Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event held for all members of the University of Maryland community. Students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni are invited to participate. The goal is to raise critical funding and engage donors to advance the University of Maryland’s mission.
This year, you can help SPH win matching funds by participating in both SPH and UMD hourly challenges!
Visit the givingday.umd.edu for details.
School of Public Health Matching Challenges
School of Public Health - Gymkana Wake Up Match (12 a.m. - 7 a.m.)
A School of Public Health donor will match pp to $1,000 for gifts to Gymkana between 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Learn more about Gymkana
School of Public Health - Meal Time Match
A School of Public Health donor will match up to $1,500 for money raised during meal-times to the Center for Healthy Families fund.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Learn more about the Center for Healthy Families
School of Public Health - Roll and Stroll Match (4-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.)
Before or after dinner, take a walk and give. A generous donor will match gifts to the Wrenn Undergraduate Scholarships between the hours of 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Up to $5,000.
Learn more about the Wrenn Scholarship
School of Public Health – Read Before Bedtime Match (6-7 p.m.)
SPH’s Horowitz Center for Health Literacy works to improve health outcomes through improving health literacy. Donors who give to the center will have their gifts matched between 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Up to $1,000.
Learn more about the Center for Health Literacy
School of Public Health - Smile Awhile Match (8-9 p.m.)
Brush and floss well before bedtime. A donor will match gifts to the Maryland Center on Health Equity from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Up to $1,000.
Learn more about the Center for Health Equity and the Mission of Mercy/Health Equity Festival
School of Public Health - Sleepytime Match (9 p.m.-11:59 p.m.)
Sleep is important to our wellbeing. Before you go to bed, give a gift. A donor will match gifts to the student organization Public Health Without Borders from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight. Up to $2,000.
Learn more about Public Health Without Borders
UMD Hourly Challenges
A variety of challenges will be posted on the UMD Giving Day website. Please note that the School of Public Health can receive additional monies if we win the giving challenges (we're competing with other UMD schools/colleges/units) during those times. These challenges include:
10-11 a.m.: Most School/College gifts ($1000 prize)
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Most Faculty/Staff gifts ($3,000 prize)
1-2 p.m.: Best Faculty/Staff photo posted to social with #givingdayUMD hashtag and @UMDPublicHealth ($250 prize)
2-3 p.m.: Most Alumni gifts ($1,000 prize)
4-5 p.m.: Most Faculty/Staff gifts ($1000 prize)
We appreciate your support on March 8, 2017 for School of Public Health people and programs! Together we can fearlessly promote health for all!