Thursday, April 5 is George Mason University’s second annual Giving Day. Giving Day is a 24-hour period where all Mason supporters – alumni, friends, volunteers, faculty, staff, and students – are encouraged to come together to make a difference by supporting one of Mason’s many causes.
This year’s theme for Giving Day is “small can be big” – a gift of any size can (and will!) make an impact on the student experience. Countless Mason students have benefitted from the generosity of parents and families like you; we hope you will consider investing in one of our many causes on Giving Day.
At Mason, we have a number of funds that ensure students have access to resources and support services that help them learn, grow, and succeed. A gift to the Student Food and Housing Insecurity Fund supports students who may not know where their next meal is coming from or may not have a consistent roof over their head. A gift to the First Gen, Next Gen Fund provides assistance to students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from remaining enrolled at Mason. A gift to the Career Readiness Fund helps to ensure students have access to programs and resources to prepare them for the demands of work and life after graduation.
As parents and family members of our students, we also have a fund just for you! Gifts to the Parents Fund play a role in building and shaping an exemplary educational experience for Mason students. Gifts to the Parents Fund have supported programs and initiatives at Mason such as the Gowns for Grads, The Sojourner Truth Lecture Series, Patriot Pantry, Mason Reads, Black Male Initiative, and Undergraduate Research Awareness Day, to name a few.
These are just a few of the many funds where you can donate to make an impact on the lives of our students. You can find a full list of our featured Giving Day funds at givingday.gmu.edu.
Remember, at any level, every gift matters. Together, let’s make BIG things happen at Mason on April 5!
Kaitlin Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Director of Advancement for University Life
George Mason University