Day of Giving 2022
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 noon Monday, February 14, through 18:35 (that's 6:35p.m. Eastern) on Tuesday, February 15.
Join us as we celebrate #Luv4MC during our sixth annual Day of Giving. Save the date, and prepare for a two-day 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 more than 1300 Pioneers raised over $227,000, 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 1,325 donors, contact Senior Director of Annual Giving Kathryn Gloor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.809.4973 to learn more about this fun (and easy) volunteer opportunity.
Thank you to the many Pioneers who showed their love for Marietta College by making a gift during last year's annual Day of Giving! Even though the special day is over, you can relive some of the excitement by visiting the 2021 Day of Giving web page, watching the videos, and seeing where your class or Greek chapter finished on the leaderboard. With your support, we'll share even more love in 2022!
As we celebrate all that your #Luv4MC makes possible, we invite you to join us for these free Day of Giving events.
Love of Gaming
Monday, February 14, from noon - 9:00 p.m., and Tuesday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:35 p.m. Eastern
As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, Marietta College’s newest varsity team competes nationally in games such as Rocket League, League of Legends, Rainbow Six, Overwatch, and Super Smash Brothers. Join our Esports athletes for a special Day of Giving marathon to celebrate the love they have for the game, and for our alma mater.
Click here to watch the live stream on Twitch.
Embracing Diversity – the Black Experience on Campus
Monday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern
From Charles Sumner Harrison, to Dr. Barbara Diggs Lyles, to today’s Pioneers, it hasn’t always been easy to be a Student of Color. But a renewed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is changing the climate, both on campus and throughout our wider community. Join us for a discussion with current students and alumni of color as they share their experiences and their hope for the future.
Click here to register for Embracing Diversity
Reenvisioning Romance – Jane Austen on Love
Monday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Jane Austen is considered one of the greatest romance writers of all time. Her novels of love and friendship have been adapted into hundreds of movies, plays and musicals. What we are presenting for you today are 6 new adaptations, one from each of Austen's major works. Each scene or monologue we are presenting was adapted, directed, and will be performed by the Theatre students of Marietta College, Provost Janet Bland, and theatre professor Casiha Felt.
Click here to register for Reenvisioning Romance.
Pioneer Peloton Challenge
Monday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, February 15 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern
Ready for a “wheelie” good time? Join other Peloton Pioneers in one of two special group sessions this Day of Giving. Thanks to the generosity of trustee Andrew Ferguson ’95, each participant will unlock a $25 gift to The Marietta Fund, up to $1,835. You can sign up for a free trial of the app and participate from anywhere, but here’s a special challenge for those of you with Peloton bikes: if you can beat Andrew’s metrics, you’ll unlock an additional $500 gift to Marietta College. Go Pioneers!
Click here to register to ride.
Pioneers at Work
Tuesday, February 15 at noon Eastern
Join us and a panel of current students, alumni, and Career Center staff in a discussion about the impact that internships have had on their current and future careers, and learn more about the career resources available to members of The Long Blue Line.
Click here to register for Pioneers at Work.
Tuesday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Today’s Pioneers are active throughout the region, and our students give back to the community in a number of ways, serving on the boards of area nonprofits, gaining leadership skills and learning about philanthropy as they support these organizations and the individuals they serve. Join us for an interactive panel with some of MC’s top student leaders, as we learn how community engagement is helping them – and our region – succeed.
Click here to register for Pioneering Community.
A Celebration of Your Love
Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Our culminating event! Join us on our Facebook page as we announce our results, congratulates our winners, and select who will win our special raffle prizes.
Live Streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MariettaCollege
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 noon Eastern on Monday, February 14, and ends at 18:35 (that's 6:35 p.m.) on Tuesday, February 15. Go to marietta.edu/day-of-giving during that time for a link to the live campaign page to make your gift and follow our progress.
What is our goal?
We set a one-day participation record in 2021, and we hope to do even better this year, with a goal of 1,325 donors.
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, or other 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.