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#GiveTueUCM Aims for 1,000 Donors in a Day

November 14, 2017
Beginnings sculpture with Give Tue UC Merced logo
This year's Give Tue UC Merced campaign will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28.

For the past three years, members of the UC Merced community and friends have made the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a showstopper for our campus.

Give Tue UC Merced (#GiveTueUCM), the annual 24-hour campaign to rally financial support around campus initiatives, has made a big impact over the years. To date, nearly 1,300 individuals have contributed over $1 million — with generous matching funds from Foster Poultry Farms and Wells Fargo — during the campus’s three previous single-day campaigns.

This year, organizers are aiming to top 1,000 donors in a day.

“When it comes to supporting our students, no gift is too small,” Associate Chancellor Ed Klotzbier said. “This is a chance for all UC Merced students, staff, faculty, alumni, family and friends to come together and make a tremendous impact on our campus in a single day.”

When it comes to supporting our students, no gift is too small.

Ed Klotzbier
Associate Chancellor

UC Merced has gained national recognition for its support of first-generation and underrepresented students, and 90 percent of current students receive some form of financial assistance.

This year, #GiveTueUCM participants can allocate their donations to the UC Merced Fund, or directly to one of several other areas: Scholarships, Fellowships, Student Success, Academics and Research, and Athletics. Thanks to the continued support of Foster Poultry Farms, donations for scholarships will be matched 3-to-1 while funds last.

The event kicks off at midnight EST Tuesday, Nov. 28, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST. As in years past, there will be an on-campus giving headquarters — GIVE TUE HQ — for those who want to make their donation in person.