Maroon Madness 2018

Congrats to the Class of 1982 for winning the second-annual Maroon Madness Tournament! They increased their overall class giving from 17% to a fantastic 31%! With their victory, they will receive a private tailgate party at De Smet Jesuit.


The race for first this year was VERY close! Congrats as well to the classes of 1971 (29.4%) and 1977 (29.2%). Both classes battled hard all week to try and finish on top.
Kudos to the other classes who made significant strides as well: 2006, 1976, 1983, and 1992.

Maroon Madness 2018 generated 140 new gifts for a total of $12,750 - over $5,000 more than last year's tournament! A tremendous THANK YOU to all the alumni who made this campaign such a success! To see all the Maroon Madness details, please scroll down. If you'd like to still support your class this fiscal year, please make a gift by clicking here.

What

A De Smet Jesuit Alumni competition to find out which class is the truly best in “team” giving. Coinciding with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, classes will square up against one another to determine which one can reach the highest overall class giving percentage.

When

Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23.
All new gifts made between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 22 will count as DOUBLE towards the overall class giving percentage!

Rules

1. The ultimate goal is to raise each class’ overall giving percentages in this fiscal year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018). New gifts to your class (those made by individuals who have not yet made a gift in this fiscal year) will count towards increasing your class' overall participation percentage. If you have already made a gift, you may still make another to help your class’ overall dollar amount—which will be used to break a tie.

  • 2. NO PLEDGES! Minimum gift amount is $10, and your gift will only count once in helping your class participation giving percentage (in other words, you cannot make multiple small gifts each round to help boost your percentage total). Multiple gifts are welcome to be made to help increase a class’ total giving.

  • 3. Gifts can only be made either online or through Venmo (search for “De Smet Jesuit”) within the appropriate round date range.

  • 4. The winner will be announced on March 26. The winning class will receive a private tailgate party during the 2018-19 school year.

Maroon Madness 2018 Final Results

Grad Year Gifts through March 18 New Gifts on March 19 New Gifts on March 20 New Gifts on March 21 New Gifts on March 22 New Gifts on March 23 Overall Current Class Giving Percentage
1971 36
0 1 2 0 1 29.4%
1972 21 0 0 0 0 0 15%
1973 16 1 0 1 0 0 13%
1974 9 0 0 0 0 0 6%
1975 26 0 0 0 0 0 18%
1976 22 2 0 2 0 1 18%
1977 23 4 3 1 4 2 29.2%
1978 23 0 1 0 0 1 16%
1979 25 3 0 0 0 0 18%
1980 19 2 0 0 0 0 14%
1981 16 3 0 0 0 0 11%
1982 31 2 3 1 7 11 31%
1983 22 0 0 1 4 1 17%
1984 13 0 1 0 0 1 11%
1985 19 2 0 0 0 0 14%
1986 11 1 0 0 0 0 8%
1987 19 2 0 0 0 0 14%
1988 15 0 2 1 0 1 11%
1989 12 1 0 0 0 0 8%
1990 14 1 0 0 1 1 10%
1991 6 1 0 0 0 0 5%
1992 11 0 2 1 2 4 15%
1993 6 1 0 0 0 0 6%
1994 5 0 0 1 0 0 5%
1995 4 2 0 0 0 0 4%
1996 8 1 0 0 0 0 4%
1997 8 0 0 0 0 1 4%
1998 10 0 0 0 0 0 4%
1999 3 1 0 0 0 0 1%
2000 5 1 0 0 0 0 2%
2001 9 2 0 0 0 0 3%
2002 14 0 0 0 0 0 5%
2003 4 1 0 0 1 0 2%
2004 4 0 0 0 0 0 1%
2005 23 0 0 0 0 1 8%
2006 12 2 0 0 44 7 23%
2007 8 0 0 2 1 2 5%
2008 17 0 0 0 0 0 7%
2009 8 0 0 0 0 1 3%
2010 6 3 0 0 0 0 3%
2011 17 0 0 0 0 0 6%
2012 7 0 0 0 0 2 4%
2013 1 1 0 0 0 0 1%