A Knight's Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

What is my qualifying gift?

I played multiple sports. Does my gift count for each sport?

How do I volunteer to help?

Why are the track teams combined?

How can a gift to The Fund for Geneseo support the team I care about? Why not just give my $20 to my team?

When does the A Knight's Challenge end?

Can parents participate?

 

 

 

What is my qualifying gift?

In the fall, all alumni-athletes received a letter explaining his/her qualifying gift based on donations made to Geneseo last year and this year. That letter explains your qualifying gift based on donations made to Geneseo previous to the mailing date of the letter. Learn more about qualifying gifts.

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I played multiple sports. Does my gift count for each sport?

Yes. If you played basketball and soccer, your qualifying gift counts as participation for and supports both teams.

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How do I volunteer to help?

If you would like to volunteer to contact your teammates to help spread the word and solicit support, please contact Gina Scalise at (585) 245-5492 or scalise@geneseo.edu. Volunteers contact their former teammates and encourage them to participate. Alumni volunteers will play a key role in determining which teams win the challenge. And volunteering is a great way to reconnect with former teammates and friends!

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Why are the track teams combined?

The track coaches and the athletics department made the decision to have the indoor and spring track teams compete as one team because of a substantial overlap in team members.

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How can an unrestricted gift to Geneseo support the team I care about? Why not just give my $20 to my team?

A Knight's Challenge provides alumni-athletes the opportunity to multiply the power of their gift. By participating and making a qualifying unrestricted gift - you can leverage a gift of $20, $30, $40 or even $750, into a larger award of $6,000, $4,500 $3,500 or $1,000.

Unrestricted gifts to Geneseo benefits ALL students on campus, including student-athletes. These gifts provide support where need is greatest - funding athletics, leadership training, scholarships, research, global studies and departmental initiatives.

The sponsors of the challenge hope that A Knight's Challenge will help to build a tradition of repeatable annual giving at Geneseo.

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When does the A Knight's Challenge end?

Qualifying gifts to A Knight's Challenge must be received before the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2014.

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Can parents participate?

Gifts from parents do not count towards the challenge. However, parent gifts to Geneseo offer critical support for the College. If you are an alumni-parent who played a sport - your gift DOES count toward the challenge - and makes twice the difference!

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Visit the RAA Online Giving Page to join A Knight's Challenge and make a gift today!