“A bright orange mo-hawk. That is how HootaThon began.”

In 2012, our founder, Gaelen McCartney, saw firsthand the impact Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) had on the lives of kids and their families. His older sister was a part of The Ohio State University’s BuckeyeThon and she had made a connection with a child whose first haircut post-chemotherapy treatment was a bright orange mo-hawk. From seeing the difference CMNH made on this child, and many others’ lives, he knew he wanted to bring that to Temple University. Within 6 weeks of him sharing this idea with other students and Temple, HootaThon was born.

In 2013, our first year dancing, HootaThon raised over $60,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our local CMNH. At the time, it was the highest fundraising CMNH Dance Marathon on the east coast. In 2014, that number nearly doubled when HootaThon raised over $119,000, and in 2015 we set a goal for ourselves to raise $215,000 and ended up raising over $280,000.

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2019 Executive Team

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Maddy D.

 

 

Executive director

HootaThon.ExecDirector@temple.edu

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Steph C.

 

 

Senior Director, operations

HootaThon.SDOps@temple.edu

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Keely C.

 

 

Senior Director, internal Relations

HootaThon.SDDR@temple.edu

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Anna S.

 

 

Senior Director, External Affairs

 

 

HootaThon.SDExternal@temple.edu

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Bridie Anne M.

 

 

Senior Director, Finance

HootaThon.SDFinance@temple.edu

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Christina R.

 

 

Director of Events

 

HootaThon.Events@temple.edu

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Erin E.

 

 

Director of Hospitality

HootaThon.Hospitality@temple.edu

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Maria C.

 

 

Director of Dance Marathon operations

HootaThon.DMO@temple.edu

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Bobbi B.

 

 

Director of Morale

HootaThon.Morale@temple.edu

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Amanda E.

 

 

Greek life outreach and athletics

 

HootaThon.Outreach1@temple.edu

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Julia O.

 

 

Director of Campus Engagement

HootaThon.Engagement@temple.edu

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Jenn M.

 

 

Director of Membership

HootaThon.Membership@temple.edu

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Meghan B.

 

 

Director of Student organization outreach

HootaThon.Outreach2@temple.edu

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Caylee L.

 

 

Fundraising

HootaThon.Fundraising@temple.edu

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Amanda M.

 

 

Director of stewardship

HootaThon.Stewardship@temple.edu

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Jake Smedley

 

 

Director of fiscal operations

HootaThon.Fiscal@temple.edu

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Owen H.

 

 

Director of Production

HootaThon.Production@temple.edu

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Nikolas M.

 

 

Director of Corporate Partnership

HootaThon.Corporate@temple.edu

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Erin S.

 

 

Director of chop relations

HootaThon.CHOP@temple.edu

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Emily G.

 

 

Director of High school dance marathons

HootaThon.HSDM@temple.edu

Fundraising Questions

Event Questions

Dancer Questions

If you have any specific questions not related to any of these, feel free to contact us at HootaThon@temple.edu!