Florida College has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on Dec. 1, 2015, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours and activities that bring about real change in communities. Florida College has some of the most dedicated supporters and volunteers in the country, so we invite you to join the movement and support Florida College on #GivingTuesday!

Some ideas for how you can participate include:

1. Make a tax-deductible gift to Florida College on Dec. 1, 2015. You can support student scholarships, the athletic association, the James R. Cope Adopt Program, or even join The Hutchinson Bell.

2. Watch Florida College’s #GivingTuesday campaign on social media. We will be giving back to our community on Dec. 1 too, so join our Facebook event to keep up with our plans.

3. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday on social media throughout this month to talk about Florida College and why you plan to support us.

4. Share your #Unselfie! Post a selfie on #GivingTuesday and add a caption explaining why you think it is important to give back. Share your post with us by using #GivingTuesday and tagging Florida College.

Florida College has secured a matching gift of up to $100,000 from an anonymous donor for all gifts made on #GivingTuesday! Any gift made to Florida College on Dec. 1, 2015, up to $100,000 will be matched by this donor, doubling the impact of the gift. Give great on #GivingTuesday by making a gift to Florida College!

There are many ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday. We encourage you to join the movement and visit our Facebook event to learn more about how you can make a difference.