Founder's Giving Day: #VCkey

2,379
Donors
118% of 2,000 Donor goal
$703,948
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About

Founder’s Giving Day is the perfect time to make your gift because a group of generous alumnae/i and President Bradley and John Bradley have pledged $200,000 if  2,000 donors give on May 2! Vassar has 24-hours to reach our donor goal, and you're the one to help us get there! Plus, if 200 alumnae/i in the classes of 2009-2018 make a gift, a young alum will contribute $20,000! Class of 2019, if 25 of you make a gift on May 2, Brian Farkas '10 will give $1,000 to the Class of 2019 Scholarship Fund.

After making your gift, spread the word. Give a shout-out to Vassar on social media, using #VCkey. Then tag your VC friends and encourage them to do the same. Click on the social media tool kit button below for digital resources. 


Want a better world? Invest in those who can change it by supporting Founder’s Giving Day.


Click here if you have questions about Founder's Giving Day.

Updates
You did it! THANK YOU!

You did it! The Vassar community is truly the key to transformative change! Together, almost 2,400 donors raised more than $700,000 for Vassar students and faculty, proving the power of the collective can truly make a difference. THANK YOU! 


We are also grateful to our generous alumnae/i, parents, and President and John Bradley, who committed over $300,000 throughout the course of the day to inspire others to support our College:


Numerous Anonymous Alumnae/i and Parents

Elizabeth and John Bradley

Jim Citrin ’81

Nikki Geula ’94

Richard Gleiner ’74

Gina Hammond ’70

Justine ’90 P’23 and John Leguizamo P’23

Matthew Moneypenny ’93

Monika ’92 and Deven Parekh

Linda Wiliams Redstone ’86 P’21 and Michael Redstone P’21 

Stellene Volandes ’93

Paul Weissman ’74

Robin Woodard ’69


We are eternally grateful for your support, and belief in Vassar!

1680 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
We're in the homestretch! 2,000 donors and counting!


As a result of your amazing generosity, we have met our goal of 2,000 donors, unlocking $200,000 for Vassar – thank you!


And with only a few hours to go, we have one more goal - for as many more donors to make a gift as possible! And as a final incentive, a group of generous alumnae/i have stepped up and decided to give $100 for EACH gift we receive - up to $50,000! Your gift, no matter the amount, will bring Vassar an additional $100. 

So if you still haven’t given yet but have been meaning to … well, why horse around? (After all, this Saturday is both Founder’s Day on campus and Kentucky Derby day!) 

You are KEY to making a difference at Vassar!

Thank you!

1680 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
WE DID IT!

Over 2,000 donors in under 24-hours! Way to go, Vassar community! There's still 3.5 hours left, so let's keep unlocking potential!



1681 days ago by Jen Castellani
President and John Bradley - you owe Vassar students $15,000!!! :)

You all blew the doors off of President and John Bradley's 90 minute, $15,000 challenge! They were looking for 150 donors....

Great job, everyone!!! Let's keep this going!

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
A CHALLENGE FROM PRESIDENT AND JOHN BRADLEY!

I’ve been watching the growing totals for Founder’s Giving Day with excitement, and I want to thank everyone who’s already supported Vassar today with a gift. Now, my husband John and I are issuing a challenge to those of you who have yet to make a donation. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. EDT, we’re asking 150 more donors to step up and contribute. If you do, we’ll donate $15,000 for Vassar students.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Vassar people, it’s that they like a challenge. So … go for it!

Thank you,

President Bradley

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
We love YOU Michelle Laredo Torres!!!

How awesome is this video!  Click on the image to listen to Michelle talking up Vassar!


1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Steve Hankins has a challenge for all Reunion Classes!!!

AAVC President, Stephen Hankins '85, P'13, P'17 throws down a fun Founder's Giving Day challenge to all classes attending Reunion 2019!


1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
How was Vassar key for you?

How was Vassar key to you? Share your stories and read about the impact Vassar has had on others at connect.vassar.edu/key. #VCkey

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Leguizamo's on #VCKey!

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
#VCKey is trending on Twitter!

Thanks to all the great folks spreading the word about #VCKey on Twitter and beyond. We appreciate it!

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
How was Vassar key to you?

How was Vassar key to you? Share your stories and read about the impact Vassar has had on others at connect.vassar.edu/key. #VCkey

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback
Founder's Giving Day is underway!

And we're off! Thanks to all the early morning supporters. Let's do this!

1681 days ago by Bridget Hollenback

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alums, Parents of Current Student, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
1999103$9,954
200554$4,494
201253$2,967
199451$14,814
199051$10,885
199347$20,448
201144$2,739
200244$5,275
200041$4,550
200840$3,331
201339$791
200737$1,682
200636$3,905
199735$4,580
200434$2,720
200134$3,748
201433$1,046
199232$5,374
198832$7,455
198431$24,308
199631$10,812
196931$14,002
201030$1,403
200330$2,021
200928$1,252
199128$9,531
196325$4,923
196824$6,773
198623$5,200
201923$217
199522$4,455
199822$2,340
197621$3,773
197721$4,161
198520$3,775
198719$3,560
197018$5,935
201717$585
198217$1,765
197817$15,220
201517$1,442
198016$1,848
198916$3,088
198315$2,190
196515$7,399
198115$2,243
197214$6,210
197314$1,925
201613$355
197512$2,345
197412$2,950
196410$7,135
197910$4,000
20189$201
19629$1,775
19678$1,705
19717$1,450
19597$6,325
19665$400
19514$5,300
19523$5,000
19613$250
19573$1,650
19563$450
19583$510
19302$400
19542$350
20222$65
19501$3,500
19531$500
19441$50
19471$50
19451$25
19601$500
20211$200
20201$25
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