Hotchkiss Day of Giving 2021

139% of 979 Donor goal
This campaign ended on February 25, 2021, but you can still make a gift to The Hotchkiss School by clicking here!
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Rachel A Rodgers photoRachel Rodgers matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2009

Emily Pressman photoEmily Pressman matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorRafe Carbonell matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorDaniel Pai matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $42Just for Class of 2019

Cindy Softy photoCindy (Schmidt) Softy’77 & P’07,’09 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1977

Nian Wilder photoNian Wilder matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Classes of 2020, 2017

An Anonymous DonorSulin Ba matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorPaula Engel matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1981

An Anonymous DonorThomas Seidenstein matched $125 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1991

Denise A McClintic photoDenise A McClintic matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1976

Weijen Chang photoWeijen Chang matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,986Just for Alumni/Alumnae

An Anonymous DonorDavid & Andrea Kinnear matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000
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CALLING ALL FACULTY & STAFF MEMBERS! Give to what you love about Hotchkiss during the Day of Giving and receive a Hotchkiss water bottle!

Donate $50
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FOR ALL CURRENT PARENTS: Support The Hotchkiss Parents Fund today and receive a special "Proud Hotchkiss Parent" phone wallet.

Donate $250
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Donate $250 to The Hotchkiss Fund, which includes The Hotchkiss Parents Fund, on the Day of Giving and receive a token of appreciation from Hotchkiss.

Donate $1,891
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JOIN THE 1891 SOCIETY: Make a gift of $1891 in honor of the founding of the school we all love and receive a special gift from Hotchkiss.

After reaching our goal of securing 979 gifts, over 350 additional donors helped us achieve record-setting results by raising more gifts this year than any other Day of Giving! The enthusiasm continues, and we can't thank our generous and devoted community of alumni, current parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty & staff, students, and friends enough for giving to what they love about Hotchkiss.

We are especially grateful to everyone who helped to make the day such a huge success - donors, volunteers, and advocates. Every gift to Hotchkiss has an impact on each student, faculty, and staff member, and we couldn't do it without your support!

Please stay tuned to the Hotchkiss website for the final results.

With immense gratitude, The Hotchkiss Fund Team 

On February 24, Hotchkiss alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends around the world will come together to show they love Hotchkiss by celebrating the 4th annual Day of Giving. The goal is to secure 979 gifts to represent each one of our amazing students, faculty, and staff, who demonstrate their love of Hotchkiss through their commitment and hard work each and every day.


Now more than ever, your support helps to sustain the extraordinary education and transformative experience that Hotchkiss students have engaged in for 129 years. By designating your gift to The Hotchkiss Fund in alignment with your interest in areas like the Arts, Athletics, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or Faculty & Staff development, to name a few, your support will contribute to a lasting legacy and change the lives of students, support the careers of faculty and staff, and continue the traditions of our unparalleled School. 

THE LOVE YOUR SCHOOL CHALLENGE: We are thrilled to announce that this year's Day of Giving includes a challenge from a group of generous donors! Every 100 gifts received during the 2021 Day of Giving will "unlock" $25,000 up to $175,000 for Hotchkiss. Our students, faculty, and staff need your help to take advantage of this incredible offer. 

FOR CLASS OF 2021 PARENTS: Today is a perfect day to support the Class of 2021 Senior Parents Gift! This is a special campaign to fund both new and upgraded spaces in the Mars Athletic Center while providing a permanent tribute to the wonderful Class of 2021. Two anonymous Senior Families have offered a challenge gift of $75,000 if we can achieve 60% parent participation from the Class of 2021 parents. This would require 31 Senior Parents to make a gift today. For more information, please click on the "Class of 2021 Senior Parent Gift" image above.

FOR THE CLASS OF 1967 ROWING CHALLENGE: A member of the Class of 1967, who requests anonymity, has issued a challenge to his classmates. To honor the late Bill Elfers '67, if members of the Class of '67 raise $20,000 through gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund to benefit the Rowing Program, the donor will contribute an additional $20,000! A combined gift of $40,000 will be a touching tribute and have a positive impact on this young program. More details can be found by clicking the "Class of 1967 Rowing Challenge" image above.

