Silver Challenge

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Come to the Wilbur Cross Building during the month of November to help out an office of your choice!

The Wilbur Cross Building participates every year in a silver challenge during the Month of Kindness in November. The event is hosted by the Center for Students with Disabilities in order to raise money for a charity. All the money collected is donated to the charity of the winner’s choice.

There are 6 simple rules that all offices and participants within Wilbur Cross need to follow:

  1. Jars will be distributed on the morning Tuesday, November 1st to each office in Wilbur Cross. The jar must be displayed in plain sight during business hours. The challenge ends when the jars are picked up at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 30th.
  2. Silver coins are positive points. For example a quarter equals +25 points, dimes are +10, etc.
  3. Pennies are negative points. For each penny in your jar, one point will be subtracted.
  4. Bills are worth double points. For example, a dollar will equal +200 points, a five dollar bill equals +1000 points.
  5. Once money is placed in a jar, it cannot be removed.
  6. The department with the most points wins. Their name and charity will be placed on the plaque that hangs on the first floor.

If you have any questions regarding the Silver Challenge, please contact Katie Hudd, Program Coordinator, at (860) 486-2020 or katie.hudd@uconn.edu.

Previous Winners

Year Winner Amount Raised Charity of Choice
2016 Center for Students with Disabilities $600.00 No Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic
2015 Center for Students with Disabilities $963.09 HuskyTHON and Our Companions Animal Rescue
2014 Center for Students with Disabilities $938.50 HuskyTHON and No Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic
2013 Office of Student Financial Aid Services $1219.00 My Sisters Place and Our Companions Animal Rescue
2012 Office of the Registrar $1200.00 No Freeze Hospitality Center, Inc. and Covenant Soup Kitchen
2011 Office of the Registrar $1000.00 No Freeze Hospitality Center, Inc. and Covenant Soup Kitchen
2010 Office of the Registrar $1000.00 No Freeze Hospitality Center Inc. and Youth Speaks
2009 Office of the Registrar $791.63 No Freeze Hospitality Center Inc. and Covenant Soup Kitchen
2008 Office of the Registrar $561.56 No Freeze Hospitality Center Inc.
2007 Office of the Registrar $651.17 Bailey’s Garden
2006 Office of the Registrar $803.48 Husky Midnight Marathon and Bailey’s Garden
2005 Office of the Registrar $637.74 Husky Midnight Marathon and Bailey’s Garden
2004 Center for Students with Disabilities unknown Husky Midnight Marathon and Tsunami Relief
2003 Office of the Registrar unknown Husky Midnight Marathon
2002 Office of the Registrar unknown Husky Midnight Marathon and Interval House
2001 Office of the Bursar unknown Husky Midnight Marathon