Garrett-Evangelical to Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014
For the second year in a row, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will participate in #GivingTuesday to boost gift-giving to the seminary. #GivingTuesday is one day of giving that kicks off the giving season. This year it is on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. This is the third year for this national day of philanthropy. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday and online shippers participate in Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday allows people to utilize the power of social media and to create a national moment dedicated to giving. Following two days that are good for the economy, here is a new day good for the soul. This year's goal is to raise $50,000 in 24 hours.
“We are so excited to be participating in #GivingTuesday again this year. Last year was a huge success with over $48,000 donated by more than 100 people, and we hope to do even more this year,” said Kay Burlingham, Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations. “It will only take a few minutes to give a gift online and each gift sends a huge message of encouragement to the seminary community. December 2nd holds much promise for our students, faculty, and our beloved institution. Let’s do this!”
For over 160 years, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has served as a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to The United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare servant leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel. This can only happen because of the many gifts we receive from alumni, friends, churches, foundations, and corporations each year.
If you would like to give to Garrett-Evangelical, you can do so immediately online at www.garrett.edu/giving. If you would like to read more about the mission and the over 160-year history of Garrett-Evangelical, please go to http://www.garrett.edu/who-we-are. Finally, if you would like to learn more about #GivingTuesday and all the organizations participating in this event, please visit their website at www.givingtuesday.org.