Raise Your Pick Giving Day 2024

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 

On April 17, 2024, Miner Nation will rally to support over 50 UTEP programs, scholarships, campus initiatives, and student resources through our second annual Raise Your Pick Giving Day! 

Get ready to raise your pick! Every gift counts!

Leading up to April 17, we hope you'll browse through the various areas in need of support, as well as the matches and challenges that will amplify your impact. New events and campaign pages are being added weekly.

The giving platform opens at noon (MDT) April 16—be one of our early donors, or make sure to give before the campaign ends at 8pm MT on April 17!

Want to get more involved? Sign up to be an Ambassador and increase support to the fund(s) or program(s) that you are most passionate about. 

And, if you live in the El Paso area, make plans to join us for our Raise Your Pick Giving Day Block Party on April 16, 11:30am–1:30pm in Centennial Plaza on the UTEP Campus. We’ll be kicking off early giving at noon that day, and Paydirt Pete would love to see you there!


$500
Nursing Simulation Lab Challenge
Help us win additional funding for the Nursing Simulation Lab! When we reach 10 gifts, we'll unlock $500 from Professor Emerita Dr. Patricia Castiglia.
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$1,000
Fine and Performing Arts Challenge
Make one of the first 25 gifts to the Fine and Performing Arts Fund, and unlock $1,000 from our generous donor, Lewis Peeples.
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$5,000
Chihuahuas Challenge #1
The El Paso Chihuahuas challenge you to support student scholarships! Make one of the first 50 gifts to the UTEP Endowed Scholarship Fund and help us unlock $5,000 for student scholarships from the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation!
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Match
Marathon Match for Engineering Student Support
Double your impact! Marathon will match the first $5,000 donated to the Engineering Program Enhancement Fund!
$1,250
Raiz Federal Credit Union Future Special Education Teachers Challenge #1
Raise your pick for future special education teachers! Help us reach 10 gifts to the Counseling, Special Education, and Educational Psychology Gift Fund and unlock $1,250 toward this College of Education area. Special thanks to Raiz Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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$1,000
Raiz Federal Credit Union Education Certification Challenge #1
Help us reach 5 gifts to the Education Certification Fund and unlock $1,000 for students in need of financial support to complete their certification tests. Thank you to Raiz Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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Match
Strategic and Sustainable Resources Graduate Student Success Match
Give to the ISSR - Graduate Student Success Gift Fund and double your impact! UTEP alumnus James Cearley '78 is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $5,000.
$300
Alumni Board Challenge #2
Help us reach 25 gifts to the Alumni Association Scholarships campaign and help unlock $300 for student support. Thank you to our Alumni Association Board Members who sponsored this giving challenge: Manny Castruita '88, '92, Brandy Peterson Maddox '03, Fred Lopez '11, Victor Rueda '78, and James Jones '82!
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$500
Sunset Gardens Food Pantry Challenge #1
Help provide food and essential toiletries for UTEP Miners in need. When we reach 25 gifts to the UTEP Food Pantry, we will unlock $500 in additional funding from Sunset Gardens!
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$1,000
Corralito Steakhouse Food Pantry Challenge #1
Increase your impact! Help us reach 100 gifts to the UTEP Food Pantry and we'll unlock $1,000 from Corralito Steakhouse to help provide basic needs items for UTEP students.
100 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Rudolph Chevrolet Undergrad Student Success in Health Disparities Challenge
Help us reach 20 gifts to the Health Disparities - Undergraduate Student Success Gift Fund and we'll unlock an additional $1,000 to support undergrads in this field of study. Special thanks to Rudolph Chevrolet for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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$500
Data Science and Informatics Challenge #1
Donate one of our first 5 gifts! When the College of Science fund for Graduate Student Success in Data Science and Informatics reaches 5 gifts, we will unlock an additional $500 in scholarship funds for graduate students pursuing a degree in Data Science. Thank you to our generous donor Ron Hagquist for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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$1,000
Hunt College of Business Challenge #1
Help us reach 25 gifts to the Hunt College of Business Student Travel and Conference Attendance Fund and unlock $1,000 for business student professional development. Thank you to Ted and Hettie Houghton '05, '07 for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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$1,000
Hunt College of Business Challenge #3
With your support, we can unlock $1,000 for business student support when we reach 75 gifts to the Hunt College of Business Student Travel and Conference Attendance Fund. Thank you to alumni Mary Vickers '78 and Danny Vickers '77, '92 for sponsoring this giving challenge!
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$1,000
Stronger Together Student Emergency Fund Challenge
