While the Founders Day Challenge has come to a close, you can still support Rensselaer students! Visit giving.rpi.edu to learn more and to make your gift today.
24 for 1824 Giving Day: Founders Day Challenge

Thank You!
We are truly grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and participation. We are thrilled to report that we surpassed our goal of 500 gifts – thanks to your help!

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Barbara and Michael Halat ’73, Ph.D. As a result of their continued partnership and challenge for the event, we were able to secure $100,000 for scholarship by reaching our overall goal – bringing the total amount raised so far to $184,914 from 519 gifts!

Your donations from this event are critical to our ongoing efforts in contributing to the success of current and future generations of students.

And in case you weren’t able to order your Founders Day gear, you have a few more hours! The Founders Day Pop-Up Shop will close at midnight on November 8. Due to the popularity of our special commemorative merch, supplies are limited. And, for every purchase, $5 will go directly to support students through the Annual Fund.

We deeply appreciate everyone’s support, enthusiasm, and commitment to the Rensselaer community. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on June 28, 2022 for 2Rπ Day!

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Rank State Gifts
1 NY 59
2 NJ 27
3 CA 23
Barbara and Michael Halat ’73, Ph.D. Founders Day Challenge
Barbara and Mike believe in the importance of student scholarship and the mission of Rensselaer, and have issued a challenge: they will make a gift of $100,000 in support of student scholarship if we reach our overall goal of 500 donations from the Rensselaer community within 24 hours.
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