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.
Why the Department of Statistics?
This year, the Department of Statistics is asking you to help us to provide our students with the best resources possible. Donations to the Department of Statistics on Giving Blueday will help the department to sponsor visiting professorships which allow students and faculty alike to expand their collaborative network of contacts and benefit from the intellectual wealth of other institutions. Giving Blueday donations will also allow the department to fund student awards and give better recognition to students for their hard work and excellence in academia.
For more information on how donations will help the Department of Statistics, visit our campaign page.
Giving Blueday Challenges
In order to make the greatest impact, the University is sponsoring many challenges throughout the day to encourage giving. Those challenges include donor matching.
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.
STUDENT ORG - RAISE THE BAR CHALLENGE
The top five student organizations that increase their number of victors by the largest percentage over 2018’s Giving Blueday victor total will receive:
- 1st - $2,500
- 2nd - $1,500
- 3rd - $1,000
- 4th - $500
- 5th - $500
Gifts must be made through GivingBlueday.org to count towards this challenge. Winners will be selected based on the results of the Student Organization leaderboard.
Use the #IGaveBlueDidYou and share what cause you supported. Ten winners will be randomly selected, and each will receive and additional $100 toward the fund they supported.
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.
For more information on hourly challenges, visit: https://www.givingblueday.org/pages/literature-science-and-the-arts