#TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives 2022

418
Donors
139% of 300 Donor goal
$192,456
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This campaign ended on April 26, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Holyoke Community College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorDylan Pilon matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJim Izatt matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJim Izatt matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCarl Eger & Shirley Eger matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorBob Gilbert matched $10,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $2,500 because 75 donors made a gift in 8 days

An Anonymous DonorGary Rome gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $5,000 because 150 donors made a gift in 8 days

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $10,000 because 225 donors made a gift in 8 days

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $15,000 because 300 donors made a gift in 8 days

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $25,000 because 375 donors made a gift in 8 days
About

One day. 300 donors. Drive to Change Lives.

Together, we can supply the fuel ⛽️  that drives HCC students to succeed.🎓  Together, we can remove barriers and allow them to take the next step in their careers. Together, we can inspire today’s students to discover their passion and thrive.

On April 26, you can support student success through gifts to Student Scholarships, the Thrive Center and Food Pantry, the President's Student Emergency Fund, or the Annual Fund. Your gift will directly support our students, giving them the resources and support they need to succeed.

#TogetherHCC is about your participation. Each gift gets us one step closer to unlocking more than $130,000 in challenges, including a special challenge gift from Gary Rome if you can help us reach 300 donors by midnight. ⌛️

🎉  There is also a unique challenge in honor of HCC’s 75th anniversary. Once you help us reach 75 donors, Peg ‘58 and Gary Wendlandt will make a gift of $2,500. Additionally, the next 3 increments of 75 donors (150, 225, and 300) will unlock gifts of $5,000, $10,000, and $15,000, respectively – be sure to check out the "Challenges" tab above to learn how your gift will go a long way toward helping HCC students!

We can do this #TogetherHCC.💚


HOW CAN I HELP?

🎉  Create an account at givecampus.com – or if you already have one, log in! (Note: you do not need to have an account to make your gift.)

💸   Make your own gift to #TogetherHCC – you can make it early by clicking the link above too💚  and turn it into a match or challenge! You can challenge fellow alumni and donors to a specific designation making your gift go even further.

📲  Share the #TogetherHCC page! The built-in sharing buttons on the campaign page generate a link that is unique to you. On April 26, share what HCC means to you using the #TogetherHCC and win HCC swag! 

🎥  Film a personal plea video (use your phone or webcam!) asking fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to join #TogetherHCC! Share it on the #TogetherHCC page and your social media. 

🛠  Become an Advocate – Easy-peasy ways to spread the word about #TogetherHCC **Access Advocate Toolkit Here**



FAQ

What is #TogetherHCC? 💚  #TogetherHCC began in 2019 as a way to lift each other up and support HCC students during the early days of the pandemic. #TogetherHCC galvanized a community of alumni, faculty, staff and friends who took to social media posting messages of support and encouragement to each other and our students using the hashtag #TogetherHCC. In addition, the HCC community made gifts to support the critical needs of our students. The following April 27, 2021, we launched our first 24-hour day of giving, #TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives led by Gary Rome of Gary Rome Auto Group (also an HCC Foundation Board member). 

Can I make my gift before April 26? Yes, we would love to count YOU as a #TogetherHCC donor! Early gifts can be made by clicking the link above ⬆️  and still qualify for challenges and matches! 😊

Can I send my gift via the mail? Yes! Checks postmarked 💌  by Friday, April 29 with “#TogetherHCC” in the memo will be counted! You can mail your donation to: HCC Foundation, Inc., Attn: Alumni Office, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040 

I can't remember when I made my last gift. What do I need to do to find out if I qualify for the new donor match? You don't have to do anything. We will verify for you and apply the match if you qualify. Remember, even if you don't qualify for the $250 donor match, your gift still counts toward other challenges. 👏🏾

I still have questions. For additional questions, please contact the HCC Alumni Office at alumni@hcc.edu or call 413.552.2182 💚

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You made history

You are an example of why the HCC community is so special. In one day, you helped raise more than $185,786 in support of our students. Because of you, we set a new record of 381 donors (with more gifts trickling in), smashing our goal of 300! Additionally, 129 new donors made gifts, which generated $32,250 as part of the new donor challenge from Peg ‘58 and Gary Wendlandt. 

