Day of Giving

What is Day of Giving: Time, Talent & Treasure?

A day in which we educate students about the importance and need for alumni engagement and the role alumni play in meeting University priorities. Events/programming for this year’s event will be focused on educating students, thanking donors, and giving back through time, talent and treasure.

Check out the videos submitted for our video contest, and find out more about our event below. Stay tuned for pictures!

Day of Giving Video Entries

Video by Scott Schaible (WINNER!)

Video by Pre-Dental Student Association

Day of Giving Video Contest



The 2017 Day of Giving video contest encourages Detroit Mercy students to creatively express their understanding of the many ways they can give back to the University through their time, talent and treasure. Video content must respond to one or all of the below questions:

  • How have you as individual or a student org given back to the University?
  • How do you plan on giving back to the university, now or post-graduation?
  • What inventive ways can you think of to give back to the University, now or post-graduation?



$500 Grand prize will be awarded to the student/student organization with the prize winning video 

Congratulations to Scott Schaible, the winner of our video contest!

Day of Giving - Event Details


Day of Giving


Tuesday, Feb. 21 
12pm - 3pm
Library Lobby



  • All who participate get to leave with a Detroit Mercy tote bag, scarf and touchscreen gloves. Plus many other opportunities to win cool prizes!
  • Plinko trivia game
  • Photo booth with fun props and an opportunity for you to creatively express your gratitude to our alumni for their generosity
  • Selfie raffle: take 3 pictures with the signs around campus for chance to win a $50 amazon gift card
  • Raffle for all our piggy bank participants: return your piggy bank for chance to win amazon echo and $50 amazon gift card
  • Announcing the winner of our #DayofGiving video contest at 1pm.
  • Later in the day we will be hosting a thank-a-thon on the 4th floor of the Fisher building. Join us in making calls to our many generous alumni to thank them for their contributions to the University! A link to sign up will be provided at a later date, please check back.