November 3, 2016
In the wake of commercialized events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Blinn College Foundation will celebrate giving and philanthropy as part of the National Day of Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Also known as #GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, and has become a movement that celebrates and supports philanthropy and service to the community. As part of this year’s event, the Blinn Foundation is reaching out to alumni, community members, and friends of the College to raise funds in support of students, faculty, and staff on all four campuses.
The Blinn Foundation supports programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community. While raising funds is an important function, the Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.
Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised funds to purchase classroom equipment and supplies, and help launch major construction projects across Blinn’s campuses, including the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center, the J. Hal and Allyne Machat Music Facility, the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex, the Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Residence Hall, the Doyle Coatney Athletic Training Facility and the Kruse Center.
“The Blinn Foundation is proud to support Blinn College by providing funds for equipment, scholarships, and other resources that improve the student experience,” said Susan Myers, Executive Director of the Blinn Foundation. “We certainly hope that as we enter the season of philanthropy and giving, Blinn College’s many friends consider the ways they may wish to support our next generation of community leaders.”
Those who wish to support Blinn can call the Foundation at 979-830-4017, text the word “Blinn” to 444999, or visit https://foundation.blinn.edu. Donations can be sent in at any time prior to Nov. 29 to be part of the National Day of Giving.
“Every contribution can help make a student’s dreams come true,” Myers said. “An important component of this day is to say thank you for the public’s support.”