The University of Oklahoma launched a brand new one-day event this year called Giving Day, whose focus was to raise funds for scholarships through crowd-source funding. Using the university’s Thousand Strong platform, colleges across campus diligently appealed to their students, alumni and friends to contribute to the cause. Designed as a way to plant the philanthropy seed within current students and to allow recent grads an easy way to begin giving back, Giving Day was an immediate success.
With a project goal of only $3,000, MPGE and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy were determined to go well beyond. In the end, with 121 total donors, $9,714 were raised for student scholarships within the college and its programs.
Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who helped to make the first annual Giving Day a success.