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What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or cause by raising money from a large number of people, typically through the Internet. It is a form of peer-to-peer fundraising that harnesses the power of social networks to raise awareness and draw donations from around the world for online campaigns.

Current Campaigns

Campaign Fund Supported Crowdfunding Link Event Images

Past Campaigns

Campaign Fund Supported Campaign Description Event Images
Louise Hyder-Darlington’s English Channel Swim HACC Student Emergency Assistance Fund

On Aug. 1, 2017, Louise, a cataloging specialist at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and her team, Channeling Greatness, completed a six-person English Channel relay swim in 14 hours and 20 minutes! Louise and her team experienced first-hand the challenge of completing the “Mount Everest” of open water swims. In fact, fewer people have swum across the English Channel than have climbed Mount Everest!

Like Louise’s epic swim, college is a challenge that requires physical and mental endurance, stamina and strength along with institutional and social support. Fortunately, like Louise, HACC students are always surrounded by “safety boats,” and our donors help to keep these safety boats afloat. 

Louise raised $2,113 through this crowdfunding campaign to support HACC’s student emergency assistance funds.

In August 2018, Louise will swim the English Channel solo. Stay tuned for more about that adventure!

Louise Hyder-Darlington’s English Channel Swim

For more about Louise’s adventure, visit our English Channel Playlist.

Dr. Ski – Tour de Dr. Ski HACC Student Emergency Assistance Fund

If you follow Dr. Ski on Facebook and Twitter (@HACCSki), you will see that he is passionate about helping HACC students reach their educational goals. In addition, he is quite passionate about the sport of cycling.

How do these two passions relate?

Each year, Dr. Ski takes one week to ride by himself and reflect upon the successes from the previous academic year and plan for the next academic year. From May 26 to June 2, 2017, Dr. Ski cycled more than 600 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Nashville, Tennessee, in an effort to raise funds in support of HACC students through the College’s student emergency assistance funds.

Through this crowdfunding campaign, Dr. Ski raised $4,450 to empower HACC students who face financial emergencies to achieve their educational goals by helping to cover a portion of an unexpected expense related to a crisis.

For more about the Tour de Dr. Ski, please visit our event album.

Dr Ski at Loveless Cafe


Nikki Grissinger – Day of Giving HACC Student Emergency Assistance Fund

HACC alumna, Nikki Grissinger, loves HACC because her educational experience prepared her to succeed in her dream career. As a nurse, she is doing what she loves – helping others. While she did not receive emergency assistance funds from HACC, she knows what a difference help from someone who cares can make.

Nikki raised $675 to support HACC’s student emergency assistance funds during the 2017 Day of Giving.

Nina Crowfunding Campaign