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Day of Giving 2023

Every Founders Day – February 14 – Pioneers around the world come together to share their love with their alma mater during our annual Day of Giving. This year will be our biggest celebration yet, with the event taking place from midnight through 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).

Join us as we celebrate #Luv4MC during our seventh annual Day of Giving. Save the date, and prepare for a 24-hour celebration of the impact your love has on today's Pioneers.

You can also join us for some special (and free) Day of Giving events, so return often to see an updated listing, and don't forget to watch your email for some very special announcements!

Last year 1,165 Pioneers raised over $262,000, thanks in no small part to over 100 Advocates who helped spread the word. If you want to join the team this year and help us reach our goal of 1,200 donors, contact Senior Director of Annual Giving Kathryn Gloor at or 203.809.4973 to learn more about this fun (and easy) volunteer opportunity.

Can't wait for the big day? Click here to preview our Day of Giving now!



Day of Giving F.A.Q.

What is the Day of Giving?

Our Day of Giving is an online celebration and fundraising event. Alumni, friends, staff, faculty, and even students come together to make a gift of $5 or more in support of Marietta College.

When can I give?

Day of Giving starts at midnight Eastern on Tuesday, February 14, and ends at 11:59 p.m. You don't have to wait to make a difference, though - click here to make an early gift!

What is our goal?

While generous gifts are always appreciated, our primary goal is to have 1,200 Pioneers make a gift of any size.

Are Day of Giving contributions tax-deductible?

Yes! When you make a gift during Day of Giving, you will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.

Where do contributions go?

That's up to you! We encourage you to make a gift to The Marietta Fund, which allows the College to address areas of greatest need. This can include providing additional student aid, updating technology for classrooms, renovating athletic facilities, underwriting faculty salaries, and more. You can direct your gift to one of the ten priorities we will highlight during the campaign, or restrict your gift to the team or program you love the most by choosing "other" as your designation and indicating where you would like your contribution to go.

Why should I participate?

When Pioneers pool their resources, we can blaze new trails together. By giving back to the College, you are making a profound difference in the lives of today’s Pioneers. Your gift – of any amount – helps provide the resources students need to realize their dreams, keep our campus safe, and shows the entire community the love you have for MC.

Are there other ways I can get involved?

Absolutely! Do you have a few hours and access to a phone or computer? You can volunteer as a Day of Giving Advocate, reaching out to friends and classmates to encourage them to participate. Want to leverage your own gift to encourage others? You can set up a personal challenge to match gifts from your classmates, Greek brothers or sisters, teammates, or another list that you provide. You can even help build awareness leading up to the day by sharing what you love most about Marietta by using the hashtag #Luv4MC.

Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? Contact Kathryn Gloor, senior director of annual giving, at or by calling 203.809.4973.