First-ever MSU Giving Day to run Feb. 13-14
A new 29-hour fundraising event that aims to build support and awareness for a wide range of Montana State University programs, causes and groups will run from noon Thursday, Feb. 13, through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Known as MSU Giving Day, the first-ever event aims to raise funds for approximately 55 different projects at MSU. MSU Giving Day organizers are hoping at least 1,000 donors will collectively give $300,000 or more. Numerous student groups and academic units are seeking funds for projects. In addition, the MSU Alumni Foundation is seeking donations for three funds that provide student scholarships: the Montana Access Scholarship fund, Hilleman Scholars and the Bobcat Annual Scholarship.
All MSU alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate by making a gift during the event through the MSU Giving Day website at givingday.montana.edu. On the site, donors may view a list of groups and projects seeking funds and choose a specific group or groups to receive their gift. The website will also provide up-to-the-minute progress, descriptions of all the projects in need of support, social media tracking, acknowledgment of donors and announcements of challenges and gift matches. Special challenges and gift matching opportunities announced throughout the 29-hour event will allow donors to magnify the impact of their gifts. The minimum gift amount is $10.
To learn more about MSU Giving Day, go to the MSU Alumni Foundation website at givingday.montana.edu.