Giving Tuesday first popped up a year ago, billed as a day to give back to charities and nonprofits on the heels of popular holiday shopping season bonanzas Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This year, the Johns Hopkins Office of Annual Giving is jumping on board, joining nearly 8,000 organizations around the world in encouraging philanthropy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, a global day of giving.
"Our donors understand the impact of philanthropy. Through their generosity, they enable students to earn a Johns Hopkins degree, help our physicians save lives, and allow our researchers to solve the complex problems of today," said Susan Baisley, associate vice president of constituent engagement and a Johns Hopkins alumna. "By sharing the message of #GivingTuesdayJHU, we are helping good go viral and showcasing how each individual gift contributes to the larger mission,"
Representatives from the Annual Giving staff will be on hand at the Mattin Center from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., and donors will receive an "I Support Johns Hopkins" sticker. Activities from the day will be highlighted online with the #GivingTuesdayJHU hash tag.
"We expect that alumni, parents, and students will take this opportunity to give back and to support the many unique programs, opportunities, and experiences that make Johns Hopkins the exceptional place that it is," said Chris Dax, director of annual giving.
To learn more, or to make a contribution, visit http://alumni.jhu.edu/givingtuesday.
A Giving Tuesday initiative is also under way at the Carey Business School, which has partnered with the Digital Harbor Foundation to raise money for their programs that foster innovation, tech advancement, and entrepreneurship by helping youth develop digital age skills.