8th Annual FH Day of Giving

1,011
Donors
85% of 1,180 Donor goal
$250,652
Donated
This campaign ended on April 30, 2023, but you can still make a gift to FarmHouse Foundation by clicking here!

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An Anonymous DonorJason Butler matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorLong-time volunteer Dr. Steven Lonergan (Iowa State 85) matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorJim Hendrix (Colorado State 72) matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorJordan Moore (Oklahoma State 05) matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorPast Foundation Chairman Jeremy Settles (New Mexico State 94) matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustee Charlie Oellermann (NE 77) for the pre-launch challenge matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustees Don Buhl (MN 69) and Chris Wetzell (MN 99) matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorRise & Shine Challenge: Master Builder Jim Herbert (Tennessee 61) matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustee Jim Kelly (AU 81) matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee & Master Builder Rick Berg (ND 78) and Past Trustee Jim Wieland (ND 72) matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustees Gary Hansen (SD 72) and Jim Hericks (SD 70) matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustee Dick Wittman (Idaho 68) matched $6,000

An Anonymous DonorMark Freese (NE 78), Greg Ibach (NE 81) and the Thurber/ Rohlfing families (Tom Thurber (NE 60), Paul Rohlfing (NE 83), Eric Thurber (NE 89) and Lee Thurber (NE 91)) matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Trustees Bryce Freeman (Iowa State 93), Lloyd Bettis (Iowa State 67) and Craig Harris (Iowa State 65) matched $13,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donor matched $25,000
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An Anonymous DonorFoundation Chairman Scott Nagel (Minnesota 85) gave $7,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Fraternity's International Executive Board gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $10,000
Incentives
Donate $1,905
For a gift of $1,905 or more: Donors will receive an exclusive FarmHouse polo shirt.

Donate $118
Just for Parents: For a gift of $118 or more to the FH Excellence Fund, your son will receive a special care package including exclusive FH socks to help him dress for success.

Donate $500
None Left!
When you donate $500 or more this evening, we will send you FH-branded dress socks. Dress for success with FarmHouse in mind!
About

What is the FarmHouse Foundation?

The FarmHouse Foundation works diligently to cultivate donor passion and support to advance FarmHouse Fraternity's mission and help members achieve excellence. 

The FarmHouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public educational foundation, organized in 1965 as a Trust, to support the Fraternity and its high standards of scholarship, character, personal growth, unity and leadership among members of FarmHouse Fraternity. Through our Board of Trustees and staff, approach this mission in a variety of ways, and we invite you to explore the Foundation pages to learn about giving opportunities, events, educational grants we award and why giving to FarmHouse matters.


What is the Day of Giving?

FarmHouse will kick off our 8th Annual FH Day of Giving at 9:15 a.m. CT Friday, April 14 and end at 5 p.m. CT Saturday, April 15, on Founders' Day! Our goal is to have 1,180-plus donors give over $300,000 to the FH Excellence Fund. The Time is Now!

This special fundraising event is for 1905 minutes (31 hours and 45 minutes) and is an effort to inspire FarmHouse members and friends to invest in current and future educational and leadership initiatives of the FarmHouse Foundation. 

Every year on Founders' Day, we are reminded of the trials the 7 Founders faced when they started FarmHouse in 1905 as well as the importance of FarmHouse's values, the need for fellowship and the joy in providing service to others.

Your gift today will ensure the positive FarmHouse experience continues on for the next 118 years. 

Join us April 14 and 15!

Your Impact
Updates

229 days ago by Miranda Howe
Students Give Too!

Impressively, more than 600 FH students (over 41% of undergraduates) are donors to the FH Day of Giving too! This list of chapters has given or pledged to join the 2023 Ruby Society with 100% participation, our exclusive undergraduate giving society, to benefit the FH Excellence Fund. Thank you to these students for investing in their FarmHouse brothers across North America

230 days ago by Miranda Howe
Iowa State 1990 Pledge Class Honors new Fraternity CEO Dave Hansen (Iowa State 90)!

The 1990 Pledge Class of the Iowa State FH Chapter has collectively made a gift of $1,990 in honor of incoming Fraternity CEO, Dave Hansen (IA 90), to congratulate and welcome him on his first day in this important role for FarmHouse!  

Donors include: Mike Baker (IA 90), Tim Becker (IA 90), Chuck Paulsen (IA 90), Bill Quick (IA 90), Kurt Rosentrater (IA 90), Mark Schmidt (IA 90) Steve Schmidt (IA 90) and Russ Wyse (IA 90), along with "honorary pledge class members" Ryan Carey (IA 94) and Bryce Freeman (IA 93).  

Thank you to Dave's FarmHouse brothers and 1990 pledge class for this hearty welcome! 

230 days ago by Allison Rickels
50 States Challenge!

When one donor from each state gives, Foundation CEO, Allison Rickels and her husband Nick (HON 16), will give $1,000 to the FH Excellence Fund!

We're looking at you FH members from Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming

Help us reach this impressive state goal, which would be a first for our FH Day of Giving!

