A photo of students walking to class in the snow-covered quad of Lincoln Park campus. The caption reads: Blue Demon Challenge, February 23, 2017. Our day to make a difference!

February 23, 2017: Blue Demon Challenge!

The Blue Demon Challenge, now in its fourth year, is DePaul's one-day giving challenge. It's a day for alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends from all over the world to come together, give back and support DePaul.

Inspired by the challenge's past success, alumnus Rick Kash (LAS '68) will match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 if at least 750 members of the DePaul community make a gift. You can designate your gift to any area of the university that's important to you, while the matching gift will support need-based scholarships for first generation students. Thanks to Rick's generosity, every gift makes an even bigger impact on February 23!

The Details

  • Who: You! Along with the entire DePaul community.
  • What: The Blue Demon Challenge, DePaul's fourth annual day of giving.
  • Where: Right here! Also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • When: February 23, 2017
  • Why: To make a difference in the lives of DePaul students and at the university you love.
  • How: By scrolling down and filling out the form below.

How You Can Help

By making a gift to DePaul for the Blue Demon Challenge, you:

  • Offer the best education possible to as many students as possible.
  • Impact DePaul's national rankings.
  • Show your DePaul pride.
  • Join a tradition that impacts our campus, community and world in a positive way every day.

You Might Be Wondering…

Why should I give to DePaul?

The Blue Demon Challenge is your chance to support the things that make DePaul special. When you make your gift to academic programs, scholarships, athletics, student groups or whichever aspect of DePaul you care about most, you're doing more than making a gift to a university. You're helping students prepare to change the world.

Why today?

Because the entire DePaul community is coming together to see just how big an impact we can make in one day. If we can reach 750 donors today, we'll secure a dollar-for-dollar matching gift up to $100,000 from alumnus Rick Kash (LAS '68). During the Blue Demon Challenge, your gift is more important than ever!

How much should I give?

You don't have to make a big gift to make a big difference. No matter how much you choose to give, your participation in the Blue Demon Challenge is incredibly meaningful.

What am I actually supporting?

That's up to you! You can direct your gift to the area of DePaul you care about most: a specific scholarship or program, The DePaulia, athletics and more. The matching gift will support need-based scholarships for first generation students.

How can I make my gift?

Fill out the form below, choose where you'd like to direct your support and share your DePaul pride on social media when you're finished!

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