About the Challenge
The Marquette Challenge is an annual grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the country to support new investigators in the field of physical therapy research. Read our press release to see who was most recently funded by the Challenge.
The Challenge is the Foundation’s signature annual fundraising initiative raising more funds each year than any other Foundation activity. Since its inception, 264 schools have participated in the Challenge, raising over $3.3 million for physical therapy research.
Headed to Miami this fall for the 2016 National Student Conclave? If so, you don’t want to miss our event on Thursday, October 27th at American Social Bar & Kitchen. The Foundation for Physical Therapy is joining forces with PT Pub Night for an evening of networking, drinks, and fun. This event is the perfect opportunity to get to know your physical therapy student community and to learn more about the Foundation’s 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge. RSVP here today!
Unable to make it down to Florida? You can still support the Foundation by participating in PT Pub Night’s “Check-In Challenge.” For every early RSVP, PT Pub Night will donate $1 to the Foundation. Or simply “check-in” at a PT Pub Night near you during the month of October. Check-in here for our NSC event to support the Foundation!
Get On The List!
Your school can get on “The List” by contributing any amount to the annual Challenge effort. The 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge officially launches at NSC in October 2016. The Foundation accepts Challenge donations year-round. To make a donation now click here. Click here to see if your school is on “The List.”
Challenge of the Month
Accept the Challenge of the Month today! Organize and host a fundraiser for the VCU-Marquette Challenge according to the monthly challenge in the month it is assigned. Be sure to submit photos from that fundraiser to MarquetteChallenge@foundation4pt.org and your program will be entered to win a small prize. A schedule of the monthly challenges can be found here.
Previous Challenge Winners
This year we had an unprecedented 150 programs participate in the Challenge! Click here to see our recent Challenge Award recipients who were recognized at the Challenge Awards Luncheon and the Foundation’s Gala on June 9, 2016.
Challenge Coordinator Contact Info:
Kathleen Schaefer, SPT, Kristen Garey, SPT and Nicole Roth, SPT of Marquette University
Casey Burruss, SPT of Virginia Commonwealth University
Foundation Contact Info:
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314