Central set a new fundraising record during its fifth-annual Hoo-Rah Day April 13. In total, the college raised $343,217 to help support scholarships and programs.
Hoo-Rah Day has been a day to celebrate and share Central pride with the nation and world. In addition to fundraising efforts, the day allows alumni and friends of the college to be involved by sharing photos, stories and videos through social media channels. This year, the event logged more than 35,000 social media impressions in just 24 hours, reaching more than 26,000 people.
There were 384 donors this year and included alumni, parents of alumni or students, faculty and staff members and students. Together, donors raised $317,376 for the Journey Scholarship Fund and more than $25,000 toward 51 additional campus programs and designations. Gifts came from 37 states and the District of Columbia.
“We are incredibly thankful for our alumni and friends and their continued, unwavering support for the Central family on Hoo-Rah Day this year,” says Sunny Gonzales Eighmy, vice president for advancement and a 1999 Central graduate. “The generosity displayed on this special day opens many doors for our students. We are blessed to be part of such a caring community at Central.”
Central raised a previous record of $225,372 through 241 gifts on Hoo-Rah Day in 2020, with $202,407 designated toward the Journey Scholarship Fund. Each dollar donated to the JSF directly benefits students.