$ 218,136 raised 403 gifts
Scholarships has raised $ 87,278 from 116 gifts!
The Journey Scholarship Fund

Gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund allow more Central students to achieve first-class opportunities, conduct research, find real-life mentors, explore the world, discover their passions and become part of a winning team.


Traditional annual funds support things like light bulbs and other supplies. At Central your gift to the Journey Scholarship Fund goes directly to support students. That means 100 percent of your gift makes a very real difference in the lives of students.


This year, 611 students received a Journey Scholarship thanks to the generosity of our donors! 


Don't forget to spread the word!

An additional way to make a major impact on Hoo-Rah Day is to help us spread the word via social media, e-mail, text or word of mouth! Share this address - hoorah.central.edu - with the hashtag #HoorahDay and encourage your family and friends to make a donation. Go Dutch!


$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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