Giving Tuesday at St. Mary's College

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The St. Mary’s College community embraced Giving Tuesday in 2014, and since then, has raised over $400,000 to support our students! On Tuesday, November 27, we hope you’ll help us reach this year’s goal of 1,000 donors on this very exciting and important day.


It’s simple. On November 27, 2018, make a donation of at least $10 to one of the College’s featured funds, or to a designation of personal significance using the special Giving Tuesday giving form. Then, encourage your friends and family to participate, and follow our progress through this website and on social media throughout the day.
On Tuesday, November 27, the giving extravaganza will kick off at 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and run for twenty-seven hours. The drive will close at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) to give our family and friends on the West Coast an opportunity to join in the excitement.
To the designation of your choice! There are many options, from academics to athletics to a variety special funds. On the online giving form, you will see our featured designations, however you can always give to any fund of personal significance.
Nope! Most will give through the special Giving Tuesday online giving form. However, if you are on campus or want to see the action in person, stop by the Giving Tuesday headquarters at the Campus Center between 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Jump on your favorite social media platform(s) and spread the word! Invite your peers to get involved and follow along. Check out the "Get Involved" page for our social media toolkit.
Absolutely! The fiscal year at St. Mary’s College of Maryland runs from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
Yes. Gifts to the SMCM Foundation are 100% tax-deductible, as provided by law. Donors will receive a receipt upon making their online donation.