1847 Minutes for Otterbein 2021

422
Donors
105% of 400 Donor goal
$103,081
Donated
This campaign ended on September 15, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Otterbein University by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorBrad '12 & Karissa Dahdah '12 Longo matched $200

Stacey Moyer photoStacey Moyer matched $100

An Anonymous DonorHeather Winner matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJessica Miesel matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJudy Gebhart '61, Trustee Emerita matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDavid '70 & Claudia P '07 Lehman matched $1,000

Joan Esson photoJoan Esson matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorMechelle P'20 & Anton Buys Du Plessis P'20 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Neil Leighton '59 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorGwen '93 & Brian '93 Nichols matched $1,084

An Anonymous DonorBill '56 & Sonya '56 Evans matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorPresident John & Rachel Comerford matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorBob '67 & Pam '68 Dominici matched $10,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorLisa Byers gave $100

An Anonymous DonorMaggie Ellison '10 gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorHarvey Smith '55 gave $15,000
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About


Last year, 412 alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff, and friends from 26 states across the U.S. contributed over $105,392 to support Otterbein students. Nearly every alumni class year since 1952 was represented!  

Can we do it again?! Your gift, no matter its size, makes it possible for students to continue to experience the opportunities and academic excellence unique to Otterbein. 

Thanks to a generous gift from Harvey Smith '55when the challenge reaches 400 donors, we will unlock $15,000 for Otterbein!  

Will you spare 1 minute to make your gift and help us unlock additional funds for Otterbein?

Want to give your social media profile an 1847 Minutes for Otterbein makeover? Head over to our Challenge Toolkit to download images and view sample text for sharing the challenge. 

Impact
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The Results Are In - Thank You!


Wow! Thank you to the 422 Cardinals who made a gift to #1847MinutesForOtterbein!  

You set a new giving day record and unlocked over $37,000 in matching funds for Otterbein students 

5 days ago by Hannah McLain
You did it! 400 donors = $15,000!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
6 more donors will unlock $15,000!


We’ve had donors from 30 different states and the United Kingdom! 

#1847MinutesForOtterbein ends at 6:47 p.m. ET and we are 6 donors away from our goal!  

Make your gift to help us reach 400 donors and unlock $15,000 in matching funds! 

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you to all who offered a match or challenge!


Thank you to Dana Viglietta ‘96, Lisa Byers, Stacey Moyer ‘07, Mechelle & Anton Buys Du Plessis P'20), David '70 & Claudia P '07 Lehman, Joan Esson, Ph.D., Bill ‘56 & Sonya ‘56 Evans, and everyone else who offered a match or challenge!  

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you for your gift to #1847MinutesForOtterbein!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you to Dr. Neil Leighton!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you for your gift to #1847MinutesForOtterbein!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you to Gwen & Brian Nichols!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you for your gift to #1847MinutesForOtterbein!

5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
ALERT: New Match Set!

President Comerford and his wife, Rachel, have set a NEW match! They will give $50 for each of the next 50 donors to #1847MinutesForOtterbein. 

Tell your friends by sharing the links at the top of the page!  


5 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Matches for 2010s alumni!


6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
227 Alumni, Parents & Families, Faculty & Staff, Students, and Friends have given so far!

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Matches for 1960s alumni!

"We believe the Otterbein Experience and Education had a positive influence on our employment, marriage and lives in general and therefore hope our financial donations, aid students in financial need, toward similar personal success." - Pamela '68 & Robert '67 Dominici

“I'm excited about what I hear is going on with new programs at Otterbein. The school is truly a gift to the area.” - Judy Gebhart '61, Trustee Emerita! 

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you for your gift to #1847MinutesForOtterbein!

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you to Heather Winner '00 & Jessica Miesel '01!

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you Harvey Smith '55!

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
​#1847MinutesForOtterbein is LIVE now!

Help us reach 400 donors by 6:47pm ET tomorrow to unlock $15,000 in matching funds from Harvey Smith ‘55! 

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Get Ready!

The word is out! #1847MinutesForOtterbein goes LIVE in 2 hours and we’ve already had 126 Cardinals make their gift!

6 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Virtual Volunteer Training - Sept. 9 at 12p.m. ET

Join us for a virtual volunteer training hosted by the experts with our fundraising platform partner, GiveCampus, on Sept. 9 at 12p.m. ET. During this training, you will learn how to help make 1847 Minutes for Otterbein a success!  

Click here on Sept. 9 at 12p.m. ET to join

       Meeting ID: 851 1916 7794  

       Passcode: BI6brNm7  

13 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
The Challenge is 1 week away!


A big THANK YOU to last year's advocates, including Cynthia Sievers '89, who helped make the challenge a success! 

Can you spare 1 minute on Sept. 14-15 to help us reach our goal and unlock $15,000 in matching funds? Create an account by clicking "sign up" above to become an advocate and see the impact of your outreach in real-time! 

13 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Save the Date! Sept. 14-15

27 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart

Otterbein Class LeaderboardThe Otterbein Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19719$825
19788$1,318
1996 (matching donations!)7$379
19687$1,318
19887$822
19697$1,585
1998 (matching donations!)6$158
19676$11,250
19616$3,235
19795$969
19855$1,043
1994 (matching donations!)5$503
20075$200
20055$100
20124$237
19894$3,250
20014$1,225
1993 (matching donations!)4$1,384
19654$1,303
20104$1,180
19734$2,216
20084$83
19704$257
20194$87
1999 (matching donations!)4$235
19763$200
19753$2,147
19553$17,032
20033$705
19843$600
20153$68
19723$385
19743$175
19663$1,235
19633$419
19813$285
19563$4,500
19643$419
1992 (matching donations!)2$18
19622$300
20142$37
1997 (matching donations!)2$518
20062$68
19772$203
1990 (matching donations!)2$100
19502$1,500
20112$5
20002$1,018
1991 (matching donations!)2$187
20132$100
20212$18
20202$18
20181$0
19801$0
19601$1,000
19871$50
19521$185
19861$50
20021$100
20231$100
19591$2,000
19831$100
20161$20
19581$1,000
19571$25
19821$185
1995 (matching donations!)1$50
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Advocates

Harvey Smith '55 photo
Harvey Smith '55
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
Bob '67 photo
Bob '67
matched a total of $10,000
Bill '56 photo
Bill '56
matched a total of $2,500
President John photo
President John
matched a total of $2,500
Dr. Neil Leighton '59 photo
Dr. Neil Leighton '59
matched a total of $2,000
Mechelle P'20 photo
Mechelle P'20
matched a total of $2,000
Joan Esson photo
matched a total of $1,500
generated 12 clicks and 8 gifts, totaling $431
Cardy photo
generated 275 clicks and 17 gifts, totaling $1,766
Gwen '93 photo
Gwen '93
matched 33 gifts for a total of $1,083
Judy Gebhart '61, Trustee Emerita photo
Judy Gebhart '61, Trustee Emerita
matched a total of $1,000