Hotchkiss Day of Giving 2023

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This campaign ended on March 03, 2023, but you can still make a gift to The Hotchkiss School by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorWilliam Turner White matched $100

An Anonymous DonorWilliam Hamilton matched $150

Emily Pressman photoEmily L Pressman matched $200

An Anonymous DonorCindy Softy matched $500

Nian Wilder photoNian Wilder matched $600

An Anonymous DonorCari,CB,Lodge matched $1,000

David M Balderston photoDavid M Balderston matched $1,000
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An Anonymous DonorMichele Matzinger gave $250
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FOR FACULTY & STAFF MEMBERS! Participate in the Day of Giving by supporting The Hotchkiss Fund today and receive a Bearcat pint glass!

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FOR ALL CURRENT PARENTS: Support The Hotchkiss/Parents Fund today and receive a set of reusable, stainless Hotchkiss straws!

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Donate $250 to The Hotchkiss/Parents Fund on the Day of Giving and take an eco-friendly, cotton Hotchkiss tote wherever you go!

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Contribute $500 to The Hotchkiss/Parents Fund during the 2023 Day of Giving and you'll receive a laser-engraved, bamboo board!

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JOIN THE 1891 SOCIETY TODAY! Make your first gift of $1891 or more to The Hotchkiss Fund designation of your choice and receive a beautiful, leather luaggage tag (navy blue, of course!) and take Hotchkiss wherever your path leads!
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Thank you to all of the alumni, current parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty & staff, students, and friends who helped to make this year's Day of Giving such a huge success! Every gift to The Hotchkiss Fund has an impact on each student and member of the faculty and staff. The successful completion of this year's Day of Giving affirms the meaningful and powerful role that our global community of alumni, families, and friends play in the School’s tradition of excellence and philanthropy.


Join Hotchkiss alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends around the globe on March 2nd for 1 Day for Hotchkiss! The goal of the 6th annual Day of Giving is to secure 985 gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund to represent each dedicated and inspiring member of our on-campus community - Preps to Post-Graduates, Fellows to Department Chairs, and all of the Staff members who make Hotchkiss shine!

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund sustain a transformative experience for all students, support the careers of faculty and staff, and continue the 132 year tradition of excellence at Hotchkiss. By directing a gift to a designation that is most important to you in areas like Academics, the Arts, Athletics, Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental Initiatives, Faculty & Staff support, or by simply giving to the area of greatest need, your contribution and participation will enrich the overall experience of each and every student at Hotchkiss. Your investment in current Bearcats and Hotchkiss will make a meaningful and transformative difference in the every aspect of the School!

HOW TO SUPPORT TODAY'S CAMPAIGN:

Tap on the "Make A Gift" button above to make a gift to The Hotchkiss Fund by credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. For stock gifts, wire transfers, or other contributions from donor advised funds, please contact Mark Lufkin, director of The Hotchkiss Fund, at mlufkin@hotchkiss.org.


THE 1 DAY FOR HOTCHKISS! CHALLENGE:

The history of supporting a Hotchkiss education and experience began with Maria Hotchkiss's thoughtful philanthropy 132 years ago when she founded the School with a gift! Since then, scores of bright, curious, talented, and ambitious students have passed through the Scoville Gate and onto a campus where education and growth - in classrooms, on playing fields, and in dormitories - has been the norm for generations.

This year, we are excited to announce that the Day of Giving includes a challenge from a group of generous Alumni, Trustee, and Parent donors who believe that The Hotchkiss Fund's ability to enrich the experience of every student and the adults who devote their work to them is worth supporting! Every 100 gifts received during the 2023 Day of Giving will "unlock" $25,000, up to $200,000 for Hotchkiss. Make a gift to The Hotchkiss Fund designation of your choice to help our students, faculty, and staff receive the maximum benefit of this incredible offer.

UPDATE: The 1 Day for Hotchkiss Challenge has been met! Thank you to the generous donors who issued the match and the 800 donors who secured their gift for The Hotchkiss Fund!

