EXCELERATOR

2,076
Donors
106% of 1,946 Donor goal
$760,305
Donated
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The Binghamton Fund for the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA)
116% 58 Donorsfunded$24,067 Donated
The Binghamton Fund for the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
112% 56 Donorsfunded$14,285 Donated
The Binghamton Fund for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
106% 80 Donorsfunded$15,667 Donated

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An Anonymous DonorMike Needle '81 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

An Anonymous DonorThe Alumni Association Board of Directors matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes between 2014 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorJohn Koch matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorJay '74 and Jeanne Benet matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for Harpur College of Arts & Sciences

An Anonymous DonorTony Kornheiser '70, LittD '17 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for Athletics

An Anonymous DonorJim Wilcox '74 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

An Anonymous DonorJim Wilcox '74 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the Libraries

An Anonymous DonorDaniel Damon '88 and Rebecca Guilbert '90 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the School of Management

An Anonymous DonorGavin Gallagher '89 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An Anonymous DonorJay Walder ’80 and Susan Cummings-Walder ’81 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for Student Life

An Anonymous DonorAnita '86 and Randy '87 Borkenstein matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the College of Community and Public Affairs

An Anonymous DonorJim '91 and Heather Bankoski matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for Binghamton Fund for the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

An Anonymous DonorThe Parents Leadership Council matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorStuart Koenig '73 and Bonnie Fox matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorDr. Bai Lee and Dr. Jung Yum matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Binghamton Fund for Opportunity Scholarships
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An Anonymous DonorMike Needle '81 gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

An Anonymous DonorJim Wilcox '74 and Patricia '65, LHD '19 and Paul Saunders gave $10,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for Athletics

An Anonymous DonorBrian Zakrocki ’99 gave $10,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for the School of Management

An Anonymous DonorKen Goldblatt '87 gave $10,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

An Anonymous DonorGerald '76, MBA '84 and Kristine Putman gave $10,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for Athletics

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $25,000 because 300 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for Harpur College of Arts & Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAndrew '86 and Marie-Christine Bonzani gave $25,000 because 175 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for Harpur College of Arts & Sciences

An Anonymous DonorJim '91 and Heather Bankoski gave $30,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

An Anonymous DonorPresident Harvey Stenger gave $34,200 because 342 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorSubhachandra Chandra, MS '95 and Nandita Dukkipati gave $40,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for Binghamton Fund for the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

An Anonymous DonorGeraldine Knoll MacDonald '68, MS '73, LittD '17 gave $60,700 because 607 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorHoward Unger '82, LHD '19 gave $100,000 because 1000 donors gave
About

The overall goal is for 1,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends to make a gift April 17-18, 2024 during the 1,946 minutes of the Binghamton Fund EXCELERATOR Challenge in the final year of Binghamton's EXCELERATE Campaign.

Milestone Challenges
Account Challenges
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Be an Advocate
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Drum roll....🥁

The final numbers are in!

Total Donors: 2,076

Total Dollars: $760,305

THANK YOU to everyone who made the Binghamton Fund EXCELERATOR Challenge a resounding success 💚💚💚💚

21 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Over 2,000 donors! 🤩

Hooray! Together, we surpassed our goal of 1,000 donors AND our super goal of 1,946 donors. In fact, we more than doubled our original goal! ✨

Preliminary results:

      2,043 Donors 🎉

     $757,683 Dollars raised 💚

On campus, we are busy making sure every last gift is counted and we will update you with the final numbers as soon as possible.

In the meantime, because we love it so much, here is the leaked phone call with President Stenger and Stephanie Courtney '92: 

LEAKED Phone Call - BinghamtonU President & Stephanie Courtney (Flo from Progressive) (youtube.com)

32 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Super goal ✅

👏👏We've surpassed 1,946 donors! AMAZING! Let's see how much further we can go 🎉

32 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
📢 NEW donor goal!

Wow! Things did not slow down overnight. As of 8 a.m., 1,275 donors have given through the EXCELERATOR challenge.

Let’s take this for a spin – can we reach 1,946 donors in 1,946 minutes? ⏱

33 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Third Milestone Goal ✅

🙌We've surpassed 1,000 donors! THANK YOU, Howard Unger '82 LHD '19, for your generous challenge support! 

There's still time to support the Binghamton Fund. Let's see how far past 1,000 we can go!

33 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Second Milestone Goal ✅

🎉🎉 We've surpassed 607 donors! THANK YOU, Geraldine Knoll MacDonald '68, MS '73, LittD '17, for your generous challenge support! 

Now, we're in the final stretch to 1,000. We've got this!

34 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
First Milestone Goal ✅

What’s our favorite color? Pantone 342💚 And, we just surpassed 342 donors 🙌

THANK YOU, President Harvey Stenger for your generous challenge support!⭐ 

34 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
First Challenge met!

In less than 1-hour we met the Faculty/Staff Challenge🎉🎉🎉THANK YOU, John Koch for your generous challenge support! AMAZING! Let’s keep it going.

34 days ago by Caitlyn Smith

Constituencies
ConstituencyDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Students436$6,296342127.5%
Parents449$59,421342131.3%
Faculty/Staff348$74,783275126.5%
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Gradhat icon34%Alumni
Book icon20%Students
Parent icon19%Parents
Suitcase icon15%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon6%Friends
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Howard Unger '82, LHD '19 photo
Howard Unger '82, LHD '19
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Geraldine Knoll MacDonald '68, MS '73, LittD '17 photo
Geraldine Knoll MacDonald '68, MS '73, LittD '17
Gave $60,700 during a Challenge!
Subhachandra Chandra, MS '95 and Nandita Dukkipati photo
Subhachandra Chandra, MS '95 and Nandita Dukkipati
Gave $40,000 during a Challenge!
President Harvey Stenger photo
President Harvey Stenger
Gave $34,200 during a Challenge!
Jim '91 and Heather Bankoski photo
Jim '91 and Heather Bankoski
Gave $30,000 during a Challenge!
Dr. Bai Lee and Dr. Jung Yum photo
Dr. Bai Lee and Dr. Jung Yum
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Anonymous
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Stuart Koenig '73 and Bonnie Fox photo
Stuart Koenig '73 and Bonnie Fox
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Andrew '86 and Marie-Christine Bonzani photo
Andrew '86 and Marie-Christine Bonzani
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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The Parents Leadership Council
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000