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Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!

October 19, 2016


Help us Succeed!

If 2,000 people make a gift on #GivingTuesday, Tufts will receive $200,000 from a generous group of donors.

Rise to the challenge: make a gift on 11/29!

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to celebrating giving. It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—this year, it’s November 29!

Here's our challenge to you: If 2,000 people give on #GivingTuesday (11/29), a generous group of alumni and parents will give $200,000 to Tufts.

Let's make it happen! Here's how you can help:

  • Make a gift on 11/29 and encourage others to do so.
  • Spread the word: email your Tufts friends and post on social media using #GivingTuesday and #TuftsAlumni.

We're so grateful for your support! We'll be posting on our interactive donor page throughout the day so you can see your name (and your friends' names) in lights.

Thank you for making a difference and supporting Tufts on #GivingTuesday!


Our Challenge Donors

Jon Levy

“Inspiring, encouraging, and cajoling my classmates to give back to Tufts has become a calling for me. With the overwhelming success of last year’s #GivingTuesday, I am looking forward to being a challenge donor again this year. More than 1,700 donors gave generously last year so dozens of additional students received scholarships. If you want to make your life better, make someone else’s life better.”

—Jon Levy, E83

Tony Mann

“Tufts Engineering provides an education that helps students prepare for the future. I feel lucky to have benefited from this education. I am pleased to support Tufts Engineering, which through the leadership of Dean Qu and the faculty will educate future leaders.”

—Tony Mann, E84

Kenneth Rosh and Meredith Schlesinger

“Tufts is truly special to our family‎ - I loved my time at Tufts, have maintained many close friendships, and we are now really enjoying seeing Tufts through the eyes of our son. Go Jumbos!”

—Kenneth Rosh, A85, A19P, and Merideth Schlesinger, A19P

Ted Samuels and Lori Samuels

“Tufts today is an exciting, vibrant, and important institution. We understand that deepening and broadening what Tufts is and can be will require resources, so we are delighted to support #GivingTuesday.”

—Lori Samuels, J81, and Ted Samuels

Andrew Shao

“Through a #GivingTuesday challenge gift made by members of our Alumni Association Executive Council, we hope to inspire our peers and colleagues to join us in supporting the institution, faculty, and experiences that helped us launch our careers. With greater alumni support, we can ensure that the opportunities we had at the Friedman School continue to be available to current and future students who will one day become our partners in improving nutritional well-being worldwide.”

—Andrew Shao, N96, NG00, President, Friedman School Alumni Association Executive Council

Dean Stavridis

“The education that Fletcher and the entire university offers takes tremendous resources. We can’t do it without the generous support of our community. With your help this #GivingTuesday, we can continue to graduate leaders who are positioned to effect positive, global change.”

—James Stavridis, F83, FG84, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Mariann Youniss and Andrew Youniss

“Tufts’ progress is exciting! Tufts has evolved into a top research and educational institution without losing its small liberal arts feel. It makes us happy to support the next generation of Jumbos.”

—Mariann Youniss, J83, and Andrew Youniss