Give Blueday at the University of Michigan and get $ 4.6 million in 24 hours

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan received $ 4.6 million in donations on the 7th Giving Blueday, a 24-hour event on March 10.

More than 10,000 donors attended the event, and more than 100 student organizations raised funds for their cause, according to a press release from the university. The number of student organizations collecting donations on Giving Blueday rose for the sixth time in a row.

UM College of Literature, Science and Art and the Student Life Organization received the most donations through the Giving Blueday website, according to the press release.

“The Michigan community is strongest when we come together,” said Tom Baird, vice president of development. “On Giving Blueday, thousands of donors from around the world have come together to support the causes that matter most to them in Michigan. Your generosity will help improve UM’s public mission, the world through education, research and To serve patient care. “

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no Giving Blue Day in 2020. In 2019, Giving Blueday attracted 12,000 donors on Giving Tuesday who donated $ 4.2 million.

UM-Flint also raised more than $ 800,000 that year, nearly ten times more than in previous years.

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