The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and ACUI Campus Challenge:

To raise funds toward its mission of saving children’s lives worldwide, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF partnered with ACUI and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF for a fundraising challenge on campuses starting in 2008. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been raised through this challenge.

We are pleased to announce that the partnership will continue for a sixth year with a challenge running from Aug. 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015, as college students and student affairs professionals continue to show their interest in becoming effective and aware global citizens.

College students have a powerful role to play in helping the world's children survive. The Campus Challenge is a rapidly growing grassroots movement of dynamic students who champion UNICEF's lifesaving work.

UNICEF Campus Challenge Results

Results from 2013–2014:

During the 2013–14 program, 239 campuses raised $150,918.27 and with an $150,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $300,000 was made. The top fundraising campuses were:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • The Ohio State University
  • Benedictine University
  • Washington University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Colgate University
  • Whittier College
  • Texas A&M University
  • Utah State University

Results from 2013:

During the 2012–13 program, 250 campuses raised more than $160,000 and with an $150,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $310,00 was made. The top fundraising campuses were:

  • Grand Prize: The Ohio State University ($17,445.75)
  • Second Prize: University of Texas–Dallas ($10,000)
  • Third Prize: University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez ($3,400)
  • University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez ($5,387.37)
  • Stony Brook University ($3,334)
  • Texas A&M University ($2,734.13)
  • Carnegie Mellon University ($2,623.01)
  • Dartmouth College ($2,421.36)
  • University of Oklahoma ($2,107)
  • Benedictine University ($2,005)
  • Stanford University ($2,000)
  • University of Montana ($2,000)

Results from 2012:

During the 2011–12 program, 281 campuses raised more than $172,567 and with an $150,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $322,567 was made. The top fundraising campuses were:

  • Grand Prize: University of Notre Dame ($17,300.63)
  • Second Prize: Ohio State University ($12,133.90)
  • Third Prize: Louisiana State University ($5,770.31)
  • University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez ($5,387.37)
  • University of Texas–Dallas ($4,096)
  • Wichita State University ($3,712.93)
  • University of Michigan ($3,148.23)
  • Stony Brook University ($2,775)
  • Rutgers University–Newark ($2,607.93)
  • University of St. Thomas ($2,375.71)

Results from 2011:

During the 2010–11 program, 397 campuses raised more than $232,900, and with an $150,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $383,000 was made. The top fundraising campuses were:

  • Grand Prize: Ohio State University ($11,044)
  • Second Prize: Stony Brook University ($8,312)
  • Third Prize: Loyola University–Chicago ($7,629)
  • Kent State University ($7,444)
  • University of Notre Dame ($5,950)
  • University of Houston ($5,131)
  • Washington College ($4,980)
  • Tulane University ($4,058)
  • Yale University ($3,901)
  • Brigham Young University ($3,898)

Results from 2010:

During the 2009–10 program, 311 campuses raised over $233,000, and with an $80,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $313,000 was made. The top three fundraising campuses were:

  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  3. University of North Texas

Results from 2009:

During the 2008–09 program, 47 campuses raised over $42,000, all of which was matched by the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $84,000. The top three fundraising campuses were:

  1. University of North Texas
  2. Georgetown University
  3. North Carolina State University

Questions about the program

If you have questions about UNICEF resources for campuses, getting your team involved in the challenge, or how to submit funds, contact:

Laura Restrepo
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Campus Initiative
campuschallenge@unicefusa.org  

If you have questions about ACUI's relationship with UNICEF or other ways that ACUI members can get more connected to the program, contact the ACUI Central Office staff liaison:

Kim Pho
Association of College Unions International
kpho@acui.org
812.245.8088




Updated Jan. 20, 2016