Color It Purple 2021

910
Donors
140% of 650 Donor goal
$241,459
Donated
This campaign successfully reached its goal on April 01, 2021!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorShannon Peters matched $100

An Anonymous DonorRobyn Aaron & Darrell Aaron matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAnthony Ricchiuto & Anne Ricchiuto matched $250

An Anonymous DonorKyle Bantz & Ian Dees matched $300

An Anonymous DonorLance Till matched $300



Jean E Russell photoJean E Russell matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorLisa Curran matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorIan Dees & Kyle Bantz matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorArianne Hartlove Dooley '00 (In memory of Jason Dooley '99) matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBesties Match πŸ‘­ Ryan Tucker ’96 & Victoria Buter Tucker ’96, and Matthew Shelton ’96 & Sarah Frahm Shelton ’98 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDerecho Recovery Match 🌳 Allan Ruter ’76 & Jill Ruter, and Kevin Foote ’79 & Ann Parker Foote ’79 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorNight Owl Match πŸŒ™ Blake Barnes ’76 & Nancy Currie Barnes ’78, and David Gatton ’75 & Jillian Gatton matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAthletics Ramily Challenge 🐏 Heidi Barnes O'Kane '82 & Thomas O'Kane '82 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorHappy Hour Match πŸ₯‚ Rebecca Brown ’75, and Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85 & Thomas Boyce matched $7,000

An Anonymous DonorEarly Bird Match 🐦 Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 & Forrest Hicks ’68, Jodi Enger Marquith ’91 & Jason Marquith, and Ronald Taylor ’67 & Jan Taylor matched $7,500

An Anonymous DonorProud Parents Match πŸ‘ͺ Andrew Buchmeyer ’86 & Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88 matched $15,000
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An Anonymous DonorI Miss the Squirrels Challenge! 🐿 Molly Baier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88 & Martha Heller gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorFaculty & Staff ROCK 🀘🏼 Dennis Gordy '69 & Pam Gordy gave $5,000 because 60 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorYoung Alumni Challenge πŸŽ“ Hayden Howard '14 & Tara Doner Howard '15, Brian Manatt ’03 and Laura Manatt, Lucas Haldeman ’99 & Sarah Roudybush ’99, and Erica Osmundson Reimers ’98 & Chad Reimers gave $14,000

An Anonymous DonorAll In For the Hilltop Challenge πŸ’œ Cornell College Board of Trustees gave $20,000
About

Color It Purple 2021 has wrapped! If you would still like to make a gift, please visit our secure online giving page on the Cornell Alumni Website.


If the last 12 months have taught us anything, we have learned that we are a resilient community committed to the success of our students, no matter what comes our way! Color It Purple is your opportunity to rally, connect, and support Cornell—plus it is so much fun!

Whether you’re on campus, states away, or halfway around the world, YOU can make a difference here on the Hilltop. Your gift of any size helps fund student scholarships, experiential learning opportunities, student support, athletic programs, academic departments, the library, and more. Our students need YOU to help provide an exceptional Hilltop experience. 

The generosity of our alumni and friends will provide opportunities to have your gift DOUBLED or even TRIPLED through challenges and matches.

The fun goes far beyond this campaign page... Follow our Cornell College Alumni and Friends Facebook page and Instagram account for fun contests and live updates all day!

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There's still time to MAKE YOUR MARK πŸ’œ

Even after achieving our goal of 650 donors, Cornellians near and far have continued to give, care, and share in BIG ways!! In the last few hours we unlocked these generous matches:

πŸ₯‚ Happy Hour Match

πŸŒ™ Night Owl Match 

BUT the day is not over! All gifts made before midnight Hilltop Time count toward our Color It Purple totals! ...and we have yet to color the entire map of the U.S. PURPLE! We still need donors from North Dakota, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Delaware to fill the map: 

617 days ago by Alissa Lewis
Cornellians πŸ‘ Always πŸ‘ Show πŸ‘ Up πŸ‘

You did it, Cornellians! You helped us reach our goal of 650 donors in 18 hours!! Thanks to you, we have unlocked OVER $80,000 in challenge and match funds from generous alumni and friends! Since our last update, you have competed:

πŸ‘­ Besties Match

🌰 I Miss the Squirrels! Challenge

πŸ₯‚ Happy Hour Match

πŸŽ“ Young Alumni Challenge

🀘🏼 Faculty & Staff ROCK Challenge

πŸ’œ All In For the Hilltop Challenge

But the fun is not over! Let's keep the momentum going! We have a special challenge coming up just for night owls... 

