Students, parents, alumni and the community at-large are asked to support University of Houston-Clear Lake scholarships, colleges, departments or other programs on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28.
The university is seeking to set a new participation record of at least 150 donors who can make a gift of $1 or more to any UHCL fund during the 24-hour period of the global event. In 2016 – the university’s first year to participate in #GivingTuesday – UH-Clear Lake raised $13,413.90 from 110 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.
Donors can make a general donation or specify where they would like their gifts to go. Some areas to consider:
- UHCL Priorities Fund – Used to respond to emerging needs and long-term priorities of the university, this fund allows the president to dedicate funds where UHCL needs it most.
- UHCL Faculty and Staff Legacy Scholarship Endowment – Established to provide scholarship funds that honor faculty and staff members upon their retirement or upon their passing.
- Hawk Emergency Fund – Provides grants that can be used for any education related expenses. Students with demonstrated need will be able to pay tuition, replace destroyed textbooks, computers or school supplies and even pay the costs of transportation and food.
- Hawk Advantage Scholarships – Offered to incoming undergraduate students with unmet financial need, these scholarships provide the means and encouragement to get started earning a degree without delay.
Make a gift in person at the #HawksGivingBack table on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. in UHCL’s Bayou Building, Atrium I, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, or 9 a.m. – noon at UHCL Pearland Campus, 1200 Pearland Pkwy., Pearland, Texas. You can also give online at www.uhcl.edu/givingtuesday any time throughout the day.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that began in 2012. In 2016, non-profit organizations that participated in #GivingTuesday raised 1.6 million gifts totaling $177 million. Of the money raised, an estimated 17 percent went to higher education, Blackbaud reported. Blackbaud, which provides software services for non-profits and is a co-founder of #GivingTuesday, processed nearly $48 million of the 2016 giving total.