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#LivePurpleGiveGold is a day to spread Panther pride throughout the country. You can help paint the country purple by making your mark through a gift.

You can also spread the word about #LivePurpleGiveGold by sharing the images available on the resources page. Questions? Visit the FAQ page.





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99 Counties Challenge

99 Counties

$1,000 -- Help us paint Iowa purple. A gift from each of the 99 counties unlocks this challenge.

50 States Challenge

50 States

$1,000 -- Panther Nation unite! Help us record a gift from all 50 states.

Faculty/Staff Challenge


$2,000 -- Be one of 300 faculty and staff to support during #LivePurpleGiveGold and help us unlock this challenge.

Athletics Challenge


$11,000 -- Gifts designated to UNI Athletics will be matched with a gift to the UNI Athletics VIP Fund. 

Student Challenge


$1,000 -- Students helping students! Gifts from students will be matched to the Student Emergency Fund.

College Challenge


Beat last year's total:

CBA: 151 COE: 97
CHAS-A: 100 CHAS-S: 47
CSBS: 82  


Club City Challenge

Club City

The club city with the highest rate of participation will win an event featuring head UNI men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson.

Young Alumni Challenge

Young Alumni

Gifts from graduates of 2010 or later will receive a free magnet when they make a gift of $25 or more.

Rush Hour challenge graphic

Rush Hour

All gifts between 5-8 p.m. (CST) will be matched, up to $7,500.

Challenge Donors

99 Counties Ernie Doeringsfeld, '52
50 States Steve Anderson, '88
Faculty/Staff Charles Walker
Athletics Anonymous
Student UNI Foundation trustee
College of Business Administration (CBA) Dan, '03, from Polk City, IA
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS-A, CHAS-S) Brad, '83, and Karen Waline
College of Education (COE) Harold McCarville, '50
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) Anonymous
Rush Hour Roger, '58, and Margot from San Jose, CA
Social Media Derek, '02, and Aaron-Marie of Marion, IA