Tiger Give Back Challenge is February 27

This annual day of giving encourages families, alumni, and friends of USN to participate in the Annual Fund, which accounts for 6% of our budget. With your help, we will unlock challenge gifts that may total $100,000 or more.
By Justin Gung, Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The month of February is filled with special days: Groundhog Day, Lunar New Year, Super Bowl Sunday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Presidents’ Day, Leap Day, and – most importantly of all – the Tiger Give Back Challenge.

Though not a federal holiday or global celebration (yet), the Tiger Give Back Challenge is one of the most important days of the year for University School of Nashville. It's a special day of "fun-raising" when all are asked to give to the school we love so much.

All gifts received on Tuesday, February 27, go to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is a crucial part of the yearly budget and provides Tigers with financial assistance, books, art supplies, athletic equipment, and more. No matter their size, all gifts are important; a gift of $5 or $5,000 makes a difference.

As we pass certain markers — 100 gifts, 200 gifts, 300 gifts — fun prizes are unlocked, such as a Faculty Push-up Contest for the students to watch or a Coffee Cart for our educators. Of course, all this fun is beside the pure joy of giving. Director Amani Reed, a former soccer player and coach, is being a particularly good sport. He’s a fan of Chelsea Football Club, a professional soccer team in England. But, if the school receives 700 gifts, he’ll wear the jersey of hated rival Liverpool Football Club to school. Now that’s commitment!

Tigers, consider the gauntlet thrown. On Tuesday, February 27, will you accept the Challenge?

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