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Manchester University Giving Day is April 21

Manchester University has set Giving Day 2021 for Wednesday, April 21.

Gifts go to The Manchester Fund, which helps provide scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Manchester education. It also covers many day-to-day expenses – from lab equipment to baseballs to utility bills.

The theme is Acorns to Oaks, a nod to the towering oak trees on the North Manchester campus. First-year students receive an acorn and graduates are offered a sapling at graduation to symbolize the strength and resiliency of MU’s signature trees.

Kylee Rosenbaum“Unfortunately, Manchester students are still facing all of the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kylee Rosenbaum, director of alumni relations. “Despite that, they amaze me every day! They continue to adapt to new styles of learning, figure out how to have relationships with friends and adjust to what has become our new normal.”

“The reality is that we are still living in a global pandemic,” she said. “Many students worry about the financial impact COVID-19 has had on their families and how they will afford their college education. Our students need your help more than ever.”

“Giving Day 2021 is a way that you can help. Please consider giving to Manchester,” she said.

To donate or check on Giving Day donation progress, go to

Giving Day 2020 raised more than $240,000 from more than 350 gifts. 

For the media

To reach Kylee Rosenbaum, director of alumni relations:

There will be activities during Giving Day, and you are welcome to take photos on the Mall:

The University has created several Giving Day videos, and this one loosely based on It’s a Wonderful Life, features alumni (MU Success Advisor) Kyle Cline '08 and (Professor Emeritus) Mark Huntington '76:

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Our mission: Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

April 2021