FOR LEAD & CLASS AGENTS: 

During his term as President of The Hotchkiss Fund John Khoury '95 has found Hotchkiss Class & Lead Agents to be energetic, loyal, and committed to their work as volunteers for the School. He has also found them to be wildly competitive and devoted to the Classes and school which they serve. In this, the final year of his term, John is determined to achieve 100% participation from its volunteers! To help reach that goal in record time, for every 20 volunteers who fulfill their promise to support The Hotchkiss Fund by making their first gift of any amount since July 1, 2022 today, John will contribute $10,000 to the Fund, up to $50,000! A gift of any amount from 100 Lead & Class Agents will secure the entirety of John's generous challenge and benefit the School! 

FOR CURRENT PARENTS:

Two generous current families have joined together to offer an exciting challenge to all current parents who have not yet supported The Hotchkiss Parents Fund this fiscal year! Seventy-five new gifts of any amount from this group of current parents will β€œunlock” $75,000 from these generous families and enrich the experience of every Hotchkiss student. Please note: Only one gift per household will count towards this challenge.

UPDATE: The Match has been unlocked!!! Thank you to the families who supported the Day of Giving and secured these funds for The Hotchkiss Fund!

Updates
CLASS OF 1976: A NEW MATCH JUST FOR YOU!

Robert Chartener is offering a dollar for dollar match to the Class in celebration of 1 Day for Hotchkiss! Robert will match all gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund from his fellow '76s, up to $1000!

Cheers to the Class of 1976! 

205 days ago by Nian Wilder
Attention All Faculty & Staff Members! πŸŽ‰

The Day of Giving is off to a great start! Our community is so grateful for your work on behalf of Hotchkiss and has responded enthusiastically throughout the day! 

In recognition of your steadfast support and dedication, Ninette Enrique, chief advancement officer, has generously offered to match your contributions to The Hotchkiss Fund designation of your choice today, up to $2023.00. 

New and repeat gifts of any amount are welcome and deeply appreciated!


205 days ago by Nian Wilder
Just for Current Families!

Two generous families have joined together to offer an exciting challenge to all current parents who have not supported The Hotchkiss Parents Fund yet this fiscal year! If 75 of these families make a donation of any amount today, $75,000 will be "unlocked" for the Parents Fund and enrich the experiences of all 599 students who call Hotchkiss their school! πŸ’™

205 days ago by Nian Wilder
A 2-for-1 Offer in Celebration of the Class of 1983's 40th Reunion!

To get an early start on the 40th Reunion festivities for the Class of 1983 and help The Hotchkiss Fund reach its 985 donor goal, an anonymous classmate is offering the following match opportunity:

πŸ’™ All gifts up to $10,000 during the Day of Giving will be matched 2:1! A $100 gift will be matched with a $200 gift from the anonymous donor!

Kickoff the celebration by taking advantage of this generous offer before 1 Day for Hotchkiss comes to an end. See you in June!


206 days ago by Nian Wilder
Triple Your Impact, Class of 1993! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Two Class Agents have joined forces to offer $8,600 in Match and Challenge funds to their classmates in celebration of the upcoming 30th Reunion! Here are the details...

MATCH: Make a gift today and your support will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3600! 

CHALLENGE: If you haven't made your gift yet this year or would like to make an additional gift to join your peers, TODAY IS THE DAY! If 25 members of the Class make their gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund designation of their choice during today's Day of Giving, they will "unlock" the remaining $5000 from the Class Agents!

Make your gift today to help us secure $8,600 for The Hotchkiss Fund!

206 days ago by Nian Wilder
Just for the 🐻🐱 Classes of 2002-2022...

A loyal, past parent is offering an exciting challenge to all alumni in the Classes of 2002 - 2022! 

For every 20 donors from these 20 classes, this generous donor will contribute $5000, up to $25,000. Gifts of any amount from 120 '02 - '22 young alumni will help us secure the full $25,000 for The Hotchkiss Fund!

