Challenges


The Challenge Fund

All Causes

For each distinct donor that makes a gift to a cause, that cause will earn a share of the $250,000 Challenge Fund! All groups are eligible to receive a portion of this fund, and any other challenges your cause qualifies for are additive.


Referral Link Challenge

All Notre Dame Day Donors

When you make a gift on Notre Dame Day, you'll receive a unique referral link in your gift confirmation email. Share this unique referral link with friends and family and encourage them to make a gift towards a cause that matters to them. Every member of the Notre Dame family who refers five or more people with their unique referral link to make their first gift on Notre Dame Day will be entered into a raffle to win their choice of one of these three prizes:

  • Two premium tickets to a Notre Dame football home game of your choosing during the 2021 season
  • 4 tickets to any Notre Dame Athletic event (excluding football) 
  • $100 gift card to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

For Current Notre Dame Students

The current Notre Dame student with the most Notre Dame Day gifts from their unique referral link will win $250 for a cause of their choice and a $250 gift card to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore for themselves.

Additionally, any current Notre Dame student that generates ten or more Notre Dame Day gifts from their unique referral link will be entered into a raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.


We Are All ND Challenge

Diversity- and Culture-Focused Causes

Through this challenge, we will recognize and reward the efforts of diversity- and culture-focused student causes identified by SAO, awarding the 25 causes with the greatest percentage increase in donors from Notre Dame Day 2020 with an additional $1,000.

Your cause must receive a minimum of 20 donors in 2021 to be eligible to win.


ND 100 Challenge

Top 100 Causes from Notre Dame Day 2020

The 100 highest-ranked causes from Notre Dame Day 2020 are placed in one of six divisions and compete for additional funds in this special challenge pool. The causes within each division that receive the highest percentage increase of donors from 2020 to 2021 will earn bonus funding! In order to be eligible for the prize dollars, you must increase the number of unique donors to your cause over 2020's Notre Dame Day results. If you are the only cause in your division to beat your 2020 donor count, your cause will receive all available prizes for your division. If only two causes in your division are eligible, the two groups will split the third-place winnings.

*NDAA Regional Clubs involved in the 1842 Challenge are not eligible for the ND100 Challenge.


Biggest Movers

All Causes Outside of the Top 100

The 100 causes outside of the ND 100 with the largest percentage growth in donors over Notre Dame Day 2020 will win $1,000 each!

Your cause must receive a minimum of 20 donors in 2021 to be eligible to win.


1842 Challenge

Notre Dame Regional Clubs

Notre Dame regional clubs, broken into seven categories by size, compete to earn an additional $1,842 for their cause! The clubs that receive the most unique donors throughout Notre Dame Day within each size category are declared the winners!


Hourly Challenges

All Causes

Causes within the same category can compete for additional funds every hour. The cause that receives the most gifts during their 60-minute challenge window will win an extra $150 for their cause!

Day
Hour
Category
Prize
Winner
Sunday, April 18, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM NDAA Clubs (Size F) $150 ND Club of Emerald Coast
8 PM - 9 PM NDAA Clubs (Size E) $150 ND Club of McLean County
9 PM - 10 PM NDAA Clubs (Size D) $150 ND Club of Greensburg / Uniontown
10 PM - 11 PM We Are All ND Causes $150 Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA)
11 PM - Midnight All $150 Ultimate Frisbee Club of Notre Dame
Monday, April 19, 2021 9AM - 10AM Athletics $150 Cheerleading
10 AM - 11 AM Student Groups $150 The Blue and Gold Project
11 AM - 12 PM Club Sports $150 Ultimate Frisbee Club of Notre Dame
12 PM - 1 PM Centers and Institutes $150 Nanovic Institute for European Studies
1 PM - 2 PM ND in the Community $150 Right to Life
2 PM - 3 PM Academy $150 Sacred Music
3 PM - 4 PM Graduate School $150 Tie: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Student Org and MBA Military Veterans Club
4 PM - 5 PM NDAA Clubs (Size C) $150 ND Club of Central New York
5 PM - 6 PM NDAA Clubs (Size B) $150 ND Club of Aurora / Fox Valley
6 PM - 7 PM Special Interests $150 Financial Aid
7 PM - 8 PM NDAA Clubs (Size A) $150 ND Club of Lake County
8 PM - 9 PM ND in the Community $150 Robinson Community Learning Center
9 PM - 10 PM NDAA Club (Size AA) $150 ND Club of Cincinnati
10 PM - 11 PM Residence Halls $150 Duncan Hall
11 PM - Midnight All $150 Club Water Polo Team, Women's