12/2/14 Update: Giving Blueday is here! All gifts to UMBS made today enter you in a drawing for UMBS sweatshirts, t-shirts and mugs. Make your donation here, then let us know with social media so we can share the good news.

Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan's first-ever, university-wide day of giving. It coincides with Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving on the Tuesday immediately following the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a day for everyone who loves Michigan to join together to support students, transform lives, shape the world, and make great things happen.

Giving Blueday falls on December 2, 2014. On this special day, from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a donation to the areas of your choice at the university (please include UMBS!). Gifts of every size will make a difference! 

And on Giving Blueday, your gift could go even further than it otherwise would by attracting additional funds through matching gifts and hourly and student-focused challenges. Some sample challenges include:

  • 10AM-11AM: Visit the Facebook page of the unit you want to support (UMBS, of course!) and Like/Share/Comment on the post featuring the Giving Blue Day image. The page with the most combined activities wins $500.
  • 11AM-12PM: Film an Instagram video of yourself singing the chorus of "The Victors." In your post include #GivingBlueday and the name of the unit you want to receive challenge funds. The University will select one randomly to win $1,000
  • 3PM-4PM: Snap a selfie showing how happing giving makes you.  Share it on Twitter, include the unit of your choice (@UMBS) and #GivingBlueday. The University will select one randomly to win $1,000.

STUDENTS, donate to your favorite Michigan fund on Giving Blueday and your donation will automatically be doubled! To support the passions of Michigan students, a University of Michigan alumnus has generously donated funds to match student gifts made on Giving Blueday. Any online donation by an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at U-M is eligible. To receive the match, the student's donation must be between $1 and $1,000. There is a cap of $30,000 on all student matches.

By choosing to support Michigan on Giving Blueday, you’ll join other members of the Michigan family from around the world—alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, patients and their families, fans, patrons, and devotees—to create an enormous impact.