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

We hope Central’s fight song always brings a smile to your face!

 

Hoo-Rah Day continues to help and celebrate the entire Central family. Your participation celebrating Central on social media on this special day will show the world how special it is to be part of the Dutch family. Hoo-Rah Day has always been a day to celebrate Central and share our pride with the world. We can't wait to see the world painted red and white on Tuesday, April 13!

 

There are plenty of ways to participate on Hoo-Rah Day:

  • Wear your favorite Central gear. Post a picture of yourself, your kids and pets wearing it on your social channels using #HooRahDay.
  • Share your Central story and why Central is important to you. Share your memories and pictures with us at development@central.edu!
  • Make a gift! The impact of your gift will go further to benefit our current and incoming students, with exciting matches and challenges.  
  • Get creative! Decorate your door or window at home to show your Central spirit. Need some inspiration? Try our Hoo-Rah Day poster or this Big Red coloring page!
  • Participate in a virtual happy hour. Reunite with your roommates and friends to toast to your fond Central memories and all those yet to come! Be sure to take a photo, tag Central College and use #HooRahDay.
  • Tune in to YouTube or Facebook at 7 p.m. for a special organ recital at Cathedral Church of St. Paul by Mark Babcock '91, M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choirs.
  • Refer a student! Learn how you can help us grow the Central family here.
  • Update us with where you're at in life or let us know how you're doing. We're thinking of all members in our Central family, especially now.
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Journey Scholarship - $70,000 Match!
ALL gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund will be matched up to $70,000. That doubles your gift and your impact! Generously sponsored by: Barb & Tom Gaard ’61; Jim & Mary Farver Griffith ’70; Bob & Donna Davisson Smith ’81; Glenys Nederhoff Thies ’58; James ’10H & Eunice Vander Zyl Van Tuyl ’68; Lance & Judi Clauson Vogel ’82; and anonymous donors.
$70,000 MATCHED
Completed
$25,000
Iowa Challenge - $25,000!
When 100 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift of ANY size, $25,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Jim ’65 & Sue Spaans Brandl ’65; Penny & Steve Sikkink ’83; Cindy & Scott Van Tasell; Michele & Mark Vander Linden ’78; and anonymous donors.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Parents Challenge – $5,000!
Central parents are some of the most loyal people we know. When 25 Central parents, current or past donate, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund!
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
Success!
Facebook Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear in the comments on the challenge post. Once we get 10 Central memories or photos, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
Completed
Success!
Instagram Challenge – $3,000!
Who’s up for a challenge? Follow us on Instagram to participate in our Hoo-Rah Day edition of "This or That!" When 10 people fill in, tag @centralcollege and share it on their stories, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! #HooRahDay
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$10,000
Total Gifts Challenge - $50,000!
ANY gift, ANY fund, ANY size.... your gift helps unlock more support! Each time we reach 50 gifts, we’ll unlock $10,000 for the Journey Scholarship. Just by participating, you’ll help unlock up to $50,000 for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Dave ’86 & Kristi Jaarsma Balk ’88; Dave & Mary Barnes; Warren De Haan; Mark ’80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson ’82; John ’87 & Julie Pothoven Fisher ’90; and anonymous donors.
250 / 250 Gifts
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$5,000
Double Dutch Challenge - $5,000!
Central couple Jeff ’87 and Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 love Central College. That’s why they are challenging other Central couples to give back this #HooRahDay! When 25 Central couples donate, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Jeff ’87 & Kristin Sickler De Vries ’88 in memory of Dody De Vries.
25 / 25 Donors
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$5,000
Recent Graduate Challenge – $5,000!
Calling all recently graduated Central Alumni! Help unlock a giving challenge with a gift of any size to the program of your choice. When 25 graduates from the last 10 years make a gift, a $5,000 challenge will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Nelson '16 & Madi Gause Wiese '16 and an anonymous donor.
25 / 25 Donors
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Success!
Twitter Challenge – $2,500!
Who’s up for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear and make sure to mention us using @CentralCollege. Once we get 10 mentions, $2,500 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund. #HooRahDay
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Donor Heatmap - Spread the Red!
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 238
2 MN 13
2 MI 13
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