November is National Philanthropy Month at The Consortium. We will celebrate the commitment of students, alumni, staff and friends who reflect the highest spirit of philanthropic generosity and leadership. Specifically, we hope to create awareness of the impact – individually or collectively executed – philanthropic deeds can create.
Last year, we embarked upon our first-ever #GivingTuesday campaign, a global day of giving fueld by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it kicks off the charitable season. We were modestly successful, having raised $7,500 in a single day.
This year, our emphasis has expanded. Although we will request donations on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, we are emphasizing charitable acts, too. Consortium staff are participating in a service project. Our student fellows will choose a local community charity and render an act of kindness through their volunteer services. Watch our social media pages for recaps and pictures.
How can YOU get involved?
- Be an advocate. Tell your family and friends about CGSM and encourage them to give.
- Make a meaningful donation. Your financial support furthers our mission to increase underrepresented minorities in business school and Corporate America.
- Perform a random act of kindness during November in your community. Recap your participation here and we’ll track volunteer hours, too.
Post or tweet about your participation. Let’s go viral! #GIVINGTUESDAYCGSM2017