Throughout the day, participate in fun challenges that make your gift go even further. Compete to help your group claim the top spot on the Peer Challenge Leaderboard (below).
Peer Challenges can be centered around anything your chapter, your school, your newsroom, your friends/family or anything in between and the creativity is all up to you. Have fun with it!
Peer Challenge Leaderboard
|ENCOURAGE||23||$ 1900||When 20 gifts are contributed to the Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) Foundation, the supporting foundation of SPJ, the board members of the SDX Foundation will contribute $4,800.|
|BACKFREEDOMS||23||$ 1250||Anyone who donates at least $20 will get a super awesome SPJ/SDX First Amendment T-shirt that is about to go to press. On the front: "I back the First Amendment." On the back: the First Amendment, complete with five magnificent freedoms.|
|THUNDERSTRUCK||17||$ 1215||If we receive $1,000 for the First Amendment Forever Fund, Dave Cuillier will dance to AC/DC's Thunderstruck at EIJ17 and Dave will match 1:1 the first $1,000 in donations. "We are thunderstruck at what is happening to press freedom today, and must do something about it!" -Dave Cuillier|
|TERRYHARPER||15||$ 2156.17||In memory of former SPJ Executive Director Terry Harper, his family (Lee Ann, the boys, and Terry's parents) will match up to $600 in contributions to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and the Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund. In honor of Terry's birthday, April 30, please join us in raising a glass of Maker's Mark.|
|FLORIDA||14||$ 650||SPJ Florida will match 1:1 the first $250 in donations from Florida journalists and supporters of journalism. SPJ Florida challenges other chapters to do the same.|
|PIEFACE||14||$ 530||The Robyn Sekula "Pie Face Challenge" |
- Minimum donation is $10.
- If $500 is contributed, Robyn will take a pie in the face, thrown by her children.
- If $1,000 is contributed, Robyn will take a pie in the face on Facebook Live.
- If someone gives $100 or more, they can throw the pie if they're willing to be at her house on April 28.
- Pie event set for Friday, April 28, high noon.
|PENNIESFROMPROFS||6||$ 425||Patti Newberry offers a PenniesFromProfs campaign for all the academics in SPJ. Patti will collect change from her colleagues and students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a match of up to $100. She challenges fellow journalism profs in SPJ to do the same.|
|POLITICS||5||$ 560||Anyone who donates to this challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of "These Are My Friends on Politics", a book written by SPJ webmaster Billy O'Keefe.|
|OCOTILLO||4||$ 550||For a $100 donation, you will receive an autographed copy of the upcoming CD by Ocotillo, the instrumental duo of SDX President Robert Leger (mandolin and classical guitar) and his wife Cindy (cello).|
|UMDSPJ||4||$ 112||The University of Maryland Society of Professional Journalists challenges all student chapters to match our chapter's donation of $50....but less is okay, too! Just as long as you take part in SPJ's Giving Day!|
|SILENTMAC||2||$ 150||Mac McKerral donate $100 and will not speak at the September board meeting if 20 SPJ/SDX Board Members donate to this challenge.|
|LETSGETSTEVE||2||$ 1550||I challenge former SPJ and SDX president Steve Geimann to either contribute $100 or share a live video of him with a Beefeater singing "God Save the Queen."|
|PENNIESFROMPROFSJCU||0||$ 0||Joining Patti's Pennies from Profs challenge at John Carroll University.|
Thank you to all of our generous donors!
|SPJ Florida Match|
|Ed and Joan Harper|
|Lee Ann, Dale and Jace Harper|
|Steve Geimann||$ 1500|
|Howard Dubin||$ 1000|
|Fred Brown||$ 1000|
|Ruth Ann Harnisch||$ 1000|
|David Cuillier||$ 1000|
|Irwin Gratz||$ 650|
|Alex Jones||$ 500|
|Tom Hallman Jr.||$ 500|
|Suzanne Marie Richey||$ 500|
|Lee Ann, Dale and Jace Harper||$ 500|
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Special thank you to all of our volunteers
Day of Giving AmbassadorsSonny Albarado @salbarado
Rebecca Baker @RBakerNY
April Bethea @Aprilbethea
Emily Bloch @emdrums
Katie-Leigh Corder @kvcorder
David Cuillier @DavidCuillier
Elizabeth Donald @BNDedonald
Holly Fisher @hollyannfisher
Joel "Joe-boy" Lambright, Jr. @corriganJoel
Robert Leger @RobertLeger
Paola Marizán @pmarizan
Dana Neuts @SPJDana
Patti Newberry @pattinewberry
Joseph Radske @jradske
Victoria Reitano @vixinthecity
Robyn Davis Sekula @itsRobynwithay
Kevin Z. Smith @ethicsmith
Sam Stewart @samsends
Brandon Szuminsky @szuminsky
Chris Vaccaro @ChrisVaccaro
Lynn Walsh @LWalsh