Bridgewater College Day of Giving 2024

$335,258
Donated
149% of $225,000 goal
623
Donors
This campaign ended on April 15, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Bridgewater College by clicking here!
The Rev. Wilfred E. and Dr. Joyce A. Nolen School of Business and Professional Studies
144% 36 Donorsfunded$6,255 Donated
Bonnie Forrer and John Harvey Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities
120% 30 Donorsfunded$6,150 Donated
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorDonna Price Walker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Class of 1975 Bowman Hall Renovation Fund
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An Anonymous DonorFinal Hours Rally Challenge gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donorsJust for Bridgewater Fund

An Anonymous DonorShane and Crystal Brubaker (Lunchtime Crunchtime) gave $2,000 because $2,000 was given by donorsJust for Eagle Fund (Current Scholarships)

An Anonymous DonorDan and Shannon Atwell (Parent Challenge) gave $2,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Parents

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $3,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for School of Natural Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $3,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Academics-Bonnie Forrer and John Harvey Rhodes School of Arts & Humanities

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $3,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Rev. Wilfred E. and Dr. Joyce A. Nolen School of Business and Professional Studies

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1974-50th Reunion Planning Committee gave $10,000 because $10,000 was given by donorsJust for Class of 1974 Bowman Hall Fund
Incentives
Donate $50
Only 55 left!
ROCK THE SOCKS! Donate $50 to the fund of your choice and as thank you, donors will receive a pair of limited-edition BC socks. The fair market value ($10) of the item (pair of socks) we are providing will reduce the tax credit of your gift in accordance with federal tax regulations. If you have questions about the deductibility of your gift, please consult your tax advisor.

Donate $5
Ready for some friendly competition? The class with the highest percentage of participation will be invited to Reunion Row during Homecoming 2024! Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Hank's BBQ and drinks from Bluestone Vineyard and Brothers Brewing. (Admission to Reunion Row requires a game ticket, per Athletics Ticketing Policy.)

Donate $5
None Left!
One donor making their very first gift to Bridgewater College will be chosen at random to win an BC Swag Bag.

Donate $80
Only 5 left!
Yesterday was Founder's Day, celebrating our past. Today is Day of Giving…creating our future! We want to highlight the year of our founding: 1880! The first 18 donors to give $80 or more will be entered into a drawing for an invitation to a special alumni tailgate for the Saturday, October 19 football game (BC vs. Shenandoah University). Admission to Mapp Field requires a game ticket, per Athletics Ticketing Policy.
About

Celebrating our PAST! Creating our FUTURE!

Your support of Bridgewater College on Day of Giving ensures that our students have success in the classroom, on the field, in the workplace and in the world!

Join us today in creating a ripple effect for current and future Eagles!

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WE DID IT!!!

Thank you SO much! Eagle Nation came together and crushed our #BCDayofGiving goal!

Your support is so appreciated! We can't wait to share student, academic and athletic success stories with you as a result of these donations! 

GO EAGLES!

18 days ago by Tammy Steele
Alumni Class Challenge

Ready for some friendly competition? The class with the highest percentage of participation will be invited to Reunion Row during Homecoming 2024! Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Hank's BBQ and drinks from Bluestone Vineyard and Brothers Brewing. 

Alumni Class Challenge

Admission to Reunion Row requires a game ticket, per Athletics Ticketing Policy.

Scroll ⬇️ to see the Alumni Participation list.

18 days ago by Tammy Steele
LiveStream Schedule

Join us from 9 am-4 pm on our Livestream to hear from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends on how your donations support BC!

Special guests include: 

  • President, Dr. David Bushman (9:10 am)
  • Dean of Graduate and Special Programs, Dr. Jeff Pierson (10:40 am)
  • Head Baseball Coach, Ben Spotts '97 (11:30 am)
  • Dean of the Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Betsy Hayes (11:40 am)
  • Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Dr. Phil Spickler '85 (12:40 pm)
  • Chair, Bridgewater College Board of Trustees, Bruce Christian (1:40 pm)
  • Director of Admissions, Jarrett Smith '03 (2:40 pm)
  • Dean of the Nolen School of Professional Studies, Dr. Barbara Long '88 (3:00 pm)

See a full listing of all our guests now!

