Student Life

Giving Blueday December 1 2015

You've heard of Black Friday (the shopping day in the U.S. after Thanksgiving), and Cyber Monday (the online shopping day the next Monday). But do you know about Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 1, 2015? Or as we like to call it, Giving Blueday?

Giving Blueday is a way for student organizations to fundraise for the cause of their choice. And to compete to win funding for their org at the same time. And registration is now open

Organizations that participated last year raised $1,000 on average for their cause. There will be several challenges that student organizations can qualify for that would win them $3,000, $2,000, or $1,000 for their cause. Plus any student who gives to U-M on Giving Blueday (12/1/15) will have their gift automatically matched*. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to give and to receive. Register today!

Questions? If you're a student/student organization member, please contact studentphilanthropy@umich.edu to get more involved. 

If you're a U-M staff member, alumni, etc. who would like to learn more information or find out how to make a gift to a Student Life area on Giving Blueday, please contact Kyle Nowels (knowels@umich.edu).

*See below for more details on the student match.

  • Donations will only be matched up to $40,000. Gifts will be matched in the order they are made online.
  • Individual student gifts will be matched up to $500. E.g., If a student makes a $1000 dollar gift, only $500 of that gift will be matched. 
  • Donations will only be matched for students currently enrolled at U-M on Giving Blueday. 
  • Student gifts will only be matched if they are made online and go to a U-M cause.