Florida College will participate in the global #GivingTuesday movement again on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, with a greater goal and a stronger mission to serve!
#GivingTuesday is a day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Last year, Florida College’s first-ever #GivingTuesday experience was an outstanding success. Our students, faculty and staff found ways to give back to the local community, and we raised $265,196.34 for Florida College in one day thanks to generous gifts from more than 250 donors across the country.
This year, Florida College has secured a matching gift of up to $200,000, thanks to two anonymous donors, doubling the impact of all gifts made on #GivingTuesday! Our goal for the day on Nov. 29 is to meet the match and raise $400,000 for the Scholarship Partner Fund to support our students.
#GivingTuesday stands in contrast with the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday and seeks to kick-off the holiday giving season in a powerful way.
Two anonymous donors will make a collective matching gift of up to $200,000 for all gifts made on #GivingTuesday, and every dollar raised will go directly to student scholarships.
Donations made on #GivingTuesday will be directed to the Scholarship Partner Fund, providing scholarships to students who excel in academics, athletics, fine arts and more.
Looking for a way to join the movement? Follow us on social media to see how our students, faculty and staff are participating on #GivingTuesday. High-school juniors and seniors can apply for the #GivingTuesday scholarship here. Alumni and friends can make a gift to the Scholarship Partner Fund on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and help us meet the match by using the form below.