Matching gift challenge to benefit Hastings College students

Give to Hastings College’s annual fund – known as the 1882 Fund – by June 30 and double your gift’s impact on supporting student scholarships, research and classroom technology and student activities.

hal dittmerThanks to a challenge issued by Hal Dittmer ’62, a long-time friend of Hastings College and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, any gift given to the 1882 Fund will be matched, up to $100,000.

The 1882 Fund helps close the gap between students’ resources and college tuition among other activities crucial to the College’s day-to-day success.

“The 1882 Fund is critical to the operation and success of Hastings College and our students, and we are grateful for the matching challenge issued by Hal Dittmer,” said Hastings College President Don Jackson ’70. “Supporting the 1882 Fund at this time is a wonderful opportunity to leverage your gift and have an even greater impact on student success.”

Gifts of any amount to the 1882 Fund can be made online at or by contacting the Hastings College Foundation at 800.775.2585 or

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit for more.


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