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Thank You for a Successful Founders Day Challenge!


Posted 02/27/2017
Submitted by Samantha Sokoloski
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Founders Day Challenge was a HUGE success! As a community, our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends all pulled together to show their pride in UHart. In just 48 hours we were able to secure 1,022 gifts. Thank you to President Walter Harrison, member of the Board of Regents and Alumnus Douglas Riahi ’88, and friends of Hartford Athletics, Tom and Suzy Reich and Peter Stevens, for matching gifts throughout the challenge—maximizing your impact on UHart students. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1,022 = number of gifts to UHart on February 21-22
  • 410 = number of gifts that were to Athletics alone!
  • $53,335 = dollars raised during the Founders Day Challenge
  • $100,000 = additional dollars unlocked for student scholarship

Because of YOU, students have the opportunity to thrive here at UHart. THANK YOU for making this our most successful giving challenge to date! GO HAWKS!