In order to empower The Hamden Hall Experience, our school community will participate in the nationally recognized #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27.
Hamden Hall’s “Giving Days
” run through Dec. 31 and all gifts combined will be matched, up to $100,000, by the Board of Trustees.
New this year is the school’s no fees fundraising platform, GiveCampus, which allows donors to securely make a gift online. The site features a video of Student Body President Kirsten Mettler, Class of 2019, inviting constituents to the “Giving Days
” experience. Also featured is 2018 alumnus Christopher Duffy’s musical composition performed by the 2017-2018 Jazz Ensemble.
According to Head of School Bob Izzo, Hamden Hall, like most independent schools, supplements its tuition revenue stream with fundraising. Called the Hamden Hall Fund, the annual appeal helps shore up the 20 percent gap in the school's daily operating expenses.
is all about participation from the Hamden Hall community. Last year, for the first time in Hamden Hall history, the faculty and staff affirmed their support of the Hamden Hall Fund with 100 percent participation,” said Mr. Izzo.
This year, the goal is to achieve 100 percent parent participation, he said.
“Together, our gifts will help ensure the continuation of The Hamden Hall Experience,” explained Mr. Izzo.
Director of Annual Giving, Eunice Bragg, called the “Give To Empowe
r” campaign an experience unlike any other!
“GiveCampus provides an engaging opportunity for donors who like to celebrate their giving with family and friends. Our video will grab your attention, the incentives will add layers of fun, the challenges will make it competitive, and the easy Facebook, Twitter, and email buttons will make it shareable with your social networks,” said Mrs. Bragg.
The Hamden Hall Development Office is currently rolling out the campaign via direct mail, email blasts, social media, and more, while also introducing the GiveCampus platform. Donors may also give by mail or telephone.
“Every dollar you donate benefits our students,” maintained Mrs. Bragg.