"It's a Forester Thing" Day

506
Donors
101% of 500 Donor goal
$505,506
Donated
This campaign ended on March 02, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Lake Forest College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorThomas Steen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10Just for Forester Football Challenge

Linda Blaser photoLinda Blaser matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20

Sarah Stoklosa photoSarah Stoklosa matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Swimming & Diving

Kelsie Miller photoKelsie Miller matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2015

Jessi Werner photoJessi Werner matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50

Suzanne Zeddies Nyren photoSuzanne Zeddies Nyren matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorAustin Gais matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

Dennis Nyren photoDennis Nyren matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 1972

Daniel Andrews photoDaniel Andrews matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Soccer-Men

LFC Women's Basketball  photoMichelle Ricolcol matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $55Just for Basketball-Women

Todd Beer photoTodd Beer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Abby Fliss photoAbby Fliss matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorSam Childs matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1970

Susan Morris photoSusan Morris matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Ken & Darlene Davis photoKen Davis matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Basketball-Men

Christopher Nyren photoChristopher Nyren matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $40Just for Class of 1999

Cindi Webber photoCindi Webber matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $20Just for Class of 1988

Jim photoCoach Cat matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $66Just for Forester Football Challenge

Michelle Greeneway photoMichelle Greeneway matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100

John Checkett photoJohn Checkett matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $180Just for Basketball-Men

Douglas Doolittle photoDouglas Doolittle matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 1980

Philip R Hood photoPhilip Hood matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $6Just for Forester Family Fund

Alexandra Demers photoAlexandra Demers matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $485Just for Class of 2008

Sarah Stoklosa photoMarcus Franklin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1999

Karin A. Travis photoKarin Travis matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1981
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Carol Lueders photoCarol Lueders gave $35 because $35 was given by donors

Daniel Turk photoDaniel Turk gave $100 because 150 donors gave
About

“It’s a Forester Thing” is a day where Foresters across the country come together to support and celebrate what it means to be a Forester. 


For every 100 donors, these match challengers are doubling the dollars:

  • Emily Budd Baillos ’92 and Peter Baillos ’92—Winnetka, Illinois
  • Ann and Steve Bartram ’79—Lake Forest, Illinois
  • David Beecher ’80—Madison, Connecticut
  • David Castagnetti '84—Bethesda, Maryland
  • Emily and Geoff Curtis ’97—Park Ridge, Illinois
  • John DeFlorian ’96—Chicago, Illinois
  • George Frangos ’88—New York, New York
  • Karin Erdevig Gedge '72 and Chuck Gedge '68—West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Lauren Arnold Gorter ’81 and David Gorter ’80—Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Sandy Duncan Holmes '68 and Harry Holmes '68—Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Jim Hunter ’71—Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Randy Lauer ’81—Winnetka, Illinois
  • Kathy Lushbough Lombardo ’82 and Phil Lombardo ’81—Rochester, Minnesota
  • Bill Lowry ’84—Chicago, Illinois
  • Joe McCarthy ’78—Princeton, New Jersey
  • Scott Meloun ’81—Naples, Florida
  • Andrew Miller ’98—Winnetka, Illinois
  • Charlie Mitchell ’64—Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Jim Moeller ’80—Washington, D.C.
  • Mary Worland Napier ’84 and Keith Napier ’85—Deland, Florida
  • Randy Scully ’92—Bozeman, Montana
  • Bill Walsh ’89—Ottawa, Illinois 


Updates
THANK YOU!

We would like to take a moment to extend a giant thank you to each and every one of you who made it possible for us to not only reach, but exceed our 500 donor goal! We ended with 506 donors and over half a million dollars totaling $505,506. Without you, the success of this day would not have been possible. 


Thank you for your support, advocacy, and excitement towards the day, which was evident in the amount of sharing we saw throughout the day. 


An additional thank you to everyone who attended an event last night. They all looked like fun and we hope you enjoyed your time mingling with fellow Foresters.


Stay tuned for next year's "It's a Forester Thing" Day. Until then, we are always happy to hear your "Forester Thing", continue to share with us!


As always, go Foresters!

2329 days ago by Jamie Williams
We did it! We reached our goal of 500 donors!

We did it! We hit our goal of 500 donors! This day has totally blown our challengers away. In fact, they are not done matching gifts and they hope you aren't done giving. They have agreed to DOUBLE our dollars AGAIN when we reach 600 donors. This takes our total dollars raised to OVER ONE MILLION Dollars before the end of "It's a Forester Thing" Day!  http://gvcmp.us/ag6dee If we each tell one Forester, we can get to over ONE MILLION Dollars!

2330 days ago by Susan Morris
400 DONORS!

We made it to 400 donors! The dollars have doubled to over $245,000! When we reach 500 donors, and the dollars double yet again, we will had raised over HALF A MILLION DOLLARS! Now that is something to celebrate. 


We need you to be sharing now more than ever. If each one of you gets one more donor each, we will well exceed our goal! Help us get there! 


Go Foresters!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams

The Career Advancement Center is a huge key to the success of our students. Designate your gift there today to provide networking opportunities and career connections for our students!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Class of 1968 Scholarship!

Calling all 1968 alumni! Support your classes scholarship and help a current and future Forester succeed at the College. 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
More than halfway there! 300 donors!

We have reached 300 donors and the dollars have doubled, AGAIN! We're at $114,521 and counting! The on-campus event at Durand Art Institute has already come and gone. Thank you to all the alumni, faculty, staff and students that took time out of their evening to attend. We hope you enjoyed your time! 

Check out the live stream from the event here. If you missed it this morning, the live stream will start with our interview with our very own, President Schutt this morning. He shared his "Forester Thing", what's yours?



2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Support Athletics!

