Double Your Donation

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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, “The Foundation is thrilled to continue the annual tradition of showing around the clock support of our educators on Giving Tuesday.  Make sure to donate then post your #HSEFunselfie 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.”

Michelle Fullhart, HSE School Board Member and one of the challenge donors, shares, “Whether funding a remarkable school based program like Mindfulness, introducing students to a new STEAM opportunity, opening another student scholarship, or writing a district grant proposal, everything HSEF does is made possible by our generous community that values education.  I am proud to be involved with this effort to encourage collective impact.”

Michelle is joined by fellow philanthropists Dr. Allen and Melissa Bourff, Aimee Ash Family, Brad Banks Family, David Becker Family, Klynt Brummett, Bud and Karen Colglazier, John Colglazier, Cook Family, Joe and Florie Eaton, Bob and Emily Ellis, Rob Emmerson, Bill French, Michelle and Greg Fullhart, Green Family, Todd and Denise Huston, Jon Kroehler Family, Heidi and Sean Leonard, Angela Ostrowski, Mike and Paula Peterson, James and Pam Poore Family, Julie Ragsdale, Jeff and Jill Schwarz, Nick and Ronda Weybright in making a charitable commitment to every student, every grade, every school!

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – 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.