Giving Day

Gifts to colleges and special projects

Giving Challenges

Giving challenges are a way to engage others and make your gift grow. On Giving Day, Manchester will encourage our donors to extend their giving generosity in one of two ways:

  • Create a new challenge or join an existing one that fits you! (See Current Giving challenges below.)
  • Take part in a matching challenge, whereby your gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar by another generous donor who wants to up the ante!

Cabinet challenge 10k dollar for dollar

  Cabinet challenges all MU colleagues to give on Giving Day. Whether this is your first gift or you give back via payroll deduction each month, your gift today will be matched by Cabinet members dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! The world needs more Manchester graduates; support Spartans for Life! Use code MUFS when making a gift to meet this challenge.

Ray ’69 and Donna Hoover ’69 Hedstrom 10k dollar for dollar

  Ray ’69 and Donna Hoover ’69 Hedstrom are proud to be Manchester alumni and feel their education prepared them well for careers. They challenge you to make a gift to celebrate the difference Manchester has made in your life. The Hedstroms will match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for any gift on Giving Day. Ray and Donna are Spartans for Life, and hope you will be too.

“Your gift to Manchester will live on in many more ways than you can even imagine. Damn proud to be a Spartan!” Ray Hedstrom ’69 Use code MATCH when making a gift to meet this challenge.

Alumni Board 1k dollar for dollar

  Members of the Alumni Board are challenging alumni to give their first gift to Manchester on Giving Day. Do you think your gift won’t make a difference? Know that EVERY dollar is appreciated and helps current and future Manchester students, whether you give ten dollars or one hundred dollars. The Alumni Board will match your first time gift dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000. Double your first gift this Giving Day! Use code MUA when making a gift to meet this challenge.