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Fundraising

The LSA Young Alumni Council works to create a culture of giving among LSA’s young alumni. One of the ways the YAC seeks to accomplish this is by supporting the college financially. Specifically, the YAC champions the LSA Fund for Internships and the LSA Fund for Scholarships through fundraising events, donations, and Giving Blueday. As recent graduates not far removed from the student experience, members understand the impact that an internship can have on a student’s life, experiences, and career trajectory.

The YAC participates each year in Giving Blueday and continues to increase its social media presence, as well as provide interactive tools that engage other young alumni who are unable to attend an event. For everyone who loves U-M, this in an opportunity to celebrate giving and maximize their impact.

Is a donation required to join a LSA YAC region?

Although we encourage every member to give if they're able, donations are not required. We ask members to support areas of the college and university in the ways they find most meaningful.

Where do I start if I'd like to plan a fundraising or Giving Blueday event?

Connect with the Interim LSA YAC Manager, Selena Joarder (sjoarder@umich.edu), and she can provide resources, materials, and suggestions. 

What is Giving Blueday?

The signature fundraising event most YAC regions participate in is Giving Blueday. Giving Blueday is U-M’s annual day of giving. For 24 hours students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to donate to their favorite U-M causes.

What does the LSA Fund for Internships and Fund for Scholarships support?

The LSA Fund for Student Internships supports current students who demonstrate need in order to participate in a career-related domestic or international internship. The LSA Fund for Scholarships provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships and financial aid, as well as study abroad assistance, based on need or merit.

How do LSA YAC regions participate during Giving Blueday?

YAC regions host an event on Giving Blueday to connect socially and to raise funds and awareness for some of their favorite U-M and LSA initiatives. In the past, groups have gathered over food at a local restaurant, or simply watched a U-M sporting event together.