FH Day of Giving: Time to Celebrate!

May 5, 2022

Wow! We are blown away by the outpouring of generosity during the 7th Annual FH Day of Giving on April 14-15. Over 1,250 alumni, friends and students answered the “Time is Now” call to celebrate, engage and give for 1905 minutes to commemorate the founding of FarmHouse 117 years ago.

Collectively, donors gave a record of $300,000, exceeding our goal to raise $250,000 for the FH Excellence Fund! This is a resounding vote of confidence in the Fraternity, our students and the future of FarmHouse. Thank you!

Investments in the FH Excellence Fund will enable the the International Fraternity to provide learning opportunities, enhance its educational programs, support the Dyad research initiative, coordinate the new mentoring program and host the next FarmHouse Leadership Institute. Furthermore, this giving assists the Fraternity staff to work directly with each chapter, and ultimately helps ensure the positive FarmHouse experience continues.

Highlights include:

  • 399 alumni, parent and friend donors
  • 855 undergraduate donors
  • Donors from 42 states made a gift
  • Donors from 32 chapters
  • 45 new donors
  • Top 5 alumni donor participation by chapter: Iowa State, Illinois, South Dakota State, Purdue and Nebraska
  • 10 matching challenges and 15 chapter-based challenges
  • 26,878 total impressions on social media, reaching over 10,900 followers
  • 793 individuals shared, liked, commented or watched our videos on Day of Giving and Founders’ Day social media posts

For the first time, a virtual Student Q&A Panel was hosted by Allison Rickels, Foundation Executive Director & CEO and moderated by Eric Thurber (Nebraska 89), Foundation Chair-Elect, on April 14 to kick off the FH Day of Giving. Three undergraduates, J.R. Adkins (Missouri 20), Riley Bergmann (Illinois 19) and Dalton Cates (Troy 21) shared their stories and perspectives about FarmHouse and how the Fraternity has influenced their lives. Watch the panel session to hear first-hand from these FH undergraduates.

Thank you again to those members and friends who took time to be a part of this special celebration, made a meaningful gift and connected in the name of FarmHouse!