Charge Ahead Challenge 2021

207
Donors
75% of 275 Donor goal
$38,081
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This campaign ended on April 18, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Hillsdale College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,800Just for Men's Baseball

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000
Incentives
Generate 3 Gifts
If 3 of your friends make a gift as a result of you sharing the campaign through your advocate account (see advocate instructions for details), you will receive a Hillsdale College t-shirt from the Alumni Office!

Donate $250
Make a gift of $250 and join at the Captain level of the Dugout Club, Gridiron Club, Champions Club, Gravel Pit, Tidal Wave, or Assist Club (depending on your designation)!

Donate $500
Make a gift of $500 and join at the MVP level of the Dugout Club, Gridiron Club, Champions Club, Gravel Pit, Tidal Wave, Center Court Club, or Assist Club (depending on your designation)!

Donate $1,000
Make a gift of $1,000 and join the All-Conference level of the Dugout Club, Gridiron Club, Champions Club, Gravel Pit, Tidal Wave, Center Court Club, or Assist Club (depending on your designation)!

Donate $1,500
Make a gift of $1,500 and join at the Player of the Year level of the Dugout Club, Gridiron Club, Champions Club, Gravel Pit, Tidal Wave, Center Court Club, or Assist Club (depending on your designation)! Your gift, if made with a 10-year commitment, would also qualify for a traditional President's Club membership ($15,000 over 10 years; $1,500 per year; $125 per month. We will follow up to confirm President's Club commitment.)

Donate $2,500
Make a gift of $2,500 and join at the All American level of the Dugout Club, Gridiron Club, Champions Club, Gravel Pit, Tidal Wave, Center Court Club, or Assist Club (depending on your designation)! Your gift, if made with a 10-year commitment, would also qualify for a Bronze President's Club membership ($25,000 over 10 years; $2,500 per year; $208 per month)

Set up an indefinite recurring gift
Join the 1844 Society, an alumni-only giving club, by making a monthly recurring gift of any amount ($5 or more).
About

Virtus Tentamine Gaudet: Strength Rejoices in the Challenge 

As a Charger Athlete, you are familiar with this motto. It is still the cornerstone of Charger Athletics today. Our student-athletes rejoice in the challenge of pursuing excellence both on and off the field.

You also know that we operate without government subsidies, unlike almost every other college or university. This independence comes at a cost and often means that our teams must work even harder to succeed.

We invite you to join us in the Charge Ahead Challenge! This campaign challenges alumni to help maintain our athletic programs and assist their teams with some of the important projects they may be looking to fund beyond annual operations.

Each athletic team will compete with each other to achieve their weighted campaign goal during the Charge Ahead Challenge. Overall, we hope to raise $27,500 from 275 supporters for our athletic programs. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, gifts from alumni like you will be matched $1-for-$1, up to $10,000.

Will you help Charger Athletics with this important challenge today? Your support will strengthen the Charger legacy. You will also help maintain the independence that preserves and protects the College and its mission now and in the future. 

Please hurry! This challenge ends on April 17, 2021! 


Team Fundraising Needs: 

Football: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, etc. 

Men's Basketball: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc. 

Women's Basketball: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc. 

Men's Tennis: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc.  

Men's Track & Field and Cross-Country: Scholarships 

Women's Track & Field and Cross-Country: Scholarships 

Women's Swimming: Starting Blocks 

Women's Tennis: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc. 

Baseball: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc.  

Softball: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc.  

Volleyball: Team operating expenses such as travel, training equipment, uniforms, team trip, etc. 

Men's Golf: Scholarships 

Help your team win!
Updates

Charge Ahead Challenge Leaderboard
Team Donors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
Women's Swimming52$6,78310520.0
Football32$5,1945064.0
Men's Baseball21$5,4562584.0
Volleyball18$1,9332090.0
Women’s Track & Field and Cross-Country17$1,3963548.6
Men's Track & Field and Cross-Country17$2,8673548.6
Softball11$1,55710110.0
Women's Basketball9$1,4741090.0
Men's Tennis8$1,9181080.0
Men's Golf7$8501070.0
Men's Basketball5$6582520.0
Women's Tennis5$3851050.0
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon60%Alumni
Book icon4%Students
Parent icon9%Parents
Suitcase icon4%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon5%Friends
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