603 Challenge 2021 results

The annual (603) Challenge was a huge success, raising over $2.6M from 11,300 donors across UNH! Paul College also had an incredibly successful year, raising just under $200,000 in total dollars, supporting 24 fund designations across Paul. A big THANK YOU to the 113 Paul College faculty and staff who made a gift during the challenge. Faculty and staff alone raised over $10,000 to their favorite programs within Paul and took advantage of the generous match from Peter Paul and Deborah.

The challenge ended with Paul College reaching 617 online donors, surpassing our goal of 600. This achievement unlocked $65,000 in funding for the Internship Opportunity Fund. In addition, Paul College launched three new area challenges this year for Business in Practice, Graduate Programs and the NH Small Business Development Center. Together, these areas unlocked a combined total of $33,000 in additional underwriter funds, with BiP taking third place on the leaderboard for University Programs. Congratulations to all three programs for incredible success in each of your area challenges!

These staggering results reflect a 24% increase in donors and a 20% increase in dollars raised for Paul College programs putting Paul College in third place on the Colleges and Schools leaderboard. We could not have accomplished these results without the support and generosity from our underwriters, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students, many of which secured matching and bonus funds throughout the challenge. Thank you for the amazing efforts and patience helping us achieve our goals and support our students. This year, #PaulPride was stronger than ever.