2nd DC Day of Giving

117% of $50,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 16, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Defiance College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Tim Leuzarder Scholarship

Terrance J. Haydinger photoTerry Haydinger matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Jeremy Ball photoJeremy Ball matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $550Just for Class of 2004

Michele Tinker photoEdd Buhl matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,200Just for Tim Leuzarder Scholarship

Sheri McCoy photoRobert Head matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorMaggie Leuzarder matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $900Just for Tim Leuzarder Scholarship
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Today's the day to show your Purple and Gold pride!  The DC DAY OF GIVING is an inspiring 24-hour event bringing alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends 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.

It's a great day to be a Yellow Jacket!  Please be part of the DC Day of Giving.


Thank you for your participation in the DC Day of Giving.  Every gift has made an impact on the education students receive at Defiance College.  Your loyalty, support and generosity is such an important part of the DC experience. We couldn't do it without you.

Thanks to all of you, we have raised $58, 864 with our Day of Giving, 117% of our goal. Even though the event is officially over, you can still make a gift to the DC Day of Giving and be counted in the total.  Again -- thank you from everyone at Defiance College!

2286 days ago by Michele Tinker
108% of Goal!

It's been a great day for Defiance College!  Three matching gifts from corporations where our alumni/ae are employed just took us over the goal,   and we still have the rest of the afternoon and evening in our Day of Giving.

We still have a dollar-for-dollar match for the Tim Leuzarder Scholarship, a dollar-for-dollar match for the Class of 2004, and a $20 match for every first time donor who makes a gift!  Lots of reasons to make your annual gift to DC today.  

Also thank you to Professor Bill Sholl and McMaster Dean Mary Ann Studer for their participation in the Day of Giving.  Defiance College - it's a great place to be!    

2286 days ago by Michele Tinker
Recognizing more donors

It's taken a lot of participation in our Day of Giving to get us to 83% of our goal by 3:20 pm, and many of these gifts were mailed in or walked in.  We want to extend our appreciation to the following donors, in addition to the list of donors who made online gifts:  

  • Tom and Jean Hubbard
  • Janis Hubbard
  • Kevin & Vivian Rettig
  • Linda Bancer
  • Helen Frey
  • John Hrivnyak
  • Jim & Carol Smerz
  • John Trautman
  • Angela, Bryson and Dylan Shook
  • Phil Pittman
  • John Scheu
  • Ray Derricotte
  • Diana DeCamp
  • Sally Bissell
  • Brad Harsha

Thank you, everyone!  Go Jackets!

2286 days ago by Michele Tinker
The Tim Leuzarder Scholarship

There have been few alumni prouder to be a Yellow Jacket than Tim Leuzarder 67, who died suddenly in October 2016.   To commemorate Tim’s love for DC, the Leuzarder family has established a scholarship fund in his name.  Prior to the Day of Giving, the fund was at $8,615. The goal is to get the fund to $25,000, where it will provide financial support  for DC students in perpetuity.   

Thanks to a matching gift opportunity sponsored by Tim’s friend and fellow trustee Edd Buhl ’73, we’ve raised an additional $6280.50 dollars for the Leuzarder Scholarship, bringing the total to $14,895.50!     Now, Tim’s daughter Maggie has created a new challenge match – Maggie will match dollar for dollar all gifts for Tim’s scholarship, up to $2500.   Let’s see how close to fully funded we can get Tim’s scholarship today!  Thanks, everyone!  

2286 days ago by Michele Tinker
Recognizing these donors

We have had many people walk their gifts into the office today. While their gift shows up in the total dollars contributed, their names are not on the donor list. In addition to all our online contributors,  I want to recognize the following members of the DC faculty and staff for their generous participation in the DC Day of Giving:  

  • Cliff Brady
  • Judy Lymanstall
  • Barb Sedlock
  • Collette Knight
  • Brenda Averesch
  • Alicia Kalik
  • Fred Coulter
  • Kathleen Westfall
  • Kevin Tong
  • Steve Sondergaard
  • Dorothy Singer
  • Rena Rager

We'll continue posting names of walk-in donors throughout the day right here. Thanks, everyone!

2287 days ago by Michele Tinker

What a terrific start to the Day of Giving!  We've reached 46% of our goal by 9:30 a.m.-- thank you to all our alumni/alumnae who have donated and who are sharing the Day of Giving info with their friends. A steady stream of faculty and staff members have been coming into the office today with their gifts in support of our event, and we appreciate every one of them, too.  With everyone's help, we'll hit our goal of $50,000!  

2287 days ago by Michele Tinker

2287 days ago by Michele Tinker
Professor Emeritus Buchman asks for your Day of Giving support.

Defiance College holds a special place in Randy Buchman's heart, and he holds a special place in ours.  Here Professor Emeritus Buchman explains why alumni support is so important to the college, no matter the size of the gift. 

2287 days ago by Michele Tinker

Great news:  Jeremy Ball '04 is offering a $20 match for every gift made by a new donor!  If you are a first-time donor, here's a great opportunity to increase the impact of your contribution.   Jeremy has promised $1000 in support of this new gift match -- so make your gift now to be part of these 50 first-time gifts and earn DC an extra $20!  

2287 days ago by Michele Tinker

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