Please consider a gift of any size to support University Libraries from noon, Wednesday, March 13 to noon, Thursday, March 14.
Mark the dates on your calendar and share giving information with a friend!
Your support is key to making Mizzou Giving Day 2019 a success. Use the hashtag #MizzouGivingDay and #AllInMizzou on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the word and inspire other Tigers to make a difference at Mizzou. Please put in a good word for University Libraries while you’re at it.
Did you know that Ellis Library is the second most visited building on Campus? Over 6,000 students use Ellis on a typical school day, and another 2,000 students use specialized libraries that serve Engineering, Geological Sciences, Health Sciences, Journalism, Mathematical Sciences, The Missourian and Veterinary Medicine. Yes – Libraries are the heart of the academic experience, and Great Universities have Great Libraries!!
For more information about how you can direct your gift to an area of interest to you, contact Matt Gaunt: email@example.com or 573-884-8645.
Are you prepared to participate in the Mizzou Giving Day 2018 social media challenges?? Get ready to tweet…
Challenge 1: Hide-and-Seek
Five Truman the Tiger stuffed animals will be hiding throughout the Mizzou campus on Mizzou Giving Day. Find one and post a selfie using #MizzouGivingDay. You could win bonus money for your favorite Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 2: Draw the Logo
Let’s see what kind of artists we have in the Mizzou family. Draw the Mizzou logo, and tag it with #MizzouGivingDay to win bonus money for the school, college or program of your choice.
Challenge 3: Mizzou Abroad
From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, Tigers represent. Tag your best selfie wearing Mizzou gear around the world with #MizzouGivingDay, and win bonus money to support a Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 4: Campus Close-Up
How well do you know some of Mizzou’s iconic landmarks? We’ll zoom in on a photo of something or someplace you’ve walked past every day on campus. Identify it, and bonus money is yours to donate to the Mizzou school, college or program that means the most to you.
Challenge 5: Show Your Stripes
Share a photo or video of you wearing your best black and gold. Use the #MizzouGivingDay tag, and win bonus money to support the Mizzou school, college or program of your choice.
NEVER FORGET that awesome moment last year when Mizzou undergraduate Taylor Tutin won $900 for Mizzou Libraries during a social media challenge!! THANK YOU, TAYLOR!
Did you know that Mizzou Libraries Special Collections reaches thousands of students across hundreds of classes and research projects each year? This Mizzou Giving Day, help us improve their learning experience with a new classroom space.
In Ellis Library, the Special Collections and Rare Books department houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years. It’s a great place to do research, explore exhibitions, or teach a class. Last year alone, Special Collections taught 2,200 students across 165 classes! With a dedicated classroom space, they could teach even more students. The Special Collections librarians have been teaching out of a research space, and are in desperate need of a dedicated classroom space.
#MizzouGivingDay is a 24-hour crowdfunding campaign to gather donations for Mizzou projects. Giving Day starts at noon on Wednesday, March 14 and runs until noon on Thursday, March 15.
Please consider giving to the MU Libraries Special Collections Classroom Project. Even gifts as small as $10 are greatly appreciated!
This Mizzou Giving Day, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council is working hard on an outreach campaign to support the Special Collections Classroom Project.
Every org participating in the contest needs to email their point totals to ULSAC advisor, Grace Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Thursday, March 15.
Points can be earned 4 ways
- Repost/Retweet from the @MizzouLibraries accounts – 1 POINT
- Tweet/Post original message about giving $10 to the Special Collections Classroom Project – 2 POINTS
- Send direct ask to someone to give $10 to Special Collections Classroom Project – 5 POINTS
- Participate in the Giving Day social media challenges – 10 POINTS
Outreach contest prizes include
- If every org participates, ULSAC will have a permanent meeting space in Special Collections.
- The org with the most points gets $400 donated in their name to the classroom project and a special thank you prize from Special Collections.
- And, if MU Libraries is the unit with either the most donations or the most participation, Special Collections will win thousands of dollars in extra bonus funding!
ULSAC is made up of the following joint session student orgs: Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS), FourFront, Graduate Professional Council (GPC), lnterfraternity Council (lFC), Latino Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN), Library Ambassadors (LA), Legion of Black Collegians (LBC), Missouri lnternational Student Council (MISC), Missouri Student Association (MSA), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).
Your Gift Has More Impact on Mizzou Giving Day
Mizzou Giving Day is a day for everyone who loves Mizzou to combine our support and maximize our impact. This year’s 24-hour campaign will take place from noon on March 14 to noon on March 15.
Schools, colleges, and campus programs will have the opportunity to earn additional support from two “prize pools”. Prizes will go to the top five finishers in each competition. Generous donors have contributed challenge funds that provide a way for social media users to win funds for the University Libraries.
This year’s challenges include:
- Most dollars raised by school, college, or program
- Most donations by school, college, or program
- 15 social media challenges
The University Libraries priorities for this year’s Giving Day:
Special Collections & Rare Books Renovation Fund
Friends of the Library
The University of Missouri Libraries have been leaning on the Friends of the Library since a group of alumni and friends met in the Student Union in 1960 with an idea to make our university stronger. They recognized that a gift to University Libraries impacts every student and every program. Please join us as we set our sights on 1,000 members in Friends of the Library! Great universities have great libraries. Help us build a better Mizzou by supporting the core of the academic experience, our libraries!
Collection Enhancement Fund
This fund provides for the care and growth of our collections. If you are interested in supporting access to scholarly material, this is the fund for you! Help us complete our progress toward $50,000 for collections enhancement.
Spread the Word
Your support will make Mizzou Giving Day a success. Use the hashtag #MizzouGivingDay — on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — to spread the word and inspire other Tigers to make a difference at Mizzou.