Color It Purple 2019

809
Donors
101% of 800 Donor goal
$211,940
Donated
This campaign successfully reached its goal on March 27, 2019!
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Jason Napoli photoJason Napoli matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Boone matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 1988

Mary Elliott photoMary Elliott matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1998

Marvin Holmes-Leopold photoMarvin Holmes-Leopold matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2011

Karen K Krull Robart photoKaren K Krull Robart matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1978

Jessica McCullen photoJessica McCullen matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2008

Carrie Kellogg Wiggins photoCarrie Kellogg Wiggins matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorAnthony Ricchiuto & Anne Ricchiuto matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2000

Kari Knowles photoKari Knowles matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $140Just for Class of 1995

RJ Holmes-Leopold photoRJ Holmes-Leopold matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1999

Lance Till photoLance Till matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorShannon Amundson matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1999

Amanda Kalen photoAmanda Baker & Jeff Baker matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorLisa A Curran matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorKyle Bantz & Ian Dees matched $10 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 2006

An Anonymous DonorSweethearts Challenge: Gordon Whitaker '65 and Robert Hellwig '65 matched $166 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Sweethearts Match

An Anonymous DonorHanz Kraaz '89 matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,150Just for Golden Rams

An Anonymous DonorCharles Connell, Barbara Christiansen, Jalel Aossey '97 matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorEarly Bird Match: Frank Jones ’59, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Freya Brier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88 matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorYoung Alumni Match: Frank Jones ’59, Gail Jones, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Thomas Boyce, Freya Brier ’80, Anthony Vaver ’88 matched $150 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Classes between 2009 & 2018

An Anonymous DonorHappy Hour Match: Paul Stark ’68, Konnie Kiefer Stark ’68, Jeffrey Jensen ’81, Lou Anne Jensen, Fred Holtz ’86, Karen Holtz matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000

An Anonymous DonorI Heart my Cornell Mentor Match: Tom Durham ’77, Martha Hemenway Durham ’78, Andrew Buchmeyer ’86, and Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88 matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for I Heart my Cornell Mentor Match
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An Anonymous DonorI Miss the Squirrels Challenge: Andrew Davick ’99, Shana Brewer Davick ’98, and RJ Holmes-Leopold ’99, Marvin Holmes-Leopold ’11 gave $5,000 because 25 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorBonus Challenge: Ted Meads '69 and Susie Meads gave $10,000 because 800 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorDonor Challenge: Stephen Grummon '69, Corrie Root Grummon '70, Margaret Dunlap '73, Susan Taylor Spielman '75, and Jeffrey Lloyd '99 gave $30,000 because 650 donors gave
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About

18 hours to make your impact.

Color It Purple is your chance to show your purple pride. On Tuesday, March 26, from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., we are mobilizing the Cornell College community and WE WANT YOU all in!

Your Annual Gift provides access to a 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. Throughout the day, we will have a variety of challenges and match opportunities to help you make your impact. Your gift makes a transformative liberal arts education possible.

Updates
YOU DID IT!

YOU DID IT! Because of your hard work, generosity and ferocious love for all things Cornell, you helped us reach our goal of 800 donors in 18 hours!

We are beyond grateful for our Cornell family and the way you showed up today.


The gift you made on Color It Purple will help fund student scholarships, experiential learning, student support, athletics, the library, academic departments and programs. We cannot do this without your loyal, selfless help.

Our team will tally the numbers as they continue to roll in during the next day or two. In the meantime follow us here on our Cornell College Alumni Instagram  account to stay up to date and catch pictures of YOUR name on The Rock!

Again, we are blown away by your efforts today.

Thank you so much from all of us here on the Hilltop.

1889 days ago by Lisa White
SO CLOSE! Help us to the finish line!

We are at 752 donors - 48 more and you succeed in unlocking an additional $10,000! Pass the word and help us cross the finish line!

