It’s the final two months of Campaign Thunderbird and in the spirit of the friendly rivalry that is built during Foundations, we thought we’d make things fun – with a global fundraising competition, a winner and prizes!
Join us today as we kick of Thunderbird’s first ever Global Giving Competition.
The winning team will be featured in the Fall edition of Thunderbird magazine and will see their names published. They will also receive a personal thank you letter from President Dr. Cabrera and will be recognized during the 11-11-11 Global Celebration. Two runner up teams will be recognized in summary form.
Here’s how it works: In order to make a balanced competition, we’ve divided all T-bird alumni into 42 teams based on geographic location and number of alumni living in the area. Some teams are composed of a grouping of countries or U.S. states, while other teams are composed of only one country or U.S. state.
Here’s how to win: Your regional team must have the highest percentage of alumni who have made a gift to Thunderbird this fiscal year (07/01/10 -06/30/11). Note: We’re not measuring dollars raised!We’re only measuring the number of alumni in your area who have participated by giving a gift. Help your team win by re-tweeting contest updates, getting together at First Tuesdays, posting messages to your Facebook page and motivating T-birds in your area to make a gift to Thunderbird. Ultimately it’s about making Thunderbird an even better school.
We’ll be reaching out and connecting Alumni chapter leaders individually for each of the 42 teams, and we encourage collaboration! Each week, we will update the alumni community on the status of the contest, which ends June 30, 2011.
Good luck T-birds and stay tuned! We will be announcing the current numbers each week.
Questions? e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Current teams and percentages for April 18-22
Africa & Middle East 10.4%
South Korea 9.3%
China & Hong Kong 16.2%
Inda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh 10.9%
Southeast Asia 12.3%
Oceana, Indonesia, Malaysia 6.6%
Northern Europe 12.9%
Central Europe 13.6%
Eastern Europe, Russia & Mongolia 9.8%
Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador 12.2%
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay 13.2%
Peru, Bolivia, Suriname 13.5%
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming 9.1%
Washington State 11.6%
Nevada, Utah, New Mexico 9.5%
North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas 10.2%
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri 8.6%
Indiana, Michigan 11.1%
Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia 9.6%
Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut 11.0%
New Jersey 11.4%
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine 10.7%
Washington D.C 7.9%
North Carolina and South Carolina 9.3%
New York 10.3%
Central America 10.3%
Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Alaska 10.4%