How LMU Day of Giving Improves Students’ Lives

lmu day of giving - How LMU Day of Giving Improves Students' Lives

November 14, 2017 is Loyola Marymount University’s fifth annual Day of Giving. LMU’s first Day of Giving was held in 2014. Since then we have raised over $600,000 for the improvement of the lives of our students and the enhancement of the education they receive. The Day of Giving is a chance to give back to our community.

Historically, giving challenges grew out of the concept of Giving Tuesday. The campaign was created as a counter-movement to the consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day was centered around a challenge, where the sponsoring agency reaches its goal number of donors and donations for the day, then a certain amount of challenge money is “unlocked.”

Last year the LMU community came together to set a personal university record of 4,255 donors. This year, if we as a community can exceed last year’s participation number, the LMU Alliance of Women Philanthropists will gift the school $100,000. The size of the donation doesn’t matter, but your participation does. So, let’s get out there and support our school, Lions!

By Jack Lloyd