1889 days ago by Lisa White
How many donors can we reach by 11:59pm?

You Rock! Thank you for helping us reach our 650 donor goal. Now here’s a new challenge for you, Cornellians - Help us reach 800 donors and unlock an additional $10,000. Every gift matters!

1889 days ago by Michael Geneser
Hooray - Happy Hour Match!

Wow, Cornellians, you are ROCK-ing it! Congrats on meeting the $20,000 Happy Hour Match!


Listen, we only need 6 more young alumni (2009-2019) to fully realize the Young Alumni Match and only $210 more I Heart My Cornell Mentor dollars to fully realize that match. Any we need 70 more donors to unlock that $30,000 Donor Challenge  Let’s do this!

1889 days ago by Lisa White
Happy Hour Match starts NOW!

It's 5:00 somewhere and time to match your gift! This 2:1 match will apply to the first $20,000 donated between 5-7 p.m. CDT.

There's room on the rock for more names - can we add yours?

1889 days ago by Michael Geneser
Keep up the great work!

Thank you, squirrel-lovers! You succeeded in capturing another $5,000 in matching dollars!

Don’t forget there are still some all-day challenges and matches up for grabs: The I Heart my Cornell Mentor Match is a 2:1 match and The Young Alumni Match (2009-2018) is worth $150 per donor!  PLUS you help us unlock $30,000 when we reach 650 donors for the Donor Challenge!

1889 days ago by Lisa White
Squirrel Challenge starts now!

Who doesn’t love seeing those cute furry creatures scampering across the Hilltop? If you miss the squirrels (and Cornell, too), this challenge is for you! 25 gifts between 2-4 p.m. CDT will unlock an additional $5,000.

1889 days ago by Michael Geneser
Rams you have 1 more hour for the Athletics Challenge!

Hey Rams, we have extended the Athletics Challenge until 2 p.m. CDT. We need your help! Let’s capture that final $1,130 in matching funds for Golden Rams!

1889 days ago by Lisa White
Professor of Biology Craig Tepper LIVE at noon!

Be sure to tune in at noon on Cornell’s Facebook page where we will be broadcasting LIVE from the Thomas Commons for an interview with Professor of Biology Craig Tepper.

1889 days ago by Michael Geneser
Sweethearts and Athletics Matches start NOW!

It’s time for our sweethearts and athletes to donate! These matches are only open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT so act quickly!

Did you meet your sweetheart, your honey, your bae on the Hilltop? Select the Sweethearts Match designation for this $166 per donor match to the Annual Fund!

Show us your Ram pride Cornell athletes! Everyone wins when you give to this 2:1 match for the first $5,000 donated to the Golden Rams fund between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT.

1889 days ago by Lisa White
Early Bird Match a success!

Thanks to our early bird donors, you successfully utilized $10,000 in matching funds!

1889 days ago by Lisa White
It’s Go Time!

It’s go time and the early bird gets...well, triple the impact! From 6-9 a.m. CDT the Early Bird Match is in effect - a 2:1 match for the first $10,000 donated.

There are also 4 all-day challenges in progress:

Donor Challenge - This all-day challenge will unlock $30,000 as soon as we reach 650 donors!

Young Alumni Match - Young Alumni, this one’s for you! For every donor from the classes of 2009-2018, an extra $150 will be donated!

I Heart My Cornell Mentor Match - Show your love to a Cornell faculty or staff member who made a significant impact on your life through this 2:1 match to the Annual Fund! Select the "I Heart my Cornell Mentor Match" designation and be sure to list your mentor in the honoree field on the giving form.

Faculty and Staff Match - Faculty & Staff gifts on Color It Purple make a difference! The first $5,000 raised will be matched 2:1.

