CMU Community Pitches In For GivingTuesday

Following the frenzied spending days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, members of the Central Methodist University community took time to recognize GivingTuesday on December 3.

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe (almost 60 countries) mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

On college campuses, that tends to come about in the form of gifts and donations, and, at Central in particular, investing in the Central Annual Fund.

This year’s day of giving resulted in 131 donors contributing to the Fund for a total of $79,226.25. Of that amount, $53,423.82 will go to the unrestricted annual fund – to be spent on the institution’s most pressing needs – while the remaining $25,802.43 is in restricted gifts and donations to specific departments and funds.

“We are excited to see participation from our Central alumni, family, and friends, who turned out to support not only the foundation of Central by investing in the Central Annual Fund – but also giving to other programs across campus,” said Andrea Waner, director of annual giving.

Central Methodist has participated in GivingTuesday for each of the past five years. Those interested in contributing throughout the year may do so at any time here.

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