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Messiah College Giving Day

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WE RAISED $80,000

from 345 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 10 Feb 2017
Today and Every Day, We're All Falcons

Why Giving Day?

When you joined the Messiah community as a student, a parent, an employee or a friend, you became a Falcon for life. Giving Day is a celebration of you, our community, our history and our future. For 24 hours, the Falcon community is coming together to make history by raising $100K in one day to support every transformational aspect of the Messiah College experience.

What Makes My Gift on Giving Day Special?

On February 9th, your gift has an even greater impact than usual thanks to a handful of generous alumni and friends offering unprecedented challenges for their fellow Falcons.

All gifts made on Giving Day will be matched up to $37,000 and will help the Falcon community unlock these matching funds. Every gift, no matter the size, counts towards the matching challenge. A very special thank you to the donors sponsoring this generous match -- President Kim & Mr. Kelly Phipps, Phil ('87) & Ruth Anne Engle, J-Lynn ('56) & Harriet ('58) Conrady, Linda (MC Trustee) & Tom Pheasant, John (MC Trustee) & Suzanne Wagner, Ken ('91) & Kristyn Krutenat, Thomas ('88) & Heather Mann, and two anonymous donors.

Support What Matters to You!

Messiah College offers a transformative educational experience, but not every student's experience is the same. On Giving Day, support the area that has had the greatest impact on you!

  • The Messiah Fund - Our "greatest needs fund", the Messiah Fund supplements tuition, supports scholarship money for 98% of our student body, and helps to provide resources for many other areas on campus. To learn more, click here .
  • The Agape Center for Service and Learning - Through the Agape Center, students, faculty, and staff work with community-based partners in local, national, and international settings to address community needs, to provide holistic learning opportunities for students, and to encourage students toward an ethic of discipleship, service, and civic engagement. To learn more, click here , and watch the video below to hear five Messiah students explain what service means to them.

  • Athletics - The mission of the Falcon Athletic Network (FAN) is to promote enthusiasm and financial support for Messiah's athletic programs. It is the primary way through which the Falcon Athletics Department can go beyond operating budgets to provide student-athletes, coaches, and fans with experiences that make Messiah College one of the premier locations for NCAA Division III athletics. By supporting the FAN you are supporting efforts to enhance student-athlete experience, to increase visibility of Messiah Athletics among alumni, parents, and community friends, and also to generate revenue for current and future athletics priority projects. To learn more, click here , and watch the below video for an introduction to Falcon athletics.

  • The Collaboratory - The Collaboratory currently houses 41 projects made up of multidisciplinary teams of students, professionals, and partners. Members of these projects are inventing and implementing solutions to needs in our community and around the world by applying their academic discipline, essentially bringing their classroom experience to life with hands on applications. To learn more, click here , and watch the video below for more information on one of the Collaboratory's projects.

Bonus Challenges

To make your gift's impact even greater, several other generous alumni and friends are offering additional challenges throughout the day. Visit the "Challenges" tab above to learn more!

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Bonus Challenges

In addition to the matching challenge funds up for grabs, additional funds are available in bonus challenges. These challenges can increase the impact of your participation in Messiah College's Giving Day. On February 9th, we’ll track progress toward milestones in each of these categories. Once a bonus challenge is completed, the corresponding bonus award will unlock.

Funds Challenge

All gifts received on Giving Day are counted towards this challenge. At the end of the 24 hours, the designation with the highest number of donors will receive an additional $1,000 in bonus funds. Make a gift to the cause that has had the greatest impact on you, and you could help them win this challenge! Many thanks to Thomas ('88) & Heather Mann for sponsoring this challenge!

Position Designated Fund Total
1 The Messiah Fund $14339.00
2 The Collaboratory $2255.00
3 Athletics $1860.00
4 The Agape Center For Service And Learning $1660.00
5 Other Designations $1530.00

Reunion Challenge

Gifts made by those celebrating a reunion year for Homecoming 2016 are counted towards this challenge. This bonus award will unlock once we have received 50 gifts from reunion celebrants. Reunion years are 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, and 1967. Many thanks to J-Lynn ('56) & Harriet ('58) Conrady for sponsoring this challenge!

500 Donor Challenge

Messiah College alumni, parents, employees, and friends are counted towards this challenge. A $3,000 bonus award will unlock when 500 people make a gift to any designation on Giving Day. Many thanks to Phil (’87) and Ruth Anne Engle for sponsoring this challenge!

Young Alumni Challenge

If 100 young alumni from the classes of 2007-2016 make a gift of any size during Giving Day, we will unlock an additional $2,000 in bonus funds! Many thanks to President Kim & Mr. Kelly Phipps and Ken (’91) & Kristyn Krutenat for sponsoring this challenge!

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Share the Messiah Story!

We want you to join us as a Messiah ambassador!

You can help us reach our goal by posting and sharing messages on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

The time commitment is low for this volunteer role, but the impact you have on Messiah is great! Plus, ambassadors with the most link clicks will win Messiah gear!

After signing up, you will get emails when new messages need to be shared. Just log back into your account and send the message out on your pages with just one click; or you can edit the message before posting. It’s that easy!

Social Media Ambassadors Duties

  • Post and re-post on your social media networks. Research shows that people are more likely to make a gift if a peer or someone they look up to asks them.
  • Since Messiah College Giving Day is about inspiring others to give, we would encourage you to make your annual gift to the college today. If you are asking someone to give, we would like you to have made a gift first. No specific dollar amount is required, just that you participate.