Carnegie Mellon University

Giving Tuesday

November 19, 2018

Support the INI on #givingCMUday!

By Jessica Corry

On Giving Tuesday — #givingCMUday — you can make a real difference in the lives of INI students. Give wherever your heart leads you! Your gift will count you as a supporter on this day of community and generosity across the university.

We'll kick off this day of good at 12:01 a.m. and wrap it up at 11:59 p.m. on November 27, 2018. Follow all the fun on social media and be sure to use the hashtag #givingCMUday on social media to be a part of the action all day long.

Participate in #givingCMUday

Giving Table

Stop by our table on the INI Student Floor from 1-4 PM.

We’ll have gummy bears and other goodies to celebrate #givingCMUday. Stop by and help us enter to win $500 for the INI! Any gift, big or small, can make all the difference.

Student Challenges

MS29 Senior Challenge


Every $10 given will earn you a chance to win a “VIP Reception Table at the 2019 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. Last year's winner was Adam Tse!

MS30 First-Year Challenge


Every $10 given will earn you a chance to win the coveted grey, zip-up INI hooded sweatshirt!

Why I Give

Rose Silva

"For me, it really is about the next generation and enabling someone to realize their potential. This is a very prestigious organization and to be here is not cheap but there is so much talent and I am really awed by that. I encourage you to start early. You can build as you become more established in your career. Keep adding those zeros."



"I give because I know it makes a difference. The education I received through the INI has been foundational to my success and I want to make sure future students have the same opportunities I had."

Daniel Votipka, 2012 ALUMNUS


"As an international student with a modest upbringing, I realized a transformative benefit from CMU and INI that jump-started my career. Now I help INI continue its mission through giving and as chair of the Alumni Leadership Council - so proud that the ALC has 100% participation in giving!"

John DrogGitis, 1991 ALUMNUS


"I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the generosity of donors. I would like to pay it forward and give others the same opportunity."