Founders' Challenge 2017

Feb. 1-4, 2017
An off-centered opportunity honoring 137 years in NMH's history.

NMH challenges our community to honor all founders connected to NMH — past, present, and future — by making a gift to the NMH Fund. 

Sam ’88 and Mariah Draper ’89 Calagione, co-founders of Dogfish Head Brewery, are the featured founders for this year’s Founders’ Challenge, which begins on Feb. 1, 2017. That’s Founder’s Day at NMH, celebrating the birthday of Dwight L. Moody, who founded the school 137 years ago, in 1879.

Living up to their company motto of bringing “off-centered goodness to off-centered people,” Sam and Mariah are challenging the NMH community to honor 137 years in the history of the school. If 1,370 people give to the NMH Fund during the challenge, Feb. 1–4, Sam and Mariah, together with the youngest NMH trustees, will give $137,000 to the NMH Fund!

Founders' Fests

Party like it’s 1879. Celebrate NMH’s entrepreneurial spirit and D.L. Moody’s birthday by helping us launch the second annual NMH Founders’ Challenge at a Founder's Fest near you on Wednesday, Feb. 1. 

Here’s what to expect:
  • Photo contests with a life-sized D.L. Moody 
  • NMH trustees and school leadership present
  • Drink specials and Dogfish Head craft beer
  • Tasty appetizers and D.L. Moody birthday cake 
  • Free swag and giveaways
  • Off-centered surprises

Who Has Given?

This giving tally will be updated regularly throughout the Founders' Challenge, starting on Feb. 1, 2017.

Long live the spirit of D.L. Moody, who founded NMH in 1879.