Increase your impact and help UTEP students stay in school! When we reach 60 gifts to the Stronger Together Student Emergency Fund, we'll unlock $1,000 for additional student assistance from Scott and Tania Schwartz '89, '96.
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Leaderboard
Miner Athletics Challenge
Picks Up, Rise to the Challenge! The Miner Athletics area with the most gifts of $5 or more will win $1,000. (Stay tuned for challenge results after all gifts have been tallied.)
Athletics Area (15)
$500
Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Excellence Challenge
When we reach 15 gifts to the Kinesiology Gift Fund, we'll unlock $500 for Kinesiology students. Special thanks to Professor Emerita Dr. Patricia Castiglia for this giving challenge!
15 Gift Goal
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$1,000
KTEP Radio Challenge
Make one of the first 40 gifts to the KTEP Program Enhancement Fund, and unlock $1,000 from our generous donor, Lewis Peeples.
40 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Chihuahuas Challenge #2
Rise to the challenge! When we reach 100 gifts to the UTEP Endowed Scholarship Fund, we'll unlock another $5,000 from the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation for student scholarships!
100 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Marathon Challenge for Engineering Student Support
With your support, we can unlock $5,000 from Marathon for engineering student support when we reach 50 gifts to the Engineering Program Enhancement Fund!
50 Gift Goal
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$1,250
Raiz Federal Credit Union Future Special Education Teachers Challenge #2
Help us reach 20 gifts to the Counseling, Special Education, and Educational Psychology Gift Fund and unlock and additional $1,250 from Raiz Federal Credit Union for future special education teachers!
20 Gift Goal
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$1,500
Raiz Federal Credit Union Education Certification Challenge #2
Increase your impact! Help us reach 15 gifts to the Education Certification Fund and unlock an additional $1,500 from Raiz Federal Credit Union for education certification resources!
15 Gift Goal
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$250
Alumni Board Challenge #1
Support UTEP students! Make one of the first 10 gifts to the Alumni Association Scholarships campaign and help unlock $250 for student support. Thank you to our Alumni Association Board Members who sponsored this giving challenge: Manny Castruita '88, '92, Brandy Peterson Maddox '03, Fred Lopez '11, Victor Rueda '78, and James Jones '82!
10 Gift Goal
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$300
Alumni Board Challenge #3
Help us reach 50 gifts to the Alumni Association Scholarships campaign and help unlock $300 for student support. Thank you to our Alumni Association Board Members who sponsored this giving challenge: Manny Castruita '88, '92, Brandy Peterson Maddox '03, Fred Lopez '11, Victor Rueda '78, and James Jones '82!
50 Gift Goal
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$500
Sunset Gardens Food Pantry Challenge #2
Rise to the challenge! When we reach a total of 50 gifts to the UTEP Food Pantry, we'll win an additional $500 for the Pantry from Sunset Gardens.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Corralito Steakhouse Food Pantry Challenge #2
When we reach a total of 150 gifts to the UTEP Food Pantry, we'll win an additional $1,000 for the Pantry from Corralito Steakhouse!
150 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Casa Auto Group Career Closet Challenge
Support the Career Closet and provide access to professional business attire for UTEP students in need. Help us reach 10 gifts to the Career Closet to unlock $1,000 from Casa Auto Group for this student resource!
10 Gift Goal
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$1,500
Data Science and Informatics Challenge #2
Help us reach our goal! When the College of Science fund for Graduate Student Success in Data Science and Informatics reaches 15 gifts, we will unlock another $1,500 in scholarship funds for graduate students pursuing a degree in Data Science. Thank you to our generous donor Ron Hagquist for sponsoring this giving challenge!
15 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Hunt College of Business Challenge #2
When we reach 50 gifts to the Hunt College of Business Student Travel and Conference Attendance Fund, we'll unlock another $1,000 for business student professional development. Thank you to Suzanne Ramos for sponsoring this giving challenge!
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Hunt College of Business Challenge #4
Increase your impact! Help us reach a total of 100 gifts to the Hunt College of Business Student Travel and Conference Attendance Fund to unlock another $1,000 for business student professional development. Special thanks to Susan and John Hjalmquist '78 for sponsoring this giving challenge!
100 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Logan Family Food Pantry Challenge
Make your gift go further! Help us reach 175 gifts to the UTEP Food Pantry and the Logan Family will contribute $1,000 to support UTEP students who are dealing with food insecurity.
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Leaderboard
College of Science Giving Competition
Which College of Science featured Giving Day fund will secure the most gifts by 8pm MDT on April 17? First Place: $2,500, Second Place: $1,500, Third Place: $1,000. Special thanks to alumnus Dr. Keelung Hong '70 for sponsoring this giving competition!
COS Funds (3)
Donor Heatmap – Help Us Color the Map Orange!
Rank State Gifts
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1 AE 0
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