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#GivingTuesday - December 1, 2020

Get ready to create a virtual wave of generosity on #GivingTuesday, December 1st! McKendree University is once again participating in the 24-hour worldwide giving day and we need you to join the movement. It's time for the McKendree community to rally together to celebrate and support our institution! 

The year 2020 has impacted the world and challenged McKendree University at new levels. Yet, through this trying time, our community remains united in common purpose: to provide a high-quality educational experience to outstanding students. We are a collection of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends from different backgrounds, values and passions but at the end of the day, we are One McKendree.

As our current students tackle a school year unlike any other, the need for additional support is critical. Faculty and staff also require resources to adapt to constant changes and be able to uphold quality programming and services. We all have gifts to give, and with social media, online giving, delivery, mail, and phones there are limitless ways to use your generosity to support McKendree University on this day. We need your help now more than ever to sustain the true McKendree experience for our current students! 

Learn how you can join the #GivingTuesday movement below!



Make a Gift

Make a gift toward the #GivingTuesday campaign to the area closest to your heart! You can make your gift on or before December 1st to count as participation toward McKendree's goal. This year, our goal is to reach 501 gifts made to unlock $25,000 for the University's Annual Fund (the area that is needed most). Will you be the one that helps McKendree to reach the goal?

Ways that you can make your gift:foamfinger
1. Click here to make your gift online now!
2. Call 618.537.6826 to make your gift over the phone.
3. Mail in your gift to:

Office of Development, Alumni & Parent Relations

701 College Rd.

Lebanon, IL 62254




Be an Online Ambassador!  

online ambassadorDo you consider yourself a social media influencer? Do you love McKendree? Do you want to use your time and talent to help? If so, you would be a great Ambassador for McKendree University during this year's #GivingTuesday campaign!

Online Ambassadors are the most important role in the #GivingTuesday campaign. 47% of Americans learn about causes via social media and online channels. This is where you come in!

Online Ambassadors are alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends who take the next step to promote #GivingTuesday through their own social networks. This is your opportunity to share your Bearcat pride! 

Sign up to be an ambassador today!



Get Social! 

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Spread the Word! 

sticker3You can do a great service to McKendree from the comfort of your home! Simply spread the word to fellow Bearcats by interacting with McKendree on social media. You can also double your impact by e-mailing, texting and talking with fellow Bearcats about #GivingTuesday. Encouraging others to participate makes all the difference! Using these hashtags on social media will also help to rally the community together:




Where Do the Funds Go

All areas of the institution will have a footprint on the #GivingTuesday crowdfunding platform. Donors will have the opportunity to give back to any area that they wish. By supporting the Annual Fund or another area close to your heart, you are ultimately supporting the entire University into the future - and that is greatly appreciated!

For additional information, please contact the Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations at or (618) 537-6824.