The Parents Association Steering Committee (PASC) has chosen two areas of concentration for this year’s Parents Fund.
General Operation Budget
Behind every class, every seminar series, every athletic event, and every service provided by Hillsdale College are resources that contribute toward the excellence of Hillsdale’s education and outreach programs. From library books to science laboratory supplies to building utilities to the faculty and staff, these resources comprise the College’s annual operating budget.
Throughout the Rebirth of Liberty and Learning Campaign, the PASC will be raising funds for the annual operating budget. The PASC’s goal for the 2017-2018 operating budget is $450,000. Gifts and pledges made by parents and grandparents of current and past students are crucial to the College’s success in funding the annual operating budget, since it provides the groundwork of everything Hillsdale does. Without these people and resources, the College cannot stand.
Designed in the classical tradition of sacred architecture, the 27,000-square-foot chapel will serve as a place of worship, musical presentations, and academic ceremonies, such as the all-campus convocations held each semester. Seating capacity is thirteen hundred and fifty, plus seating for a hundred-member choir. Features include a balcony organ and a chancel organ, expansive side aisles, three balconies, a beautiful portico, and a private chapel adjacent to the chancel.
To meet the highest standards in operating and maintaining the chapel, the College has included a special endowed maintenance fund as a vital goal of the Rebirth of Liberty and Learning Campaign. The PASC’s fundraisers over the next few years will aim to raise $2.8 million in cash and pledges designated toward the chapel’s construction or endowment, and qualifying for a $12.5 million challenge awarded to the College for the chapel’s construction and endowed maintenance fund.
The Parents Association Steering Committee (PASC) conducts two major fundraisers for this benefit.
The Parent-to-Parent Phonathon takes place twice a year just prior to Fall and Spring Parents Weekends. Parents come to campus and call current parents, past parents, and grandparents to solicit their contributions.
The Cruise Raffle will endeavor to sell no more than three hundred tickets at three hundred dollars per ticket for a chance to win an all-expenses paid cruise for two on the next Hillsdale College Cruise. Airfare for two will be included as well. The details for the next cruise will be determined soon. The next drawing will take place on March 17, 2018, at the Spring Parents Luncheon.
Monetary donations can be made online. When making online donations, please type “Parents Association Fundraiser” in the gift designation line.