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Rochester College’s ambitious one-day fundraising event, 24-Hour Give, will run from noon on Tuesday, August 2 to noon on Wednesday, August 3. Warriors have been challenged for the third time! Generous donors have offered to match up to $85,000 in gifts from this campaign, IF TOGETHER WE CAN RAISE $85,000.

24-Hour Give kick starts the 2016-2017 academic year financially, providing funds for student scholarships, engaging students in various activities and events, and continuing the education of students who will one day graduate and become servant leaders in communities all over the world. The event has also become an opportunity for faculty, staff, alumni, friends, community members, and students to reminisce on their time at RC and share reasons why the college is important to them.

You can make all the difference in our ability to meet this challenge. Here’s how…

  • Donate online (beginning August 2). No gift is too small or too big!
  • Start a Givalance – Share on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, etc.) that you have donated to 24-Hour Give. It’s easy—just click the icon provided in the thank you email you receive immediately after making your donation. Announce your gift to friends and family on social media. When your friends and family follow the link to contribute, not only can they also share their donation on social media, but as the original donor, YOU can track how much your donation snowballs with friends and family. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF THIS DAY IS TO BE A SUCCESS!
  • If you’re local, volunteer one hour of your time to assist with the event. Contact Jen Porter at 248.218.2152 for more information on volunteer roles.

Give back to move Rochester College forward. Let’s meet the challenge!

If you will do these three things, we know we can exceed our goal and impact student lives. Your dollar(s) are developing the next generation of leaders.
Give back to move Rochester College forward. Let’s meet the challenge!


Share the RC Love
We need your help to spread the word about 24-Hour Give. Post to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, change your profile picture and tell all of your friends and family that on August 2 and 3, their gifts can make a huge impact at Rochester College.

Use the hashtag #RCDayofGiving to spread the word!

Facebook-Shareable Text

  1. OPTION #1: 24-Hour Give is on! This is really cool. If Rochester College can raise $85,000 from alumni and friends today, the college will receive an additional $85,000 from a generous donor. Donate now a twww.rc.edu/give ($5, $50, or $500 – they all get matched). I donated, so why don’t you?
  2. OPTION #2: Whether you normally give to Rochester College or not, TODAY IS THE DAY! 24-Hour Give is happening, and RC needs your help to meet the $85,000 challenge that will be matched dollar for dollar! Give now at www.rc.edu/give and keep the giving going by sharing this post!


  1. OPTION #1: 24-Hour Give is today! If RC can raise $85,000 in 24 hours, Rochester College will get another $85,000 from a challenge gift. This is exciting! Give at www.rc.edu/give and help me spread the word!
  2. OPTION #2: Rochester College is collecting stories, memories and examples of people we are thankful for. I have some great memories that I shared. They also have a 24-hour challenge they are trying to meet. Share and donate online at www.rc.edu/give.


  1. OPTION #1: 24-Hour Give! Give any amount today and help Rochester College get an extra $85k from a recent challenge gift. www.rc.edu/give. Give and share!  #RCDayofGiving
  2. OPTION #2: Have a story, memory or a mentor from Rochester College? Share your story today atwww.rc.edu/give. Tell the world about sweet home RC. #RCDayofGiving

Rochester College has received an $85,000 challenge gift, and the excitement is brewing! The challenge is this—raise $85,000 in 24 hours and that amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor. RC has accepted this challenge, and the third annual 24-Hour Give event is now underway!

24-Hour Give will run from noon today (Aug. 2) to noon tomorrow (Aug. 3). Join the campus community in actively making phone calls, sending emails, posting on social media, etc. This ambitious one-day fundraising event is crowd-funding, and we are the crowd!

Last year we raised $198,884 in just 24 hours, making the event the college’s largest fundraiser of the year. Let’s surpass last year and kickstart the academic year to positively influence the lives of young people.

I decided to help do this, and I’m asking my friends and family to consider it as well. This is for a great cause and a great school. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate (every $1 counts and no gift is too small or too big)
  2. Start a Givalanche-Spread the word to friends and family after you’ve made your gift through texts, emails, social media and phone calls (click on the icon in your thank you email)


Questions, we have answers

About the Day

What is Rochester College’s 24-Hour Give?
24-Hour Give is an online fundraising event held August 2-3, 2016. For 24 hours students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends come together to grant opportunities and transform lives. Last year we raised $198,884 in just 24 hours, making the event the college’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Giving on 24-Hour Give

How do I make a gift?
You can make a gift to the college by clicking the Donate Now button under the welcome tab above and following the directions provided on that page. You can also make a gift by phone at (248) 218-2152. Thank you for your support!

Can I give via stock in support of 24-Hour Give?
Yes! For more information, email development@rc.edu.

Is it safe to make my gift online?
Yes! Rochester College’s 24-Hour Give utilizes a secured donation website called Online Express. We are not storing, nor are we able to access your credit card information. Additionally, the information collected during 24-Hour Give will be used only by Rochester College.

Can a donor make a pledge?
Yes! If you would like to make a pledge, click the Donate Now button under the welcome tab above and select the Pledge option on the donate form.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, gifts are tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

What is the Rochester College Scholarship Fund?
The Rochester College Scholarship Fund is a general scholarship fund which benefits undergraduate students. On 24-Hour Give, any cash gift you give to the Rochester College Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Board of Trustee challenge gift. This matching program will immediately benefit our students, and will help us directly address affordability of Rochester College. Gifts may not be named and may not be directed to endowed scholarship accounts.

What can I do to help get the word out about 24-Hour Give?
Post about 24-Hour Give on all your social media networks using #RCGiveDay and spread the excitement!