Marquette University PT students initiated The Marquette Challenge in 1989 as a fundraising effort to support physical therapy research through the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
In 2011, the University of Pittsburgh raised $56,800 and won 1st Place for the 15th time in challenge history.
62 participating schools raised a total of $264,000 in the 2011 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge.
Since the inception of the Challenge, students have raised over $2 million dollars for the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
The Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle is a new category of awards given to top schools that have participated in the Challenge for 10 years or more.
The Cornerstone Society of the Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle is awarded to those schools raining a minimum of $50,000 over the years: Emory University, Northwestern University and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
The Challenge Society award was presented to the University of Miami for donating at least $100,000 over the years since 1989.
Marquette University was awarded with the Collegiate Society award for donating $200,000 since the challenge began.
The highest level of recognition in the Marquette Challenge Philanthropy Circle is the Champion Society, presented to a school that has donated at least $300,000 and participated in the Challenge for 10 years or more: The University of Pittsburgh.
Step On Up!
Contact the following if your school wishes to step up to the challenge and raise money for PT research.