#OneDayRally hauls in more than $1M for Ripon Fund in 18 hours, 51 mins

Ripon College’s second annual #OneDayRally giving day was a success by all accounts. With more than eight hours remaining on Wednesday, May 1, the online campaign reached $940,817 and 100 percent of its initial goal for donor participation.

As #OneDayRally came to a close after 18 hours and 51 minutes, a record $1,085,314 was raised for the Ripon Fund from a total of 1,446 donors, which surpassed the total fundraising goal set for the day by 39%. An additional 506 donors contributed to the giving day over #OneDayRally 2018.

Key highlights include:

  • 234 Game Changers, who helped us inspire participation and new gifts through unique challenges.
  • 64% of donors were 925 alumni who gave to Ripon College.
  • 5% of donors were current students who gave to Ripon College.
  • 7% of donors were parents who donated to Ripon College.
  • 7% of donors were employees (faculty and staff) who donated to Ripon College.
  • 7% of donors were friends who donated to Ripon College.
  • 10% of donors did not indicate affiliation.

Top three classes for total donors:

  • 2019: 68 donors
  • 1978: 39 donors
  • 2003: 37 donors

Top three classes for total dollars raised:

  • 1983: $129,259
  • 1981: $101,350
  • 1969: $77,138

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#OneDayRally Final Totals: Gifts Received 1,446 and Dollars Raised $1,085,314