Events

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Past Events


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Red Jacket Challenge
New Young Alumni Challenge Issued by President Mearns. Jo Ann Gora will donate her famous red leather jacket if Young Alumni give $500 or more from now until Midnight. For gifts from Young alum to count, please mark 'Young Alumni' under the' Ball State Affiliation' field on the donation form.
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$3,000
Unlock $3,000 for Student Emergency Aid
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts (beating last year's total number of gifts), $3,000 will be unlocked for Student Emergency Aid!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight will receive $8,000, $4,000 and $2,000 in challenge funds respectively.
Rank Prize Academic Department Gifts
1 $8,000 Theatre & Dance 1,500
2 $4,000 Communication Studies 463
3 $2,000 School of Music 315
4 Modern Languages & Classics 230
5 Miller Business Honors Program 217
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Cardinals Help Cardinals
History has proven that Cardinals help Cardinals. Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook @BallStateFoundation. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states have been given! $20,000 was unlocked from the Alumni Council.
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Noon Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department, Unit, or Team Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 377
2 Athletics 329
3 The Ball State Fund 161
4 Student Scholarships 109
5 College of Architecture & Planning 102
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Most Donors Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 Athletics 888
3 Indiana Academy 261
4 School of Music 191
5 College of Architecture & Planning 187
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Top 5 Donor Challenge
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 $1,000 Athletics 888
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 261
4 $1,000 School of Music 191
5 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning 187
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Alumni Ambassador Challenge
The academic unit with the most verified alumni ambassadors receives $1,000.
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Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever! The five areas with the most donors between 8pm-11pm will each receive $1,000 for their area!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 323
2 $1,000 Athletics 169
3 $1,000 Miller Business Honors Program 81
4 $1,000 Indiana Academy 62
5 $1,000 Spectrum 61
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$1,000
Bowen Center Challenge
The Bowen Center will receive a $1,000 gift from board of director Matt Smith upon 25 gifts being made to the center on One Ball State Day.
25 / 25 Gifts
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Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will each give $500, totaling $1,000.
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Enrollment & Planning Management Employee Challenge
VP of Enrollment and Planning Mgmt Paula Luff will match EPM employee gifts up to $1,000. If 100% of EPM employees give, the VP will donate an additional $1,000 to the student emergency aid fund.
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General Counsel Challenge
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500!
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$3,000
6,323 Gifts Unlocks $3,000 for the Multicultural Center
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts, $3,000 will be unlocked for the new Multicultural Center!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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5 Hours, 5 Areas, $1,000 Each
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7pm-Midnight will each receive $1,000!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $30,956.02
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $17,061.74
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $9,981.41
4 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning $4,541.68
5 $1,000 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $4,046.26
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College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the most gifts by midnight April 6 will receive $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.
Rank Prize Colleges Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Fine Arts 1,899
2 $2,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 1,292
3 $1,000 Teachers College 952
4 College of Sciences and Humanities 876
5 Miller College of Business 467
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The First 5 Academic Areas to Receive a Gift get $500
The first 5 Academic areas to receive a gift: Miller Business Honors Program Early Childhood, Youth, & Family Studies Communication Studies Theatre & Dance College of Health
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International Alumni Challenge
Hannah Weakley was the first international alum to make a gift all the way from Japan! She designated her gift to Theatre & Dance.
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Five Lucky Donors
Supporting the most urgent needs of our students is vital across campus! From 8am-11am, five donors will be selected at random to choose which five funds will each receive $1,000.
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The Last Hour
We stand together as Cardinals. Give during the last hour of One Ball State Day and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate $1,000 to the academic department of your choice.
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Selfie & Share Cutout Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 6. This total gift of up to $1,000 will benefit the Teacher-Scholar program, which provides undergraduates the opportunity to be engaged in research or a creative project with a mentor.
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Marketing & Communications Employee Challenge
Vice President of University Marketing & Communications, Kathy Wolf will give an additional $500 if 100% of her team makes a gift on One Ball State Day.
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Dean Maureen McCarthy Challenge
Dean McCarthy will give $500 to the College of Sciences & Humanities department with the most unique number donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 English 80
2 Geography 72
3 History 56
4 Modern Languages & Classics 42
5 Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
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Dean Ferguson Social Media Challenge
Dean Dave Ferguson will make a $20 gift to CAP when a faculty, staff, or student takes their picture with his Dean cutout and shares it on social media with #OneBallState! *Up to 500*
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IT Employee Challenge
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT Division employees up to $500!
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