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.

Participate in the Video Contest!


The 2017 Day of Giving video contest encourages Detroit Mercy student organizations to creatively express their understanding of the many ways they can give back to the University through their time, talent and treasure.

  • Video submission length – 45 seconds to 2 minutes
  • Video content must respond to one or all of the below questions:
    1. How have you as individual or a student org given back to the University?
    2. How do you plan on giving back to the university, now or post-graduation?
    3. What inventive ways can you think of to give back to the University, now or post-graduation?
  • Detroit Mercy students, faculty, staff and alumni, will vote on videos.

PRIZE DETAILS: $500 Grand prize will be awarded to the student organization with the prize winning video.

CONTEST TIMING:

  • Contest submission - Jan. 9 - Feb. 7
  • Voting - Feb. 13 - Feb. 20
  •  Winner Announced - Feb. 21 at 1pm during the Day of Giving event (see details belo)

TO ENTER: Download video contest registration and guidelines (pdf)

Upload your video here

Day of Giving - Event Details

   

Day of Giving

 

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

 

Featuring:

  • 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.

FAQs

What are examples of time, talent and treasure?

Time: help with an event, serve on a board, help with an activity such as a phonathon, remain a dedicated fan

Talent: teach others, sharing career experiences with other alumni and students, setting up job shadows and internships

Treasure: donations, gift matching, fundraising

What are the Universities Priorities?

  • Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of students
  • Drive academic and institutional excellence
  • Heighten the distinction of the University
  • Create culture that fosters effective management and strong financial health
  • Amplify community engagement