125 Years | 125 Hours | $125,000

April 1-6, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends, the Hotchkiss 125 Challenge surpassed its goals! In an historic and exciting 125 hours, Hotchkiss amassed 1,000 donors to secure a $125,000 match with 5 hours to go. The Challenge continued when another donor announced an additional match of $12,500 if we could get 100 more donors in the remaining time. Surpassing that goal as well, the Challenge donor total soared to 1,430.



More Challenge Stats…

  • Nine alumni Classes achieved at least 25% participation: 1943, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1970, 1984 & 1989.
  • Six alumni Classes had at least 25 Donors: 1966, 1984, 1987, 1989, 2007 & 2016.
  • Fifty-two Donors won a pair of student-designed and student-produced Hotchkiss socks, given to every 25th Donor.
  • The top five Funds supported (in terms of number of Donors) were:
    • The Hotchkiss Fund
    • Walter J. Crain Jr. P'86,'89 Scholarship
    • Senior Class Gift Fund
    • Class of 2017 Senior Parents Gift-EFX Lab
    • Julia Wu Trethaway FUNd
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Please join fellow Hotchkiss alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends in honoring Maria Bissell Hotchkiss and the 125th anniversary of the School she founded. During the Challenge period, your gift to Hotchkiss can go further.

125 Challenge Give-away: Student-Designed Socks

Every 25th donor during the 125-hour Challenge period will be the lucky recipient of a pair of eco-friendly, bamboo fiber Hotchkiss socks, designed by student Kemp White '20, and manufactured by Noble Stitch, a company founded by Hotchkiss student Andrew Epprecht ’17.

Sock winners!

Addison Haxo '13
Ale Osio '13
Alex Rogers '07
Alison Conover Kinnear '86
Alyssa Jimenez '04
Amanda Carlson '93
Andy Friedman '89
Ben MacShane '15
Betsy Flint Engle '01
Bill Feast P'18
Bill Finnegan '76, P'08
Bill Lane '97
Brenda Cudney P'20
Caitlin Cataldo '10
Cakey Worthington '09
Charlotte Schmidlapp '04
Christina Claudio '04
Coly Smith '02
Colyer Woolston '10
Cullen White '08
Dan McNally '84
Dan Walker '68
Daniel Shrager P'19
Deborah Hordon '87
Ford von Weise '81, P'15,'17,'20
Haley Preston '09
Hope Wilson Barton '93
Jake Yoon '15
Jane Sommers-Kelly '81
Jeffrey Cowan Meixueiro '97
Jennifer Liu Sung '91
John Haberstock P'18
John Morosani '70, P'00,'03
John O'Keefe '56
John Tortorella '88
Jon Terbell '05
Josh Wolman '87
Kait Perrelle '06
Kelly Standart Dranginis '09
Kevin Kendall '97
Larry Browne '55
Liz Horner '15
Lynda Packard '84
Maggie Bluhm '11
Marc Getman P'19
Margaretta Robertson Hershey '94
Mark Mennin '78, P'13
Mark Rogers '83
Michael Gourlay '72, P'17
Parky Conyngham '70
Patrick Korn '10
Peter Cunniff '73
Peter Messa '01
Sarinda Parsons Wilson P'14,'17
Stuart Edenfield '02
Teddy Mackenzie '10

Teresa Tambolas '92
Tom Philip '80


For more information contact Sonia Bonsu, Director of The Hotchkiss Fund, at (860) 435-3145.

125 Years of Hotchkiss History


After 125 years, Hotchkiss has a great deal of history to celebrate. Check out these moments in our history on this new Hotchkiss timeline.

Learn more about our 125-year history


“Toast to 125” Events



Hong Kong

Sunday, March 26, 7:30 PM


BOSTON, MA

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 1, 8 PM - 10 PM


New York, Ny

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


PHILADELPHIA, PA

Saturday, April 1, 4 PM - 6 PM


SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


Seattle, Wa

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


SEOUL, KOREa

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


CHICAGO, IL

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


DARIEN, CT

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


LONDON, ENGLAND

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


MIAMI, FL

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


Princeton, NJ

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


LAKEVILLE, CT

Tuesday, April 4, 5 PM - 7 PM