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125 Years | 125 Hours | $125,000

April 1-6, 2017

Make a Pledge

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.

Your gift, no matter the amount, will be matched by a small group of anonymous donors with a $125 gift to The Hotchkiss Fund, up to $125,000!
This community-wide challenge will begin at noon on Saturday, April 1 and end at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Whether you have already supported the School this year or not, all gifts during this 125-hour period count for this special Challenge. This is the perfect opportunity to maximize your contribution and help Hotchkiss receive this wonderful gift in celebration of its 125th year. Many thanks for your important support and participation in this milestone celebration!

The “Make a Gift” button above will go live on April 1 at noon when the Challenge begins.

“Toast to 125” Events

We will kickoff the Challenge with celebratory events around the world. See the list of “Toast to 125” event dates and locations displayed on this page. EVERYONE is invited to attend – current and past parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends. The events are free of charge, although some locations will have a cash bar which will be noted on the registration form. Registration will open on this page on March 8.

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 Hotchkiss socks, designed by a Prep and manufactured by a Senior! Noble Stitch, a company founded by Hotchkiss senior, Andrew Epprecht ’17, makes eco-friendly bamboo fiber socks.

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

“Toast to 125” Events


Hong Kong

Sunday, March 26, 7:30 PM


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


Saturday, April 1, 4 PM - 6 PM


Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM

Seattle, Wa

Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


Saturday, April 1, 6 PM - 8 PM


Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM

Princeton, NJ

Monday, April 3, 6 PM - 8 PM


Tuesday, April 4, 5 PM - 7 PM

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 by clicking below.

Moments in Hotchkiss History