The coming week is full of traditions, seasonal spirit, and, yes, shopping. Thanksgiving Thursday. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Then, it’s time to give back! Join the NIRSA Foundation on #GivingTuesday, November 28, for this feel-good event that kicks off the holiday giving season!

Each year, more and more of you commit to the mission of the NIRSA Foundation by giving back: over the last three years, we’ve gone from 23 to 95 donors on #GivingTuesday. This year, our goal is for at least 100 NIRSA members to stand up and say, “I believe in NIRSA, and I support my NIRSA family by giving back!”

#GivingTuesday may be a one-day event, but our generous sponsor, Hughes Group Architects, decided that one day is simply not enough to showcase the love and support of our NIRSA family. So, during the whole week of #GivingTuesday—November 26-December 2—Hughes Group Architects will match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500! Thanks to their match, your donation dollars move us twice as close to our goal of $8,000 raised in support of campus rec.

During the week of #GivingTuesday, head over to our website to donate. After you make your donation, we invite you to celebrate your gift and help the NIRSA Foundation spread the word about #GivingTuesday by downloading the image below and posting it on social media with the message:

“I donated to @NIRSAFoundation on #GivingTuesday because I love my #NIRSAfamily and I support the future of #campusrec!”

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Feeling creative? Feel free to come up with your own message! Just be sure to tag @NIRSAFoundation and include the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #NIRSAfamily. Or, set the image as your profile picture to show your social media community that you support your NIRSA family.

At the NIRSA Foundation we believe in providing opportunities that support and strengthen you, the current and future leaders of our field. Through gifts supporting programs like scholarships, research, and student officials’ development, NIRSA Foundation donors (like you!) demonstrate their commitment to the thriving future of campus rec. Thank you so much for giving back to your NIRSA family.


NIRSA Expo & Corporate Relations Coordinator at | NIRSA Profile

Kelley Hungerford is currently the NIRSA Expo and Corporate Relations Coordinator at NIRSA.