Kenyon Together 2021

1,295
Donors
129% of 1,000 Donor goal
$662,056
Donated
This campaign ended on May 20, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Kenyon College by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $75

An Anonymous DonorRebecca Hoyt matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAnn Russell matched $36

Kim Wallace photoKim Wallace matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMolly Vogel matched $100

Molly Gutridge photoMolly Gutridge matched $100


Melanie A Carlos photoMelanie Carlos matched $150

An Anonymous DonorTana Barton Haas matched $150

An Anonymous DonorErin Eckert matched $250

Molly Gutridge photoMolly Gutridge matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAnne Higby Ellsworth matched $250

Kathy Rowe photoKathy Rowe matched $100

An Anonymous DonorErin Shanahan matched $250

An Anonymous DonorBeth Vivio matched $500


Kimberly Qualls photoKimberly Qualls matched $500

An Anonymous DonorRebecca M Hoyt matched $500

Mara Bernstein photoMara Bernstein matched $86

Tom photoTom Allen matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJoan Curry matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMelissa Bertke matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorClass of 2016 matched $1,600

An Anonymous DonorAndrew matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAndrea Bucey-Tikkanen matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorRichard F. Spinner & Joy Dytyniak matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJohn Woollam matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorStephanie Curtis Harman matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorPhilander Chase Conservancy Directors & Emeritus Directors matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorKenyon's Board of Trustees matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Kenyon Fund Executive Committee & members of Alumni Council matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorPresident Sean Decatur matched $20,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Parents Advisory Council matched $29,000

An Anonymous DonorThe 1981 Reunion Planning Committee matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorMatt Voorhees '95 matched $60,000

An Anonymous DonorMatt Winkler, G'77 P'13 H'00 matched $75,000
Challenges
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Lizzy Siphron photoLizzy Siphron gave $17



Ben Robertson photoBen Robertson gave $100

Melissa Lord photoMelissa Lord gave $250

An Anonymous DonorTerry McCue & Matt McCue gave $250


An Anonymous DonorCharlotte Bahin gave $500

An Anonymous DonorMolly McCleary gave $500

An Anonymous DonorLaura Plummer gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorEric Smith gave $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,011

An Anonymous DonorJennifer LuceTaylor & Bill Taylor gave $3,500
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
Receive a limited-edition, waterproof Kenyon Adirondack sticker.

Generate 5 Gifts
Receive a 9X24 Kenyon pennant.

Generate 10 Gifts
Receive a package of Kenyon notecards.

Generate 25 Gifts
Receive a long sleeve Kenyon tee shirt.

Generate $50
Receive a Kenyon picture frame.

Generate $500
Receive a pair of Kenyon "car coasters" for your vehicle's cup holders.

Generate $1,000
Receive a crisp white Kenyon ball cap.

Generate $5,000
Receive a long sleeve Kenyon tee shirt.
About

Earlier this year, Kenyon announced some truly outstanding news: a $100 million anonymous gift to build three strategically important new residence halls on South Campus. (Wow, right?!)

There is no doubt that $100 million is a lot of money and we are tremendously grateful for the gift. However, as counterintuitive as it may seem, it doesn’t change the fact that Kenyon still relies on gifts — of all sizes — to support today’s students and offset the costs of COVID.

Here’s why your gift still matters:

  • The $100 million has no impact on the operating budget, which touches every aspect of the student experience, including scholarships and financial aid.
  • Every fiscal year, the College relies on gifts to the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund to help make up the difference from endowment payout and tuition revenue. Your gifts keep tuition down.
  • COVID has cost the College. Although we’ve been able to maintain a balanced budget with cuts that don’t affect the student experience, the pandemic has resulted in $32 million in lost revenue. As a gift for new housing, the $100 million has no impact on this.
  • There really is strength in numbers. We know that young alumni fresh off graduation likely can’t make large investments in Kenyon, but when we say thank you for the $20, we really mean it. Because those $10, $20 and $50 gifts add up! And can go directly to financial aid or Student Support Funds, so students don’t have to worry about coming up with that money.
  • Your gift today can be the beginning (or the next step!) in your lifelong tradition of supporting the place that means so much to you. Currently, 58% of alumni have made a gift to Kenyon during the Our Path Forward to the Bicentennial campaign. 
    We’re Kenyon; we're reaching higher!

Show your support for Kenyon and today’s students by making a gift today, then challenge your friends!

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Updates
Thank you!!

You did it! Your gift, along with those from 1294 other alumni, parents, faculty and staff, friends and students helped bring in a total of $662,056 for Kenyon! (And a few more gifts will still be added overnight!) Thank you for supporting students at the end of this disruptive academic year. 

We hope this is our last pandemic fundraiser, but just the beginning (or continuation) of your tradition of supporting Kenyon. Even when not paying for COVID-19 tests, quarantine housing and plexiglass, Kenyon still has a need for your support every year for scholarships and other areas of the student experience. Thank you for being part of Kenyon Together 2021!