Athletics is a huge part of the Forester Community. It is made up of amazing coaches who strive to see their athletes succeed on the court/ice/field and in the classroom. Make a gift to Athletics to support all of our athletes just as the coaches do! Go Foresters!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Support Cross Country/Distance Track!

Help the team run to the top of the designation leaderboard. Designate your gift to cross country/track today!  

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Forester Hockey!

Forester hockey has had an amazing season. Our Men's team made it to NCHA Harris Cup Semifinals game and ended their season 15-11-2. Women's hockey is headed to the NCHA Slaats Cup Semifinal game this weekend. Support Men's or Women's hockey to continue a rich history of excellence on ice.

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Help Handball!

Forester Men's Handball Team brought home the program's 51st National title this past weekend. Support the success of this team and provide for this program's continued championship future. Designate your gift to Handball for both Men and Women's teams. 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Support the Golf Program!

Men and Women's Golf are gearing up to begin their season. Designate your gift to Men's or Women's Golf to support this spring sport. 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
200 donors!

We've reached 200 donors! Thank you all for your support! Next stop, 300. 


One of the really unique aspects of "It's a Forester Thing" Day is the ability to support your favorite part of Lake Forest College. Share this campaign with your classmates and teammates to take advantage of this one-day-a-year opportunity and encourage them to give to one of 40 designations across campus. 


Go Foresters!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Designate your gift to the Bum Baracani '49 Fund!

Designate your gift to the Adolph "Bum" Baracani '49 Fund to help us recruit future Foresters. Help us honor his legacy with a gift of any amount. 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Scholarship support!

Over 90% of Lake Forest College students receive scholarship support. Designate your gift today to continue the tradition of supporting the College and our student's success. 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Designate your gift to the Sciences!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Closing in on 200!

Good afternoon Foresters!

We're creeping close to reaching 200 donors, and doubling the dollars, again! When we reach 200 donors, we will be doubling our dollars to nearly $45,000! Continue to share with your fellow Foresters and encourage others to support their "Forester Thing". 

Only 10 hours remaining!

Go Foresters!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
​SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, and St. Louis areas. If you can't make it to the gathering, join us online to help your location compete in a scholarship challenge to raise $2,500 for a future Forester (select your city on the drop down designation). If it gets to $2,500, a challenger will match it. That's a $5,000 scholarship. 

2330 days ago by Kim Feigh
Designate your gift to Arts & Humanities!

Is your "Forester Thing" Arts & Humanities at the College? Support it by designating your gift today!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Calling all parents! Support the Parent's Fund!

Parents! Support your Forester by making a gift today to the Parent's Fund! 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Young Alumni Challenge!

Seniors are already giving back to the College. Classes of 2012 to 2017, designate your gift to the Young Alumni Challenge to support young alumni giving!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Designate your gift to the Paula Dau '58 Homecoming Spirit Fund!

Support the Paula Dau '58 Homecoming Spirit Fund! Paula was an amazing member of the Forester community. Honor her legacy with a gift designated to the Homecoming Spirit Fund!

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
Designate your gift to the Spike Initiative!

Spike Gummere: He's a "Forester Thing"! Give today to support the Gummere Fellows program and have that gift matched. Audrey Schuetz '18 earned a scholarship that allowed her to pursue student involvement— her "Forester Thing".

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams
100 donors! Dollars DOUBLED

Good morning Foresters! 

We have reached 100 donors already! The dollars have doubled! Continue to share your gifts, matches, challenges and personal pleas on social media to help us reach our 500 donor goal! Tell your Forester network! 

Thank you for participating in "It's a Forester Thing" Day! 

2330 days ago by Jamie Williams

Donor Map
Designation Leaderboard
DesignationDonors$ Raised
Greatest Need104$9,561
Forester Football Challenge 68$2,847
Cross Country & Distance Track33$3,420
Arts/Humanities22$1,930
Athletics21$1,375
Scholarships17$5,230
Other10$975
9$475
Sciences/STEM8$300
Basketball-Men8$565
Soccer-Women8$215
Basketball-Women8$560
8$480
Swimming & Diving8$2,325
Spike Initiative7$425
Young Alumni Challenge6$155
Tennis-Women6$360
6$385
Forester Family Fund6$666
Chicago-area Scholarship6$330
"Bum" Baracani Fund4$282
4$230
Soccer-Men4$505
Golf-Men4$210
Softball4$125
Hockey-Women3$80
3$470
Hockey-Men3$150
Campus Beautification3$110
San Francisco-area Scholarship3$85
Phoenix-area Scholarship3$700
Class of 1968 Scholarship3$210
Denver-area Scholarship2$80
2$100
Paula Dau Homecoming Spirit Fund2$80
Tennis-Men2$300
Judith E.B. Harmon Scholarship2$60
Volleyball1$50
Class of 1997 Scholarship1$30
Golf-Women1$30
Class of 1975 Scholarship0$0
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
201420$1,057
201620$809
202118$2,964
200811$1,120
201511$463
201310$345
201210$515
200710$510
20099$435
20058$290
20117$340
20206$263
19996$420
20175$75
19815$550
19955$215
20195$375
20025$690
19884$680
19844$202
19984$225
19904$430
19784$400
20184$412
19894$2,355
19964$130
19684$325
19864$170
20004$232
19713$125
19943$275
20013$250
20063$70
20043$150
19873$275
20103$100
19723$150
19743$4,150
19693$130
19933$350
19922$1,500
19592$175
20032$120
19702$150
19852$150
19802$100
19832$1,475
19752$350
20222$200
19732$70
19611$0
19971$30
19821$75
19531$75
19621$175
19761$100
19491$15
19791$100
19671$100
19661$30
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon58%Alumni
Book icon8%Students
Parent icon11%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon7%Friends
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