Georgian Court University Joins #GivingTuesday to Encourage Spending With A Purpose

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 1, 2014) – When people part with their hard-earned money, they can do so with an inspired sense of purpose, particularly on Tuesday, Dec. 2, also known nationally as #GivingTuesday. Georgian Court University, which counts more than 17,000 alumni among its most generous supporters, will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a unique effort to harness the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals.

“At Georgian Court, we are grateful for our supporters every day,” said President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D. “#GivingTuesday offers us another way to express our gratitude to current donors and underscores the importance of giving back to the university, especially to benefit student scholarships.”

GCU Phonathon will host a “Thank-a-Thon” on #GivingTuesday. Phonathon students will call people who have donated money to Georgian Court University’s annual giving campaign, volunteered their time at the university or otherwise contributed on #GivingTuesday.

“Our Phonathon team will also be available to take pledges or donations from those who call in to the university,” said Stephanie Coutros, who oversees GCU’s annual giving program. “Plus, members of the Class of 2015—our seniors—are ready to match #GivingTuesday contributions up to $2,015!” Ms. Coutros added.

HOW TO SUPPORT GCU ON #GIVINGTUESDAY
Call GCU to donate: 732-987-2280
Contribute online: www.georgian.edu/lionloyalty
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—#GivingTuesday, #GCUPride and #LionLoyalty.

Overall, #GivingTuesday aims to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season, especially in the days immediately after Thanksgiving, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Its emphasis is on the power of community, rather than consumerism.

Led by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and its partners at the United Nations, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and to help create a better world.

At GCU, building a better world begins with helping student earn their college degree.

“A gift to Georgian Court is an investment in promising students,” said President Jeffries. “We are committed to providing students with an affordable, value-based education. Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, gifts to the university speak volumes about Georgian Court as a place for philanthropic investment.”

About #GivingTuesday
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y), came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and with the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving to create more meaningful results.

Learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities at www.givingtuesday.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 1, 2014) – When people part with their hard-earned money, they can do so with an inspired sense of purpose, particularly on Tuesday, Dec. 2, also known nationally as #GivingTuesday. Georgian Court University, which counts more than 17,000 alumni among its most generous supporters, will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a unique effort to harness the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals.

“At Georgian Court, we are grateful for our supporters every day,” said President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D. “#GivingTuesday offers us another way to express our gratitude to current donors and underscores the importance of giving back to the university, especially to benefit student scholarships.”

GCU Phonathon will host a “Thank-a-Thon” on #GivingTuesday. Phonathon students will call people who have donated money to Georgian Court University’s annual giving campaign, volunteered their time at the university or otherwise contributed on #GivingTuesday.

“Our Phonathon team will also be available to take pledges or donations from those who call in to the university,” said Stephanie Coutros, who oversees GCU’s annual giving program. “Plus, members of the Class of 2015—our seniors—are ready to match #GivingTuesday contributions up to $2,015!” Ms. Coutros added.

HOW TO SUPPORT GCU ON #GIVINGTUESDAY
Call GCU to donate: 732-987-2280
Contribute online: www.georgian.edu/lionloyalty
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—#GivingTuesday, #GCUPride and #LionLoyalty.

Overall, #GivingTuesday aims to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season, especially in the days immediately after Thanksgiving, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Its emphasis is on the power of community, rather than consumerism.

Led by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and its partners at the United Nations, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and to help create a better world.

At GCU, building a better world begins with helping student earn their college degree.

“A gift to Georgian Court is an investment in promising students,” said President Jeffries. “We are committed to providing students with an affordable, value-based education. Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, gifts to the university speak volumes about Georgian Court as a place for philanthropic investment.”

About #GivingTuesday
Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y (92Y), came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and with the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving to create more meaningful results.

Learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities at www.givingtuesday.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

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