Black Student Union


The Black Student Union was founded on values such as education, empowerment, and diversity. One of our goals is to stimulate an appreciation, awareness, and development of African American culture and heritage. With your donations, we will provide more opportunities to engage with and learn from each other. Your support will also help BSU members prepare for post-graduate endeavors. We will also engage in efforts to give back to the underrepresented minority youth in the West Philadelphia community. Donations will also help current BSU students who have an emergency financial need.


Fundraising Initiatives:


Youth Career Exploration Program: Goal - $500.00


Your support will allow us to engage in opportunities to visit a local middle school to teach about STEM careers to encourage them pursue such careers. Your donations will provide money for supplies, incentives for participation, refreshments and transportation.


BSU Professional Development Series: Goal - $2,000


In Spring 2021, we started #CareerGoals, a professional development series for BSU members. Speakers led topics on financial planning, applying to grad school, interviewing skills and other topics to help us prepare for life after graduation. Donations to support this fund will go toward gifts for the speakers, giveaways for participants, refreshments for in-person workshops, and other costs related to hosting the series.


Supporting Our Peeps: Goal - $5,000


Financial challenges can present themselves from time to time, and BSU students often have no place to turn. Donations will support students who are facing an emergency financial difficulty which may involve housing, food, transportation or other essential living expenses.


See what people are sharing about Giving Tuesday 2021!
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Most donations from 12:00am - 1:00am
Wow, great job you night owls!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Baseball 7
2 Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
3 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 1
4 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
5 Black Student Union 0
6 Campus Activities Board 0
7 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
8 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
9 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
10 Friends of USciences 0
11 Graduate Student Organization 0
12 Office of Student Accommodations 0
13 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
14 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
15 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 0
16 Physical Therapy 0
17 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
18 Research Day 2022 0
19 Scholarship Opportunities 0
20 Society of Physics Students 0
21 Softball 0
22 Student Occupational Therapy Association 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 6:00am - 7:00am
Early birds really do get the worms! (or in this case, $1,500 dollars)
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,500 Baseball 3
2 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
3 Black Student Union 0
4 Campus Activities Board 0
5 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
6 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
7 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
8 Friends of USciences 0
9 Graduate Student Organization 0
10 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
11 Office of Student Accommodations 0
12 Pharmaceutical Sciences 0
13 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
14 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
15 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 0
16 Physical Therapy 0
17 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
18 Research Day 2022 0
19 Scholarship Opportunities 0
20 Society of Physics Students 0
21 Softball 0
22 Student Occupational Therapy Association 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 8:00am - 9:00am
Great job! Now go and reward yourself with another cup of coffee.
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Softball 24
2 Student Occupational Therapy Association 10
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 4
4 Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
5 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 2
6 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 1
7 Baseball 1
8 Chemistry & Biochemistry 1
9 Black Student Union 1
10 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 1
11 Campus Activities Board 0
12 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
13 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 0
14 Friends of USciences 0
15 Graduate Student Organization 0
16 Office of Student Accommodations 0
17 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
18 Physical Therapy 0
19 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
20 Research Day 2022 0
21 Scholarship Opportunities 0
22 Society of Physics Students 0
23 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
24 Substance Use Disorders Institute 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Woo-hoo! Congratulations to both participating groups.
Rank Prize Participating Group Gifts
1 $3,500 Baseball 84
2 $1,000 Women's Basketball 22
3 Softball 8
4 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 7
5 Black Student Union 4
6 Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
7 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 3
8 Friends of USciences 2
9 Student Occupational Therapy Association 2
10 Chemistry & Biochemistry 1
11 Office of Student Accommodations 1
12 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 1
13 Substance Use Disorders Institute 1
14 Center for Undergraduate Research 1
15 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 1
16 Society of Physics Students 1
17 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
18 Campus Activities Board 0
19 Graduate Student Organization 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Physical Therapy 0
22 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
23 Research Day 2022 0
24 Scholarship Opportunities 0
25 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
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Leaderboard
Most money raised from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Great job everyone!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Raised
1 $1,000 Black Student Union $1,000.00
2 Women's Basketball $500.00
3 Baseball $265.00
4 Campus Activities Board $250.00
5 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge $250.00
6 Chemistry & Biochemistry $250.00
7 Softball $200.00
8 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics $100.00
9 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy $60.00
10 Physical Therapy $50.00
11 Physics Wonder Girls Program $20.00
12 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate $0.00
13 Center for Undergraduate Research $0.00
14 Friends of USciences $0.00
15 Graduate Student Organization $0.00
16 Office of Student Accommodations $0.00
17 Pharmaceutical Sciences $0.00
18 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration $0.00
19 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses $0.00
20 Research Day 2022 $0.00
21 Scholarship Opportunities $0.00
22 Society of Physics Students $0.00
23 Student Occupational Therapy Association $0.00
24 Student Physical Therapy Association $0.00
25 Substance Use Disorders Institute $0.00
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Leaderboard
Most donations from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thank you to all the donors that contributed towards this challenge!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $2,000 Softball 42
2 $1,000 Baseball 10
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 9
4 Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
5 Physical Therapy 3
6 Center for Undergraduate Research 2
7 Substance Use Disorders Institute 2
8 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 2
9 Student Occupational Therapy Association 2
10 Graduate Student Organization 1
11 Research Day 2022 1
12 Women's Basketball 1
13 Friends of USciences 1
14 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 0
15 Black Student Union 0
16 Campus Activities Board 0
17 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
18 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
19 Office of Student Accommodations 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
22 Physics Wonder Girls Program 0
23 Scholarship Opportunities 0
24 Society of Physics Students 0
25 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
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Leaderboard
First Participating Group to gain 10 donations from 8:00pm - 9:00pm!
GREAT job!
Rank Prize Participating Groups Gifts
1 $1,000 Softball 16
2 Baseball 7
3 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 4
4 Physical Therapy 2
5 Scholarship Opportunities 1
6 Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Challenge 1
7 Friends of USciences 1
8 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate 1
9 Physics Wonder Girls Program 1
10 Substance Use Disorders Institute 1
11 Student Occupational Therapy Association 1
12 Black Student Union 0
13 Campus Activities Board 0
14 Center for Undergraduate Research 0
15 Chemistry & Biochemistry 0
16 Graduate Student Organization 0
17 Mathematics, Physics and Statistics 0
18 Office of Student Accommodations 0
19 Pharmaceutical Sciences 0
20 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration 0
21 Pharmacy Student Experiential Rotation Expenses 0
22 Research Day 2022 0
23 Society of Physics Students 0
24 Student Physical Therapy Association 0
25 Women's Basketball 0
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Success!
First Participating Group to gain 20 donations from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wow, an incredibly close race between 4 participating groups. But the winner goes to.... Baseball! Congratulations on unlocking the extra $2,000!
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Success!
FINAL GIVING TUESDAY CHALLENGE: Most donations from 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Softball Concludes Giving Tuesday with a Home Run! (And Another $1,500 Challenge) Great job!
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Success!
The 400th Gift
Congratulations goes to John Franceschini for giving the 400th gift during Giving Tuesday! An extra $1,000 will be added towards PCP - Dr. Semanyk Resource Endowed Scholarship.
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