2020 Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup

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Join the Tzedakah Cup challenge!

Hillel is gearing up for the 6th Annual Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup. Last year, thanks to our amazing alumni, we beat Duke with a record 114 alumni gifts to capture the cup (Dook finished with 86). Now it's time for a THREE-PEAT.

We are so grateful to our 2020 young alumni donors. Thank you for supporting free Shabbat meals, late night study breaks, and upcoming Passover Seders--all while crushing Dook!

2020 Current Count 

UNC logo
from 20 donors
UNC Hillel

Duke logo
from 18 donors
Duke Hillel

How to give:

1) Venmo! @NorthCarolina-Hillel

2) Give online on our secure web page!

3) Want to give a gift designated directly to UNC Hillel through UNC-Chapel Hill? Click here! This will ensure your gift counts towards university giving circles. When you receive your email receipt from UNC, please forward it to, so that we can be sure to count it towards the Cup!

4) Mail a check: Make it out to North Carolina Hillel. Send to 210 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 - and be sure to let Development Associate Alisa Koyrakh know you've sent it so she can include it in the daily totals! (Contact info below)

5) We can also accept gifts of stock or mutual funds. Get in touch with Alisa for instructions. 

Please consider making a gift to support Jewish life on campus at Carolina and help us beat Dook. The challenge begins February 7th!

2020 Young Alumni Donors

Anonymous, 2014
Kayla Aplin, 2012
Karen Bernstein, 2010
Kaila Eckstein, 2018
Natalie Fiengold, 2015
Jacob Frushtick, 2010
Benjamin Gellis, 2009
Amanda  Goldfarb, 2010
Daniel Havivi, 2011
Randi Kotlar, 2013
Kat Krovetz, 2018
Jessie Lunk, 2010
Daniel Lunk, 2008
Sydney Mark, 2017
Rebecca Schuster, 2012
Adam Shapiro, 2017
Michael Tommer, 2018
Dustin Tupper, 2010
Sami Wertheim, 2018
Rachel Zidar, 2014

Class Captains: 
Ruthie Warshenbrot, 2005
Jonathan Friedman, 2007
Rachel Friedman, 2007
Greta Rosen, 2007
Dustin Tupper, 2010
Lauren Mendel Ossey, 2012
Jason Cooper, 2014
Carter McCormick, 2015
Beth Zaleon, 2015
Averyl Edwards, 2017
Adam Shapiro, 2017

The rules:

  1. Only donations from alumni from the past 15 years (graduation years 2005 - 2019) can be counted toward the challenge.
  2. Donations must be made during the challenge - pledges don't count toward the totals.
  3. The competition will run from 12:00 a.m. on Friday February 7 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday March 9, with the winner announced the following week.
  4. Donations must be a minimum of $18 per individual donor (for married alumni couples to be counted as two donations, gift must total $36 or more).
  5. The winning campus is determined by the number of young alumni who donated (not the dollar amount).

    Any questions? Reach out to Alisa Koyrakh at or give her a call at (919) 942-4057.

    Thanks to the following class captains for their help reaching out to their classmates for support throughout this competition. Don't see your class represented? Interested in helping out as a class captain? We'd love to have you! Email Alisa at 


    2019 Final Count 

    UNC logo
    from 114 donors
    UNC Hillel

    Duke logo
    from 86 donors
    Duke Hillel


    North Carolina Hillel Foundation
    210 West Cameron Avenue
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    (919) 942-4057

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