Your gift is helping change the lives of HCC students. Because of you, students can worry less about how they will afford next semester’s tuition or groceries for their family, and can focus more on their studies. Because of you, our students can excel in the classroom, get that promotion, transfer to their dream school, and thrive.

Thank you so much for your generosity. Both our students and our community are stronger because of you and your support of #TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives. Thank you for being a part of this historic day. 💙💚💛

58 days ago by Julie Phillips
​What a day! 352 donors at midnight!

Stay tuned alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and friends. We are busy collecting checks that were mailed in for #TogetherHCC so we can update our community with the grand total in the coming days! 

Today, you really came #TogetherHCC and showed the galvanizing power of community and philanthropy. Thank you for making sure every student in our region that wants to earn a degree has the opportunity and resources to go to college – and to thrive in college. 

Goodnight and stay tuned!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
17 new donors in the last two hours!

$4,250 from Peg & Gary Wendlandt's new donor challenge–UNLOCKED!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Victory lap in honor of HCC's 75th Anniversary

You did it! You helped us achieve our goal of 300 donors!

Thank you to alumni, faculty, staff, board members, volunteers, and friends of HCC who came together today to change students’ lives through the power of philanthropy.

Today you sent a powerful message to HCC students – that their community believes in them and we are here to support them. 

In honor of HCC’s 75th Anniversary, Peg ‘58 and Gary Wendlandt offer a victory lap and will donate an additional $25,000 if we reach 375 donors – 75 over goal!

Please share this victory lap and hcc.edu/drive with your friends, family, and former classmates.

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Let's take a victory lap!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
32 NEW donors in the last 2 hours! 🎉🚙

Alumni and friends making your first gift to HCC – YOU just unlocked $8,000 as part of Peg '58 and Gary Wendlandt's new donor challenge. You deserve a victory lap! 💙💚💛 

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Rollin' down the Giving Day highway - we passed 225 donors!

We just passed 225 donors unlocking the next level – $10,000 – of Peg '58 and Gary Wendlandt's HCC 75th Anniversary challenge! 

This is amazing! Let's keep going - we can unlock $15,000 at 300 donors! 

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
NEW donors - you are puttin' on a smoke show!

18 new donors in the last 90 minutes!  🏎 💨 Releasing another $4,500 from Peg and Gary's new donor challenge! 🎉.

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Honk your horns for Deana 🚘💥

Deana McPherson – YOU are our 200th DONOR! Special gift en route to you!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Advocates- you are Rock Stars Advocate-Exclusive

It is noon and we are at 198 donors! Thank you for being leaders and advocating for HCC students today. We couldn't galvanize the community without you! 💙💚💛

Let's keep this going strong

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Donor heat map🌎

We just 💚 watching that donor heat map light up!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Buckle up! Twelve new donors in the past 30 mintues

Alumni and friends - YOU unlocked another $3,000 from Peg and Gary for their NEW donor challenge!  🎉 💙💚💛

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
We have the pedal to the metal 🏎 💨

We have unlocked two levels of Peg & Gary's HCC 75th Anniversary challenge! $2,500 at 75 donors, $5,000 at 150 donors! And we have the pedal to the medal heading to 225 donors which unlocks $15,000! Woohoo! Way to go HCC alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and friends! #TogetherHCC

60 days ago by Julie Phillips
Woohoo! 19 new donors this morning!

Thank you everyone who has joined #TogetherHCC so far. This morning alone, 19 of you made your first gift to HCC resulting in $4,750 in challenge dollars released by Peg '58 Wendlandt and her husband Gary!

60 days ago by Julie Phillips

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matched a total of $10,000
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matched a total of $10,000
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Gave $5,000 because 150 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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