Every year, students choose a theme for Dash-a-Thon and students are encouraged to either dress in theme or put on their best Dasher spirit wear! This year's theme is "Dashing with Disney" and students will be channeling their inner magic into costumes inspired by their favorite Disney movies.
Each student is tasked with raising a specific dollar amount or "quota" to support the cost of her DSHA education. One of the qualities of a DSHA graduate is "Self-Advocate" and the challenge of raising money is definitely an exercise in advocacy! This year, students are asked to raise a quota of $135 from friends, neighbors, and extended family to sponsor their walk. Ideally, each student practices true philanthropic spirit by making her own gift to help meet quota.
So, how do alumnae get involved? It's as easy as 1... 2... 3!
It wouldn't be Dash-a-Thon if it didn't include dressing up! Break out your best DSHA spirit wear or join our students in their "Dashing with Disney" theme. Then make sure to take a picture of you and your family in your finest get-up and share it on your social media with the hashtags #DashaThon2020 and #DashingWithDisney!
Just like our current students working to raise quota, gifts to DSHA make it all possible – this year more than ever.
When you register to participate with a gift of $35, you help DSHA navigate COVID-19, enable all students to be part of the DSHA community through scholarships, including those whose financial needs may have risen due to COVID-19, and ensure that DSHA is a possibility for future Dashers.
As a bonus - everyone who registers for the walk will receive a DSHA headband!
Register for Alumnae Dash-a-Thon today!
Join the conversation!
#DashAThon2020 Once you register, follow the fun on DSHA social media for a chance to win prizes and see throwback photos!
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Questions? We're happy to help!
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Maggie Shelledy McAsey, DSHA '10
Director of Annual Fund McAseyM@dsha.info (414) 721-2911
Dash-a-Thon started in 1983 as an annual student fundraiser for DSHA. In early years, students could choose between walking and biking and incentives included out of uniform privileges and catered meals. Eventually, the event turned into an annual 7-mile walk on a fall Wednesday morning kicked off by a pep rally led by the senior Penny the Penguins. If students raise a certain amount of money they receive a Movie Day, then if they hit the top goal they earn a day off school.
Did we miss something? Share your memories of Dash-a-Thon with our Alumnae Director Danielle Rabe, DSHA '08, at RabeD@dsha.info.
It's totally up to you! When current students walk Dash-a-Thon, they have the option of dressing in theme or simply wearing DSHA spirit wear. You have the same options! So whether your inner-Simba is dying to come out or you'd like to rock your red and gold tutu or you feel all dressed up in a DSHA t-shirt, follow your heart and wear what you want during your walk!
Whatever outfit you decide on, please make sure to show it off by taking a picture and share it on social media with the hashtag #DashaThon2020.
So many things! Gifts to Alumnae Dash-a-Thon support current and future Dashers. Your generosity supports the day-to-day work of DSHA to achieve our mission of developing confident young women of faith, heart and intellect. Click here to learn more.
Yes! Current students are celebrating their virtual Dash-a-Thon on Saturday, October 10th. Alumnae are celebrating on Saturday, October 24th. We'll share photos from the student's big day to help alumnae get inspired with their costumes, creative walk locations, and more!
During the student's celebration of Dash-a-Thon, quota is the amount of money each student is responsible for fundraising on her own. If a student brings in quota every year, then she is eligible to be on Spirit Patrol which has stations throughout the route walk where students hand out candy and encourage the walkers to keep their spirits up.
For Alumnae Dash-a-Thon, we're using the "quota" as a fun reference to the student's event and to represent one registration for the walk. To register for the walk, alumnae are asked to give "quota" or a gift of $35 and they will then receive a DSHA headband.
Dash-a-Thon 2020 looks a little different for students, but they're still going to have a great time! There's still Spirit Patrol, dressing in theme, pump up videos, and pep rallies. However, instead of an all-school, seven-mile walk, students are celebrating in a responsible, social-distancing way on Saturday, October 10th.