After a very exciting week, we wrapped up our 2015 Founder's Day Challenge this Sunday night, and in true Mount Holyoke fashion, we not only met our ambitious challenge… we crushed it!!
Gifts soared past the maximum challenge pool of $500,000 by last Friday! Inspired by this incredible showing of support, and wanting to encourage further action, another small group of generous alumnae stepped up to increase the challenge pool to a total of $700,000! We are still counting the many gifts that came in over the weekend, but thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we exceeded the $700,000 mark as well.
With the challenge pool and the tremendous outpouring of support from over 1,000 donors, in just 8 days we raised well over $1 million for MHC! Every dollar raised will immediately support the transformational work happening on our campus every day.
Look for an email later this week with official results for The Founder’s Day Challenge. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who helped make this challenge a success! You have demonstrated, once again, the power of the Mount Holyoke community—when we come together, we can accomplish great things!