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Give to the Max Day 2015

Celebrating a new record of $515,000 raised!

Thank you for supporting the U of M on Nov. 12—Give to the Max Day, Minnesota's annual online giving extravaganza! The day was a huge success and thanks to more than 2,000 gifts, we set a new U record raising more than $515,000 for U of M causes. On behalf of the more than 60 programs at the U that benefited, thank you. If you did not have the chance to be part of this record setting day, you can still make a donation now. Thank you again for your continued support!

2015 prize awards

As part of the U's Give to the Max Day efforts this year, U causes were eligible a $50,000 prize pack based on U of M giving through our website or crowdfunding platform. Below is a list of prize recipients.

Grand prizes

Prizes were based on most dollars raised through the U online giving website and crowdfunding website combined. Matching dollars are not included. Gifts through GiveMN.org and offline gifts were not eligible.

1st place $12,500: Carlson School of Management 

2nd place $7,000: Golden Gopher Fund 

3rd place $5,000: College of Liberal Arts 

4th place $3,000: Bell Museum of Natural History 

Bonus $2,500: The Carlson School of Management wins the bonus prize for the most donors.

All-day prizes

9 a.m. prize: The U's Lisa Rosenthal Fund for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research won an extra $3,000, thanks to a gift from Deborah C. from College Park, M.D.

10 a.m. prize: The U's Master Naturalist fund won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Janna in St. Paul, Minn.

11 a.m. prize: The UMD School of Fine Arts won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Jennifer N. in Savage, Minn.

Noon prize: The Carlson School of Management won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Kendell P. in Plymouth, Minn.

1 p.m. prize: Golden Gopher Fund won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Jason W. in Hudson, Wis.

2 p.m. prize:  The U's Lisa Rosenthal Fund for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Rich B. and Mary C. in Chevy Chase, M.D.

3 p.m. prize: The Zachary Neurofibromatosis Research fund won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Eric B. in Washington, D.C.

4 p.m. prize: The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) fund won an extra $1,000, thanks to a gift from Kit B. in Minneapolis, Minn.

8 p.m. prize: The Carlson School of Management won an extra $3,000, thanks to a gift from Gregory M. in Woodbury, Minn.

Late-night prize: The University Youth Programs Scholarship Fund won an extra $3,000, thanks to a gift from Brian A. in Mendota Heights, Minn.

Social media prizes

$2,000: The Weisman Art Museum

$2,000: Northrop

For questions, please contact Robyn White.