MHC Class Color Cup 2018

3,082
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102% of 3,000 Donor goal
$405,719
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Incentives
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About

The MHC Class Color Cup is a three-day participation challenge for The Mount Holyoke Fund running from FebruMary 13-15. During this 5th anniversary of the FebruMary FUNdraising challenges, a group of anonymous donors have raised the stakes. Inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support in the previous FebruMary challenges, a challenge pool of up to $200,000 has been raised to make this the biggest participation challenge yet!


More about the MHC Class Color Cup:

  • Classes will be competing for the most donors against all of the other classes who share the same class color. The top three classes in each color with the most donors during the challenge days (February 13-15) will be awarded challenge funds.
  • Each class will unlock additional challenge funds for reaching the following donor benchmarks: 50, 75, 100, and 125 donors.
  • Challenge funds awarded will be added to your class gift to The Mount Holyoke Fund.


Make your gift. Challenge your friends. Talk about it on social media. Make phone calls. Encourage everyone you know to give back to our beloved alma mater. Your participation and advocacy will unlock these challenge funds for Mount Holyoke!


You have until 11:59 pm on February 15 to make your gift. All gifts will be counted in the Challenge.  


Learn more about the MHC Class Color Cup and check out our toolkit of digital resources.


Updates
Congratulations!

What an incredible week! Our inaugural MHC Class Color Cup was a huge success!

Thank you for a truly impressive outpouring of support for Mount Holyoke and our community. In just three days, 3,164 donors gave $411,367 to The Mount Holyoke Fund (including the Class Color Cup and the Purple Phoenix Challenge). Thank you!

Here are the winners of the 2018 MHC Class Color Cup:

Congratulations to all of our winning classes, and a special thank you to our dedicated volunteers for rallying your classmates for this challenge.

We also want to celebrate all of the Advocates whose generosity, creativity and thoughtfulness inspired their friends and classmates to help us with this record-breaking campaign! Advocates will receive their incentives next week. 

Thank you all for investing in Mount Holyoke and our students!
2114 days ago by Beckie Markarian
The Challenge Ends at 11:59 PST!

We are 96% of the way to our 3,000 donor goal, and have raised nearly $388,000 for Mount Holyoke and our students. Congratulations!

We are making great progress - and even if we reach 3,000 donors, the challenge continues until the official end at midnight PST tonight. 

See the leaders below, and keep those gifts coming in!

 

2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We are 90% of the way there!

With over 2,700 donors, we are 90% of the way towards our goal. Keep it up!


2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We have beat our FebruMary record!

We are 88% of the way to our goal, we have officially surpassed our record from last year! Not only do our 2,648 donors beat where we were at the end of five days last year, we have also given over $100,000 more in support of Mount Holyoke and our students! Amazing! The competition continues, however - keep those gifts coming to prove which class has the most MHC pride! 

Many classes are just one donor away from claiming the top spots so this is still anyone's game!

2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
83% of the way to our goal!

Thank you to over 2,500 Lyons who had made gifts so far during this challenge, contributing over $347,000 to support MHC and our community! The competition has had us on the edge of our seats here, and it is just heating up! There are still 9 hours left in the Class Color Cup Challenge, so anything can happen! Here are our leaders:

*Please note, if you have been watching the leaderboard carefully, you may have noticed some jumps in your class totals. Our partners at GiveCampus were working to address an issue with some donors being counted multiple times. Things should be straightened out now!

2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Noon Update

We are at 2,381 donors and $338,000. Keep up the momentum, Lyons; the competition is fierce! There have been some steady leaders, but many classes are starting to catch up! Which classes will be victorious?


2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Just 13 hours to go...

It is the beginning of the end of this incredible 3 day Class Color Cup competition, and we are very impressed with how the MHC community has risen to the challenge!  Over 2,300 donors have contributed more than $332,000 during this time, and we still have 13 hours to go. If you have been holding off on making a gift, the time for procrastination is over - let's show the full power of MHC alumnae and crush our goal! 


2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Day 3: Morning Update

It's the last day of the MHC Class Color Cup, and we are starting out with an impressive 2,085 donors and $314,044. The past two days have really exciting -  let's finish this challenge strong!


2115 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Day 2 Summary

We end on a high note, surpassing $300,000 in just two days! Below is the full rundown of our challenge classes at the end of the day. Let's keep up this exciting momentum for our final day!


2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We are 2/3 of the way there!

What a day -  we  were certainly feeling the love this Valentine's Day! We are more than 2/3 of the way towards our ambitious goal, thanks to the  2,045 Lyons who have supported MHC so far during this challenge. Together we  have brought in $292,440 for our alma mater! There is one day left - let's make it  count! 


2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Closing in on 2,000 donors!

Great job everyone! We are so close to reaching 2,000 donors! Can we get there before the end of day 2? I know we can! Let's show what MHC alums are made of!


2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We are 62% of the way to our goal!

Well done, Lyons! Over 1,870 alums have made gifts so far, bringing almost $270,000 in support of Mount Holyoke. Very impressive!

Congratulations to all the classes that have earned achievement badges so far:

  • Gold: 1994
  • Silver: 1990 
  • Bronze:1972, 1974,1983, 1984, 1985, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2011


Many classes are just a few donors away from earning their first badge or leveling up to the next achievement. Keep up the great work!

2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Keep up the great work!

We are currently at 1,688 donors and over $202,000 for Mount Holyoke. Impressive! Let's keep it up!


2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We're half-way there!

We've done it! Thanks to the 1,506 donors who have made gifts to The Mount Holyoke Fund, we are now 50% of the way towards our goal!

