Southwestern Partners with "Giving Tuesday" to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
This year, Southwestern has joined the national movement and become a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season. This day of giving is meant to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, December 3) will serve as the official kickoff of Southwestern's year-end fundraising efforts, as the law school calls alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to make year-end gifts to Southwestern's Annual Fund - supporting student scholarships, faculty research, academic programs, campus facilities and much more.
Through an online campaign, Giving Tuesday capitalizes on social media to spread the word about the movement. Everyone is encouraged to take the pledge and share why they will be giving back to Southwestern in honor of Giving Tuesday through their own social media networks ("I give to Southwestern Law School on #GivingTuesday because...").
In addition to the campaign kick-off and online efforts, the law school is hosting events on campus on Tuesday, December 3 to celebrate the holidays and the spirit of giving, including a mid-day tree decorating/lighting event with seasonal refreshments and holiday music for all to enjoy. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a special Alumni-Student gift wrapping party that evening for the annual Hoover Toy Drive, sponsored by the Latino Law Student Association. Southwestern's Nickel Club is co-sponsoring that party to prepare some of the over 800 donated presents for the underprivileged inner-city students at Hoover Elementary School.
Donations of any size in honor of Giving Tuesday can be made online at www.swlaw.edu/giving, and donors can make a general donation or denote a special fund such as the LLSA-Hoover Toy Drive under "Gift Designation." Contact the Institutional Advancement Office at (213) 738-6814 to make donations by phone, obtain details on mailing in a donation or with any questions about the Giving Tuesday campaign. Inquiries can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiated last year by a group of friends and partners, led by New York's 92nd Street Y, Giving Tuesday seeks to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world. More information on the Giving Tuesday campaign, its history and its partners, can be found at www.givingtuesday.org.