Power of One Day

Thank you for showing that the power of one person can make a difference for Hamline!

 

On Power of One Day we held a phonecast conversation with President Miller. Alumni, parents, and friends of Hamline University were able to listen to our new president discuss her priorities and were also able to interact with her and ask questions. It was a wonderful evening.

You can listen to the conversation by viewing the YouTube video below. Please note that at 31:12 into the conversation the volume decreases, but you can still hear the moderator. It only lasts for a minute or so, and then full volume resumes.





Donor Challenges

President Miller's Challenge

If 100 current students or recent alumni from any school or degree program make a gift to any designation on Power of One Day, President Fayneese Miller will make a $5,000 gift to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Challenge met by 154 student and recent alumni donors who gave a total of $8,998.

Veterans Challenge

If 25 donors make a gift to the Veteran’s Scholarship Fund on Power of One Day, three generous donors will contribute $7,500 to the fund. Challenge met by 30 donors giving a total of $1,905.

Faculty/Staff Challenge

If 130 Hamline University faculty and staff members make a gift to Hamline on Power of One Day, Human Resources will host an ice cream social for faculty and staff. Challenge met by 175 donors giving a total of $40,194.

Gymnastics Challenge

For every 10 gifts of $50 or more designated to Hamline’s gymnastics team, a donor will contribute $1,000, up to $3,000. Twenty-four donors gave $2,060, which was matched with $3,000 by the challenger.

1978–1982 Alumni Challenge

If 25 donors from the classes of 1978-82 make a gift to any designation on Power of One Day, Karla Adams Williams ’80 and Paul Williams ’80 will donate $2,000 to Hamline University. With 15 donors, this challenge was not quite met, but donors gave a total of $5,900. You can join them by making a gift now.

A Cappella Choir Challenge

If the A Cappella Choir receives gifts to its tour fund from 20 donors on Power of One Day, it will create a special Personal Desk Concert video for its donors. This challenge was met! Twenty-two donors contributed $865 to the A Cappella Choir Tour Fund.

McVay Alum Challenge

McVay Program Director Jane Krentz challenged McVay Program alums to give by offering to match every gift of $10 or more by a program alum with a donation $5. This challenge was met!




Donation Challenges

Jason Verdugo’s Athletics Challenge

Athletics Director Jason Verdugo pledged to shave his head if $30,000 was given to athletics or the Piper Athletic Association on Power of One Day. Was the challenge met? Let’s just say Jason is hoping for a warm winter. $31,225 was raised as a result of this challenge.

English Department Challenge

Every gift made to the English Department on Power of One Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000. This challenge was not quite met, but gifts totaling $2,445 were made, and the English Department gained some new supporters!

Hamline School of Business Faculty & Staff Challenge

Dean Anne McCarthy will match gifts up to $50 made by HSB faculty and staff members to any of the several HSB funds. This challenge was met with gifts from donors totaling $1,770.

Hamline School of Education Challenge

Dean Nancy Sorenson will provide a one to one match for all gifts to the School of Education up to $1,000. This challenge was not quite met, but gifts totaling $872 were made, unlocking a dollar-for-dollar match.

Piper Athletic Association Challenge

Every gift made to the Piper Athletic Association (PAA) on Power of One Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the PAA Board of Directors, up to $2,600. This challenge was met with gifts from donors totaling $2,615.

Center for Global Environmental Education Challenge

Every gift made to the Center for Global Environmental Education will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the K.B. Anderson Foundation up to $10,000. This challenge was met—and then some! A total of $20,405 was given in response to this challenge.

Women’s Lacrosse Challenge

Every gift to the team will be matched by the Kate Risley Foundation up to $6,000. $1,475 was given to Women’s Lacrosse, unlocking a generous match.

HUSC/Student Affairs Challenge

This challenge had a goal of $2,100--$1 for every undergraduate student. The Dean of Students, the Hamline Chaplain, the Director of Health and Wellness, the HUSC President and Vice President pledged to dye their hair red if the challenge were met. In addition, Hamline’s Student Activities Director and Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life pledged have a light saber fight with the HUSC President and VP at a late night breakfast!  This challenge was not quite met, but it had a generous response with $1,095 in gifts. Students, faculty and staff are hoping that at least half of the challengers start sporting Piper red hair and that some light saber action is imminent.