UPDATE: Way to go, '02s through '22s! The challenge has been met but let's keep the momentum going and put your Bearcat pride on full display for this generous donor and the Hotchkiss community!

206 days ago by Nian Wilder
2022 - 2023 True Blue Society Renewal Match!

A member of the True Blue Society, who has supported Hotchkiss annually for over thirty years, wishes to encourage 100 fellow True Blue Society members who have yet to support the School through The Hotchkiss Fund this fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) to continue their own histories of consecutive giving! 

The anonymous donor will contribute a $250 matching gift per donor, up to $25,000! By making a gift to The 2022-2023 Hotchkiss Fund designation of their choice, True Blue Society members who will renew their membership and allow the Hotchkiss community to receive the full benefit of the generous match! 


206 days ago by Nian Wilder
Class of 1978, 30 donors will earn a $3500 gift to The Hotchkiss Fund!

In celebration of the 45th Reunion, members of the Reunion Committee are offering an exciting matching opportunity to the record-breaking Class of 1978!

This group of classmates will contribute $100 per donor, up to 35 donors, for a total of $3500 to The Hotchkiss Fund! Gifts of all sizes are welcome and will help the Class contend for the Day of Giving Reunion Challenge and move '78 closer to its fundraising and participation goals in this milestone year.

Thank you for supporting the Class during the 2023 Day of Giving!

206 days ago by Nian Wilder
REUNION CLASSES (3s & 8s)...WHO WANTS A NEW FAVORITE T-SHIRT?!

If you're celebrating a Reunion milestone this year, why not have a brand new, custom t-shirt to wear during the weekend and beyond? The Alumni & Development Office is offering the 2023 Reunion Classes who achieve the highest fundraising total or the greatest number of donors during today's Day of Giving, a custom designed (by your Committee) T-shirt, which will be produced and gifted to all members of the class. One Class per category will win this celebratory prize.

Will your Reunion Class win customized Hotchkiss or AHA shirts? There's only one way to find out...support The Hotchkiss Fund and your Class TODAY!


208 days ago by Nian Wilder
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR EVERY 100th DONOR!

EXCITING UPDATES! Andy Baur '77 was the 985th donor! Thanks for putting us over the top, Andy!!

And, just for fun, Megan Costigan '03, you are our 1000th donor so we'll send you a gift certificate, too. Thank you!

UPDATE: We just crossed the 700 donor mark and have seven lucky winners to announce! Linda Chase-Jenkins P'24, Dave Balderston '72, Robert Schaufelberger '97, Jennifer Sheppard '98, Mimi Brown '03, Kuol Arop P'23, Trip Cowin '04, Sarah Helming '98, Jeremy & Eva Radtke P'25... CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU!

As a special thank you, every 100th donor will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Campus Store, courtesy of The Hotchkiss Fund team.  If we reach our goal of 985 donors, nine lucky donors will have be the lucky new owners of new Hotchkiss gear! Keep checking this space throughout the day!

208 days ago by Nian Wilder
The Have A Hart Challenge for the Class of 2016

Peter Hart's open, generous, and fun-loving personality shines through the photo that his family has shared for their annual Have A Hart Challenge. With the ideals of Class unity and support for one another, the Harts hope that their Challenge gift will reinforce the philosophy that it's not the amount of the gift, but the act of coming together as the one and only Class of 2016 to help others that matters most.

This year's Challenge focuses on increasing class participation and unity by encouraging gifts of any amount from all members of the Class! Whether this is your first gift to The Hotchkiss Fund since the fiscal year kicked off on July 1, 2022 or a second gift to be counted among your classmates, here are the details: 

The Have A Hart Challenge

* The first 20 gifts will be matched with $25, up to $500!

* 10 additional gifts will be matched with $50, up to $500!

This generous Challenge may be met by making a gift of any amount "In Memory of Peter Hart '16" to the designation of your choice within The Hotchkiss Fund.

