MNU Giving Tuesday Surpasses $110,000 for Cunningham Student Center
| by Carol Best firstname.lastname@example.org
In its fourth year to participate in Giving Tuesday, alumni and friends raised $110, 260 to support the building campaign for the Cunningham Student Center. In past years, MNU has provided several campus projects for donors to support. This year, however, the focus was solely on raising support for the new Cunningham Student Center, a building that will provide the campus community with a new cafeteria, expanded meeting spaces, and integrated offices for student-focused departments. This $20-million project is part of the MNU’s broader Bright Futures campaign, which has received a $1 million challenge gift from the Mabee Foundation to finalize fundraising efforts by January 8, 2020.
More than 150 donors from 37 states joined MNU’s cause on Giving Tuesday and supported the building campaign more than quadrupling the highest previous total on Giving Tuesday (last year's total was $23,925). The university enjoyed a generous $50,000 gift from Dr. Larry and Donna McIntire, who encouraged the University Advancement staff to utilize the funds for matching gifts and special challenges.
“Giving Tuesday is one of the most exciting days of the year for our office. As gifts started rolling in a week before the big day, we knew God was ready to do something very special,” said Pete Brumbaugh, director of alumni engagement and annual giving. “We just want to thank everyone who supported the building campaign on Giving Tuesday and helped us move the needle on the Mabee Challenge.”
You can still support the Cunningham Student Center project with a one-time gift or multi-year pledge here.
Giving Tuesday is a national day of philanthropy, kicking off the holiday giving season by encouraging donors to make a collective impact on causes important to them.