Giving Day coming soon

Ashley Barletta, News editor

Mercyhurst will soon be holding the eighth annual Giving Day, a 24-hour campaign where alumni, parents, and friends can donate to the Mercyhurst Annual Fund. It will take place on March 29.  

The theme for this year’s Giving Day is “One Day, Every Laker,” which encompasses the idea that when the Mercyhurst community comes together, it can have a positive impact on the lives of every student.  

Last year was an odd year because of Covid, but the goal of $50,000 was surpassed. 

This is an annual day and it’s always so exciting to see the passion that our alumni, parents, friends, and even students, show in support of Mercyhurst,” said Lindsay Frank, Director of Alumni Engagement. 

Those who wish to make a donation can go online at Donations go directly to the Mercyhurst Annual Fund and Student Scholarship Program, which is a big help in paying for tuition expenses.  

There is currently a countdown to Giving Day on the website, but there is an option to “Give Now.” This takes you to a page where you can fill out basic information and make a donation.  

The website can also be checked throughout Giving Day to see how much MU has raised in total, and anyone can donate. All gifts are tax-deductible as the law permits, and gifts can be given in stocks.  

The Mercyhurst Annual Fund is an unrestricted fund that helps support the school’s operational budget as well as student scholarships, student-faculty research, and athletic programs. 

Donations made on Giving Day can also be matched by different donors. 

“On Giving Day, we will have a match, in which gifts up to a certain amount will be matched by a donor – this will be announced on Giving Day!” said Frank. 

The minimum donation that is being accepted is $5, but you can also help out by sharing information about Giving Day on social media. You can put #HurstGivingDay in any posts you make and include the link to the Giving Day website.  

There is even a Social Media Kit, found at, where you can download different images to help spread the word. 

There is a Frequently Asked Questions page about Giving Day at  

Any other questions about Giving Day can be directed to Lindsay Frank at lfrank@mercyhurstnedu or 

Thank you to all who support Mercyhurst University and the education of its students!