Rise to the 2020 UNH (603) Challenge and help Paul College reach 450 donors!

May 29 - June 3

Thursday, May 28, 2020
UNH (603) Challenge
Karen Conway speaking with Paul College students

Last year 99 Paul College faculty and staff gave generously to The (603) Challenge annual fund campaign raising over $9,000 for scholarships, the Internship Opportunity Fund, and student engagement through the Dean’s Strategic Initiative Fund. These gifts were important for helping us to reach our participation goal, bring in college and university matching funds, and unlock the major challenge gifts. The (603) Challenge has provided critical funding to support our students and their success.

This year, The (603) Challenge will run from Friday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 3.  We hope to increase our faculty and staff participation in order to reach our overall goal of 450 donors! Just as in previous years, Peter Paul and I are each contributing $3,000 to match faculty and staff gifts to Paul College up to $200 each, per donor, until our funding runs out. That way you are able to triple the impact of your gift. Gifts of any size and to any area of Paul College move us towards our goal!

The Dean’s Executive Advisory Board has also issued a challenge to Paul College. If we reach 450 donors during the six-day challenge, they will give $75,500 to the Internship Opportunity Fund. This is our largest Paul College challenge yet and your participation will help us achieve this goal.

In addition, at the university level, generous underwriters are also providing $200,000 in matching funds. All gifts will be matched up to $200 to the area you select until these matching funds run out (generally in the first day).

Rise to the challenge early on Friday, May 29 by visiting unh.edu/603. Help Paul College reach its goal of 450 donors and raise additional funds to enhance our students’ experience at Paul College and UNH. The Challenge opens at 12:01 AM Friday morning.

If you are inspired and in a position to give, I hope that you will join Peter and me in The (603) Challenge. Your gift – large or small -- will have lasting impact, opening more opportunities for our students. #PaulPride

Thank you,

Deborah (with thanks to Peter Paul)

Deborah Merrill-Sands, Dean
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Ave.  Office: 310K
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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