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When it comes to supporting Central College, there's no wrong way to give! Make a gift to the part of Central that means the most to you. Your gift will help ensure current and future students and faculty enjoy the same opportunities for learning, service, leadership and growth. 

 

Not sure what to support? Try the Journey Scholarship Fund. Your gift will help Central continue to attract and retain outstanding students. Or use the "Other" option to direct your gift to the area of your choice!

 

  • Academics
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  • Endowment & Research
  • Fine Arts

 

Help Spread the Central Spirit!

Hoo-Rah Day is all about bringing the Central community together and there are many ways to join in. Reach out to a Central friend or mentor. Share Central themed photos of your kids, pets or Central memories on social media. Snap a photo with our Hoo-Rah Day poster or download a Big Red coloring sheet. Share this address – hoorah.central.edu – with the hashtag #HoorahDay and encourage your family and friends to join the celebration. Go Dutch!

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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
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$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
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$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
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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
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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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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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