Don't let that
other school win!

November 2014

To honor college football's most played rivalry, the Giving Challenge is back for its fifth (and final) year!

The Challenge pits us against our greatest rival in a competition to see who can rally the most donors for their alma mater. Bragging rights go to the school with the greatest number of alumni, students, and friends who make an annual gift of any size leading up to and during the football game. Plus, your participation and generosity help ensure the strength and reputation of your school!

Remember: the competition hinges on the number of participating donors, not the size of the gift, so your contribution matters!


All time Standings

Year Lafayette Lehigh
2010 740 WINNER 726
2011 2074 2529 WINNER
2012 2592 2748 WINNER
2013 3740 WINNER 2744

Information coming soon



The Rules

How we count

Because of the size difference between the schools, a 2:1 Lehigh-to-Lafayette ratio will be used to calculate gifts.

  • Gifts of any amount, to any designation count.
  • New Gifts from any source count - undergrad alumni, grad alumni, students, parents, and friends!
  • Text your gift before the start of the third quarter on November 23.
  • Alum-to-alum married couples will count as two points if made online or cash/check.
  • Individuals may make multiple gifts via text, each one counting as points.
  • Online gifts only count once, however you can text multiple times for multiple points.
  • Online gifts may be directed toward any designation. Lehigh gifts received via text will be split between the annual fund and athletics programs. Lafayette gifts received via text will be given to support athletics programs.

For all questions, please contact Adam Selmasska, Lehigh University, at (610) 758-5442 or Tommaso Marsella, Lafayette College, at (610) 330-5573.

Regarding mobile gifts:

A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of Lehigh University or Lafayette College by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying STOP to short code 20222, Reply HELP to 20222 for help.







About The Challenge

The Challenge was created through the cooperation of Lafayette and Lehigh young alumni leadership as a way to encourage giving to the annual fund and draw attention to the importance of alumni giving. Annual giving to your alma mater provides valuable resources for your school and increases participation rates, which influence national rankings and reputation.

For more information on the value of participation to Lafayette College, visit

For more information on the value of participation to Lehigh University, visit

Honor Roll

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