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Thank You!

THANK YOU to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for your support on 2Rπ Giving Day yesterday! We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support and participation from our community – whether you are alumni, family, faculty, staff, student, or friend. We are excited to share the news that we have exceeded our goal of 628 gifts – 766 to be exact – and raised more than $230,000! Together, you have truly made a difference for current and future generations of students.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to our generous supporters who provided matches and challenges for the day, including Trustee Paula Simon ’68, Lou Bellardo ’67, Jeremy Blackthorne ’15G, Diane Ozovek Howard ’82, and Nick Pinchuk ’68.

A big shout out to members of fraternities and sororities who supported the festivities through their participation, establishment, and promotion of Chapter Support Funds – including Sigma Phi Epsilon for their SigEp Chapter 2Rπ Challenge and Zeta Psi – to encourage donor participation and philanthropy on 2Rπ Giving Day.

As we “close the books” on this year’s festivities, we will be announcing the winners from yesterday’s competitions and challenges in the coming days, with final winners posted on our website. Please stay tuned for our final wrap-up in an upcoming alumni newsletter.

And – don’t miss your last chance to check out the Rπ Pop-Up Shop! There are less than two days left to visit the Rπ Pop-Up Shop and purchase limited-edition Rπ gear from our online merchandise shop.

For every purchase you make, $5 will go directly to support Rensselaer students through the Annual Fund. The shop officially closes at midnight on June 30 – so be sure to check it out before it’s gone!

Thank you again for your commitment to RPI!

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Turn Your State or Country RPi Red by Making a Gift!
Rank State Gifts
1 NY 69
2 MA 25
3 NJ 19
Digits of Pi Challenge
If we reach 314 gifts, $25,000 will be unlocked for the Rensselaer Annual Fund (area of greatest need), thanks to an anonymous challenger.
314 / 314 Gifts
Paula Simon ’68 2Rπ Day Match
Longtime giving day supporter Paula Simon ’68 will match all gifts to the area of greatest need and the school annual funds, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Lou Bellardo ’67 Power Half Hour
If 31 donors make a gift between 11 and 11:31 a.m. EDT, $3,100 will be unlocked for the Annual Fund, courtesy of Annual Giving Leadership Council member and Pi Day enthusiast Lou Bellardo ’67!
31 / 31 Gifts
Nick Pinchuk ’68 “Double Your Impact” Donor Challenge
If we reach our goal of 628 gifts total, $25,000 will be unlocked for the area of greatest need, thanks to longtime giving day donor Nick Pinchuk ’68.
628 / 628 Gifts
Diane Ozovek Howard ’82 Annual Fund Match
Anyone who makes a gift to the Rensselaer Annual Fund from 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. EDT will be matched up to $5,000, courtesy of Diane Ozovek Howard ’82, Chair, Annual Giving Leadership Council.
$5,000 MATCHED
Rensselaer Parent Match
Any current Rensselaer parent who makes a gift to the Rensselaer Annual Fund (area of greatest need) on 2Rπ Day will have their gift matched, up to $5,000, thanks to an anonymous donor.
$5,000 MATCHED
SigEp Chapter 2Rπ Challenge
If we reach our goal of 38 gifts to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter Support Fund, an additional $5,000 will be unlocked, thanks to the Alumni and Volunteer Corporation (AVC).
38 / 38 Gifts
2Rπ RPISEC Giving Day Match
In honor of 2Rπ Day, Jeremy Blackthorne ’15G, will match any gift up to $2,500 in support of the new RPISEC Excellence Fund that will provide resources for those interested in exploring the world of computer security.
$2,500 MATCHED
Who supports 2Rπ Day?
Check back throughout the day to see which group has the most 2Rπ Day donors!
Please choose your affiliation(s) with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumnus or Alumna 592
2 Parent of a Current Student 47
3 Parent of a Former Student 43
4 Faculty or Staff Member 32
5 Friend 22
6 Current Student 20
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