Hamline News

Update: Power Of One Day Donations Total Over $190,000


Power of One Day was a huge success, thanks to the generosity and involvement of Hamline's faculty, staff, students, and friends. Because of your enthusiasm and support, the goals for Power of One Day were surpassed and last year's results were far exceeded.

Initial communications about results indicated that more than $170,000 had been given. Since then the Development Office learned of a $20,000 gift that was made on Power of One Day, so that brings the total raised to more than $190,000.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Total Donors: 589
  • Total Gifts: 683
  • Number of Student Donors: 44
  • Number of Faculty & Staff Donors: 166
  • Number of Recent Alumni Donors: 88
  • Number of First Time Donors: 197

Two of the exciting challenges of the day were from President Miller and Director of Athletics Jason Verdugo.

President Miller's Challenge — If 100 current students or recent alumni from any school or degree program make a gift to any designation on Power of One Day, President Fayneese Miller will make a $5,000 gift to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The challenge was met by 154 student and recent alumni donors who gave a total of $8,998.

Jason Verdugo’s Athletics Challenge — Athletics Director Jason Verdugo pledged to shave his head if $30,000 was given to Athletics and Piper Athletic Association on Power of One Day. The result? Our Athletic Director is hoping for a warm winter. A total of $31,225 was raised as a result of this challenge. See the video here.

See more results from Power of One Day.

In addition to these gifts, Hamline also announced a $50,000 endowment gift from the Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Foundation (DAV MN). DAV MN's donation will help reinforce the university’s efforts in supporting veterans and active service members while raising community awareness about the foundation’s mission and the veterans they support.

Watch the video below to see how one professor, one student, one coach, one study abroad experience, and one internship can make a difference.