WATERVILLE, Maine – Thomas College will host The Day of Giving once again on April 11 as an all-day effort to raise funds for Thomas students.
With your help on Tuesday, Thomas will work to meet a $50,000 challenge offered by generous trustees. That $50,000 will support student scholarships. Your donation will be doubled, and can be earmarked for athletics, academics, scholarships, or left unrestricted. If 500 donors chip in on that day, Thomas receive an additional $25,000 for scholarships!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Thomas College Day of Giving?
A single, fun, and focused all-day effort to raise funds for Thomas students. Last year's effort was a huge success, generating more than $95,000 from 324 donors.
When is the Day of Giving?
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 11, 2017!
How does the Day of Giving Work?
Thomas trustees will match up to $50,000 in donations. And, if 500 donors participate, Thomas will receive an additional $25,000. All challenge dollars are earmarked for student scholarships, but your individual donation can support any project you choose—scholarships, academics, athletics, or leave it unrestricted for the programs in most need.
How Does It Impact Students?
Thomas students rely on scholarships. More than 70% are the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Because Thomas's endowment is modest, the College relies upon your donations for these hardworking, deserving students.
Does My Gift Really Make a Difference?
Yes! Gifts of all sizes add up fast. Last year, everyone from students and faculty to alumni and trustees joined in. This year, if 500 donors contribute at any level, the College will receive an additional $25,000. Together, we can do more than any of us could do alone.
What About My Student Loans?
We know that alumni, particularly our younger graduates, have debt that makes giving tough. Scholarship aid has always been key at Thomas; if you received a scholarship that reduced your tuition, someone else's generosity was probably behind it. We hope you'll consider paying it forward to today's students. No gift is too small, and what you do today sets a great example for future alums.