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November 30, 2016

Help us Succeed!

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

Rise to the challenge: make a gift today!

See who's stepped up to the challenge so far! View our donor page.

UPDATE: You did it! Not only did we sail past our initial goal of 2,000 donors, we flew by our bonus goal: a total of 4,014 people made a gift to Tufts yesterday! This is the largest number of gifts the university has ever received in one day. Thank you!

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

Here's our challenge to you: If 2,000 people give today, 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 today and encourage others to do the same.
  • 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

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

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

Thomas R. Hedges III and Gail Hedges

“As a graduate of the TUSM class of 1975, I have had the privilege of returning to the staff of Tufts Medical Center in 1981 and participating in the development of the medical school into the great institution we all hoped it could become. I have been able to mentor some of the best and brightest medical students anyone would wish to as an academic physician. I think that our success is due in part to the great tradition of the Boston Dispensary whereby the patient has always come first. Indeed, I think that Joseph Pratt and Samuel Proger would be proud of the way we pass this tradition on to our medical students. Therefore, my wife Gail and I give all that we can back to the school for all it has done and continues to do for me and its students. Please be as generous as you can this year.”

—Thomas R. Hedges III, M75, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and Gail Hedges

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

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