Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Following a successful online Giving Tuesday campaign last fall, Westminster College will again turn to a crowdfunding format to raise funds for a number of student-impact Westminster projects.
Westminster’s Giving Tuesday campaign—which runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1, the nationwide Giving Tuesday date—is powered by the social fundraising platform GiveCampus that gives potential donors different projects to support and the opportunity to capitalize on their personal network of alumni peers to generate giving excitement through friendly competition.
This year, donors can put their dollars toward:
“With each passing year, there is a replenished need to refuel areas utilized by our students, like our Wherever Needed Most fund, the Student Emergency Fund and the food pantry,” said Kara Montgomery, senior director of alumni engagement. “Other projects like our Internship Fund, our diversity, equity and inclusion programming effort and the Hoyt Science Center lab equipment are areas of new need and campus enhancements that will help our student experiences to thrive.”
Through the interactive nature of the GiveCampus platform, donors can see their impact instantaneously, Montgomery said. The platform also allows donors to challenge one another or offer matching gifts.
Last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign surpassed the 300-donor goal. This year’s participation goal, Montgomery said, is 370.
“Our national rankings and foundation support is heavily reliant on the participation of our alumni. Institutions who showcase strong support from those closest to them, like their alumni, reflect unwavering commitment to keep their College competitive and flourishing,” Montgomery said.
Alumni and friends are encouraged to give by Tuesday, Dec. 1. Please visit Westminster’s GiveCampus page to learn more about the projects and to contribute.
For more information, please contact Montgomery at email@example.com or 724-946-7363.