Giving Blueday (GBD) is approaching quickly. On November 29, 2016, “from midnight through 11:59 p.m. EST, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support what you are most passionate about at U-M. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference. You can even increase the size of your gift with funding from matching gifts and challenges that you can participate in throughout the day. No matter where you are, or the time of day, you can support what you love about Michigan,” according to the GBD website.
GBD is U-M’s annual day of giving and coincides with the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday. 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.
During each hour of GBD, challenges will be posted throughout the U-M social media channels at the university, school, department, and organizational level. These challenges provide fun ways to spread the word about your involvement at U-M and about donations made, including opportunities to have donations matched. Student Match is one such instance where student gifts will be matched up to $5000 each hour from 8AM – 5PM. Your participation could also win a U-M area of your choosing $1000!
To help support the Department of Economics, donate to the Economics Strategic Fund (321375). In the Department of Economics, we are focusing our Giving Blueday efforts these important areas of student and faculty support:
- Student Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships
- Academic Programs and Activities
- Innovative and Transformative Research Experiences
- Educational Program Enrichment
A gift to the Economics Strategic Fund will provide support to all of these critical areas of the Department's intellectual life.
Remember to "Practice Economics at Any Cost!"