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

Hoo-Rah Day celebrates the entire Central family. Join us on campus and virtually as we show the world how special it is to be part of the Dutch family. We can't wait to paint the world red and white on Tuesday, April 12!

Ways To Celebrate Hoo-Rah Day:

Rock your Central gear! Share a picture of yourself, kids or pets in Central clothing with #HooRahDay.

Paint the town red! Decorate your door, window, or office space to show your Central spirit. Need inspiration? Try this Hoo-Rah Day poster or Big Red coloring sheet.

Make a gift! Your support goes further thanks to exciting matches and challenges.

Reminisce with us! Send your favorite memories and pictures to

Refer a student! Know someone who should consider Central? Help us grow our Central family.

Share your news! Tell us about your about your career, family, hobbies and accomplishments.

Thank You and Go Dutch!

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: Jeff Burnison ’93; John ’84 & Lanette Porter Celoni ’86; Warren De Haan; Julie & Mark De Jong ’81; Angela & Mike Flanagan ’85; Stephen Mc Williams ’96; Charlie ’70 & Deb Den Ouden Morris ’70, Jeff Oliver ’79; Robert & Kelly Braasch Puster ’87; Lance & Judi Clauson Vogel ’82; and anonymous donors.
$70,000 MATCHED
Iowa Challenge – $20,000!
When 100 Iowa residents participate in Hoo-Rah Day with a gift of ANY size, $20,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by: Dave & Mary Barnes; Steve De Cook ’65; Mark ’80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson ’82 and Phil ’61 & Berta Van Ekeren ’16H.
100 / 100 Donors
Double Dutch Challenge – $5,000!
Central couple Bob ’56 and Arlys Van Zee Verdoorn ’56 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!
25 / 25 Donors
Instagram Challenge
Share a photo of your favorite Central memory or of you rocking your Central gear today. 10 story tags unlocks $2,500 for student scholarships!
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; Jim ’65 & Sue Spaans Brandl ’65; Dave & Barb Downs Duggin ’65; John ’87 & Julie Pothoven Fisher ’90; Chad ’97 & Valerie Roush Huyser ’97; Pella Engraving & Sign; Emily & Larry Reynen ’71; and anonymous donors.
250 / 250 Gifts
Inspired by Faculty Challenge – $10,000!
Was your gift inspired by an outstanding faculty member, past or present? That’s great! When 25 gifts are made in honor of a faculty member, $10,000 will be unlocked for the Journey Scholarship Fund! Generously sponsored by Gina & Jim Blayney ’72, in appreciation of Don Butler, Rich Glendening & Bob Maurer.
25 / 25 Donors
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
Facebook Challenge
Ready for a challenge? Share your favorite Central memory or a photo in your Central gear in the comments on this post. Once we have 15 comments with a Central memory or photo, $2,500 will be unlocked for student scholarships!
Hoo-Rah Heatmap - Spread the Red!
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 220
2 IL 19
3 FL 14
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