promoting the love of Hanover college through Pride, service and giving back.


4/7/2016 - Grateful Panther Night - Shoebox - 5 to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and write thank you notes to donors. Refreshments will be provided.

5/13/2016 - Panther Pick-up Day - All volunteers welcome to help pick up trash around the campus. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Meet at the Campus Center Patio at 4 p.m. A special 3rd annual Panther Pick-Up Day T-shirt will be given to all participants.


11/30 through 12/4/2015 Grateful Panther Week

10/28/2015, PPC Speaker Series - Speaker: Chaplian Rev. Catherine Knott. Location: Lynn Hall, Room 120B - 3 to 4:30 p.m.

9/23/2015, Panther Philanthropy Committee Members - Held their first meeting of the new academic year and wrote thank you notes to students who participated in the August Experience Service Day.

9/4/2015, August Experience Service Day - 37 student volunteer participants helped rake leaves, weed flower beds and plant mums.

5/9/2015, 2nd Annual Panther Pick-Up Day - 99 participants, students and alumni board members, helped pick up trash from across the campus.

4/10/2015, HC Spirit Day, 12 dozen cup-cakes were given away to students wearing Hanover College spirit gear.

3/25/2015, Panther Philanthropy Committee Speaker Series - Rob Graham, Professor of Economics, was the speaker, lecturing on Philanthropy and Volunteerism. The event was held in Lynn Hall.

3/17/2015, We're Lucky To Have You - Panther Philanthropy Committee members sent "We're Lucky To Have You" cards to all (279) faculty and staff on St. Patrick's Day.

2/12/2015, Grateful Panther Night - 53 student participants hand wrote thank you notes to donors.

2/11/2015, Panther Philanthropy Committee Speaker Series - Approximately 20 students attended to hear the lecture on Hanover's Internal Administrative Structure.

1/15/2015, Linda Duncan Memorial Shadow Boxes - When Linda Duncan passed away, the Panther Philanthropy Committee made a shadow box display of photos of her. She was a long time employee and noted as the number one fan of Panther athletics.

11/13/2014, Grateful Panther Night - held in Withrow Center with 67 student participants hand writing thank you notes to donors.

9/20/2014, Homecoming Spirit Banners - Panther Philanthropy Committee supplied all the sororities, fraternities, and resident houses with canvas, paint and brushes to make a Homecoming Spirit Banner. They were hung on each house for Homecoming week.

8/29/2014, August Experience Service Day - 51 student participants including the Panther Philanthropy Committee members as leaders helped mulch flower beds and plant mums in areas across campus.

11/15/2013, HC Spirit Day - Students wrote their thoughts about "What Philanthropy means to them" on a banner and then signed their name. They also voted for their favorite Hanover spirit color (Red or Blue) and received a Hanover College Athletic Logo phone dot as a gift from the Panther Philanthropy Committee.

2/14/2013, Love Your Panther Day - Panther Philanthropy Committee sold Love Your Panther Valentine Candy Grams. 260 faculty and staff members were sent candy grams by students that day.

11/12/2012, Grateful Panther Event - 243 alumni donors were sent Panther Post Cards with hand written notes from students thanking them for their gifts.

9/27/2012, Feed The Panther - In the early stages of development of the Panther Philanthropy Program, students were encouraged to sign-up and learn more about the Office of Annual Giving and the Hanover Fund. It began with a Feed the Panther Event where students were encouraged to give a gift of $5.00 or more, and for doing so, received an "I Fed the Panther" T-Shirt for participating. There were 82 students who made a gift, and 13 staff members also made a gift. Students who participated had their name entered into a drawing to receive a $350 textbook award. The winner was Danielle Shipley '16 who was a freshman at the time she received this award.

ppc meetings:

MEETINGS - are open to all students who are interested and are held in the Brown Campus Center Board Room (top floor) on Wednesday's at 3 p.m.

officers for 2015:

Director: Savannah Mitchell '16: mitchells16@hanover.edu
Event Chair: Tessa McShane '17: mcshanet17@hanover.edu
Marketing Chair: Stephanie Iglesias '18: iglesiasst18@hanover.edu
Secretary: Cami Trachtman '17: trachtmanc17@hanover.edu
Education Chair: Tessa McShane '17: but will encourage others to participate in this role in the fall of 2015.

for additional information contact:

Miranda Maxwell, Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, maxwellm@hanover.edu, or 812-866-7034
or Ellen Bare, Annual Giving Coordinator, bare@hanover.edu, or 812-866-7007