This crowdfunding project has ended, but you can still support access to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Thank you for your continued support!

~ The 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration ~

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
87 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 02, at 03:09 PM EDT
Project Owners


October 09, 2019

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration crowdfunding campaign!  It is truly amazing to have over 85 individual donors help raise over $17,000, taking us well over our initial goal of $10,000!  Your donations, in addition to departmental funding helped us send 32 students to the conference, our largest delegation ever. 


Student attendees were able to see exceptional keynote speakers, attend panel talks and attend a three day career fair.  This year I hosted an alumni/current student gathering that was very well received by all.  During this event and at various times throughout the conference current students were able to connect with approximately 20 alumni attending with various companies from Google to Square, Amazon to Microsoft and many many more.  


Olivia MacDougal a Product Owner at Carbon Black and 2018 CS graduate said, “It was an awesome chance to get to know students and reconnect with other alums. The coffee/snacks and room off to the side were a nice  refuge / felt like home in a sea of 25,000 attendees and countless talks. It was one of the highlights of my conference experience.  I definitely would love to see it happen again next year!”


All of these conference experiences would not have been possible without each and every one of you.

On behalf of everyone here at CS, thank you so much!


Donna Cirelli

Program Administrator


September 20, 2019

Everyone here at CS is shocked and full of gratitude for those of you who donated helping us surpass our goal in only 7 days!!


Knowing there are people like you on the outside right now who are supporting the CS department in our efforts to send any CS student wishing to attend this conference the opportunity to do so, regardless of economic background is truly amazing.


With 12 days left in our fundraising campaign, rather than end our efforts to raise still-needed funds to support these students, we are now stretching our goal in order to be able to provide even more students to attend this and other conferences in the future.  Please help us to raise this additional amount of money by sharing this with your network. Donations toward our new stretch goal of $5,000 will enable us to offer more women and underrepresented minorities the chance to attend GHC and a variety of other diversity related events each year, such as the National Society of Black Engineers conference.


The CS department is truly grateful for your generosity, partnership, and sense of urgency about the importance of supporting our students. Having you as our first donor base is extremely significant, and we will continue to communicate with you about the progress of our students as well as departmental happenings via the alumni newsletter.


Thank you for getting in on the ground floor and for helping make our vision possible!


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Grace Hopper Pride!

The Grace Hopper Convention was established in 1994. Donate $19.94 to show your support for women in tech. From 1994 until today the conference has grown from 500 attendees to over 20,000 today! Thank you for helping us send as many women CS students as we can.



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