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Upcoming Scots Day of Giving

April 16, 2018

Photo from Monmouth College Athletics

On April 18th, the second annual “Scots Day of Giving” will take place to commemorate the founding of Monmouth College. For 18 hours and 53 minutes, representing the year in which the college was established, faculty, staff, and students past and present will help fundraise money that are allocated for various campus purposes. Promptly starting at 5:00 a.m. and continuing through 11:53 p.m., it is a day filled with much excitement, big goals, and plenty of activities for Monmouth College supporters.

In its first year, Scots Day of Giving was responsible for raising over $168,000 for the college. With 533 gifts and matching donors, the inaugural year was a success. This year the event has established numerous opportunities to give and to celebrate what was once known as Founder’s Day. Headquarters will be stationed in Mellinger Commons in the Center for Science and Business, but activities will be taking place on and off campus.

Starting at 5:00 a.m., a Facebook Live briefing will take place every hour on the hour. At 8:00 a.m., students from the Senior Class Gift Committee will be taking part in the event on Monmouth College’s Facebook happening in the CSB. Twelve members of the Senior Class have volunteered their time and efforts to promote their senior class gift, refurbished signs, in part with the Campus Beautification Project, in hopes to raise $14,000 to cover the costs. They will also be hosting Cow Patty Bingo on the Quad at 4:30 p.m. Squares are $10 and the winner will receive a prize basket full of gift cards and goodies from local establishments. You may also help their cause by going to

Other challenges being supported through Scots Day of Giving include: A gift from every state, the Early Bird Challenge, the Happy Hour challenge, Classics Day, 3D Ceramic Printer, and the Rural Teachers Initiative.

There will be tabling in Stockdale during lunch and dinner, as well as an ice cream social at 4:00 p.m., followed by a campus wide photo at 4:18 p.m. The Scots Day of Giving team will be calling alums all day from the command center in the CSB. Any faculty or student can contribute by just stopping by!

Off campus, several locations are hosting a celebration of Scots on the big day. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., students and alumni are encouraged to gather at local places like Market Alley Wines in Monmouth or Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar in Galesburg. There are eight locations spanning three states awaiting Fighting Scots!

Every $5 donation by a student allows you one entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes including Beats headphones, TVs, Fitbits, laptop, Yeti tumblers, and much more name brand items. The countdown is on Just five days until we give back to the college that has given so much for us.

Tessa Jones
Features Editor

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