Another thank you - from the bottom of our hearts...

For the monumental accomplishment we achieved together - at this time last year.  Through the extremely generous, heartfelt, and numerous donations we received - we were able to establish the Rick Riolo Memorial Fund.  In basically one day, along with some matching funds we were awarded for our accomplishments of GIVING, we were able to raise the $25,000 needed to establish an endowed fund.  In this way, the memory of beloved scholar, researcher, and mentor, Rick Riolo will always be a part of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems moving forward.  

We are happy to announce that the first Undergraduate prize for Agent Based Modelling will be awarded in Fall of 2020.  Details will be announced in September of 2020.  In order to increase the amount of the prize money available, we would still like to grow the Rick Riolo Memorial Fund.  If you are intereested in growing the fund please click the button below to donate on December 3.

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems also has a general strategic fund where donations will be used to advance the science of complex systems by supporting interdisciplinary studies and agent-based modeling on dynamic systems, as well as our undergraduate minor, graduate certificate, seminar series, and special events.  If you are interested in making a donation, please press the second button below on December 3.  

You are of course welcome to donate at any time, but there is a possibility of receiving matching funds for the donations made on December 3.  

What is Giving Blueday?

Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s annual day of giving. It is scheduled to coincide with Giving Tuesday – the global day of giving that follows Thanksgiving. On Giving Blueday (Tuesday, December 3rd), the University of Michigan invites everyone who is passionate about Michigan to support what they love about the University by making a donation between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Giving Blueday Challenges

The University is sponsoring many challenges throughout the day to encourage giving and make the greatest impact. Please see below for ways your donations can be matched.

First-Time Donor Match
First time U-M donors who give $50 or more will receive a match of $50. Excludes students. First come first served. A maximum of $60,000 will be counted towards this challenge.

Student Donor Match
Student donors who give $25 or more will receive a match of $25. Excludes alumni. First come first served. A maximum of $50,000 will be counted towards this challenge.

Faculty and Staff Challenge
The fund that receives the most gifts from current U-M faculty and staff on Giving Blueday will receive an additional $4,000. Excludes student organizations.

Leaderboard Challenges
LSA is also providing additional incentives in the form of leaderboard challenges:
The top 10 department or program funds below with the most gifts will receive additional money.

1st place: $5,000
2nd place: $4,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $2,000
5th - 10th place: $1,000