Matching Opportunity for #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2013
On December 3, 2013, 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 3rd following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. This is the second 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, #Giving Tuesday 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.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match every dollar given to Garrett-Evangelical on #GivingTuesday up to $25,000. The development staff of Garrett-Evangelical looks forward to a generous response upon hearing of this offer. “This is the first time Garrett-Evangelical is participating in #GivingTuesday and knowing that gifts will be matched has our hearts pounding,” 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 3rd holds much promise for our students, faculty, and our beloved institution. Let’s do this!”
For 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 160-year history of Garrett-Evangelical, please go here. 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.