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ABOUT McGILL24 WHAT IS McGILL24? What is McGill24?
Will there be any special McGill24 events?
McGill24 is a one-day philanthropic challenge on March 16, 2016, that will unite alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff in support of the causes that matter to all of us. We will be asking our entire community to join in by sharing news of the event, and making a gift to the area of McGill that means the most to them. Each gift made to McGill during this 24-hour period will help drive change at the University.
Leading up to March 16, alumni and friends of McGill will be organizing events in cities throughout the world; check with your local alumni branch for updates. On March 16, there will also be a series of on-campus events at McGill. If you’re interested in organizing or hosting an event in your area please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a swag bag of McGill24 gear including t-shirts, signage, balloons and other cool gear!
Why host a one-day fundraising event? Philanthropy is an essential part of the foundation that forms the McGill tradition. The University itself was founded thanks to a single gift from James McGill in 1821. Today, McGill students, researchers, and faculties continue to benefit from the generosity of the McGill community on a regular basis. This one-day challenge will help to push boundaries, welcome new folks to the community, highlight the innovative projects fueled by philanthropy, and give us all an opportunity to celebrate McGill’s global reach.
How can I learn all about McGill24? The best way to learn about McGill24 news and updates is by visiting and signing up on our custom website: www.mcgill24.ca
Can anyone participate in McGill24? Absolutely. Support from everyone in the McGill community (family, friends, fans, staff, students) counts on March 16.
Who is running McGill24? McGill24 is being planned and organized by the University Advancement office, with help from colleagues and volunteers across McGill.
Can I fundraise for McGill24? YES. If you’re planning an event to fundraise for McGill24 please email us at [email protected]
and we will be happy to assist you.
HOW CAN I HELP? Getting involved: Our goal is to raise awareness and support from the McGill community. As a volunteer, you can have a huge impact by rallying your network and promoting McGill24, in turn inspiring more people to participate in our online campaign and make a gift as well.
TOP FIVE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Make a gift
Share news of #McGill24 with your network
Host a McGill24 event: we’ll help you organize anything from a group workout to a pub-night!
Join our online campaign by posting and sharing #McGill24 videos and photos
Register for news and updates
Using the McGill24 logo
Share news of McGill24 with others via email
McGill24 graphics can be used on letterhead, in emails, printed and posted at events, or used on your own social media, along with #McGill24.
Here’s an example of a McGill24 message:
McGillians are already known as game-changers. But will change be in you on March 16? McGill needs us to help make this day historic. It’s the start of a new McGill movement and I hope you’ll join me to kick off McGill24 in full force and make it a success.
GIFT INFORMATION How can I make a gift? Gifts to McGill24 can be made on March 16, 2016 using our secure online form at mcgill24.ca. Our staff will also be present at a series of events on campus collecting donations from passersby. No matter how you give, all gifts made on March 16 will be counted in the McGill24 totals.
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