617 days ago by Alissa Lewis
Woah! We're (over) halfway there 🎡

Woah, Cornellians! Color It Purple is not even half over, and we're already OVER halfway to our goal of 650 donors! Thanks to YOU we have unlocked more than $32,000 in challenge funds! So far today we have completed the following matches and challenges:

🐦 Early Bird Match 

🌳 Derecho Recovery Match

🐏 Athletics Ramily Challenge

πŸ‘ͺ Proud Parents Match 

Check out tour upcoming challenges and matches PLUS the ones created by incredibly generous alumni and friends!

618 days ago by Alissa Lewis

Donor Maps
Competition of the ClassesThe Competition of the Classes reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
199943$20,590
198834$26,470
199827$18,681
200124$3,190
200321$16,876
200021$14,995
199620$6,813
199719$1,587
199217$8,228
199117$11,310
200617$3,180
200517$2,040
200716$835
198915$1,945
198415$1,480
200214$1,370
196914$13,970
197514$5,920
201614$1,126
198714$2,280
199513$955
199313$7,500
200413$1,695
197613$13,293
201312$830
197812$6,740
196712$10,395
201212$1,345
197211$3,538
201811$600
198511$7,795
197311$4,117
197411$9,700
196810$8,424
197110$1,385
20159$14,499
19909$918
20099$695
20089$645
19869$16,234
20118$900
19838$1,326
20107$670
19947$2,675
20177$370
19667$635
19657$2,350
19826$6,395
19706$1,200
19626$5,875
20196$125
20146$14,185
19635$1,685
19605$1,800
19585$525
19795$6,313
19815$3,175
19805$8,635
19542$350
19532$200
19612$150
20202$321
19592$350
19771$150
19481$100
19571$100
19641$2,000
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All In For the Hilltop Challenge πŸ’œ Cornell College Board of Trustees photo
All In For the Hilltop Challenge πŸ’œ Cornell College Board of Trustees
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
Proud Parents Match πŸ‘ͺ Andrew Buchmeyer ’86 & Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88 photo
Proud Parents Match πŸ‘ͺ Andrew Buchmeyer ’86 & Gretchen Liebenow Buchmeyer ’88
matched a total of $15,000
Young Alumni Challenge πŸŽ“ Hayden Howard '14 & Tara Doner Howard '15, Brian Manatt ’03 and Laura Manatt, Lucas Haldeman ’99 & Sarah Roudybush ’99, and Erica Osmundson Reimers ’98 & Chad Reimers photo
Young Alumni Challenge πŸŽ“ Hayden Howard '14 & Tara Doner Howard '15, Brian Manatt ’03 and Laura Manatt, Lucas Haldeman ’99 & Sarah Roudybush ’99, and Erica Osmundson Reimers ’98 & Chad Reimers
Gave $14,000 during a Challenge!
Early Bird Match 🐦 Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 & Forrest Hicks ’68, Jodi Enger Marquith ’91 & Jason Marquith, and Ronald Taylor ’67 & Jan Taylor photo
Early Bird Match 🐦 Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 & Forrest Hicks ’68, Jodi Enger Marquith ’91 & Jason Marquith, and Ronald Taylor ’67 & Jan Taylor
matched a total of $7,500
Happy Hour Match πŸ₯‚ Rebecca Brown ’75, and Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85 & Thomas Boyce photo
Happy Hour Match πŸ₯‚ Rebecca Brown ’75, and Sheila Kruse Boyce ’85 & Thomas Boyce
matched a total of $7,000
Faculty & Staff ROCK 🀘🏼 Dennis Gordy '69 & Pam Gordy photo
Faculty & Staff ROCK 🀘🏼 Dennis Gordy '69 & Pam Gordy
Gave $5,000 because 60 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Night Owl Match πŸŒ™ Blake Barnes ’76 & Nancy Currie Barnes ’78, and David Gatton ’75 & Jillian Gatton photo
Night Owl Match πŸŒ™ Blake Barnes ’76 & Nancy Currie Barnes ’78, and David Gatton ’75 & Jillian Gatton
matched a total of $5,000
Arianne Hartlove Dooley '00 (In memory of Jason Dooley '99) photo
Arianne Hartlove Dooley '00 (In memory of Jason Dooley '99)
matched 54 gifts for a total of $5,000
I Miss the Squirrels Challenge! 🐿 Molly Baier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88 & Martha Heller photo
I Miss the Squirrels Challenge! 🐿 Molly Baier ’80, and Anthony Vaver ’88 & Martha Heller
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Athletics Ramily Challenge 🐏 Heidi Barnes O'Kane '82 & Thomas O'Kane '82 photo
Athletics Ramily Challenge 🐏 Heidi Barnes O'Kane '82 & Thomas O'Kane '82
matched a total of $5,000

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