Double Your Donation

A holiday tradition is right around the corner.  Every year, the largest unofficial charitable holiday known as #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season.  This special day – designed to restore the spirit of the season –  was in response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  This year, education supporters will have the chance to double their donation to local schools.

A team of local philanthropists are standing by to match up to a $1,000 every hour of Giving Tuesday for a total of $24,000!  Justin Hirnisey, Executive Director of the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation explains, “As HSEF celebrates 20 years of impact within HSE Schools, we are thrilled to continue the annual tradition of showing around the clock support of our educators on Giving Tuesday.  What started as the simple idea of giving has become a celebration of HSE Schools, faculty, students and parents each year.  We encourage every donor to post a #HSEFunselfie photo on social media to let teachers, coachers, counselors, nurses, bus drives, food service staff, and administrators know how much they mean to students and how they make a difference every day.”

HSEF would like to express its gratitude to these local philanthropists Mike and Paula Peterson, John Moriarty, The Banks Family, Aimee and Jeremy Ash, John Colglazier, Bud and Karen Colglazier, Rob and Jen Emmerson, Sean and Julie Ragsdale, Jon and Kyle Kroehler, Tracy and Jessica Mills, The Becker Family, The Bourff Family, Will Bryan, HSE Board of School Trustees, Rob and Leigh Rudicel, The Orris Family, Dr. Vincent and Angela Ostrowski, Sean and Heidi Leonard, The Vandenbarks, Mark and Angie Strawmyer, Bob, Karen, Allison and Emily Ellis, Ronda and Nick Weybright, The Skelton Family Foundation, John and Amy Delucia, Michelle and Greg Fullhart, Joe and Jenni Dillon, Todd and Denise Huston, and Jeff and Jill Schwarz in making a charitable commitment to every student, every grade, every school!

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – the Tuesday following Thanksgiving – education advocates are encouraged to help the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation meet the $24,000 challenge!  You can make a tax-deductible donation of any size online at or by check to HSE Foundation, 13485 Cumberland Rd, Fishers 46038.