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Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020

Thank you for making #GivingTuesday 2020 a great success for McKendree University!

In just 24 hours, the University received 551 gifts, exceeding the goal of 501 to unlock $25,000 for the University's Annual Fund. The University was able to raise $126,744.44 total in the short period of time.

Along with that, two other challenges were also met by the McKendree community! $1,000 was matched by Chris Hall, vice president for admission and financial aid, for all gifts made to the Annual Fund between 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on #GivingTuesday. $500 was given to the Story with the most First Time Givers on #GivingTuesday by President Dobbins. The winner of the First Time Giver Challenge was the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts!

This was also the largest #GivingTuesday in dollars raised for the University to date. Thank you for your support, Bearcats! You rock!

The McKendree community is filled with overwhelming gratitude that so many took a moment to give back this year. At a time when we are all experiencing challenges, generosity is what brings us together. This support will create countless opportunities for our students, faculty and staff as they face a school year unlike any other.

Thank you again for joining the #GivingTuesday 2020 movement and remembering McKendree during the holiday season.

Together we can do extraordinary things. Together we are #OneMcKendree.

Didn't get a chance to make your gift?

You can still support McKendree University before the end of the fiscal year on June 30th! Here’s how:

1. Make a gift online at giving.mckendree.edu.

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 sure to let us know where you'd like to direct your support!