Parents Fundraiser

Parents Fund 2013-2014


  • Student Fitness Project
  • General Operating Budget


  • Parent-to-Parent Phonathon
  • Cruise Raffle


The Parents Association Steering Committee (PASC) has chosen two areas of concentration for this year’s Parents Fund.

The first is the General Operating Budget. These are typically the hardest funds to raise. However, 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. From library books to science laboratory supplies to building utilities to the faculty and staff, these resources comprise the College’s annual operating budget. Meeting our Founders Campaign goal of endowing one-half of the current operating budget reflects the College’s self-reliance and ensures its commitment to independence from federal and state taxpayer support. The annual operating budget provides the groundwork of everything Hillsdale does, for without these people and resources, the College cannot stand.

The second area of concentration is the new Sports Complex Construction and Renovation. The Parents Association has adopted the Student Fitness Center Project for its 2013-2014 fundraising drive. Parents’ support for the project is key to its success. Hillsdale College’s plans to expand its current athletic facilities have come to fruition with the completion this past spring of the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center, used primarily as an indoor track and tennis building. Work is progressing on the Student Fitness Center, part of a renovation project to improve the Roche Health Education and Sports Complex. The final project in the next few years will be an all-purpose turf facility. The new construction and renovations are necessary to meet the growing participation in athletics and personal fitness by Hillsdale College students, faculty, and staff.

For more complete information on this exciting project, please click here.


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. To volunteer for the phonathon, please contact our office at (517) 607-2382 or by e-mail.

The Cruise Raffle will endeavor to sell no more than 300 tickets at $300 per ticket for a chance to win a cruise for two on the next Hillsdale College Ancient Wonders Cruise, from Istanbul, Turkey, to Athens, Greece, July 29-August 8, 2014. Airfare for two will be included as well as a beautiful Concierge Suite E with private balcony aboard Regent's Seven Seas Mariner. That drawing will take place on March 1, 2014, at the Spring Parents Luncheon. For more information on the cruise, you may visit the official website.

To make a monetary donation online, click here and be sure to type in “Parents Association Fundraiser” in the gift designation line. To send your donation through the mail, download and print this form. If you have questions or comments about this project, or the Parents Association in general, please contact the Parent Relations Department at (517) 607-2382 or by e-mail. Thank you for your consideration.