Founder's Day Challenge 2019

433
Donors
144% of 300 Donor goal
$9,446
Donated
This campaign ended on November 09, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Mount Holyoke College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorKate Winick matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2007

Georgina Bywater Coleman photoGeorgina B Coleman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2013

Carly Rose Bidner photoCarly Rose Bidner matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorNicole Villacres matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $80Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorMorgan Flanagan-Folcarelli matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $45Just for Class of 2017

Dana Thayer photoDana Amsbary matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorJulie Butash matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008
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An Anonymous DonorVictoria Schmidt-Scheuber gave $5 because 5 donors gave

Riley Smith photoRiley Smith gave $50 because 10 donors gave
About

Put your best foot forward for Founder’s Day!

On November 8, 1837, Mount Holyoke opened its doors to 80 students ready to redefine the expectations for women in the world. Having come from modest means herself, Mary Lyon was committed to making a Mount Holyoke education affordable for students of all economic backgrounds. 182 years later, our students are still pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo. 

Your gifts — of any size — continue this important tradition of supporting access and empowerment. On November 8, a group of anonymous alumnae will give $100 to your Mount Holyoke Fund class gift for every 8 donors in your class* who make a gift on November 8. Any class that reaches 80 donors by the end of Founder’s Day will receive an additional $1,837! 

*These additional funds will be added to your class gift for The Mount Holyoke Fund at the end of the year.

Updates
THANK YOU!

1565 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Congratulations on a wonderful Founder's Day!

Thank you to the 433 alums who made our Founder’s Challenge a success! In just 24 hours we raised $9,446 for The Mount Holyoke Fund. These gifts are put to work right away to support the important work happening on campus. And, thanks to a generous match from a group of anonymous alums, we earned an additional $6,537 in challenge funds. See how your class did below!


1565 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Why the early morning ice cream?

Would you have guess that one of our beloved traditions was inspired by hazing? 

1565 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Rising to the challenge!

Thanks to the 380+ donors who have stepped up to the challenge so far, we have already earned $3,900 in challenge funds. There are still a couple hours left, so there is still time to increase the impact of your gift. Many classes are just one or two gifts away from earning another $100 for their class gift, so keep up the great work! 

A special shout out to the Class of 2009 with 62 donors so far! Just 18 more donors and you'll be the first to win an additional $1,837!


1565 days ago by Beckie Markarian
$60 then and now...

Mary Lyon knew the value of education; coming from modest means herself, she was committed to making a superior education accessible. When Mount Holyoke was founded, the cost of tuition was $60. 182 years later, your $60 still has an important role in making higher education accessible for current and future students. (Plus, you can get some snazzy socks!) 

1565 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Leading the way for 182 years!

In 1837 the higher education landscape was transformed. Mount Holyoke was the first institution of it's kind to provide women an education that rivaled that of men's institutions. The College has grown and evolved over the last 182 years; atlases and dictionaries have been replaced by microprocessors and electron microscopes, and our student body comes from around the globe rather than across the country. However, our legacy of excellence and leadership continues.

1566 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Thank you to everyone participating in our Founder's Day Challenge!

Because Mary Lyon didn't have much money herself, she became one of the original crowd funders, relying on the support of her community to achieve her goal. 182 years later, we still rely on our community to ensure that MHC can continue to provide an exceptional education for current and future students!

1566 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Fun Facts, all Founder's Day!

Make sure to keep checking this page for updates on how your class is doing, and to learn more about the tradition of Founder's Day and the opening of the College back in 1837.


1567 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Founder's Day is almost here!

The challenge begins this Friday, November 8. Boost your impact and support our awesome alma mater!

 

1567 days ago by Beckie Markarian

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alums
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
200517$830
200612$590
200714$315
200818$470
200983$2,499
201015$73
201122$320
201221$212
201318$295
201425$585
201534$650
201633$477
201733$523
201837$639
201915$252
Frances Perkins37$716
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