Alumni — are you ready for Giving Day?
Giving Day is the University of Maryland's annual 24-hour fundraising marathon, raising much needed support for schools, colleges, programs and initiatives across the university. You can help the Mighty Sound of Maryland by contributing to their fundraiser on March 8th!
Their dream is to buy eighteen new sousaphones. Their goal for Giving Day is to raise $35,000 so they can purchase five.
We are working on tips and strategies to maximize your donations, so stay tuned for more information. And mark your calendars now for Giving Day 2023!
Our goal for Giving Day 2023: $35K
Here are the details of when and how your donations can make the most impact:
- Alumni Challenges at 9–10 am and 7–8 pm: Help the band win the two Alumni Power Hour Prizes ($2,000 each) by splitting your total donation. Make a portion of your donation between the 9–10 AM hour and donate the remainder between the 7–8 PM. Show your section spirit by scrolling to the bottom of the Instrument Fund Giving Page to donate to your section. Section goals will be at the top of each page, and you may help them win their competition (see Section Competition bullet for details).
- Band Parent Alumni: If you are both an Alumni and Parent help us win the two Alumni Power Hour Prizes ($2,000 each) and the Parent Power Hour Prize ($1,500) by splitting your total donation between the three Power Hours. Donate a portion between 9–10 AM, another portion between 7–8 PM, and the final amount between 8–9 PM. Show your section spirit by scrolling to the bottom of the Instrument Fund Giving Page to donate to your section. Section goals will be at the top of each page, and you may help them win their competition (see Section Competition bullet for details).
- Section Competition: The students are having a friendly competition to see which section gets the most participants, and which raises the most money. To support your favorite section, scroll to the bottom of the Instrument Fund Giving Page, and click on that section. Their goals will be at the top of their section page.
- All Amounts Welcome: All donation amounts are appreciated! The minimum is $10 per donation. Not sure what to give? Then be creative! You can donate what you might have spent on movie tickets, a Terps game, or a parking pass. You could donate $5 or $10 for every year you played in MSOM, or for the number of people in your squad, or the number of band shirts you own. Have fun with it!
So join the fun on Giving Day 2023 to support the MSOM Instrument Fund, and let’s get ready to crush it!