Carroll University is getting ready to join other non-profits, schools and organizations in the international #GivingTuesday campaign for its second year in a row. Following the well-known Thankful Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, comes #GivingTuesday, which celebrates the spirit of generosity and giving back.
On November 27, Carroll will be raising funds for current student scholarships through the Carroll Fund in an effort to help more students continue their educational journey. Carroll’s financial aid program is responsible for awarding 98 percent of students with some form of aid. More than $40 million in institutional aid is awarded annually, including current and endowed scholarships.
Last year’s #GivingTuesday saw an outstanding 215 donors contribute a total of $77,070 to support the Carroll Fund. Out of these donors, 142 were alumni, 39 were parents, 22 were part of Carroll’s faculty and staff and 12 were friends of Carroll. Individuals of all ages dedicated their dollars to this charitable event, with alumni ranging from the classes of 1939 to 2017 participating in Carroll’s first #GivingTuesday.
“This year’s #GivingTuesday is looking to improve on last year’s success with additional outreach as well as student, staff and faculty highlights,” said Carroll’s Director of Annual Giving, Eric Gallagher.
"There will be two Facebook Live videos featuring some of our newest campus spaces and exciting academic programs… Financial support for our students is what attracts and retains them on our beautiful campus. Providing a superior education is made possible through our world-wide community who give back to our talented students. We’re looking forward to seeing more alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends join us on #GivingTuesday this year!”
Interested in learning how you can participate in this year’s #GivingTuesday? To become an ambassador and help us spread the word, contact Eric Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. The day of the event, check out Carroll University’s social media pages for updates.