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Thank you for your support and leadership during Because of You, Hamilton’s 24-hour give day on September 22. 

Spread the Word

Reach out to your network and share how their support during Because of You will help the Hamilton community and inspire competition among the decades.

Let them know that their gifts will directly support the student experience, academic and enrichment programs, and Hamilton faculty and staff. Included below are materials to use leading up to and on September 22 for Because of You.

 

Create an Account on GiveCampus

Create an account on GiveCampus - Because of You or login using your Facebook account.

GiveCampus Instructions 

 

Social Media

Changing your profile picture or cover photo on social media is a great way to show your support of Because of You.

Give Day Graphics

Don’t forget to tag @hamiltoncollegealumni and @hamiltoncollege. We’ll repost your content throughout the day!

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Be sure to use your personal links in your outreach to give yourself credit! Visit GiveCampus - Because of You and navigate to the top right corner of the page. Sign up or easily login using your Facebook account.

Make it your own! We encourage you to add your own personal touch in your postings about why you support Hamilton and Because of You.

Because of You is a day of giving that celebrates the impact of donor support. I gave today, did you? Make your gift and then spread the word in your network. #HamiltonCollege @HamiltonCollege @HamiltonCollegeAlumni www.hamilton.edu/give

Have you heard?! Because of You Day of Giving is today! What will your gift make possible for Hamilton students? #HamiltonCollege @HamiltonCollege @HamiltonCollegeAlumni hamilton.edu/give

Calling all Hamilton alumni from the 80s (update with your decade here): join me in making a gift for Because of You and we could win a Hamilton pennant in the alumni decade competition! #HamiltonCollege  hamilton.edu/give

Hello [...],

I am excited to share that today is Hamilton’s Day of Giving: Because of You! It’s a celebration of donor impact designed to encourage your support while sharing gratitude for all you do for the College.  Plus, alumni have a chance to win a Hamilton pennant for the decade with the highest participation, and the winners will be recognized with a flag raised on campus. Let’s go _0s! (Insert your decade here)

Because of You is a 24-hour donor challenge that will bolster the resources needed to support Hamilton’s faculty and students. I hope you’ll join me in making a gift today and spreading the word about the day. You can find more information and make a gift at: GiveCampus- Because of You.

Here’s how you can be a part of Because of You in just 2 steps!

  1. Make a gift: All gifts are important to meet our donor goal! Lead by example and support Hamilton by visiting the giving page and donating today. Make sure you’re logged in either by creating an account or logging in through Facebook.
  2. Spread the Word: Our volunteer toolkit has sample social media posts, emails, and text messages for you to be an advocate and encourage your extended Hamilton network to join you!

Time is almost running out to take advantage of the fall-themed prizes that are only available today! Join me in giving back to a community that invested in us. Then, spread the word with other members of your class, club, team, and extended Hamilton network. Help make this the most successful day yet to support Hamilton faculty and students.

Go Hamilton!

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Today is Because of You — a 24-hour day of giving for Hamilton. Join me in supporting students on the Hill. Then, spread the word with other members of your class, club, team, and Hamilton family. Help make this the most successful day yet at: hamilton.edu/give.

Below are a few talking points for phone outreach. Share your story on why you give back and encourage them to support Hamilton on this special day.

  • Gifts made on this give day count for more than any other day in 2022, because this is a grassroots effort to increase awareness of Hamilton and to build donor support.
  • Gifts can be made online at www.hamilton.edu/give or by calling 866-729-0315
  • Encourage them to increase their gift over last year.
  • If they have never given before, encourage them to give at their “class level.” For example, a graduate of 2008 could give $20.08 or a graduate of 1975 might give $19.75 or $75. Their support helps class competitions.
  • Thank them for their continued support — whether they give or not.
  • If you believe your classmates would rather send a check than make a gift online or over the phone, please let the Advancement know, so we can send out a return envelope.

Because of You Details & FAQs

Because of You provides an opportunity for Hamilton alumni, parents, and friends to join forces for 24 hours to celebrate and support the school we all love. Join the celebration on Thursday, September 22 by making a gift in support of the Hamilton Fund. The day is rooted in Fallcoming & Family Weekend with an alumni decade competition. The goal for the day is 2,000 donors (the number of students on the Hill).

Absolutely. We are grateful for your earlier support this fiscal year and appreciate your additional support on September 22 to be part of Because of You.

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, each individual only counts once in our donor totals! After you make your gift, the next best thing you can do is spread the word.

The easiest way to make your gift is through our Because of You Day of Giving page. You can use any of these methods:

  • Credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
  • Mobile pay system: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo

You must make a participatory (at least $5) online gift to be counted in our “live” totals. We realize that mail or stock might be the best option for you. If you mail in your Hamilton Fund gift, your support will still count toward the totals for the year. Please call 866-729-0315 with any questions.

Your gift will support the Hamilton Fund, which allows the College flexibility to address its most pressing needs.

Because of You is all about the collective Hamilton community. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and even students (our future alumni!) are encouraged to join us and participate in this community-wide event.

Yes! We encourage everyone in our global community to join us. All supporters, no matter their location, will be able to submit their gift through GiveCampus. Please be sure that the zip code that you enter matches your credit card’s billing address.

Yes. Your gift will be entirely tax-deductible through GiveCampus. Donors will receive an email confirmation after submitting their donation, which serves as a receipt for tax purposes. 

Step 1: Create an account on GiveCampus or login using your Facebook account.

Step 2: Make a gift on the day (September 22). Save your personal giving link, which will populate after you complete the giving form.

Step 3: Use the Advocate Toolkit and your personal giving link to spread the word and encourage your classmates, friends, and family to support Because of You. Remember to use #HamiltonCollege and tag @hamiltoncollege when you share on Facebook and Instagram.

Step 4: Use GiveCampus to record your own personal plea (video message) and set up any challenges for your fellow Hamilton community members.

Step 5: Follow @HamiltonCollege on Facebook and Instagram and @HamiltonCollegeAlumni on Instagram for updates on and leading up to the day. Make sure to check back on GiveCampus throughout the day and see how many clicks and gifts are being made through your personal link!

Competition Details

Class years will be grouped into decades to compete against each other to win an exclusive Hamilton pennant. Donors from the winning decade will be mailed a pennant.  The competition is based on set participation goals determined by the number of alumni in each decade.

 

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