31 Oct What is #GivingTuesday at UVF?
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is celebrating #GivingTuesday by hosting a competition between the classes of alumni.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes in which they believe. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27th, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort, and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”
This is the first year UVF is participating in #GivingTuesday, and for it, has created a competition between the classes of alumni. For those who graduated from UVF in 1985, for example, the university is asking that they give $19.85 on #GivingTuesday. The alumni class with the most participation in this competition will be mentioned in December’s Forge Report. However, if unable to give the suggested amount of their class, alumni can still get involved in #GivingTuesday by giving whatever amount they are able, or by volunteering their time.
Those who are interested in joining UVF’s #GivingTuesday alumni initiative can visit the #GivingTuesday landing page for more information or to donate using the Give form. For questions about #GivingTuesday or to donate via phone, contact Darlene Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610-917-1414.
Alumni participation and generosity is part of what allows UVF to continue to shape individuals for lives of service and leadership in the church and the world. Thank you for giving!