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Hoo-Rah! Day 2019

Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Central! Central! Rah! Rah! Woo!


You know these words. You love these words. You've chanted them hundreds of times. You can still feel the Central pride that came over you when you chanted them - AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS - with your friends. 


Hoo-Rah Day is a chance to join with fellow alumni and the Central family to share our Central pride with the world! Let's paint the world red and white!


Ways to show your Central pride on Hoo-Rah Day:

  • Make a gift! There are exciting matches and challenges to make your gift go further. 

  • Wear your favorite Central gear. Don't have any? Check out the Central Spirit Shoppe

  • Post on social media about why Central is important to you - share memories and pictures! Use #HoorahDay

Total Donor Challenge …. Triples in Size!!!
Apr 10, 2019

Keep the momentum and Central spirit going!


We started the day with an ambitious goal of 400 total donors and a $10,000 challenge gift to inspire your support. That challenge has just tripled in size!


When we reach 400 total donors, we’ll unlock, not $10,000, but $30,000 for the Journey Scholarship! That’s three times the impact thanks to a generous commitment from Harry Smith ’73 and Andrea Joyce Kuslits.


No matter what program or area you support or the size of your gift, your support brings us closer to making the day a huge success!


Make your gift before midnight and let's provide scholarship support for as many current and incoming Central College students as we can!

Iowa Challenge - Help Unlock $25,000!
Apr 10, 2019

We are well on our way of reaching our goal of 250 Iowa donors for Hoo-Rah Day, with 136 Iowan donors so far. Now a generous challenger has stepped forward to more than double this challenge!


When we reach 250 donors from Iowa, $25,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund!


We are so close to reaching this goal. Wherever you live, make your gift now to help reach this and other giving challenges.

Donor Heatmap - Spread the Red!
Rank State Donors
1 IA 283
2 IL 19
3 NY 10
$60,000 Journey Scholarship Fund Match
ALL gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund will be matched up to $60,000. That doubles your gift! Generously sponsored by: Jim & Debbie Israel; Dr. Mike Main '87; Dr. Jeff Oliver '79; Bill Rankin '69 and Lori Nakahara; Joel Shields '87; Dr. Kathy Sikkema '84 and Mike Merson; and Judi '82 and Lance Vogel.
$60,000 MATCHED
Total Donors Challenge X3!!!
No matter the size of your gift, you can help us unlock even more support! Hoo-Rah Day is truly about coming together to show our Central pride. 100 donors unlocks $3,000. 200 donors unlocks $6,000. 300 donors unlocks $9,000. 400 donors unlocks $12,000. Help us unlock a total of $30,000 in additional funds just by participating!
400 / 400 Gifts
Iowa Challenge - $25,000!
When 250 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift, $25,000 will be unlocked!
250 / 250 Gifts
Student Challenge
Our students are some of our loudest, proudest supporters. We wouldn't exist without them! When 50 Central students participate with a gift on Hoo-Rah Day, $5K will be unlocked. Students can give to any designation, including the 2019 Senior Class Gift. Our goal is participation. Gifts of any size make a difference!
50 / 50 Gifts
Alumni Decade Challenge
Which decade of alumni has the most Central pride? The decade with the most gifts will have bragging rights for a year!
What decade did you graduate from Central?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 1990s 53
2 1970s 50
3 1980s 45
4 2000s 39
5 2010s 38
6 1960s 21
7 1950s 15
Gifts by Affiliation
Who loves Central the most? Alumni? Parents? Faculty and Staff? Current Students?
What is your affiliation to Central College?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 258
2 Faculty/Staff 72
3 Past Parent 70
4 Student 56
5 Current Parent 20
6 Friend 14
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