Salve Regina partners with #GivingTuesday to encourage philanthropy
Salve Regina has partnered with the inaugural #GivingTuesday, a nationwide movement designed to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, #GivingTuesday is designed to show that holiday shopping can be about both giving and giving back.
On #GivingTuesday, people everywhere, including retailers, charities, online organizations, community centers, individuals, families and more, will come together with one common purpose – to help others and incentivize ways to give more, give smarter and celebrate the great American spirit of contribution.
“We already have a day that acknowledges giving thanks, and we have two days to acknowledge deals and shopping, so this is a day to kick off the season of giving and encourage philanthropy,” said Bonnie Duncan, assistant director of annual giving.
Salve Regina is encouraging alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to consider giving back and supporting the University in celebration of #GivingTuesday. Click here to make a gift online.
To date, more than 1,400 corporate and nonprofit organizations have joined #GivingTuesday. Just as the retail sector has benefited from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays, #GivingTuesday wants to do the same thing for giving by uniting under one common purpose – charity.
#GivingTuesday started after a group of friends, partners and philanthropy experts, led by the 92nd Street Y, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector.