Second Annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day

On Feb. 27, Cedar Crest College, with help from the senior class, will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in the second annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day. The initiative, organized by CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, is designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.

Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day
Briana Ferguson '16 wears the t-shirt donors receive with a gift of $18.67 or more.

Institutions from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and other countries will participate in the event through various activities, including “thank-a-thons,” day-long social media campaigns and student video interviews on what giving means to them.

Cedar Crest College and the Class of 2014 will hold a variety of campus-wide events throughout the day to create a culture of philanthropy, celebrate donors, and give back to the community with gifts to the Cedar Crest Fund. Tables set up in key academic areas will provide the College community with an opportunity to write a thank you notes to donors, record videos to document their Cedar Crest story, and thank those who made it possible and make a gift to the Cedar Crest Fund. The senior class is asking that gifts are reflective of an important date in the history of the College, such as $18.67 or $20.14. Donors will add their name to a campus timeline and receive a specially designed t-shirt. All participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card and can stop by to pick up stickers, buttons, and goodies.

This challenge will continue until June 30, 2014. Anyone interested in making a gift after February 27, can do so online at www.cedarcrest.edu/give (designating their gift to Senior Challenge) or by visiting the Office of Institutional Advancement in Blaney Hall 201 for a pledge form. You can also visit www.cedarcrest.edu/thankyou to see how your gifts are making a difference.

Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day is part of CASE ASAP’s goal to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement—including fundraising, alumni relations, communications and marketing.

“It’s important that students start taking steps to become the next group of philanthropic leaders,” said Rob Henry, CASE’s executive director of emerging constituencies. “On February 27, we celebrate the value students bring to their institutions with their time, talent and treasure.”