Will you accept the challenge?
An anonymous donor has issued a spring challenge to Millikin alumni and friends, offering to double the impact of their gifts by matching all new gifts to the Millikin Fund through June 30.
The Millikin Fund helps provide general scholarship support for deserving students, which could be especially beneficial in the wake of potential MAP funding decreases at the state level and Pell grant decreases at the federal level.
“Giving to the Millikin Fund is easier than ever,” says Associate Director of Development Mandi Podeschi ’03, noting that donors may make a one-time or recurring credit card gift through the secure giving site at www.millikin.edu/alumni/makeagift.
Recurring credit card gifts allow donors to spread out gifts on a weekly, monthly or yearly automatic basis.
Donors may also opt to make a gift of stock or securities, or donate through a monthly EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) withdrawal.
“Some companies match employees’ donations, so the impact of an individual’s gift could be even more significant,” Podeschi says. “Employees should check with their human resources office to see if that applies at their company.”
For more information about the matching gift challenge or making a gift to the university, call the alumni and development office toll-free at 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586). Locally, dial 424-6383.