Color It Purple 2016

By Alissa Lewis

$140,771
Donated
140% of $100,000 goal
663
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This campaign ended on April 20, 2016, but you can still make a gift to Cornell College by clicking here!
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Nicole Therrien photoNicole Potter & Derek Therrien matched $1

Taylor Kinn photoTaylor Koch & Andrew Kinn matched $13

Julia Kamenetzky photoJulia Kamenetzky matched $25

Lu Ann White photoLu Ann White matched $10

Amy Luitjens photoAmy Luitjens matched $50

Sarah Clough photoSarah Clough matched $55

Deirdre Rosenfeld photoDeirdre Rosenfeld matched $200

Sam Angell '10 photoSam Angell '10 matched $130

Marvin Holmes-Leopold photoMarvin Holmes-Leopold & RJ Holmes-Leopold matched $50

Robyn Aaron photoRobyn Aaron & Darrell Aaron matched $110

Andrew Quist photoAndrew Quist matched $120

Johna G Hedden photoJohna G Hedden matched $30

RJ Holmes-Leopold photoRJ Holmes-Leopold '99 & Marvin Holmes-Leopold matched $100

Darrell Aaron photoDarrell Aaron & Robyn Aaron matched $80

Amanda Kalen photoAmanda Baker & Jeff Baker matched $200

Anthony Ricchiuto photoAnthony Ricchiuto matched $120

An Anonymous DonorLance Till matched $110

Derek Johnson photoDerek Johnson matched $220

Fred Holtz photoFred Holtz matched $300

Peg Dana photoPeg Dana matched $50

Rebecca Klemme Eliceiri photoRebecca Klemme Eliceiri matched $1,000

Sheila Kruse Boyce photoSheila Kruse Boyce matched $1,000

Ian Dees photoIan Dees & Kyle Bantz matched $1,000

Catherine Mode Eastham photoCatherine Mode Eastham matched $700
About

18 days in a block. 18 hours to make your impact.

Color It Purple is your chance to show your purple pride. From 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, alumni, parents, and friends will come together to raise $100,000 to support students and the college through the Cornell Annual Fund.

The Cornell Annual Fund provides access to a high-quality liberal arts education through scholarships to deserving students, supports life-changing experiential learning opportunities on and off campus, and maintains our historic campus community on the Hilltop. 

Your gift makes a transformative liberal arts education possible.

Don't forget to use the social media resources to help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. 

Updates
Color It Purple Final Results

2712 days ago by RJ Holmes-Leopold
You Gave, We Thank You, and It's Not Over Yet

18 days in a block. 18 hours to make your impact. 

We set an ambitious goal for our first big day of giving program: $100,000 and 500 donors. 

As of 7:30 p.m. this evening, you have helped raise more than $125,000 from nearly 600 donations to the Cornell Annual Fund. Your gifts will make an immediate, positive impact on our students and on the campus. THANK YOU!

Color It Purple isn't done yet though. There are still individual class-based matches yet to fulfill and 4 hours left in the day. You can continue to make a difference by letting others know there is still time to make an impact. 

Thank you for supporting Cornell and let's finish strong!

2713 days ago by RJ Holmes-Leopold
It's time for Happy Hour!

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., all gifts to the Cornell Annual Fund will be matched 2 to 1 up to a total contribution of $20,000. Julius Lauderdale ‘51 and Jean Lauderdale, James Brown ‘68, Andrew Buchmeyer ‘86 and Gretchen Buchmeyer ‘88 all believe in Cornell and hope you join them in making an impact on students and the college. 

Student Purple Pride Ambassadors are also hosting another livestream edition of "Live from the OC" from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring students talking about their experiences on the Hilltop. 

Don't forget to share #coloritpurple on social media too!

2713 days ago by Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Success!--Purple Power Lunch Rush

Because of the incredible support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, during the Purple Power Lunch Rush, Gordon Whitaker '65 and Bob Hellwig just made a $15,000 matching gift to Cornell. THANK YOU!

There is still time to encourage friends to make a gift to support students and the college. We're getting closer and appreciate all of your help to make an impact on Cornell. 


2713 days ago by Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Purple Power Lunch Rush from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Show your support for students and for the college by making a gift to the Cornell Annual Fund during our Purple Power Lunch Rush. Gordon Whitaker '65 and Bob Hellwig are offering a 2 to 1 dollar match, up to a total of $15,000, for all gifts made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Central time. Your $50 gift will have an impact of $150 on Cornell students.

During lunch, you can also hear from students, faculty, and staff Live from the OC in the Thomas Commons via the YouTube livestream. Student Purple Pride Ambassadors will be on the Orange Carpet interviewing Cornellians about the incredible opportunities available at Cornell. 

2713 days ago by Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Challenge Accepted: Purple Power Daybreak Match

Colin DeVaughan '94 just made his $5,000 gift to Cornell for Color It Purple thanks to the incredible support of Cornellians during the Daybreak hours. 

Help spread the word about #coloritpurple on social media by using images from our gallery: my.cornellcollege.edu/coloritpurplesocial

2713 days ago by Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
The Purple Power Daybreak Match is on until 9 a.m. Central!

Colin DeVaughan '94 is offering a 2 to 1 match up to a total of $5,000 until 9 a.m. Your gift of $50 has the impact of $150!

2713 days ago by RJ Holmes-Leopold

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students, Alumni, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19451$500
19501$50
19511$5,000
19521$200
19541$500
19551$100
19571$100
19582$200
19591$250
19622$350
19641$250
19652$15,050
19668$3,670
19675$1,700
19684$5,300
19696$3,200
19709$3,600
19713$150
19723$2,650
19738$1,150
19742$3,100
19753$800
19765$2,475
19772$250
197810$1,375
19796$625
19804$250
19817$1,650
19826$825
19835$1,150
19846$1,350
198513$2,925
198614$7,570
19876$525
198816$7,130
19897$1,070
19907$2,950
19919$555
19928$750
19939$805
19944$5,650
19954$200
199623$4,220
199713$650
199814$4,048
199925$3,995
200012$975
200118$1,100
200212$530
200314$2,775
200425$1,685
200522$2,025
200620$2,615
200726$1,140
200810$570
200918$1,050
201015$1,340
201110$515
201217$308
20133$120
20145$61
20157$681
20162$275
20183$150
20191$39
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