Torero Regional Rally

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Get Ready to Rally 2017!

Get ready to RALLY! USD Torero Clubs will be competing for bragging rights and a scholarship for a student from their region. This year, there are lots of ways to win. Torero Clubs with the most improved participation percentage as well as the highest participation percentage will earn a $2,000 scholarship for a local USD student. All Torero Clubs who reach their 15% goal will win a happy hour hosted by USD Alumni Association. You don't have to wait to support USD students and cast your vote of participation for your region. Make your annual gift today.

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 Torero Regional Rally Participation Numbers Through June 27, 2017

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What is the Torero Regional Rally?

Torero Regional Rally is a USD Regional Alumni Chapter-based campaign to foster Torero pride, student scholarships, and alumni giving.

The goal is for each of the USD Regional Alumni Chapters to achieve a 15% participation rate for donations and gifts to USD. Every gift counts! In terms of participation, a gift of $20 counts the same as a gift of $2,000!

Why is it important?

Alumni participation is critical for a number of reasons:

  • Giving provides an opportunity for alumni to express gratitude and say “thanks” for their USD experiences.
  • Funds received from alumni donations are a crucial source of financial aid for students.
  • Donating to USD helps our university maintain its standard of excellence by allowing it to attract and retain the best and brightest students, faculty, and staff, as well as build and maintain state-of-the-art campus facilities.
  • Alumni donations factor into USD's national ranking.

What do you get out of it?

Torero Clubs will compete with one another, as they rally support.

Each club that reaches 15% alumni participation will be recognized in the USD magazine for their success and will also receive a happy hour celebration for their chapter's leadership at USD.

The Torero Clubs with the highest percentage of alumni giving or most improved percentage of alumni giving will receive:

  • A $2,000 Alumni Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to a current USD student from the winning region, with the student recipient selected by that region.
  • A celebration within your region in honor of the winning chapter’s achievement, where alumni, parents, students, and friends can gather in acknowledgment of their success.

When is the deadline?

Competition among Torero Clubs will run in April-June, completing on June 30.

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