Here is the most recent update, but as always, make sure to check the leaderboard for the most up-to-date numbers. 

As a fun Valentine's Day throwback, who remembers this gem?

Enjoy this blast from the past, and keep encouraging your friends and classmates to show MHC some love!

2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
We are almost at the half-way point!

With 1,407 donors, we are at 46% of our ambitious goal. Can we reach 50% before noon today? (I think we can!)

Here are the leaders as of 11 a.m.Make sure to keep checking the leaderboard on the donor tab for the most accurate real-time results.


2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
8 a.m. Update

Gifts are still  coming in strong! We are currently at 1,240 donors and $125,000! 

2116 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Day 2: Morning Update

We are starting the day at 1,200 donors (40% of our goal)  and $120,000. What a great way to wake up! 

Today is  Valentine's Day, and we are looking for 1,800 more alumnae to show MHC some love through a gift to The Mount Holyoke Fund. Let's show what MHC alums are made of!





2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Day 1 Summary

Here is a snapshot of where each class stands at the end of day 1 of the MHC Class Color Cup challenge,with 1,173 donors stepping up to give $116,471 in support of Mount Holyoke. We are almost 40% of the way to our goal in one day - well done!  Two days left in this exciting challenge,and the bar is set incredibly high - let's see if we can do even better tomorrow!

2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
End of Day 1

There are only a few minutes left in the first day of the MHC Class Color Cup challenge, and we have already reached 38% of our goal! Many thanks to the 1,165+  donors who have given almost $116,000 to support Mount Holyoke and our students. Here is on more quick update on our leaders.   

2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Leader Update

Still going strong with 1,120+ donors (37% of our goal) and  $112,000!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Achievement badges are being earned!

The competition is still fierce! Congratulations to the  Classes of 1994 and  1998 for being the first earn a bronze achievement badge!  1990, 1984  and 1983, you are just a few donors away! Remember, your class will earn $500 for every achievement badge, up to  $2,000, which will be added to your class gift to The Mount Holyoke Fund at the end of the year.     

Congratulations again to our first bronze medalists! We know there will be more soon!

2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
1,000 donors and $100,000 by 8 p.m.!

Amazing! We  reached 1/3 of our  goal well before the end of the first day of the Class Color Cup. It is clear that Mount Holyoke alumnae love a challenge! 


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Keep it up! Almost at 1,000 donors!

We  are at 31%  and  940 donors - there is no stopping Mount Holyoke alums!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Mid-Evening Update

Wow!

With 860 donors, we have already reached 28% of our goal of 3,000 donors in just 3 days. Thank you to everyone who made a gift, created a challenge, and encouraged friends and classmates to take part in the MHC Class Color Cup. We have raised over $88,000 so far, proving that gifts of all size can have a huge impact when we work together. With gifts still flying in, make sure you are checking out the leaderboard on the Donors tab to see your progress in real time.

Speaking of the power of participation, we wanted to share this fun video from an earlier FebruMary challenge where two of our younger alumnae trustees highlight some reasons why alumnae participation is so important for Mount Holyoke. Feel free to share this with your friends and classmates if they need some extra encouragement to join you in making a gift.

Thank you for supporting our alma mater, and showing your class pride!

2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Leader Update: almost 25% of the way to our goal!

It is 3 p.m. and we are almost a quarter of the way to our goal! Thank you to all of the Lyons who have made gifts in support of MHC and our students so far today, and to all those who have offered challenges and matches to help inspire their friends and classmates! Remember to keep refreshing the leaderboard as the day goes on; we have some very close competitions!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Leader Update: We are at 20% of our goal!

With over 600 donors, we have reached 20% of our ambitious goal by 1 p.m. on day 1. Well done, Lyons! Here is a new update on where the leaders stand. the bronze achievement badge is within sight for some classes - when your class reaches 50 donors, you unlock this special prize. Keep it up!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Leader Update: Keep up the great work!

We are up to over 430 donors, 14% of our goal! Here is another update on which classes are currently in the lead. Keep checking the leaderboard, as many classes are neck and neck!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
Class Cup Leader Update

Wow! We've reached 10% of our goal, and it isn't even 10 a.m. yet! Thank you to the 300+ alumnae who have stepped up to support MHC so far. Here is a quick summary of which classes are in the lead - make sure to check the leader board frequently, as the competition is fierce!


2117 days ago by Beckie Markarian
The Challenge Starts on February 13!

We are so excited for the MHC Class Color Cup launching later this month!  As a reminder, the challenge runs from Tuesday, February 13 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 15. Feel free to explore the campaign page, and get ready to rock on the 13th!


2129 days ago by Beckie Markarian

Donor Maps
Class/Color Leaderboard
Class Color and YearDonors$ Raised
159$27,492
134$44,913
119$20,915
117$11,281
110$12,518
105$7,975
103$6,945
101$6,305
87$9,717
87$16,623
86$6,901
84$3,749
83$4,794
81$5,647
79$2,492
72$2,306
69$3,496
68$1,660
67$5,571
64$3,476
61$8,633
60$10,647
60$6,332
59$23,904
58$1,726
57$6,727
54$4,518
49$6,588
47$3,869
43$3,489
42$19,415
39$955
35$928
34$18,950
34$13,149
33$1,458
31$814
28$1,119
27$735
25$12,995
24$4,430
23$7,046
22$4,644
22$4,003
21$3,495
20$6,743
20$649
19$5,655
18$8,085
18$770
16$1,225
16$1,037
14$535
11$795
10$875
9$2,200
7$1,075
7$1,350
5$750
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Friends icon1%Friends
Parent icon2%Families
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