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Blue Demon Challenge: An amazing 24 hours for DePaul

Blue Demon Challenge 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the DePaul community across the globe came together to raise more than $3.4 million for DePaul students during the Blue Demon Challenge. Thank you to all the alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends who made this​ year's Blue Demon Challenge the most successful ever.

Here's a sample of what we accomplished:

  • We unlocked over 50 challenges and matches for schools, colleges and departments across campus
    • DePaul faculty and staff made over 400 gifts to unlock two $75,000 challenges
    • DePaul students made over 50 gifts to unlock a $25,000 challenge
  • We secured gifts from all 50 states and from 15 countries
  • During our three time-based challenges, the DePaul community made an average of three gifts every minute
  • We brought Billy Blue Demon out of the vaultVisit the DePaul Spirit Shop to see the initial release of the Classic Collection, a salute to DePaul's nostalgic and iconic Billy Blue Demon logo

Most importantly, your generosity recognized the value of a DePaul education, and provided resources for DePaul students to reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams. While the Blue Demon Challenge may only be 24 hours, the impact you made will be felt for years to come.

Thank you to all members of the DePaul community who made a gift, helped to spread the word and asked others to participate. Head over to for more highlights from the 2021 Blue Demon Challenge.