Join us in participating in #GivingTueday on December 3! This event—held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—connects people all over the world for one common purpose: giving back and paying it forward. #GivingTuesday is a one-day global event that promotes charitable giving worldwide for schools, non-profits, and organizations primarily through social media and collaboration.
This year, we will continue to support those working today toward a Carroll degree. Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and other members of the Carroll community, the university's participation in #GivingTuesday has raised more than $140,000 for student scholarship support over the last two years.
Many alumni often express the significant difference scholarships made for them when they were students. So the focus of Carroll's #GivingTuesday has been, and remains to help raise funds to assist the 100% of students who receive some form of financial aid. Current scholarship support generated through #GivingTuesday and other fundraising efforts, as well as endowed scholarships help provide a Carroll education for students who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Including these scholarships, more than $40 million is awarded annually in institutional aid to today’s Pioneers.
“When we say we want to educate all students, we want to open our doors to literally all students,” said Carroll President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, who launched Carroll’s #GivingTuesday efforts in 2017. “If there are those who do not have the means to pay for it, then our doors aren’t open.”
#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for anyone—including Carroll's 22,000+ alumni—to reflect on their Carroll experience and consider how to give back, if not with money, then with time. One way to give back time is by becoming a #GivingTuesday ambassador. Ambassadors help spread the word through use of social media networks, helping to post, tweet, and share information about Carroll’s #GivingTuesday efforts.
As part of Carroll’s #GivingTuesday on December 3, we are also seeking to partner with individuals and companies interested in providing challenge gifts to help leverage support and visibility for this important effort.
Dr. Gnadinger said, “Any amount helps—even $5 or $10. This is a day to celebrate generosity. It’s a day to be part of something bigger than ourselves—with millions of people across the country. If everyone jumped in and gave whatever amount they could, it would add up to make a big impact.”