Henry Hill Challenge

With the spirit of a campus legend, the College is building support for the Roanoke Fund.

What is the challenge?

Roanoke College created the Henry Hill Chapter Challenge as a friendly competition among the alumni chapters. It is named for the beloved custodian and faithful bell ringer who spent 42 years (from 1911 to 1953) ringing the campus bell to signal meals, chapel services and classes. The replica is based on the real bell tower, which was dedicated in honor of Hill in 1954 and is used now at opening convocation and commencement ceremonies.

How does it work?

Volunteers from each of the 12 alumni chapters will promote financial support for the Roanoke Fund from alumni within their chapter. The chapter with the highest giving percentage at the end of the fiscal year on June 30 and most improved giving percentage from the previous fiscal year will win a victory event with the President, bragging rights for the year, and the opportunity to showcase a replica of the Henry Hill bell at events throughout the year.

About the Roanoke Fund

The Roanoke Fund is the College's annual fund-raising effort. Dollars generated provide need-based financial aid to students, assist with recruiting and retaining top faculty and enhance teaching and learning through new technologies in the classroom. A gift to the Roanoke Fund touches every aspect of a student's Roanoke experience. Join the competition and help your chapter by giving now!

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Roanoke College Alumni Chapter Participation

Alumni Participation as of July 1, 2019.

Alumni Chapter Percent Giving
Atlanta

28.50%

Baltimore

14.33%

Charlotte

27.36%

Charlottesville

13.01%

Washington D.C.

16.46%
Hampton Roads

14.23%

New England

10.61%

New York

14.06%

Philadelphia

21.37%

Richmond

16.91%

Roanoke Valley

13.68%

Southwest VA

16.79%

The 2018-2019 winner of the Henry Hill Chapter Challenge for the second year in a row is the Atlanta Alumni Chapter.

Other Alumni Chapter winners include: Charlotte (2011-2017) and Southwest VA (2009 & 2010).

Thank you for your continued generosity to Roanoke!