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Power of One Day

Annual day of giving benefits students, athletes, and musicians

“The gifts made on Power of One Day change lives,” said Katy McFall, director of annual giving.

Alumni, parents, and friends of Hamline University donated more than $143,000 during Hamline’s 2018 day of giving.

Donors had the opportunity to maximize the impact of their gifts by contributing to challenges that provided matching funds for 20 causes, from physics lab equipment to a choir trip.

“Whether it's enriching the student experience by providing funding for activities and teams, helping fine arts students perform on the world stage, or making sure students facing tough times have the resources they need,” every gift makes a difference, McFall said.

2018 results
$143,442 raised in one day
29 gifts greater than $1,000
609 donors total
320 alumni donors
25 student donors
88 gifts from alumni who graduated within the last decade

Renewable energy and environmental research lab—$5,175
Money raised will help purchase equipment and materials for physics students to fabricate solar cells, lithium batteries, and supercapacitors. The match was provided by an alumni couple who want to ensure students have the tools they need for research.

A Cappella Choir tour fund—$5,429
This year, the choir traveled to the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. The match was provided by a donor who had a life-changing experience with the choir.

Collaborative research—$1,846
Gifts provide support for first-generation college students to conduct collaborative research and present their findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The match was provided by an alumnus who believes in giving first-gen students opportunities to excel.

Swimming and Diving—$5,770
Donations provide resources for the team to train, travel, and compete. The match was provided by an alumnus who loved being on the team.

Food insecurity on campus—$5,207
A group of Hamline faculty and staff teamed up to match gifts for students facing food insecurity. Last year’s challenge funded 63 grocery store gift cards and 150 Bishop’s Bistro meal tickets for students in need. It also provided funding for a pop-up food pantry.

Mark your calendar now for November 6 for next year’s event. Learn more at Hamline.edu/oneday.