“One Goal. One Day. One Herd.” This tagline sums up the main idea of Lipscomb’s third ever Day of Giving.
On Feb. 25 all members of the Lipscomb community will have the opportunity to come together and raise money for the school in an all-day event.
“We have 20 colleges, schools, and departments participating, each with their own matching–challenge gift,” said Rebecca Bennie, assistant director of Annual Giving and member of the Day of Giving team.
There is hope that many will take part. “If we have 2,710 donors…we will unlock a $75,000 gift to the university,” said Bennie. In this case, each donor would represent each undergraduate student.
The Day of Giving team will be set up in the student center with snacks and balloons during the day monitoring the donations and celebrating when goals are achieved.
If you want to stay up to date throughout the day you can watch the continuous live stream. It will be put on by the School of Communication & Journalism, starting at 8:30 a.m. and running until midnight.
To watch the live stream or to find out more information about Lipscomb’s Day of Giving, you can go to lipscomb.edu/dayofgiving.
“The president will have a special announcement on the live stream at 7:30 p.m. CST,” Bennie said.
Since the first two previous events raised over $1.3 million, there is optimism for this year as well. One of the primary areas of focus is the Lipscomb Opportunity Scholarship Fund (LOSF).
“The LOSF was created in response to COVID-19 to make sure prospective students who suffered a financial setback do not forgo a Lipscomb education because of finances,” said Bennie.
There will also be opportunities for students to get involved. There will even be a scavenger hunt included. The checklists for the hunt can be found in the student center or on the doors of on-campus student housing. Those who complete it will be entered to win a pair of AirPod Pros.
There will also be social media competitions. For students who use the #LipscombDayofGiving on Instagram and TikTok have the chance to win other prizes. The student with the best Instagram post or story will get a parking spot in the president’s lot; the student with the best TikTok will receive a Starbucks voucher.
There is a dedicated team of people who are attempting to make 2021’s Day of Giving as successful as possible.
“Day of Giving is a celebration of donors’ selflessness and all the ways students will benefit,” said Bennie. “I’m really grateful to be a part of it.”