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Go Boldly, Vandals

Bold Vandals set up matches and challenges every year to help Vandal Giving Day be a success. These matches and challenges inspire friendly competition and help make Vandal Giving Day more fun for participants and help the University of Idaho extend our reach and impact.

Last year more than $200,000 in matches and challenges helped us have a record-breaking Vandal Giving Day — raising $819,662 in only 1,889 minutes! Give early and empower more Vandals to participate by setting up your bold gift today!

It’s Easy to Set Up Your Bold Vandal Match or Challenge

Gifts of $250 or more can become a match or challenge. You can have your name attached to the match/challenge and direct both it and additional gifts made from it to any fund on campus. These gifts can be a one-time gift or split up into monthly recurring gifts.

A match typically offers to donate a dollar for every dollar given to a specific fund, up to a specified amount. Here’s an example:

Joe Vandal will match every gift – dollar for dollar – to Access for All scholarships, up to $500.

A challenge unlocks when certain criteria are met, like so:

For every 5 gifts to Access for All scholarships, Joe Vandal will donate $100, up to $500.


When Access for All scholarships receives 20 gifts, Joe Vandal will donate $500.

See more examples of established matches and challenges below!

Contact Marie Duncan for questions and more information on how to set up your match or challenge prior to March 29.

Past Events

Vandal Promise Scholarships $75,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you to our anonymous donor and our generous supporters! Go Vandals!
25 / 25 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you to Kaitlin, Alex, Payton & LeAnn for being our early bird donors!
Vandal Scholarships Leaderboard Challenge
Hooray for scholarships! The top three scholarships that raise the greatest number gifts throughout Vandal Giving Day will receive $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize Vandal Scholarships Gifts
1 $1,000 Pi Beta Phi Guardian Angel Fund 134
2 $1,000 Vandal Scholarship Fund 106
3 $1,000 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 66
4 Gamma Phi Beta Presidents Fund 41
5 Vandal Promise Scholarships 29
Vandal Procrastinator $500 Challenge
Procrastinators, this one is for you! Holding out to the last minute may have paid off, literally. The last donor of Vandal Giving Day - ending April 3 at 5:29 p.m. (PT) earns $500 to support the fund of their choice, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
University of Idaho Foundation $30,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you, U of I Foundation and outstanding supporters!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Overnighter Challenge
We had a tie! The funds below will get the boost from the U I Foundation. CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment $500 Kootenai County 4-H $250 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) $250
Rank Prize Overnighter Program Challenge Gifts
1 $500 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 16
2 $500 Kootenai County 4-H 9
3 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 9
4 National Model UN - Martin Institute 7
5 Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications 5
Brave. Bold. Furry Friends Challenge
Thanks to our Brave. Bold. Furry Friends Challenge winners!