Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day 2015

On February 25, Montclair State University will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in the third annual Red Hawk Day of Thanks. The initiative, organized by CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, is designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.

Institutions from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and other countries will participate in the event through various activities, including “thank-a-thons,” day-long social media campaigns and student video interviews on what giving means to them.

Alumni Relations will hold a variety of campus-wide events throughout the day to celebrate the many ways that students and alumni give back to the institution. Philanthropy education stations, social media contests, opportunities for students to write thank you notes and record video messages of thanks to alumni and other promotions will take place throughout the day. Images from the day will be shared on our social media channels and website as well as with our donors.  After the event, thank you notes written by students will be sent to first time donors, and thank you posters signed by students will be displayed during Homecoming in the Alumni Welcome Tent.

Signage and balloons will be displayed throughout campus and at each station to draw attention to Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day activities. Eight stations will be open across campus:

  • Dickson Hall
  • Feliciano School of Business
  • Center for Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Panzer Athletic Center
  • Machuga Heights
  • Student Center
  • University Hall
  • Memorial Auditorium

As an institution that benefits in so many ways from the support of so many dedicated alumni and students, it's important to take time not only to thank these important people but to educate our community about their contributions.

The Offices of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving want to thank the campus community for their support from Red Hawk Day of Thanks 2015. We invite you to view photos from the day and to check out the great social media campaign - #RedHawkDayofThanks.

Each and every gift – regardless of its size – represents the loyal and dedicated support of many members of our community.

We salute all our donors, who give so much to Montclair State. Their generosity provides:

•    Scholarship programs for deserving students
•    Endowed faculty chairs, professorships and lectureships
•    Construction, renovation and maintenance of campus facilities
•    State-of-the-art technologies
•    Library acquisitions
•    Cultural and educational resources and programs that enrich the lives of our student body, staff, members of our community and residents of New Jersey