Buff & Blue Fund Challenge 2023

$462,796
Donated
308% of $150,000 goal
1,733
Donors
This campaign ended on October 06, 2023, but you can still make a gift to George Washington University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorSam Dos Santos matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Softball

An Anonymous DonorJoseph Altenau matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Former Student-Athlete Alumni who gave to Men's Cross Country & Track

An Anonymous DonorRotay Joelle matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorAngela Hatfield matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorTyler Cavanaugh matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Former Student-Athlete Alumni (Men's Basketball) who gave to Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorJack Edlow matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,600Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorThe Prentice Family matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Women's Soccer
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An Anonymous DonorIngrid Wicker McCree gave $500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Former Student-Athlete Alumni (Women's Volleyball) who gave to Women's Volleyball

Denise Dombay photoDombay Denise gave $500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Former Student-Athlete Alumni (Women's Swimming & Diving) who gave to Women's Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorSuzanne P. Dannheim, Class of 2020 gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Former Student-Athlete Alumni who gave to Women's Cross Country & Track
About

Buff & Blue Fund Challenge 2023

As we kick off the 2023 - 24 school year, we're asking for your support to help cover our student-athletes' scholarship costs, travel, nutrition, academic support, and the overall investment necessary to compete for championships. You can make a gift to your favorite team, the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund, or the Buff & Blue Fund.


To increase your team’s chances of winning, spread the word and advocate for your sport. Results for the Highest Alumni Athlete Participation Rate will be posted daily on gwsports.com

How to become an advocate? 

Step 1: Sign Up - Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of the screen or from the advocate tab. 

Step 2: Share - Once you’ve logged in, you can use the sharing buttons and links that appear next to the video and/or on the advocacy dashboard at the bottom of the page. - Share your link via social media, email, and/or text. Every share, click, and gift generated from your unique link automatically tracks your influence as an advocate. You can also set up a matching donation or a challenge gift.

Step 3: Share a Little More - Create a plea video (accessed on the advocacy dashboard) to tell your peers and friends about this campaign. 

Updates
Thank you!

We are truly amazed by the tremendous support we've had from our GW community! We have raised more than $460,000 from over 1,700 alumni, families, and friends, which are record highs for our Challenge. Your loyalty and generosity to our programs and student-athletes is truly second to none. 

Here are our 2023 winners in all four categories


Thank you all so much and, Raise High!

127 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Thank you!

We are truly amazed by the tremendous support we've had from our GW community! We have raised more than $460,000 from over 1,700 alumni, families, and friends, which are record highs for our Challenge. Your loyalty and generosity to our programs and student-athletes is truly second to none. 

Here are our 2023 winners in all four categories


Thank you all so much and, Raise High!

127 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Hear from Jakob Coombes ‘20 on why he gives back to GW Athletics.

141 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Hear from Nefertiti Roy Anderson ‘13 on why she gives back to GW Athletics.

141 days ago by Zhenya Stein
The clock is ticking! Help your team climb to the top of the leaderboard!

Today is the last day to support your GW team during the Buff & Blue Challenge! Watch the last BBFC update video here go.gwu.edu/bbfc2023 . Give now and help get your favorite team across the finish line!  #BBFC23

141 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Cheer on for Men’s Soccer! #RaiseHigh


143 days ago by Zhenya Stein
​​​Your gift during the Buff & Blue Fund Challenge has a profound impact on GW and our student-athlete.

Watch the Buff & Blue Challenge update video to hear from Jen Montgomery, Director of Development for Athletics, on how you can help raise our athletic program higher. #BBFC23

go.gwu.edu/bbfc2023


143 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Women's Swimming and Diving Alumna and Athletics Advisory Council Chair Denise Dombay '88, Shares Why She Gives to GW Athletics.

144 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Women's Basketball Alumna Cami Tapias '18, Sharing Why She Gives Back to GW Athletics.

145 days ago by Zhenya Stein
The Buff & Blue Fund Challenge is still going strong!

Watch the sports center video update, featuring student-athlete Dara Reyblat, a junior on the Women’s Swiming & Diving team.  #BBFC23 

go.gwu.edu/bbfc2023 

148 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Cheer on for GW Lacrosse!

Help the team reach its goal. Every dollar raised supports our student-athletes with travel and nutrition costs, provides academic support, and helps them compete for championships. Go GW Lacrosse! 


148 days ago by Zhenya Stein
Why I Give to GW Athletics; Women's Soccer Alumni-Athlete Lea Ann Thurman '93

149 days ago by Zhenya Stein
BBFC is Live!

