By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Congratulations to the Giving Tuesday Alumni Council Challenge overall winner – Varsity Women’s Lacrosse – for taking in a collective $6,000 in awards (1st place in the Blue Ribbon Bonus category with $3,000, and 1st place in the team competition with $3,000).

Thank you to all 22 student clubs and teams who created videos promoting the unique student life here at St. Mary’s College for this year’s Challenge. Their creativity and enthusiasm helped inspire over 2,000 members of the campus community to BECOUNTED on 12.03, shattering our goal of 1,203 donors in 32 hours.

Blue Ribbon Bonus Results

Best videos selected by the Alumni Council

(considering content, quality, and power of message)

  • $3,000 – Varsity Women’s Lacrosse
  • $2,000 – Burlesque Club
  • $1,000 – Varsity Rowing
  • $500 – Varsity Volleyball
  • $250 – BOSS/SMACS Club

Final Team Results

Total team votes by donors on Giving Tuesday

(after removing duplicate votes by the same donors)

  • $3,000 – Women’s Lacrosse (384 votes)
  • $2,000 – Men’s Lacrosse (360 votes)
  • $1,000 – Sailing (208 votes)
  • $500 – Rowing (87 votes)
  • $250 – Swimming (85 votes)

Final Club Results

Total club votes by donors on Giving Tuesday

(after removing duplicate votes by the same donors)

  • $3,000 – Men’s Rugby (100 votes)
  • $2,000 – Women’s Rugby (92 votes)
  • $1000 – Best Buddies (72 votes)
  • $500 – St. Mary’s Ultimate Team (SMUT) (65 votes)
  • $250 – Burlesque (43 votes)

The Alumni Council was so inspired by the enthusiasm of the students and all of the incredible videos that they donated additional funds to give $125 to all of the participating teams and clubs who didn’t place.

Visit here to view the full list of winners and watch the videos again.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...