2017 DC Day of Giving

223% of $30,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 16, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Defiance College by clicking here!
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Jeremy Ball photoJeremy Ball matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,087Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorEdd R Buhl matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,200

BOT Members photoBOT Members matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,000

Our first DC DAY OF GIVING is an inspiring 24-hour event for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to come together to support Defiance College. This is your opportunity to make your annual gift and have an impact at Defiance College. With your support, every student today will have the life-changing education, experiences and opportunities that shaped your future when you were a DC student.

This special 24-hour event is also a means of making students aware of the important connection to our DC alumni and alumnae, whose contributions are helping them defy the ordinary every day!


Thank you to all who have made the DC Day of Giving such an outstanding success.  Just over $2,000 more and we will have DOUBLED our goal!  That's a lot of Yellow Jacket love!  

I want to thank some supporters whose contributions are in the total but whose names are not listed on the donor board:  

Mary Burkholder '02, Director of Human Resources

Darline Clemens ‘00

George Smart ‘67, Trustee

Cheryl Hahr ’68, Trustee

Robert Head ’76, Trustee

Tim Whetstone, Trustee, and Carol Whetstone ‘90

Thank you very much for your help -- Can't wait to see what our final total will be!

2645 days ago by Michele Tinker

The first DC Day of Giving has met and exceeded its goal -- but don't let that stop you from being part of this terrific effort!

We want to acknowledge those members of the DC faculty and staff who have made gifts to the DC Day of Giving by check or by setting up payroll deduction gifts today, in addition to those who have made their gifts online:

Steve Sondergaard, Professor of Criminal Justice

Don Knueve, Professor Emeritus

Kris Boland, Controller

Brad Harsha, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Kerry Rosebrook, Accounting Assistant

Barb Sedlock, Lead Librarian and Coordinator of Metadata and Archives

Jennifer Stark, Associate Director of Admissions

A special thanks also to Elizabeth Alexander '13 and Sally Bissell '81 who volunteered to work the phones for us today. We are grateful for their help.  

2645 days ago by Michele Tinker

DC Day of Giving is just under halfway to our goal!  Professor Shay Pursel had her business class volunteer to make some calls to alumni, and the students had a great response.  The campus support and enthusiasm is exciting to see. Thank you to all our donors and volunteers!

2645 days ago by Michele Tinker

Good morning!   DC's first Day of Giving is off to a great start!  We hit 11% of our goal before most of us have had our second cup of coffee!  Thank you to our earliest contributors.  We look forward to seeing who joins them as the day progresses.  Remember to let your friends know that you're supporting the DC Day of Giving and encourage them to join you!  

2645 days ago by Michele Tinker

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