First-ever MNU Giving Tuesday Raises $14,000
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MNU participated in the nationwide #GivingTuesday for the first time last fall with a giving emphasis of its own: #MNUGivingTuesday. The national day of charity, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, saw the university focused on raising support for student scholarships, student mission trips, athletic programs and several academic projects.
More than half of the gifts were designated for student scholarships. One exciting outcome of the initiative was startup funding for the biology department’s new hydroponics lab, which focuses on the soilless growth of plants.”
The day of giving started shortly after midnight with a gift from MNU President David Spittal, shared through MNU’s social media outlets. During the next 24 hours more than 100 donors contributed gifts ranging from $5 to $1,000, culminating in a total of $14,135 for various projects.
“We received gifts from every segment of the MNU community—from faculty, staff and students to alumni, parents and friends—during this day of giving,” said Pete Brumbaugh (’90, MBA 25), director of annual giving. “New initiatives like #MNUGivingTuesday tend to take a while to gain traction and succeed. Still, we were very pleased with the initial results and are already making plans for 2017.”
The next #MNUGivingTuesday is Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.