Carnegie Mellon University

#givingCMUday

Thank you — 1,164,487 times over! Our 4,995 donors made #givingCMUday 2019 the greatest one ever, raising $1,164,487 for the programs you love.

Each and every gift makes a difference to our students, faculty and staff. Thank you for believing in CMU and making possible this remarkable day.

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Your gift makes a difference.

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Because of #givingCMUday donors, Carnegie Mellon University junior Kendra Adegbesan has been able to conduct undergraduate research on the neuroscience of Parkinson’s disease.

“I love being able to search for answers to novel questions, to dive into projects that may have never been imagined before,” she says.

Last year, CMU colleges, schools and undergraduate research received more than 1,300 #givingCMUday gifts, accelerating innovative academic experiences for students like Kendra.

CMU students ⁠— click here to discover #givingCMUday matches, challenges and events just for you!

Matches & Challenges

Alumni Challenges

Undergraduate Alumni  Double Your Gift to CMU

Undergraduate alumni who make a gift of $5 or greater to any CMU fund and have not yet made a gift since June 30, 2019, will have their gift matched 1:1 up to $100. $75,000 in matching funds available.

Graduate Alumni — Boost Your #givingCMUday Generosity

Graduate alumni who make a gift of $5 or greater to any CMU fund and have not yet made a gift since June 30, 2019, will have their gift matched 1:1 up to $100. $25,000 in matching funds available.

Student Challenges

Students — Your Support Will Be Matched 1:1 

The Office of the President is matching gifts 1:1 for undergraduate and graduate students. Part-time students qualify. Double your gift of $5 - $250 to any CMU fund. $100,000 in matching funds available.

Seniors — Unlock a Special Gift to the CMU Pantry 

If 250 seniors make a gift of $5 or more for Giving Tuesday, $5,000 will be donated to the CMU Pantry.

All Students — Join the Plaid Palooza Celebration

Post a selfie with your Scotty to your public Instagram story during Plaid Palooza. Tag @carnegiemellonalumni. Three lucky selfie posters will be randomly selected to identify a CMU fund to receive $500.

Student must be present at Plaid Palooza December 3 in Rangos in the CUC from 12:01 a.m. - 1 a.m. in order to be selected. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend and participate. By posting and tagging a selfie, you represent that you are 18 or older and give CMU permission to use the selfie, your name and image on CMU’s web site.

Parent Challenge

Parents — Double Your Impact for Your Child 

Parents of CMU students or alumni who are neither alumni nor students themselves and have not yet made a gift since June 30, 2019 qualify. A gift of $5 or greater to any CMU fund can be matched 1:1 up to $100. $20,000 in matching funds from two CMU families is available. 

Faculty/Staff Challenge

Faculty/Staff — Make a Difference for the CMU Pantry

If 350 current faculty and staff members make a gift of $5 or greater to any CMU fund for Giving Tuesday, $5,000 will be donated to the CMU Pantry.

All CMU Community Challenges

Rally for Your Favorite Student Organization

The recognized student organization that has the largest number of individual donors for Giving Tuesday will receive $500 to their fund.

All recognized student organizations that have at least 15 individual donors for Giving Tuesday will be entered into a drawing. Three organizations will be randomly selected to receive $500 to their fund. 

Open to all donors—everyone can participate!

College Challenges

Dietrich College — Host Chipotle Lunch for 10  

Any current Pittsburgh campus-based Dietrich College student making a gift of $5 or greater on Giving Tuesday to any university fund will be entered into a random drawing (one entry per student) to receive catering for 10 people from Chipotle.

Heinz College — Receive a Cozy CMU Blanket 

Any current Pittsburgh campus-based Heinz College student making a gift of $5 or greater on Giving Tuesday to any university fund will be entered into a random drawing (one entry per student) to receive a CMU Scotty blanket.

Tepper — Unlock a $25,000 Gift

If 750 donors make a gift to any fund at the Tepper School of Business, Marc Onetto MSIA 1975 will donate $25,000 to the Tepper School Annual Fund.

CFA — Advance Innovation in the Arts

If 100 College of Fine Arts alumni make a Giving Tuesday gift to any College of Fine Arts fund, $10,000 will be unlocked to the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Innovation Fund. 

ECE — Warm Up with a Pullover Jacket

Any current ECE student, faculty or staff making a gift of $5 or more on Giving Tuesday will be entered into a random drawing to receive an ECE pullover jacket. 

MS30 Seniors — Get the VIP Treatment

For every $10 given to a CMU fund by a MS30 senior, they will be entered in a randomly selected drawing for a chance to have a “VIP Reception Table at the 2020 Diploma Ceremony." One lucky graduating INI student and up to 9 family members will enjoy a VIP table at graduation with champagne and sparkling cider.  

MS31 Students — Take Home an INI Hoodie

Every MS31 student will be entered in a randomly selected drawing to receive a coveted INI Hoodie for every $10 they give to any CMU fund. 

INI Alumni — Enter Our Swag Bag Drawing

All INI alumni that make a gift for Giving Tuesday will be entered into a raffle to receive an alumni swag bag. 
 

Athletics

Be a Champion for CMU Athletics

Carnegie Mellon alumnus, Army Ranger and Pittsburgh Steeler, Alejandro Villanueva, is matching Giving Tuesday gifts made by student athletes. Your gift of $5 or greater to any university fund will be matched with $10 to the Athletics Department Tartans Fund. One match per student, up to $2,500 in matching funds available. 

Social Challenges

Take the Instagram Challenge 

Post a selfie with your Scotty for your chance to pick a CMU fund to receive $100. Two ways to enter:

  • Post to your Instagram feed between now and Giving Tuesday
  • Post to your Instagram story between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST on December 3

Use the hashtag #givingCMUday and tag @carnegiemellonalumni. Be sure your account is set to public. Three lucky selfie posters will be randomly selected.

By posting and tagging a selfie, you represent that you are 18 or older and give CMU permission to use your name and image on CMU’s web site and social media.

RSVP to Make a Difference 

Anyone who marks as attending the CMU Alumni Association Giving Tuesday Facebook event by December 2 will be entered into a drawing.

Three randomly selected individuals will be able to pick a CMU fund to receive $500.

All Pittsburgh Campus Challenge

Nominate a Deserving CMU Fund

Nominate your favorite CMU organization, college, department, program or fund on a campus event poster on December 3 to enter them into a drawing. Three entries will be randomly selected to receive a $500 gift for their fund. 

Open to the entire campus community. 

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