#TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives 2023

506
Donors
126% of 400 Donor goal
$251,859
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This campaign ended on April 25, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Holyoke Community College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorMychal Connolly matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $800Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorDylan Pilon matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJames Izatt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Student Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorRobert Gilbert & Constance Gilbert matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Board Members (Trustee)

An Anonymous DonorJames Izatt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Fund for Academic Excellence and Innovation

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $8,870Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJames Shevlin & Ann Shevlin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Student Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorTed Hebert & Barbara Hebert matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Student Scholarships
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An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $10,000 because 200 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $10,000 because 300 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $10,000 because 100 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorPeg Wendlandt & Gary Wendlandt gave $20,000 because 400 donors gave
About

One day. 400 donors. Amazing student support.

Holyoke Community College students are aspiring scientists, healthcare providers, educators, artists, and entrepreneurs—and they are driven by your support. Their journey begins here, but with your help, we will propel them into degree programs and careers beyond HCC.

Join us on April 25 for our day of giving, #TogetherHCC: The Drive to Change Lives, and show our students that you believe in them.

Your donation of $10 or more will impact the life of an HCC student in numerous ways, including:

  • Giving life-changing scholarship support,
  • Providing relief to students who are hungry, 
  • Supporting excellent academic resources that lead our students to fulfilling lives.

On April 25, you can support student success through gifts to the Academic Excellence and Innovation Fund, Greatest Needs, Student Scholarships, the Thrive Center and Food Pantry, or the President's Student Emergency Fund. Your gift will directly support our students, giving them the resources and support they need to succeed.

We can ensure that Holyoke Community College is an institution of excellence and innovation. πŸ’š


HOW CAN I HELP?

πŸŽ‰  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.)

πŸ’Έ   Make your own gift to #TogetherHCC – you can make it early by clicking the link above tooπŸ’š  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.

πŸ“²  Share the #TogetherHCC page! The built-in sharing buttons on the campaign page generate a link that is unique to you. On April 25, share what HCC means to you using the #TogetherHCC and win HCC swag! 

πŸŽ₯  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. 

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



FAQ

What is #TogetherHCC? πŸ’š  #TogetherHCC began in 2020 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 25? 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 πŸ’Œ  by Friday, April 28 with β€œ#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 still have questions. For additional questions, please contact the HCC Alumni Office at alumni@hcc.edu or call 413.552.2182 πŸ’š

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486 donors and counting...

Thank you to everyone who made #TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives an amazing success. We are still counting gifts coming in through the mail. Be on the lookout for final numbers in the next week. πŸ’š

393 days ago by Julie Phillips
What a day! 472 donors (and counting)

So much gratitude for each and every student, alumni, faculty, staff, board member, volunteer, and friend who took this call to action and ran with it. Holyoke Community College is a special place and its impact in the region is extraordinary. These are preliminary results and you can expect them to climb until we have everything processed (accepting checks postmarked by 4/25). Time for some shut eye. Tomorrow is a big day of tallying, thanking, and letting it all sink in. 

We did it #TogetherHCCπŸ’š

394 days ago by Julie Phillips
You are not messing around!

We just careened past 450 donor to 454 donors. Alumni are on a mission to close Peg '58 and Gary Wendlandt's alumni challenge! 56 alumni to go! πŸš—

394 days ago by Julie Phillips
Woohoo! 400 Donors!


We did it! 400 donors! $20,000 unlock achieved! Thank you to alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members who contributed today!

#TogetherHCC we are removing barriers to success for our students! We still have open challenges to conquer! Alumni challenge, $40 per alum is still active – 83 alumni left to complete the alumni challenge!

394 days ago by Julie Phillips
An assist from Stand Out Truck

A big THANK YOU to Myke Connolly '04 from standouttruck.com for helping to promote #TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives today. 

And thank you to all of our donors for your support today. We are just 23 donors away from 400!


394 days ago by Doug Scanlon
84 Donors to go!

We are 80% of the way toward our goal of 400 donors by midnight. Don't forget to comment on Gary Rome Hyundai's Facebook page for a chance to win Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets. Simply write a post about how Holyoke Community College has made an impact on you or someone you know. Your comment will help unlock a $5,000 gift.

394 days ago by Doug Scanlon
300 is within reach!

We are just 13 donors shy of 300. Thank you to everyone who has given so far! You are all amazing.

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394 days ago by Doug Scanlon
Update: See your name?

We apologize for a technical glitch in the last update that did not allow for the video attachment. The video can be viewed on our Facebook page. (Also, we've eclipsed the halfway mark with 211 donors so far!)

394 days ago by Doug Scanlon
Almost halfway there!

Thank you for supporting #TogetherHCC: Drive to Change Lives. As of 12:25 p.m. we are at 187 donors and rolling along. Be sure to share with family and friends the link to give, hcc.edu/drive, as we look ahead to our goal of 400 donors by midnight.

394 days ago by Doug Scanlon

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