Starting Tues, Nov 21: Campus Pride participates in Newman’s Own Foundation $500,000 Holiday Challenge

(Charlotte, NC – Monday, November 20, 2017)  Campus Pride was chosen to participate in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. Participating organizations will compete for half of one million dollars in prize money. Campus Pride joins the challenge starting this Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and going through January 3, 2018.

“Campus Pride appreciates the Newman’s Own Foundation for supporting our work and allowing us to be part of this end of the year challenge competition,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “What’s most important is the visibility of our work and helping LGBTQ youth with every dollar. We will be working very hard to rally all of our supporters across the country for Giving Tuesday and until the end of the year to donate what they can, so we can win up to $500,00 in matching gifts and prizes.”

The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge launched on CrowdRise on November 21, 2017 at 12pm ET and runs through January 3, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET. There are 10 grand prizes up for grabs with the team that raises the most online winning $150,000 and 10th place winning $2,500. On #GivingTuesday an additional $85,000 will be awarded to the top 3 charities. Plus, weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $115,000.

CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

To help Campus Pride win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge head to starting on Tuesday, Nov 20 at Noon EST.


Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at

Newman’s Own Foundation is celebrating 35 years of giving and $500 million to thousands of charities, helping millions of people. As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do.” Newman’s Own foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy and help make the world a better place. The Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products into charitable donations. For more information, visit

CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.  


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