What is Giving Tuesday?
Entering its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
From the desk of Dean Niels Schaumann
I am pleased to report that Giving Tuesday 2018 was our most successful yet—and I am grateful to you for helping us achieve that success through your generosity.
More than 400 donors participated in the campaign, raising a total of nearly $230,000, including the Board’s $50,000 challenge match and an additional $50,000 challenge match for the California Innocence Project (CIP). I would like to congratulate CIP in particular for more than doubling the number of gifts it received over its 2017 campaign.
Beyond fundraising, this campaign created the opportunity for us to showcase a number of our current students (youtube video link)—who they are and what aspirations they have as they “rise to the call of greatness,” in the immortal words of former Professor Bill Lynch. Your support will help put those aspirations within reach for them.
Thank you for your incredible generosity as we continue to build a culture of giving among our alumni and friends in the community. You’ve set the tone for an exciting and prosperous year for California Western.
Save the date for this year’s Giving Tuesday:
December 3, 2019