October 25 is Hastings College Together Tuesday, a day when the College’s entire community from all over the world comes together to support the 1882 Fund, the College’s annual fund.
“The 1882 Fund is our annual operational fund that really helps drive the College forward,” said Mike Karloff ‘81, interim executive director of the Hastings College Foundation. “The 1882 Fund consists of unrestricted gifts that provide essential resources that make a difference for students every single day. This includes scholarships, student services, research, athletics, travel, instruction, facilities and operations. The 1882 Fund puts donations to work right where they are needed most.”
Karloff said the Foundation team has worked hard to line up more than $100,000 in challenge funds that donors can help unlock by making a gift of any size during Together Tuesday.
“Between the challenge funds and other pledges we’ve received from alumni and donors, we are hopeful October 25 will be the biggest single day of giving in our 140-year history,” Karloff said. “It’s going to be a great day to be a Bronco!”
Alumni, friends, parents and donors are encouraged to make a gift on Together Tuesday at hastings.edu/togethertuesday. Donations will be counted in real time on the webpage, with unlocked challenge funds being added to the total.
The Hastings College Foundation is also sponsoring two events during Together Tuesday as a way for alumni, parents and friends to gather to celebrate the day.
In Hastings, alumni and donors are invited to have lunch with students at the Barrett Alumni Center (1001 N. 6th Avenue, Hastings) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No RSVP is required.
The HC Connect Club–Omaha is sponsoring an event at the Beercade Tap Room (6104 Maple Street, Omaha) at 5:00 p.m. RSVPs are requested online or by calling 402.461.7363.
Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at hastings.edu.