You like a good challenge, right? Well, One Day for Iowa offers numerous challenges to benefit areas all around campus, which means that your donation can go even further!
Participation Challenge ($40,000)
This challenge will award a percentage of $40,000 to the 10 UI areas that receive the highest number of gifts during One Day for Iowa. A live leaderboard will be available during One Day for Iowa, which will show updates on where UI areas rank throughout the day.
Matching Gift Challenges
A number of UI areas have matching gift challenges during One Day for Iowa. When you make a gift to the following areas, your gift will go further.
- Iowa Writers’ Workshop—A generous donor is matching the first $50,000 in donations to the Connie Brothers Discretionary Fund, the Donald Justice Graduate Scholarship Fund, the Frank Conroy Memorial Fellowship Fund, the James Alan McPherson Scholarship Fund, and the Marilynne Robinson Fund. Support for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop will be in honor of Connie Brothers.
- John Pappajohn Challenge—John Pappajohn (52BSC) is matching the first $20,000 in donations from recent graduates (2007 to 2017) and current students to any UI area.
- Tippie Young Alumni Board—A generous donor is matching the first $3,000 in donations to the Tippie Young Alumni Board Development Fund.
- University of Iowa College of Engineering—A generous donor is matching the first $5,000 in donations to the Engineering Excellence Fund.
- University of Iowa Libraries—A generous donor is matching the first $7,000 in donations to the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archive Fund, which enables the Iowa Women’s Archive to digitize important and fragile audio and video recordings.
- Department of History—A generous donor is matching the first $5,000 in donations to the History Department Gift Fund.
Social Media Challenges ($6,000)
One Day for Iowa will feature social media challenges. Make sure to use the hashtag #1DayforIowa and to follow the University of Iowa Center for Advancement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay connected!
Here are the four social media challenges that will be held throughout One Day for Iowa:
- Rush Hour Challenge—The UI area that receives the most gifts between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. (CDT) wins an additional $2,000 in funding.
- Recent Grad Challenge—The UI area that receives the most gifts from recent UI graduates (2007 to 2017) between noon and 1:30 p.m. (CDT) wins an additional $2,000 in funding.
- Parent Challenge—The UI area that receives the most gifts from parents between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. (CDT) wins an additional $2,000 in funding.
- Every State Challenge—Show that all 50 states support Iowa! You can help us reach all 50 states this year by making a gift from March 4 through April 4. No challenge dollars will be awarded via the Every State Challenge, but you don’t want to risk your state being left out.
Tag a photo with the hashtag #1DayforIowa and give a shout out to the UI area you support for a chance for them to receive additional funding! A total of eight winners will be selected from March 4 to April 3, with eight more to be chosen on April 4. While your gift is appreciated, you do not have to give to participate.
Photo posts must be set as public, include the hashtag #1DayforIowa, and mention a UI area to qualify. Here are three easy ways to take part in the photo challenges on or before One Day for Iowa:
- Campus sharing—Kinnick Stadium, Old Cap, the IMU. As UI alumni and Hawkeye fans, you certainly have a favorite spot on campus. On or before One Day for Iowa, post a photo of your favorite place on campus.
- Black and gold sharing—Help paint Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter black and gold on or before One Day for Iowa by posting a photo of you, your kids, or pets decked out in their Hawkeye gear.
- Throwback sharing—Memories are what college is all about. On or before One Day for Iowa, you can share your favorite memories by posting them on social media.