Class of 2017 Look Back, Give Back

83% of 160 Donor goal
This campaign ended on May 13, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Hillsdale College by clicking here!
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Leslie Pearce photoLeslie Pearce matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorJohn W Papciak matched $4 for each donor, donating a total of $52

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $15 for each donor, donating a total of $660
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Give a gift of $18.44, and join the 1844 Society! Society members receive a personalized brick on the 1844 Society Path of Honor when their commitment is complete. Society membership is $18.44 per semester, and $184.40 within three years of graduation (3 payments of $61.47 or 6 payments of $30.73)

Imagine your life without Hillsdale College. Imagine it without the relationships forged here, the experiences had, and the lives changed. 

Hard to do, right?

As a parting gift and to help celebrate a well-spent four years, we are asking our peers to support the Ransom Dunn Scholarship fund, a need-based scholarship for students, by students. This scholarship will support current students who are unable to return to Hillsdale without additional financial support. 

Let's help them finish their time here at Hillsdale, just as we are fortunate enough to be doing in just a few short, sweet weeks. We certainly haven't done it alone! We, the Class of 2017, have received $18,852,217 in privately-funded scholarships and grants over the last four years. That's a lot of support from a lot of charitable people--people who don't even know us. 

We want our class to be known for a similar kind of grateful generosity. Last year, 38 percent of the Class of 2016 contributed. This year, our goal is 50 percent participation from the Class of 2017! We want to show our support in numbers, and leave the gift amounts up to you. But, of course, anyone can give!  

Four current seniors are receiving the Ransom Dunn Scholarship, donated by the 1844 Society members and the Class of 2016. The value of your support is real, and it has an immediate impact. 

We understand you may have your heart set on giving to a different area of campus--like your Greek house, academic department, athletic team, honorary, GOAL program--the list goes on! Either way, your participation will count toward our goal. 

Yes, we are just starting out. Collectively, however, we CAN have an impact on this special place we all hold dear. Let's pay it forward, Hillsdale. Let's leave a lasting legacy for future Chargers.

Let's Look Back. Let's Give Back. 

(Hope you enjoyed our little parody of Don Draper in Mad Men's Carousel episode...)

Almost there...18 hours left!


Thank you so much for generously supporting the Class of 2017's Look Back, Give Back campaign! The Campaign has raised over $6,000 and we're still working on totaling cash and pledged gifts. We are so grateful. 

We have some work to do, though. 42 percent of the Senior Class has given, and we're hoping to reach 50 percent! We have 18 hours remaining, and still some challenge money on the table. 

There are two matches remaining, and the chance for each donor to increase their gifts (whatever the amount) by $19. That's a lot of money that could be used for student scholarships!!

Please consider continuing to help the campaign by sharing the link with your friends! We can make a big difference in just 18 hours! 


Your 2017 Class Officers 

2572 days ago by Colleen McGinness
New Donor Challenge!

Great news! 

The Class of 2017 Look Back, Give Back campaign received an awesome new match last night from an anonymous alumni donor. 

This donor will match any donation by $15, up to $1,000. So, for example, if a donor gives $3, their donation will be matched by $15 and will make it $18! 

Every dollar counts; every donor counts. 

Please consider sharing and advocating for the campaign again among your peers...share on social, email, word of mouth...

Thank you--have a great weekend! 


The Senior Class Officers & the 1844 Society 

2578 days ago by Colleen McGinness
Thirty Percent! Awesome!


Thank you so much for contributing to the Class of 2017 Look Back, Give Back campaign! We are grateful. 

So far, we are over halfway to our goal of 50 percent Senior Class giving! Thirty percent of the Class of 2017 has given back! Awesome! Here are Ian and Hannah in the Union whipping out their wallets for the cause.

Please share the link with your friends and help us get to 50 percent! 


Senior Class of 2017 & the 1844 Society

2579 days ago by Colleen McGinness

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