279 donors!

 

These days of giving would not be possible without our cougar family coming together and we are grateful for your impact on all of our students with gifts to the USF Fund, Academic Scholarships, Fine Arts and Athletics.

 

This would not have been possible without you and we are so grateful to have your support! You went all in for our students, you banded together to help each other, and you got us ready for the future.

 

Social Media Contest Winners!
Jul 16, 2020

Cooper has chosen the winners of our two social media challenges. Congratulations to...

 

ALL THINGS CUTE 

(two winners selected because there was too much cuteness to pick just one) 

Winnie | fully decked out pup of Traci Osterberg

Denali | beloved pup of Colleen Parsons

 

PURPLE OUTFIT CONTEST

Jonathan Neiderhiser and his daughter, Johanna

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Why I Give - Pam Gohl
Jul 16, 2020

“Everyone knows we are a ‘smaller school’ in the NSIC. But, our size is our advantage. We care about each other.”

Where are you giving from?
Rank State Donors
1 SD 185
2 MN 35
3 IA 16
$10,000
Your Gift + $200
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! A Member of the USF Board of Trustees will give $10,000 to the USF Fund for every 50 donors up to $50,000! That’s $200 added to every donor’s gift up to 250 donors!
250 / 250 Donors
Completed
$20,000
Every Donor Counts
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! $20,000 will be unlocked for Academic Scholarships if we get more donors than last year’s #GIVE2COO. Every donor counts – help us get to 243 donors!
243 / 243 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Challenge for Critical Resources for Student-Athletes
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! If 50 donors make a gift to USF Athletics, a gift of $5,000 will be unlocked from the Stewart Family in honor of Gordon Stewart!
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Challenge for Critical Resources for Fine Arts Students
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! If 50 donors make a gift to USF Fine Arts, a $5,000 gift from an anonymous alum ’66 will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Double Your Impact for Fine Arts Students
THANK YOU - MATCH COMPLETED! In honor of Music Professor Emeritus Lois Harchanko ‘55, an anonymous donor will match all gifts to Fine Arts up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Parent Donor Challenge for Greatest Needs
THANK YOU - UNLOCKED! If 50 USF parents/former parents make a gift, Tim and Nancee Sturdevant, parents of a USF grad, will give $2,500 to the USF Fund!
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Faculty & Staff Donor Challenge for Academic Scholarships
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! If 30 members of USF’s current or former faculty and staff make a gift, Marge Anderson will give $2,000 to Academic Scholarships in honor of her parents Elmer and Grace Anderson, two long-standing staff members at SFC.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
1960s Alumni Match
THANK YOU - MATCH COMPLETED! An anonymous Coo Couple from the class of 1966 will match all gifts from their decade of grads (1960-1969) to the USF Fund up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,883
Start Where We Started
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! In honor of USF’s founding year of 1883, Todd ’84 and Laurie Knutson ‘84 are challenging 30 donors to make a gift between 7-10pm to unlock a gift of $1,883 for Academic Scholarships!
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Unlock a Parody
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! If $1000 is given overnight, Dennis Thum will sing you a special new parody first thing in the morning! “When you give upon a star, makes no difference who you are, a video your heart desires will come to you” (P.S. This is a hint…) Plus, $1,000 will be unlocked for Academic Scholarships from Julie J. Iverson.
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Double Time
THANK YOU - MATCH COMPLETED! "COO" couple Mick and Marilyn Woodden have generously offered to match gifts to the USF Fund up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Show me the Money - Help Unlock $5,000
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! If 50 donors GIVE2COO an anonymous donor will give $5,000 to the USF Fund!
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$1,500
Best Buds
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! Ken “SID” Kortemeyer ’74 and one of his best college buddies, Duane Murdoch ’76, are challenging 20 donors make a gift to unlock their gift of $1,500 to the USF Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Double Take
THANK YOU - MATCH COMPLETED! An anonymous alum '04 has generously offered to match gifts for Academic Scholarships dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Go the Distance for USF Students
THANK YOU - GIFT UNLOCKED! Marissa ’06 and Garrett Weinreis are challenging 30 donors to GIVE2COO to unlock their $2,500 gift for Academic Scholarships for our bright young Cougars!
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
BONUS CHALLENGE!
THANK YOU - MATCH COMPLETED! We are blown away by your support. In fact, a member of our Board of Trustees was so impressed with the way you have gone “all in” that they added a bonus challenge! Gifts to the USF Fund will be matched up to $3,000!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
GIVE2COO: Most Donors
Check back throughout #GIVE2COO to see which donor group has the most donors!
What is your affiliation to the institution?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Alumni 163
2 Faculty/Staff 77
3 Parent/Former Parent 70
4 Trustee 36
5 Friend 34
6 Student 5
Ended
Leaderboard
GIVE2COO: Top Dollar
Check back throughout #GIVE2COO to see which donor group has given the most dollars!
What is your affiliation to the institution?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $97,667.00
2 Trustee $79,505.00
3 Parent/Former Parent $17,027.00
4 Faculty/Staff $15,419.00
5 Friend $8,450.00
6 Student $170.00
Ended
Leaderboard
Duel of the Decades: Most Donors
Check back throughout #GIVE2COO to see which decade of alumni has the most donors!
In what decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2020 37
2 1960-1969 26
3 1980-1989 22
4 1970-1979 22
5 2000-2009 20
6 1990-1999 19
7 1950-1959 10
8 2010-2019 6
9 1940-1949 1
Ended
Leaderboard
Duel of the Decades: Top Dollar
Check back throughout #GIVE2COO to see which decade of alumni has given the most dollars.
In what decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Amount
1 1950-1959 $35,100.00
2 1960-1969 $34,180.00
3 1970-1979 $10,375.00
4 2000-2009 $6,020.00
5 1980-1989 $5,707.00
6 1990-1999 $4,225.00
7 2010-2020 $1,750.00
8 2010-2019 $700.00
9 1940-1949 $100.00
Ended
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