MURRAY, Ky. — The Racer community’s support for the first-ever All Campus Give campaign exceeded expectations, raising $15,060 to support experiential learning opportunities for students at Murray State University.
Murray State President Bob Davies thanked all of the alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members for their support. “In the end, the real winners are the students of Murray State who will benefit from the funds generated in private gifts and support,” said Davies.
Inspired by the beloved University tradition, Sigma Alpha Iota’s All Campus Sing, the All Campus Give campaign enabled alumni and others to join in the excitement while also supporting the University’s students. Gifts to the Murray Fund for Excellence could be made in honor of one — or more — of the donors’ favorite campus organizations. Bragging rights and cash prizes were awarded to the three campus organizations with the most votes (number of gifts of $10 or more).
The following three campus organizations were named the 2017 winners of All Campus Give: First Place – Pi Kappa Alpha; Second Place – Lambda Chi Alpha; and Third Place – Hart Residential College.
The crowdfunding campaign ran April 9-12 and featured a dynamic online giving website, which provided campaign updates in real-time. In addition, the campaign included a new text-to-give element providing donors the opportunity to support the campaign via text message. Promoted primarily online, the crowdfunding campaign was featured on all of the University’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.
About Murray Fund for Excellence: The Murray Fund for Excellence supports the greatest needs on campus. In the past, these funds have supported projects like wi-fi expansions (2010), new Racer Band uniforms (2014) and affording study abroad experiences for students (2016). Funds raised during the All Campus Give campaign will be dedicated to providing experiential learning opportunities for students.
To make a gift to the Murray Fund for Excellence, please send a check, made payable to the MSU Foundation, to Murray State University Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071 and simply list the Murray Fund for Excellence in the memo/notes area of your check. Secure gifts can be made online at murraystate.edu/giving; please list the fund name as your gift designation.
Charitable gifts to Murray State University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.