Manchester University sets April 17 as Giving Day 2024

Apr 3, 2024, 13:07 PM by Chloe Leckrone
Manchester University’s Giving Day is Wednesday, April 17. The one-day goal is $175,000.

Manchester University’s Giving Day is Wednesday, April 17. This year's theme of “Acorns to Oaks” celebrates the tradition of gifting first-year students with an acorn—symbolizing the beginning of their journey at Manchester. At graduation, they receive oak saplings to represent their growth. 

Funds raised go to The Manchester Fund, which helps provide financial aid for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Manchester education and addresses the University’s day-to-day needs—from technology updates to travel expenses. The one-day goal is $175,000. 

“Giving Day is an opportunity for the Spartan family to come together for one day to make a difference for our students,” said Megan Sarber, director of alumni relations. “Every student, faculty and staff member in North Manchester and Fort Wayne benefits from The Manchester Fund because it supports all facets of our community.” 

Spartans are encouraged to become ambassadors, helping with outreach on social media. There will also be giving challenges for alumni and current students.

Learn more at Manchester’s Giving Day website

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