19 days ago by Tammy Steele
Founder's Challenge

Yesterday was Founder's Day, celebrating our past. Today is Day of Giving…creating our future! We want to highlight the year of our founding: 1880! The first 18 donors to give $80 or more will be entered into a drawing for an invitation to a special alumni tailgate at the Saturday, October 19 football game (BC vs. Shenandoah University). 

BC Football

Admission to Mapp Field requires a game ticket, per Athletics Ticketing Policy.

19 days ago by Tammy Steele
Pledge Support to BC Now...Pay Later

Did you know that you have the option to create a pledge (over 3, 4 or 5 years)? 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Click the Give Now button

2. Select Recurring gift

3. Enter the $ amount (charged monthly) and how long you wish for the pledge.


All gifts no matter the size make an impact on students today, tomorrow and in the future!

19 days ago by Tammy Steele
Every Eagle Challenge

Calling Eagle Nation to help spread the word that Day of Giving is NEXT Wednesday, April 3.

Everyone can participate in the EVERY EAGLE CHALLENGE!
📸 Take a selfie wearing your best BC Gear and tag us sharing WHY you give to #bcdayofgiving
📩 Share our messaging and invite BC alumni to visit bridgewater.edu/dayofgiving
🏷️ Tag the school, program or fund of your choice.

🚨GIVEAWAY ALERT 🚨 One lucky person that 📸, 📩, and 🏷️will win a tailgate spot during the 2024 football season (game to be determined).

24 days ago by Tammy Steele
Giving Day Advocates Wanted!

As an Advocate you help create excitement for #BCDayofGiving (April 3, 2024). We invite advocates to help spread the word before, during and after the event through social media and/or email, and encourage your fellow alumni and friends to share our messaging and make a gift to BC.

The first 25 registered advocates will receive this special Day of Giving toolkit! Registration link in bio. Copy your personal link and open in a new window to make sure it works; that's how we'll receive confirmation. 

Learn more in the Giving Day Advocate Instructions!

48 days ago by Tammy Steele
Rock The Socks and UNLOCK Scholarship Dollars!

The first 100 individuals to make a gift of $50 or more (any fund of your choice) will receive a pair of these limited edition 1880 Society 🧦! #Give2BC at bridgewater.edu/dayofgiving and ROCK THE SOCKS!

AND...you will help unlock the FIRST #BCDayofGiving Challenge-Early Bird Special! An alumnus from 1963 is challenging you to act now! Any gift made before April 3, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!

Let's Go EAGLES...make your gift today...unlock additional scholarship dollars AND you can ROCK the 1880 Society 🧦with pride!

Rock the Socks and UNLOCK Scholarship Dollars!
Help unlock scholarship dollars by Rocking the 1880 Socks!
51 days ago by Tammy Steele

Class Year ChallengeThe Class with the highest % participation will be invited to Reunion Row for #HOCO24. Invitation includes lunch provided by Hank's BBQ, 2 drink tickets (beer and wine) and FREE swag! Let's see which Class is up for the Challenge! Note: Game ticket required for entry to Mapp Field.
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19764$700
20085$350
20056$860
197520$55,100
19826$975
202012$475
19863$1,150
20310$0
19901$50
20044$170
19640$0
19634$14,300
20270$0
20300$0
19710$0
19704$850
20152$7,000
19801$100
20135$290
19999$1,000
19600$0
19944$2,250
20027$12,500
19550$0
202312$670
20016$475
19960$0
201415$21,650
20167$620
19957$450
20103$250
19783$350
19792$200
20178$510
19775$575
202210$445
19561$125
20065$650
19882$300
19652$600
19749$20,950
20074$325
20199$2,885
20290$0
19580$0
19932$150
19978$3,700
19665$1,850
19892$750
201211$4,568
19813$250
19693$1,200
19530$0
20242$15
19912$550
20095$195
19734$600
19830$0
20034$1,200
19671$100
20184$222
19722$300
20260$0
20250$0
20002$825
19612$75
19846$900
19570$0
20216$680
20116$440
20280$0
19980$0
19922$150
19621$1,000
19852$1,250
19590$0
19540$0
19681$100
19870$0
20320$0
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Book icon6%Students
Parent icon22%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon13%Friends
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