231 days ago by Miranda Howe

The first half of the FH Day of Giving is almost over with much to celebrate and much more to accomplish together. We're rounding out the day with grateful hearts for those who have given and are reminded of this key phrase in the Object... #FHDayofGiving #letsdothis #PSMOES

231 days ago by Allison Rickels
What are you thank you for with FarmHouse?

“I am thankful for the FarmHouse staff. A lot of their work is behind the scenes, but they help out chapters in tremendous ways. I think I speak for every chapter when I say this, but we would be lost without them. The Chapter AD’s work around the clock to answer questions, check in on chapters, and encourage chapters to excel on and off campus. I am thankful for the FarmHouse staff and the relationships I was able to build with them as a brother. “ - Garrett McKeon (Troy 21), pictured holding Ruby Cup award

231 days ago by Allison Rickels
Why FarmHouse matters...

“Being a FarmHouse member has truly developed me into the man that I am today. There is really no other place that I have found that is as invested in the growth of men as FarmHouse is. I owe a lot of my growth to FarmHouse.” – Luke Penner (Nebraska 20), pictured above

231 days ago by Allison Rickels
Take the Iowa State FH Alumni Challenge

Iowa State FH Alumni Challenge Video

Hear from Bryce Freeman (Iowa State 93), Lloyd Bettis (Iowa State 67) and Craig Harris (Iowa State 66) about their challenge for Iowa State FarmHouse alumni to be a part of the 8th Annual FH Day of Giving!
231 days ago by Allison Rickels

231 days ago by Miranda Howe

"Being a member of FarmHouse means be part of something that is bigger than me." - Dalton Hinders (Iowa State 22), pictured above

231 days ago by Allison Rickels

Members of the Fraternity's International Executive Board & Foundation Trustees thank donors for giving during the #FHDayofGiving!

231 days ago by Allison Rickels
Why do you give to the FarmHouse Foundation?

If you already made your gift today, thank you so much! Please also take a minute to post on social media with #FHDayofGiving or write a note on our social section to share your FarmHouse story. Tag your FH brothers and encourage them to get involved! 

231 days ago by Miranda Howe

231 days ago by Miranda Howe
The Time is Now. The FH Day of Giving has begun!

231 days ago by Miranda Howe

Donor Map
Chapter Leaderboard
Chapter DonorsRaised ($)
Western Kentucky0$0
Minnesota15$12,386
Washington State2$269
Oklahoma State11$13,032
Illinois State2$118
South Dakota State23$16,108
Nebraska42$23,562
North Dakota State18$9,972
Iowa State70$36,817
Arkansas0$0
North Carolina State1$50
Missouri5$668
Wilmington0$0
Ohio State8$1,460
Virginia Tech1$25
Alberta0$0
Mississippi State1$250
Troy0$0
Tarleton State1$25
Wichita State1$19
Texas Tech3$427
Wisconsin-Platteville0$0
Oregon State3$818
UT Tyler2$20
Central Missouri0$0
Michigan State2$1,150
Purdue2$500
Tennessee7$6,816
Southern Illinois1$10
Auburn8$7,369
Kansas State14$2,478
Colorado State10$4,593
Illinois10$5,486
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon30%Alumni
Book icon6%Students
Parent icon7%Parents
Friends icon2%Friends
Gradhat icon27%Chapters
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Advocates

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Anonymous Donor
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Foundation Trustees Bryce Freeman (Iowa State 93), Lloyd Bettis (Iowa State 67) and Craig Harris (Iowa State 65) photo
Foundation Trustees Bryce Freeman (Iowa State 93), Lloyd Bettis (Iowa State 67) and Craig Harris (Iowa State 65)
Heart icon matched a total of $13,000
Mark Freese (NE 78), Greg Ibach (NE 81) and the Thurber/ Rohlfing families (Tom Thurber (NE 60), Paul Rohlfing (NE 83), Eric Thurber (NE 89) and Lee Thurber (NE 91)) photo
Mark Freese (NE 78), Greg Ibach (NE 81) and the Thurber/ Rohlfing families (Tom Thurber (NE 60), Paul Rohlfing (NE 83), Eric Thurber (NE 89) and Lee Thurber (NE 91))
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Anonymous
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
The Fraternity's International Executive Board photo
The Fraternity's International Executive Board
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
Foundation Chairman Scott Nagel (Minnesota 85) photo
Foundation Chairman Scott Nagel (Minnesota 85)
Gave $7,000 during a Challenge!
Foundation Trustee Dick Wittman (Idaho 68) photo
Foundation Trustee Dick Wittman (Idaho 68)
Heart icon matched a total of $6,000
Foundation Trustee Jim Kelly (AU 81) photo
Foundation Trustee Jim Kelly (AU 81)
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Rise & Shine Challenge: Master Builder Jim Herbert (Tennessee 61) photo
Rise & Shine Challenge: Master Builder Jim Herbert (Tennessee 61)
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Foundation Trustees Gary Hansen (SD 72) and Jim Hericks (SD 70) photo
Foundation Trustees Gary Hansen (SD 72) and Jim Hericks (SD 70)
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000

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