FOR THE CLASS OF 1994 DEI CHALLENGE: Your gift will have an incredible impact! A group of anonymous classmates in the Class of 1994 has challenged the Class to raise $20,000 in support of anti-bias training for faculty, staff, and students at Hotchkiss. By reaching that goal, these 1994 donors will contribute $110,000 to the Walter Crain Fellowship Program. Click on the "Class of 1994 DEI Challenge" image above to learn more!

FOR LEAD & CLASS AGENTS: Sue Green Roberson '87, president of The Hotchkiss Fund, promises that 2021 will be the year THF achieves 100% participation from its volunteers. To help reach that goal in record time, for every 10 volunteers who fulfill their promises to support The Hotchkiss Fund by making their first gift of the fiscal year today, Sue will contribute $1,000 to the Fund, up to $10,000! A gift of any amount from 100 Lead & Class Agents will secure this challenge and benefit the School!

A Special Gift for Every 100th Donor!

Thank you to everyone who has given to what they love so far today! You have helped us unlock the full $175,000 awards from the LOVE YOUR SCHOOL match! 

As a special thank you, The Hotchkiss Fund team will give a $50 Campus Store gift certificate to every 100th donor throughout the day! If we reach our goal of 979 donors, nine lucky donors will have extra incentive to refresh their Hotchkiss wardrobes! 

UPDATE: Congratulations and thank you to those listed below!

Alison Wille Harris '91, Douglas Campbell '71, P'01, Ben Cleary '88, Anna Gray '02, Bill Hobbs '60, Evan Mancini '97, Scott Irwin P'24, Michael Gillis '75 & Hana Kwan '01! 

Thank you for supporting the Day of Giving and happy shopping! 

The certificates may be used online or through phone orders and must be redeemed by June 1, 2021.

1243 days ago by Nian Wilder
A Special Match in Support of Financial Aid!

An anonymous parent has offered to match all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000, to support Financial Aid through The Hotchkiss Fund. This critical  support helps to make a Hotchkiss education accessible and affordable to families with demonstrated need. To take part in this generous match, please select "Financial Aid" on the giving form. 

1243 days ago by Nian Wilder
Just for "The Most Excellent Class of 1976"!

To help celebrate the 45th Reunion, an anonymous donor is offering an exciting and generous two-part match, totaling up to $10,000, to the Class!

Here are the details:

  • All gifts during the Day of Giving will be matched 2:1: A $100 gift will be matched with a $200 gift from the anonymous donor!
  • All gifts from classmates who have not given since the 40th Reunion in 2016 will be matched 5:1! A $100 gift will secure an additional $500 in support of Hotchkiss.

A gift of any amount has a huge impact, so please consider supporting The Hotchkiss Fund today!

1244 days ago by Nian Wilder
1991...TRIPLE Your Impact For The 30th Reunion!

In celebration of the 30th Reunion, a  group of Class Agents have joined together to offer two generous Challenge and Match opportunities and triple the impact of each individual gift of any amount! 

Here's how it works...

CHALLENGE: For every 10 new donors who make a gift to the designation of their choice in The Hotchkiss Fund, the group will contribute $1000, up to $4000! 40 donors will fulfill the Challenge & secure the full Class Agent contribution. 

But, wait! There's more!

MATCH: The group is also matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $10,500!

Make your gift today to help us secure $14,500 for The Hotchkiss Fund!

UPDATE: BOTH the match and the challenge were secured! Thank you to all!

1248 days ago by Nian Wilder
Just for Reunion Classes (1s & 6s)! Swag for your Virtual Reunion!

To help you celebrate your Reunion virtually this year, the Alumni & Development Office want to make sure you have some new Zoom attire! The 2021 Reunion Classes who achieve the highest fundraising total or number of donors during the Day of Giving, will design a custom T-shirt/bandanna/buff/ for the all Reunion year donors/ whole class. One Class per category will win this celebratory prize. Ready...set...GO!

1248 days ago by Nian Wilder
Calling All Students in the Class of 2021!

Today is the day to make your Senior Class Gift! During the Day of Giving, Mr. Bradley will give $20.21 to The Hotchkiss Fund for every gift of any amount from a Senior, up to 100 gifts, in recognition of your amazing Class. '21 Bearcats...LET'S GO!!!

1248 days ago by Nian Wilder

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