The Founders Day 500

This campaign ended on December 05, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Hillsdale College by clicking here!

In honor of Hillsdale's birthday today, the 1844 Society aims to raise $500 in one day to support the Ransom Dunn scholarship. 

The Ransom Dunn scholarship supports current students who are experiencing particular financial hardship and helps their College experience become a little more feasible. Last year, in partnership with the Class of 2017, we were so excited to raise nearly $10,000 throughout the academic year. Every dollar counts--it all adds up! We currently have 4 seniors receiving the Ransom Dunn Scholarship, and were able to support 3 seniors last year. 

Supporting the Ransom Dunn scholarship is a great, tangible way we can directly support our friends here while also giving back to the College--a place from which we have greatly benefited. 

If you prefer, you can always designate your gift to another student club or organization or academic department that you want to impact--every dollar counts and, collectively, we can make a difference for our peers by supporting the things in which we are particularly invested. 

Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
Class YearDonorsDollars
2017 4$35
2004 1$25
2018 2$24
2019 4$13


Donor affiliations


18% Alumni

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53% Students

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6% Faculty/Staff

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Donate $18.44 today, and join the 1844 Society! The Society committment is $18.44 per semester, and $184.40 within 3 years of graduation--the post-grad gifts are broken up into biannual amounts of $30 or an annual amount of $60. The commitment amounts to $5 per month. We will contact you ASAP to confirm your pledge. You may designate your gift today and full pledge to any area of campus.