COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Giving Day 2016 is upon us and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism needs everyone’s help to support scholarships, academic programs and campus initiatives for our students. Donate until 3 a.m. March 4: go.umd.edu/gdjou
In a letter to alumni and friends of Merrill College, Dean Lucy Dalglish wrote, “We are in awe of the amazing amount of support we have already received today – thank you!”
The four areas specifically set for funding by Merrill College includes:
- Capstones/News Bureaus and Gift Fund
- Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
- Deans Fund
- Penny Bender Fuchs Scholarship Fund
The 27 hour giving campaign features a number of challenge grants: including most faculty/staff gifts and alumni gifts. There was also one for best faculty/staff photo like the one on the right.
Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish and Associate Dean Rafael Lorente really got into the act with a great promotional video:
There was also a student contest – won by Stephen Barber:
Merrill College students took part with short videos thanking donors for their support – like Kimberly Escobar, Alex Kirshner and Michael Errigo.
And of course Merrill College faculty and staff got involved – * Award Winner – $500.00:
Thanks to everyone for supporting the Philip Merrill College of Journalism!