Bring home the win for your GW sports team. Make a gift in support of student-athletes.

150 days ago by Zhenya Stein

Donor Maps
CATEGORY 1: MOST DONORS 🙋‍♂️ Who is in the lead right now?
SportDonorsRaised ($)
Spirit Program5$150
Men's Swimming & Diving44$5,964
Women's Tennis36$3,245
Men's Golf11$5,885
Men's Soccer47$21,125
Softball94$10,710
Women's Cross Country & Track52$4,765
Women's Soccer63$36,023
Women's Basketball46$19,898
Men's Cross Country & Track48$4,315
Men's Basketball51$31,139
Women's Volleyball62$19,213
Women's Swimming & Diving63$9,953
Women's Gymnastics274$76,178
Men's Water Polo156$39,394
Baseball143$80,010
Women's Lacrosse126$15,369
Women's Rowing295$21,347
CATEGORY 2: MOST DOLLARS RAISED 💲Who is in the lead right now?
SportDonorsRaised ($)
Women's Cross Country & Track52$4,765
Women's Tennis36$3,245
Spirit Program5$150
Women's Volleyball62$19,213
Men's Golf11$5,885
Women's Swimming & Diving63$9,953
Men's Cross Country & Track48$4,315
Men's Soccer47$21,125
Men's Swimming & Diving44$5,964
Softball94$10,710
Men's Basketball51$31,139
Women's Soccer63$36,023
Women's Basketball46$19,898
Women's Gymnastics274$76,178
Men's Water Polo156$39,394
Baseball143$80,010
Women's Rowing295$21,347
Women's Lacrosse126$15,369
CATEGORY 3: MOST IMPROVED ON TOTAL DONORS FROM LAST YEAR 📈Who is in the lead right now?
SportDonorsRaised ($)%
Women's Cross Country & Track52$4,765208.0%
Men's Basketball51$31,139154.5%
Men's Soccer47$21,12590.4%
Men's Swimming & Diving44$5,964125.7%
Women's Swimming & Diving63$9,953116.7%
Men's Golf11$5,88555.0%
Women's Soccer63$36,023121.2%
Women's Basketball46$19,898164.3%
Women's Volleyball62$19,213200.0%
Men's Cross Country & Track48$4,315111.6%
Softball94$10,710254.1%
Women's Tennis36$3,245240.0%
Spirit Program5$150250.0%
Women's Rowing295$21,347295.0%
Women's Lacrosse126$15,369350.0%
Men's Water Polo156$39,39486.2%
Baseball143$80,01068.4%
Women's Gymnastics274$76,178148.9%
HIGHEST FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETE PARTICIPATION RATE👩‍🎓 See who is in the lead!
SportDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Women's Lacrosse27$2,15215417.5%
Women's Rowing39$4,8585397.2%
Women's Cross Country & Track9$3,0951297.0%
Women's Basketball10$6,4751885.3%
Women's Swimming & Diving16$4,6252486.5%
Men's Cross Country & Track19$2,19710218.6%
Baseball44$28,38238711.4%
Men's Swimming & Diving12$2,5551946.2%
Women's Soccer36$7,19828812.5%
Men's Soccer21$13,3752957.1%
Softball16$1,3809516.8%
Women's Volleyball27$6,47017415.5%
Women's Tennis6$6601573.8%
Men's Basketball12$20,0552375.1%
Men's Water Polo130$32,24816081.3%
Women's Gymnastics107$61,72515270.4%
Spirit Program1$202710.4%
Men's Golf3$1,8881502.0%
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Parent icon34%Family Members
Suitcase icon6%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon12%Friends
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Advocates

Denise Dombay photo
Gave $500 during a Challenge!
generated 130 clicks and 38 gifts, totaling $33,376
The Prentice Family photo
The Prentice Family
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 695 clicks and 117 gifts, totaling $10,942
Colleen McCaffrey photo
generated 698 clicks and 79 gifts, totaling $6,620
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Jack Edlow
Heart icon matched a total of $5,600
Chrissy Schoonmaker photo
generated 652 clicks and 46 gifts, totaling $3,900
Angela  Hatfield photo
generated 117 clicks and 17 gifts, totaling $1,010
Suzanne P. Dannheim, Class of 2020 photo
Suzanne P. Dannheim, Class of 2020
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
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Rotay Joelle
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Tyler Cavanaugh photo
Tyler Cavanaugh
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000