Bicentennial Spirit Week

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46% of 1,824 Donor goal
$857,908
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An Anonymous DonorDavid Hoyt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,200Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorA generous 1984 alum matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1984

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1985 Bicentennial Ambassadors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorTodd Giardinelli matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorBicentennial Ambassadors matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for First Time Donors

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorMatt Winkler '77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Alumni donors (2011-2023) who gave to Kenyon Causes

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorMatt Winkler '77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

An Anonymous DonorCurrent & Former Philander Chase Conservancy Board Members matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Philander Chase Conservancy

An Anonymous DonorAdrianne & Sheldon Kimber '99 matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Women Giving Back Steering Committee matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,595Just for Kenyon Women's Annual Scholarship
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An Anonymous DonorAnne H Ellsworth & Chris Ellsworth gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 2009 - 15th Reunion Committee gave $1,500 because 40 donors gaveJust for Class of 2009

Veronica photoVeronica gave $1,824 because $1,824 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $2,019 because 19 donors gaveJust for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $2,024 because 20 donors gaveJust for Students (2024)

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $3,500 because 35 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $4,500 because 45 donors gaveJust for Class of 1979

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $25,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $25,000 because 200 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAlva G. Greenberg, Elizabeth R. Schram, Cynthia A. Cole, and The Rev. Marylen Marty-Gentile gave $36,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1974

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $50,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorKenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors gave $100,000 because 1500 donors gave
Incentives
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Kenyon Color Change Stadium Cup

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Spirit Week EXCLUSIVE Kenyon "this will do." Bicentennial Twill Ball Cap (White)

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Bicentennial Swag Bag including all incentives at previous levels, PLUS the two Kenyon Bookstore Bicentennial t-shirts/sweatshirts of your choosing.

Set up a recurring gift for 3 years
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When you make a recurring gift of 3 years or longer, Kenyon trustee Matt Winkler '77 will match the full first year value today. You will also automatically become a member of the Henry J. Abraham Society and receive a special Bicentennial-themed commemorative metal bookmark.
Bicentennial Spirit Week πŸŽ‰

There are still over $150,000 in Bicentennial Ambassador Challenge funds to unlock by making your gift TODAY, as well as over a dozen class or designation-specific matches that are ongoing through TONIGHT at Midnight ET.

Spirit Week News πŸ—žοΈ
Six hours left to light up our leaderboards! 🚨

Every year, people like you who love Kenyon SHOW UP to help provide financial aid, retain talented faculty and preserve the beauty of our campus. This giving adds up to fill a $6 million gap each year, or approximately $3000 per current Kenyon student. Thank YOU for your support during our Bicentennial Spirit Week giving challenge. 

With just over 6 hours left, we are 200 donors away from unlocking another $50,000 for Kenyon from our Bicentennial Ambassadors. Think about sending one more text or sharing the campaign a final time on your social media accounts. 

Kenyon appreciates you! πŸ’œ

PS: If you missed the inauguration of Kenyon's 20th President Julie C. Kornfeld this morning, you can watch it here

89 days ago by Molly Gutridge
A special message from Kenyon Trustee Melzetta Moody '05 πŸ’œ

Watch the video above to hear from Melzetta Moody '05, a member of Kenyon's Board of Trustees, about why she gives back to Kenyon. There's an active match going on NOW for gifts to the Student Success Funds and other Kenyon causes. 

Thank you to our donors and advocates for supporting Bicentennial Spirit Week! There's still time to share the campaign with your friends and Kenyon loved ones before President Kornfeld's inauguration tomorrow.

91 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Why do you give to Kenyon? πŸ’œ

Here's Darnell Heywood '94, P'27 sharing her reasons for supporting Bicentennial Spirit Week. Join Darnell (and nearly 70% of the Class of 2024 πŸŽ“) in making a gift to Kenyon today!

92 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Hear from Nicolyn Woodcock '12 about why she gives to the Kenyon Fund πŸ’œ


Day three of Bicentennial Spirit Week is dawning! 

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift and/or shared a link so far. This morning, we hope you'll watch the video above and then share our campaign and Nicolyn's message (or your own) on your social media channels to help us unlock our first $25,000 Ambassador bonus! 

Then, follow us all week on the Kenyon Alumni Instagram account and see what we are up to on campus and beyond! πŸ’œ

93 days ago by Molly Gutridge
Welcome to Bicentennial Spirit Week! πŸ’œ πŸŽ‰

We arranged an eclipse for Kenyon’s bicentennial! 

OK, maybe not. But while we cannot control the cosmos, your giving can support all the other excitement happening at Kenyon today.

Get into the spirit by making a gift and take advantage of special Bicentennial Spirit Week giving incentives: WHEN YOU MAKE A GIFT TODAY
  • $50,000 match offered by the Kenyon Women Giving Back steering committee for gifts made to the Kenyon Women's Annual Scholarship.
  • Matching funds are available for gifts to the Kenyon Access Initiative and other current use scholarship funds.
  • You can help us "eclipse" our Day 1 goal of 200 donors to unlock a $25,000 bonus from our Bicentennial Ambassadors.
94 days ago by Molly Gutridge
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112 days ago by Molly Gutridge

Donors πŸ’²

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K-80s Leaders
K-80s Participation 🌟DonorsRaised ($)
198537$46,258
198429$24,699
198312$8,546
199212$6,852
199311$3,630
199112$6,912
199010$4,530
198813$1,301
19869$2,275
19817$1,436
198211$6,094
19802$2,006
198923$11,503
19877$1,275
Reunion Class Challenge πŸ†
Reunion LeaderboardDonorsRaised ($)
19640$0
19692$5,500
201410$3,221
197414$41,879
197919$10,767
198923$11,503
20194$98
200910$3,804
199927$58,873
200412$3,890
199449$31,759
198429$24,699
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Book icon2%Students
Gradhat icon66%Alumni
Parent icon14%Parents
Suitcase icon6%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Friends
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Advocates 🌟

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Kenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Kenyon Women Giving Back Steering Committee photo
Kenyon Women Giving Back Steering Committee
Heart icon matched 80 gifts for a total of $50,595
Adrianne & Sheldon Kimber '99 photo
Adrianne & Sheldon Kimber '99
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
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Kenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
Alva G. Greenberg, Elizabeth R. Schram, Cynthia A. Cole, and The Rev. Marylen Marty-Gentile photo
Alva G. Greenberg, Elizabeth R. Schram, Cynthia A. Cole, and The Rev. Marylen Marty-Gentile
Gave $36,000 during a Challenge!
Current & Former Philander Chase Conservancy Board Members photo
Current & Former Philander Chase Conservancy Board Members
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Matt Winkler '77 photo
Matt Winkler '77
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Kenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Matt Winkler '77 photo
Matt Winkler '77
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Kenyon Bicentennial Ambassadors
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!