191 days ago by Molly Gutridge
1050 Donors and counting -- 90 minutes left!


To help push us through the FINAL TWO HOURS of Kenyon Together, the Board of Trustees will be offering a $50/donor match, up to $10,000, starting at 7:00PM ET. THANK YOU to those who have already given, and those who are planning to join us!

191 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Support Kenyon Student-Athletes

Don't miss our 4pm ET virtual reunion event, The State of Athletics at Kenyon. 

The Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation invites you to join our coaches and staff as we connect about the success of our student-athletes on and off the field. There will be a brief presentation of the departmental updates since the introduction of Director of Athletics, Jill McCartney, that include department mission and facility enhancements and coaches will provide season and program updates.

Support Kenyon's student-athletes by selecting the "Athletics & Fitness" designation when you make your gift to Kenyon Together.

191 days ago by Molly Gutridge
200 donors to goal!

We’re within sight of the finish line, thanks to all of you! Special shout out to the Classes of 2011, 1999, 2004 and 1991 who are leading the way in participation by class, but 1989 is rising quickly. Check out our full leaderboard below to see where your class ranks — and then ask your friends to help boost your standing!

191 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Tell your friends and help us bring this thing home


Thank you for an amazing first day! After this bananas and challenging year, we are grateful for your decision to take time to support Kenyon and its students. We hope that you’re beginning to see some semblance of normalcy in your life — your gift will help Kenyon on that same path. Onward to 1,000 donors! You can help us meet our goals for students by telling your classmates to join you in giving today (before the challenge ends at 9 p.m.)!

191 days ago by Molly Gutridge
500 Donors! Thank you!

Thanks to each and every one of you who have combined to get us halfway to our goal of 1,000 donors! And there are still more than 20 hours left in our 36-hour challenge! As our seniors get ready for Commencement on Friday (woo!) and other students begin their summers, we deeply appreciate you taking the time to show your encouragement and support with your gift.


192 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Hear from more Kenyon students and alumni about why your support matters...


During Kenyon Together, all gifts to ODEI's Student Support Funds designation will go directly to benefit students like Araya. 

Also be sure to check out our ongoing matches for the Philander Chase Conservancy, the only college or university-established land trust in the country, and the Kenyon Farm, where student farmers live on the property and manage the care of the animals as well as the growing and harvesting of field crops.


192 days ago by Luisa Barone Gantt
Kenyon students are counting on YOU!


Whether you direct your support toward scholarships and financial aid, ODEI, or any of our other designations, every gift directly impacts current students’ experiences at Kenyon. After a year unlike any in College history — including $32 million in lost revenue due to the disruption of COVID-19 — your gift has never mattered more.

193 days ago by Molly Gutridge

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20231$100
20201$100
20197$454
201812$487
201717$631
201623$2,177
201511$290
201418$1,932
201311$425
201229$1,916
201144$5,615
201011$920
200912$1,235
200823$4,927
200713$987
200620$3,012
200514$1,281
200442$10,032
200315$5,153
200231$5,015
200126$5,883
200031$4,249
199953$9,810
199812$2,119
199721$3,274
199630$19,368
199523$71,805
199421$10,595
199319$4,899
199223$3,799
199143$12,266
199010$1,825
198937$24,824
198821$10,725
198717$11,026
198630$18,133
198540$18,711
198421$5,346
198318$1,810
19825$1,010
198120$46,345
198012$9,035
197918$14,535
197822$7,421
197715$77,791
197613$4,300
197519$5,901
197412$15,203
19739$5,329
197212$3,225
19716$7,400
197015$4,850
19697$1,625
19684$5,620
19671$300
19665$4,525
19653$1,400
19645$1,965
19639$9,019
19621$500
19615$6,150
19602$700
19593$850
19581$225
19572$6,000
19561$1,000
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Advocates

Matt Winkler, G'77 P'13 H'00 photo
Matt Winkler, G'77 P'13 H'00
matched a total of $75,000
Matt Voorhees '95 photo
Matt Voorhees '95
matched a total of $60,000
The 1981 Reunion Planning Committee photo
The 1981 Reunion Planning Committee
matched a total of $40,000
The Parents Advisory Council photo
The Parents Advisory Council
matched a total of $29,000
President Sean Decatur photo
President Sean Decatur
matched a total of $20,000
The Kenyon Fund Executive Committee photo
The Kenyon Fund Executive Committee
matched a total of $15,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
Philander Chase Conservancy Directors photo
Philander Chase Conservancy Directors
matched 25 gifts for a total of $10,000
Stephanie Curtis Harman photo
Stephanie Curtis Harman
matched a total of $10,000
Kenyon's Board of Trustees photo
Kenyon's Board of Trustees
matched a total of $10,000