On behalf of the Hart family, thank you for considering a gift today and demonstrating your Bearcat '16 pride. 

211 days ago by Nian Wilder
A Head of School Match Just for the Class of 2023! πŸ’™

The Day of Giving is the perfect time to make your Senior Class Gift while continuing to leave your indelible mark on Hotchkiss! In celebration of the Class of 2023 and your upcoming milestone, Mr. Bradley will make a gift of $20.23 to The Hotchkiss Fund for every gift of any amount from a Senior, up to 100 gifts! Let's go, Class of '23!!!

211 days ago by Nian Wilder

Alumni Leaderboard
Alumni YearDonorsRaised ($)
19501$100
19410$0
19571$200
19390$0
19664$10,325
198911$3,350
19400$0
19685$675
19583$650
19443$500
19710$0
19481$400
19510$0
19645$2,049
19674$10,400
19460$0
19493$550
19470$0
19611$125
19520$0
19624$625
19420$0
19595$10,350
19803$11,050
202116$582
19541$25
19450$0
19732$350
19380$0
19551$500
19432$600
19634$1,560
197819$6,842
19563$1,700
19691$1,000
19824$1,250
19536$3,405
19752$250
20139$695
20195$145
197610$5,376
19605$2,800
19708$6,325
19994$725
19741$50
19856$3,425
19653$175
198616$7,528
200312$4,627
19847$27,250
197215$4,297
197712$12,925
199011$2,525
19794$1,125
199328$14,496
198114$53,398
199426$11,159
198312$7,602
199619$3,250
198743$34,785
20005$800
20106$620
198816$9,075
20028$21,100
20129$330
199219$28,261
199128$22,971
20114$115
199713$3,816
200810$2,170
201410$690
199512$125,750
199813$2,050
20173$225
20017$1,000
20208$326
20097$290
200416$4,825
200510$1,170
20076$561
200610$3,607
20154$140
201614$710
201814$580
20226$342
Class & Constituent LeaderboardThe Class & Constituent Leaderboard reflects participation and giving from Alumni/Alumnae, Current Parents, Current Students, and Parents of Alumni & Grandparents.
YearDonorsRaised ($)
19390$0
19541$25
19794$1,125
201011$1,670
199814$2,150
201311$945
199512$125,750
20018$1,010
198312$7,602
198912$3,450
198616$7,528
200417$4,925
198817$9,325
Class of 2025 Parent51$123,483
199714$3,916
197819$6,842
200711$2,061
197215$4,297
199426$11,159
200512$1,680
200812$2,520
Class of 2023 Parent70$86,233
201214$1,155
200313$4,727
199219$28,261
200911$1,890
199011$2,525
202019$10,803
198114$53,398
197712$12,925
201623$2,420
200610$3,607
201917$10,011
19691$1,000
Class of 2024 Parent70$106,579
19847$27,250
199619$3,250
Class of 2023 Student18$448
19510$0
201712$7,810
20028$21,100
20159$1,500
Class of 2026 Parent42$88,436
198745$34,985
19605$2,800
201828$3,155
19856$3,425
19624$625
19685$675
19551$500
19595$10,350
19493$550
19741$50
19708$6,325
19611$125
Class of 2024 Student1$50
19674$10,400
201420$4,366
20119$1,415
202131$6,373
197610$5,376
19380$0
19400$0
202221$6,392
19536$3,405
19571$200
19501$100
19470$0
19450$0
19460$0
19520$0
19752$250
19710$0
19443$500
19410$0
19664$10,325
Class of 2026 Student0$0
19420$0
19732$350
19645$2,049
19634$1,560
19995$750
19432$600
19803$11,050
19824$1,250
20005$800
19583$650
Class of 2025 Student1$20
19481$400
19563$1,700
19653$175
199129$23,221
199329$14,596
Parent Leaderboard 2
Parent YearDonorsRaised ($)
20231$250
20245$370
20262$200
20252$120
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