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Giving Day rescheduled to GivingTuesdayNow, May 5

By Madeline VanGroll

April 22, 2020

Giving Day 2020Join us tomorrow, May 5, for Giving Day 2020 in conjunction with #GivingTuesdayNow —a global day of giving in response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.

This Giving Day, we will ask the Carthage community to support funds dedicated to the students and families most affected by the outbreak and the programs directly involved in the response and relief.

Every gift received, from the $5 Carthage senior Molly McQueeny donated, to the $200,000 committed by the Board of Trustees, speaks volumes about the kindness and compassion of our community during what is a stressful and difficult time for us all.

Please consider joining the Carthage community in support of one of the six priorities outlined below, or give to the area of campus you think needs your support.

Priority Areas and Challenges:

  • The Student Emergency Assistance Fund: This fund addresses the immediate needs of students as a result of the outbreak, including medications and medical care costs, books and academic expenses, safety needs, travel costs, and assistance with essential household expenses.
  • Nursing: Recent Carthage nursing graduates are serving on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, and current nursing students are preparing to join them soon. Your support helps us continue to provide a robust nursing education that serves the needs of the community and region, at a time when nurses are needed most.
  • Wiggan-Kenniebrew Black Alumni Network: Wiggan-Kenniebrew (W-K) funds help students from underrepresented populations, many of which are experiencing the impact of the current pandemic most significantly. Please support the W-K funds, which ensure that our students of color are able to experience all the benefits of a Carthage education.
  • 150 Women Honorees: Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but social distancing regulations mean many of us will be celebrating from afar. In the spirit of the 150 Years of Carthage Women Celebration, give a gift in honor of a mother—or other women—you love.
  • Center for Faith and Spirituality: In trying times, faith provides our community important comfort and guidance, even in a virtual environment. Support the Center for Faith and Spirituality in its work to provide spiritual guidance to current students as they find their life’s purpose and serve their communities upon graduation.
  • Class of 2020 Endowed Scholarship: Members of the Carthage Class of 2020 went home for spring break unaware that it was the last time they would be on campus as students. They missed the opportunity to say goodbye to their faculty, coaches, mentors, and one another. Support their class gift effort to create an endowed scholarship, which will live on in perpetuity and commemorate the sacrifices they made during this time.

The recently passed CARES Act allows for a charitable tax deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples). This 2020 provision is available for those who do not itemize under our current tax law.

Every gift received is a true fulfillment of our mission: Seeking truth, building strength, inspiring service—together.