Match Day 2022
Match Day "Paws Across America" is Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Match Day is your once-a-year opportunity to ensure that your generous gift reaches its full potential!
The Thiel College community is spending the day at the Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol ’71 Stamm Track & Field Complex, featuring the Coach Jack Leipheimer ’74 Field, and the Col. Charles “Bud” Manes ’58 Track, to walk towards our goal of 2,700 miles, to spread our Tomcat paws across America! Join in the madness with us and donate on Feb. 24, we may even unlock some special videos along the way!
Total Donors: 579
Total Miles Walked (Pre-Match Day and day-of): 2,752
Total Funds Raised: $283,000
2,700 Mile Goal
2,752 Mile Count
Help us spread our Tomcat Paws Across America! We need the help of the entire Thiel community to help us collectively walk 2,700 miles (The distance from NYC to LA via Greenville, PA). Pledge your Match Day miles here and donate using the button above. If the Thiel community reaches this mileage goal, we will unlock a generous $10,000 gift! Once our mileage goal is reached, we'll unlock a special video featuring Thiel Tomcat coaches and athletes competing in a unique way for Match Day.
575 Donor Goal
579 Donor Count
Help us reach our 575 donor goal (Match Day record) to release an extremely generous gift of $10,000! As a special prize for reaching our donor goal, a video will unlock highlighting an alternate form of transportation in order for Tommy Tomcat to participate in Match Day.
We know our Greeks love to compete against each other. If 150 Greeks donate to this challenge, we will unlock an additional $20,000 gift! We'll also unlock a special video featuring Thiel Greek life in a food eating contest. As an additional prize, the winning Greek organization will earn extra points for the upcoming Greek Week!
Delta Sigma Phi: 27
Kappa Sigma: 16
Phi Theta Phi: 39
Sigma Phi Epsilon: 77
Alpha Xi Delta: 28
Chi Omega: 24
Sigma Kappa: 40
Zeta Tau Alpha: 55
Alpha Chi Rho: 13
Lambda Chi Alpha: 3
Alpha Gamma Delta: 42
Calling all Chi-O's! If 55 Chi Omega alumni or current students donate, a generous alumna has pledged to make a gift of an additional $550!
Calling all Zeta's! A generous alumna has pledged to donate $100 for each Zeta Tau Alpha sister who gives on Match Day up to 30 donors!
First-time Donor Challenge
First-time donors have the opportunity to make big impact in 2022. Gifts from first-time donors will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $2,500!
"Welcome Back" Challenge
For all donors who have given to the Thiel Fund in the past but did not participate in Match Day last year, this is the challenge for you! If 25 "welcome back" donors contribute on Match Day, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked!
Are you a Tomcat athlete? We know competition is important to you. If 25 athletes donate to this affinity challenge, a generous alum will give an additional $1,000!
Has Professor David Miller '61, H'20 taught one of your classes? (Probably, he taught here for 57 years!) If 80 former business students donate to this challenge, a generous alum will donate an additional $1,000!
Professor Witosky Challenge
Thiel College business alumni have their work cut out for them with another challenge! Professor Gary Witosky ’79 challenges that for every gift given by a former student, he will match it with an additional gift of $25.
Dr. Robert C. Olson ’60, H’09 Endowed Chair Challenge
Generous donors who give to this challenge to support the Dr. Robert C. Olson ’60, H’09 Endowed Chair will have their donation matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 by Thiel College Member of the Board of Trustees Mike Zawoysky ’79!
Education Fund Challenge
All donations made to this challenge go directly to the Walter and Dolores Barr Education Fund which is a scholarship for Thiel College education majors. Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Thiel Players Alumni
Professor Emeritus William Robinson, Ph.D., will match theater alumni gifts dollar-for-dollar up to the first $1,000 to support the Thiel Players.
Thiel alumni who were involved in the equestrian program are encouraged to spread your paws (or hooves) across America! If 20 equestrian alumni donate to this challenge it will unlock an additional $1,500! Fun fact: Horses can be used to help with our mileage goal.
Golf Alumni Challenge
If you were a Tomcat golfer, this is the challenge for you. If 25 golf alumni donate, coach Dan McMillen ’86 will give an additional $2,000! It's a hole in one! (Sorry, we had to.)
The Thiel College campus community is committed to spreading its Paws Across America, too. If 75 faculty and staff members donate to this challenge, your contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Wellness Committee Employee Challenge:
The Thiel College Wellness Committee is offering a $50 gift card to a local business for the employee with the most laps recorded during Match Day. Also, they will do a random drawing for all participating employees for the chance to win a $25 gift card!