When Hampden-Sydney men are presented with a challenge, they rise to the occasion. I can hardly contain my excitement over the final results of the 3,000 Alumni Strong Challenge. We asked 3,000 alumni to step up to the plate and say, “Yes, I support Hampden-Sydney College.” No doubt, we hit a home run as 3,371 alumni donors showed their support by making a gift this year. As a result, our alumni giving participation climbed seven percentage points in one year—an achievement not often seen in higher education. Total gifts to the College during fiscal year 2013 exceeded $11 million, the third- largest amount in Hampden-Sydney’s long history.
That degree of success speaks highly of the caliber of men our College produces and of the strength of our alumni network. We extend our deep gratitude to all 3,371 alumni donors who made this impressive achievement possible for Hampden-Sydney. Congratulate your brethren and celebrate this success, as it is one step toward the goal of establishing our alma mater as the finest place for young men to mature and prosper.
On behalf of a grateful College,
Dr. Lee King ’94
Vice President for Institutional Advancement