Founders' Challenge

Founders' Challenge 2017

We did it.

Thanks to you and 2,078 other supporters of the 2017 Founders’ Challenge, we raised more than $400,000 for the NMH Fund. NMH Head of School Peter B. Fayroian and Featured Founders Sam ’88 and Mariah Draper ’89 Calagione P’18 of Dogfish Head Brewery celebrated in Delaware to declare victory and toast historic success.


The NMH Founders' Challenge: An off-centered opportunity honoring 137 years in NMH's history.

NMH challenged 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, were the featured founders for this year’s Founders’ Challenge, which began on February 1, 2017. That was 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 challenged the NMH community to honor 137 years in the history of the school. If 1,370 people gave to the NMH Fund during the challenge, Feb. 1–4, Sam and Mariah, together with the youngest NMH trustees (Warren Webster '92, Lauren Hokin '95, Tiffani Brown '96, Ryan Vineyard '98, Alex Levy '00, Justin Wai '02, and Roberta Taggart '07) will give $137,000 to the NMH Fund! Well guess what? They did!

Read about the success of the 2017 Founders' Challenge.

Final tally of the 2017 Founders' Challenge results