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Day of Giving 2024

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 yet, as we come together to celebrate our community and the reasons we became Pioneers. 

What is your “Why?”

What makes Marietta College special to you? Who was the first person who welcomed you to campus, or the professor who helped you discover your passions? Why do you stay in touch with friends, or continue to give back to the community? As we celebrate the love we have for MC, we invite you to record a short video sharing why you stay involved. We’ll even deliver a personal message to someone you choose to honor when you share your message here.

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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 Wednesday, February 14, and ends at 11:59 p.m.

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 research and internships, and more. You can direct your gift to one of the 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.