1889 days ago by Lisa White

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students, Alumni, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
198832$3,100
199930$2,594
202121$1,625
201221$980
199820$7,101
200120$3,805
200518$985
199318$2,391
199217$1,750
200617$1,200
200317$1,265
201317$590
201817$800
200417$1,405
198716$2,991
198916$4,475
202215$1,185
197515$4,035
200014$1,695
199714$840
196613$4,300
201613$340
199413$1,750
197612$3,766
198412$1,110
201412$345
200812$670
199511$1,155
197911$950
200211$470
196711$2,265
199011$1,185
200910$915
199110$2,750
196810$21,775
199610$1,127
19749$4,425
20079$485
19589$1,150
20119$435
19739$1,125
19839$1,825
19698$40,350
19788$1,400
19658$6,250
19858$2,975
19717$600
20107$360
20197$475
19606$450
20176$135
19626$5,800
20156$90
20235$135
19725$1,150
19775$20,550
19825$1,100
20205$200
19864$675
19594$25,700
19804$175
19644$700
19814$800
19633$1,350
19703$500
19612$150
19542$250
19471$40
19531$100
19551$50
19561$10
Donor Affiliations
Book icon1%Students
Gradhat icon68%Alumni
Parent icon6%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon3%Friends
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Donor Challenge: Stephen Grummon '69, Corrie Root Grummon '70, Margaret Dunlap '73, Susan Taylor Spielman '75, and Jeffrey Lloyd '99 photo
Donor Challenge: Stephen Grummon '69, Corrie Root Grummon '70, Margaret Dunlap '73, Susan Taylor Spielman '75, and Jeffrey Lloyd '99
Gave $30,000 because 650 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Happy Hour Match: Paul Stark ’68, Konnie Kiefer Stark ’68, Jeffrey Jensen ’81, Lou Anne Jensen, Fred Holtz ’86, Karen Holtz photo
Happy Hour Match: Paul Stark ’68, Konnie Kiefer Stark ’68, Jeffrey Jensen ’81, Lou Anne Jensen, Fred Holtz ’86, Karen Holtz
Heart icon matched 45 gifts for a total of $20,000
I Heart my Cornell Mentor Match: Tom Durham ’77, Martha Hemenway Durham ’78, Andrew Buchmeyer ’86, and Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88 photo
I Heart my Cornell Mentor Match: Tom Durham ’77, Martha Hemenway Durham ’78, Andrew Buchmeyer ’86, and Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88
Heart icon matched 57 gifts for a total of $20,000
Young Alumni Match: Frank Jones ’59, Gail Jones, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Thomas Boyce, Freya Brier ’80, Anthony Vaver ’88 photo
Young Alumni Match: Frank Jones ’59, Gail Jones, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Thomas Boyce, Freya Brier ’80, Anthony Vaver ’88
Heart icon matched 101 gifts for a total of $15,000
Early Bird Match: Frank Jones ’59, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Freya Brier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88 photo
Early Bird Match: Frank Jones ’59, Mary Morse '69, Warren Western ’70, Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85, Freya Brier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Bonus Challenge: Ted Meads '69 and Susie Meads photo
Bonus Challenge: Ted Meads '69 and Susie Meads
Gave $10,000 because 800 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Sweethearts Challenge: Gordon Whitaker '65 and Robert Hellwig '65 photo
Sweethearts Challenge: Gordon Whitaker '65 and Robert Hellwig '65
Heart icon matched 31 gifts for a total of $5,000
Charles Connell, Barbara Christiansen, Jalel Aossey '97 photo
Charles Connell, Barbara Christiansen, Jalel Aossey '97
Heart icon matched 23 gifts for a total of $5,000
I Miss the Squirrels Challenge: Andrew Davick ’99, Shana Brewer Davick ’98, and RJ Holmes-Leopold ’99, Marvin Holmes-Leopold ’11 photo
I Miss the Squirrels Challenge: Andrew Davick ’99, Shana Brewer Davick ’98, and RJ Holmes-Leopold ’99, Marvin Holmes-Leopold ’11
Gave $5,000 because 25 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Hanz Kraaz '89
Heart icon matched 24 gifts for a total of $3,150