Campus Kitty 2013 Continues Community Tradition

CONWAY, Ark. (March 13, 2013) - Hendrix students raised more than $50,000 (not including other donations, such as canned food or donated items or gifts from local businesses and  faculty and staff) through Campus Kitty 2013, a week-long series of fundraising activities and events for local charities.

"We've continued the success of last year, which has been our goal since this fall," said Lauren Beck, a senior Spanish and mathematics double major from Oak Grove, Mo., who served as chair of the 2012-2013 Campus Kitty committee. "Looking back on how Campus Kitty and the Hendrix College campus have changed over the last four years is astonishing. I can't believe that we were able continue our success from last year-this consistency is exactly what shows the dedication and hard work of the committee.  Our goal is to improve and challenge ourselves for the upcoming year, eager to help more people in our community."

Charities benefitting from Campus Kitty 2013 events include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County
  • Camp Aldersgate
  • Children's Advocacy Alliance
  • Community Service Inc.
  • Conway Interfaith Clinic
  • Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program
  • HAVEN
  • Lucie's Place
  • Pediatrics Plus Community Connections
  • The Safe Place
  • The Stewpot

The charities were selected after filling out a Requested Funding Proposal, which was used for the first time last year.

More than 1,500 students, faculty, and staff participated in Campus Kitty events this year. Among this year's events were a baggo tournament, Bike-A-Thon, The Game of Life, CAN-struction, Karaoke Kitty, Red Light Revue, and Miss Hendrix contest.

View photos from the ceremony here.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.