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 again pledging at least $1,000 for every hour of Giving Tuesday as Rise to the Challenge donors. Justin Hirnisey, Executive Director of the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation explains, “HSEF is proud of our more than 20 years of impact within HSE Schools, and 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, Jeremy and Aimee Ash, Bud and Karen Colglazier, Rob and Jen Emmerson, Julie and Sean Ragsdale, Jon and Kyle Kroehler, Cook Family Foundation, The Becker Family, Will Bryan, Cindy and Brad Orris, Angela and Vincent Ostrowski, Heidi and Sean Leonard, Julie and John Vandenbark, Matt and Kathleen Green, Angie and Mark Strawmyer, The Skelton Family Foundation, John and Amy Delucia, Michelle Fullhart, Joe, Jenni, Blake and Brooks Dillon, and Schwarz Family in making a charitable commitment to every student, every grade, every school!

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – the Tuesday following Thanksgiving – education advocates are encouraged to help the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation raise funds to support the HSEF mission!  You can make a tax-deductible donation of any size online at