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HESPA Leadership Fundraising Campaign

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
49 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM EST
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A Final Thank You

March 12, 2019

Hi HESA Friends, 


On behalf of all HESA students at Ohio State, from the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for your gift to the HESPA Leadership Fundraising Campaign. Because of your support not only did we meet our goal of $2,500 dollars, we exceeded it by a long shot totaling $3,000 dollars raised!! This is so incredible and we cannot thank you enough. Your donations go directly back to the graduate and professional students in the HESA program towards Ecuador Application Fee Waivers, supplemental professional development funds, and towards the continuation of HESPA as an organization. These funds allow HESA students to go out into the world and share the message of Ohio State, while bringing back cutting edge and relevant knowledge to our campus in order to ensure that our graduates are leading the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs. Your support allows them to do just that.


So, thank you!!

As always, GO BUCKS!!!! 


Take good care,

Brian Paul Allen

Fundraising Chair -- HESPA

Chelsea Appiah 

President -- HESPA 

Chase Moore 

Treasurer -- HESPA


February 26, 2019

HESA Friends, 


We are just TWO days away from the close of the campaign and only 600 dollars away from our goal! We are so excited to report this!!! We are hopeful to close the gap over the next few days! Remember, your support goes directly to the HESA students! The funds raised go towards Ecuador Travel Application fees, professional development funds, and the continuation of HESPA as an organization! 


Have a wonderful Tuesday! 



Brian Allen 

Closing the Gap, 7 Days Left!

February 22, 2019

HESA Friends, 


Wow! This week has been an amazing week! Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past few days! Over the span of the past few days we have raised over $500 dollars! This has officially put under the $1,000 dollar mark of funds left to raise to close the campaign. 


We have particularly appreciated the support of our Alumni of HESA and HESPA. Your support means the world to students and we couldn't be here without you! 


If you feel compelled please continue to share this on social media websites in the final days!


As always, Go Bucks!

A Thousand Reasons to Say THANK YOU.

February 15, 2019

Hello HESA Friends,

It’s the end of our second week and we have climbed over $1,000 dollars towards our goals of $2,500! We are halfway through the month of February and we couldn’t be more excited about this! We have already secured more than enough gifts to ensure that 4 students will be able to apply to Ecuador free from application fees!!

The picture below is our 1st-year MA students in Dr. Susan Jones' Psychosocial Student Development Theory class. In the upcoming weeks these students, and many of our HESA students, will be presenting and attending annual conferences for organizations like the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), The Placement Exchange (TPE), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the Association of College Personnel Association (ACPA). These opportunities are vital to their professional development. For many of them this will be their first time engaging in these experiences. Your support allows them to bring the best practices back to campus as they continue to advise and mentor the next generation of college students.

We hope to secure $1,750 by the end of the week and we are asking for your continued dedication to HESA students! You can do this by sharing our page to your social media and with your networks in support of our cause. Simply copy and paste the page link from your browser into a post.

As always, GO BUCKS!!!

Week One on the Books!!

February 08, 2019

A huge thank you to all of our donors who have supported the HESPA Leadership Fundraising Campaign. Your support to the HESA students is invaluable and does not go unnoticed. As our first week of the campaign comes to a close, we have reached 26% percent of our $2,500 goal. This is incredible and also represents ten percent more funds raised compared to last year. HESPA is super excited about this engagement.


One of the people who donated this week was alumna, Sara Laughlin ’18. In a note to me she reflected “my journey through the HESA program would not have been possible without the gracious supporters at Ohio State.” She also said, “Without the stress of debt, I was able to fully focus on my interests in improving college access and equity for all students.” This could not have been achieved without your support. Sara’s post-graduate role is at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an Assistant Director of Development. We thank all the donors and Sara for their support this year.


Did you know, according to research, students are more likely to reach degree completion and persist through college when they are active in the academic and social life of the institution? As Student Affairs professionals, we strive to advise and mentor all students through the college experience while facilitating an environment where they realize their potential as leaders in the community and identify their individual passions and interests. Our HESA & SPA graduate students work diligently every day to ensure students feel a sense of connection to the Buckeye community and their peers on our campus and this campaign directly assists in their work.


The greatest way you can continue to support HESPA is to share our campaign on social media and with your Buckeye networks! Please consider a post or two over the next couple of weeks. Just copy and paste our page URL in your post in order to navigate your friends our way! Thank you for your support.


As always, Go Bucks!!!



Brian Paul Allen

Fundraising Chair, HESPA


In the photo are some of our graduate students back on campus for their summer training! 


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A Worthy Cause

Every gift matters! Thank you for your support!


The Future SAPros

$22 dollars represents the number of 1st-year master's students in the HESA program.


Humble Beginnings

$48 dollars represents the first year the HESA program was established in 1948.


Program Prosperity

$71 dollars represents the number of years it has been since HESA was established.


Student Leaving Legacies

$113 dollars represents how many current students are enrolled in the HESA program.


Your Legacy

$153 dollars represents the number of alumni who participated in HESPA as students.


Seek Eminence

$250 will help Ohio State HESA students remain some of the most qualified and best educated in the nation.

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