GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that engages more than 30 million donors each year, began as an effort to combat commercialized shopping days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday with radical generosity.
The social media-based movement has returned to Case Western Reserve, where the university highlights some of the innovative and humanitarian work that students, staff and faculty do year-round on campus.
Student emergency funds, food pantries and access to quality health care are just a few of the causes donors can support on Nov. 30 for #GivingTuesdayatCWRU. More than 30 campus organizations and initiatives are participating this year, including many run by students.
Through #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, groups demonstrate their impact in a bid for community support on the nation’s second-largest day of giving for nonprofit organizations—surpassed only by Dec. 31. Students get an opportunity to learn valuable principles of philanthropy while raising funds for critical community services, scholarships and affinity groups.
One group, the CWRU Student-Run Health Clinic—which helped administer thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021—celebrates 10 years of serving Greater Cleveland, and is raising money to support the free, high-quality health care they offer to the community.
Other funds include the College of Arts and Sciences’ Expanding Horizons Initiative, which provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work side by side with faculty on projects that encourage creative expression and hands-on research.
Donors can find a variety of scholarships and causes to support at Case Western Reserve this #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, including organizations such as:
First CWRU, which helps first-generation college students navigate higher education;
Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, which encourage underrepresented populations in STEM fields; and
Project Sunshine and SpartanTHON, which work to raise awareness of childhood illness and brighten the faces of children facing medical challenges.
Every donation—no matter the amount—helps sustain and grow these vital initiatives.