Hampden-Sydney's mission "to form good men and good citizens" endures through the support of alumni and supporters of the College, and these individuals and organizations helped make the 2016-2017 fiscal year a banner year in fundraising. Gifts to Hampden-Sydney totaled $10,735,232, which marked it the fifth-best fundraising year in Hampden-Sydney history.
June's $300K in 30 Days Challenge was particularly successful, with gifts to the Hampden-Sydney Fund totaling $546,211 during the final month of the fiscal year, helping set a new single-year record for unrestricted giving with $2,536,699 in contributions. This year also marked the second-best ever in cash gifts to the endowment, which totaled $4,118,945. The College's endowment now exceeds $160 million-a new high-water mark for Hampden-Sydney.
In addition, the Hampden-Sydney class of 1967 deserves particular recognition for adding $4.2 million in estate contributions for their 50th Reunion gift.
"Everyone here on the Hill owes our gratitude to the donors who made these incredible achievements possible for Hampden-Sydney," Dr. Herbert L. "Lee" King '94, the College's vice president for institutional advancement said in a note to alumni. "Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to enrich the lives of young men, and we could not continue that tradition without this great support. I'm confident we will raise the philanthropic bar even higher in the near future as we perpetuate our mission 'to form good men and good citizens.'"