The Binghamton Fund for Watson College

115
Donors
115% of 100 Donor goal
$110,690
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorJohn Koch matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Faculty/Staff

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 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
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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 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
Gifts to The Binghamton Fund for Watson College contribute to...
EXCELERATOR
2,076 Donors - $760,305 Donated
106%
About

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰There is $75,000 available in challenge dollars for the Binghamton Fund for Watson College!

πŸ’š $200 will be matched for each of the first 100 donors who give to the Binghamton Fund for Watson College, from Jim '91 and Heather Bankoski, totaling $20,000

πŸŽ‚ When 40 donors are reached, Subhachandra Chandra, MS '95 and Nandita Dukkipati will give $40,000 in honor of Watson's 40th anniversary 

✨When 50 donors are reached (halfway to our donor goal of 100), Ken Goldblatt '87 will give $10,000 

πŸ™Œ When 100 donors are reached (our donor goal!), Jim '91 and Heather Bankoski will give an extra $5,000

Updates
Drum roll....πŸ₯

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 πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

52 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 πŸŽ‰

     $757,683 Dollars raised πŸ’š

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)

62 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Super goal βœ…

πŸ‘πŸ‘We've surpassed 1,946 donors! AMAZING! Let's see how much further we can go πŸŽ‰

63 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Challenge met βœ…

πŸ’šWe've surpassed 100 donors to the Binghamton Fund for Watson College! THANK YOU, Jim '91 and Heather Bankoski for your generous challenge support! 

There's still time to support the Binghamton Fund for Watson College. Let's see how far past 100 we can go.

63 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
πŸ“’ 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? ⏱

63 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
We're halfway there!

✨ We've surpassed 50 donors to the Binghamton Fund for Watson College, which means we’re halfway to our donor goal! THANK YOU, Ken Goldblatt '87 for your generous challenge support! Let’s keep the momentum going πŸš—

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Third Milestone Goal βœ…

πŸ™ŒWe'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!

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
This just in!

We’ve surpassed 40 donors! THANK YOU, Subhachandra Chandra, MS '95 and Nandita Dukkipati for your generous Challenge support in honor of Watson’s 40th Anniversary πŸŽ‚

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
Second Milestone Goal βœ…

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ 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!

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
First Milestone Goal βœ…

What’s our favorite color? Pantone 342πŸ’š And, we just surpassed 342 donors πŸ™Œ

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

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith
First Challenge met!

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

64 days ago by Caitlyn Smith

Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon31%Alumni
Parent icon27%Parents
Suitcase icon24%Faculty/Staff
Book icon12%Students
Friends icon1%Friends
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Advocates

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
Anonymous photo
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!
The Parents Leadership Council photo
The Parents Leadership Council
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000