Thank you for joining us for Giving Blueday 2022!
On March 16, 2022 the UM-Dearborn community came together to support important causes across campus. Initial numbers show that you gave over $100,000 in just one day for Giving Blueday 2022! Totals and challenge results will be posted here once the final numbers are available.
Priorities and Highlights
Students are our top priority
As part of UM-Dearborn's commitment to student success, our top priorities are the Go Blue Guarantee Endowment Fund and scholarships.
Go Blue Guarantee Endowment Fund at UM-Dearborn
The Go Blue Guarantee promises free tuition for high-achieving in-state undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds. With $11,500 in matching funds for this scholarship, your gift will have double the impact when you support the Go Blue Guarantee at UM-Dearborn on Giving Blueday.
Scholarships from all four of our colleges provide support for students at every stage of their journey at UM-Dearborn. Your scholarship support means a student can attend college, participate in internships, fund their education, graduate with little to no debt, and so much more.
Five student organizations from UM-Dearborn are fundraising on Giving Blueday. Their goals include raising funds for trips to conferences, scholarships, guest speakers for events, and more.
- UM-Dearborn Alpha Kappa Psi
- UM-Dearborn Beta Alpha Psi
- UM-Dearborn Criminology and Criminal Justice Collective
- UM-Dearborn First Gen Student Org
- UM-Dearborn Society of Women Engineers
All of our UM-Dearborn athletic teams are joining in a friendly competition on Giving Blueday with additional funds available for them to win. The first team to 100 donors and the team with the most donors will receive additional support for their team. View the full list of teams
Matches and Social Media Challenges
Make a bigger impact on Giving Blueday with Matches and Challenges to double your gift or win money for a UM-Dearborn cause.
UM-Dearborn Go Blue Guarantee Match
Gifts to the UM-Dearborn Go Blue Guarantee Endowment Fund will be matched 1:1 on March 16. A maximum of $11,500 will be counted towards this challenge.
New UM-Dearborn Donor Drawing
Two donors who make their first gift to UM-Dearborn on March 16 will be randomly selected to win $500 for the UM-Dearborn fund of their choice.
UM-Dearborn Faculty/Staff College Competition
Gifts from UM-Dearborn faculty and staff donors to any part of the Dearborn campus on March 16 will count toward this challenge. The UM-Dearborn colleges will earn extra support for their scholarship fund, based on the percentage of faculty and staff donors from each college. If you support Giving Blueday through a pledge before March 16, your gift will still count.
- 1st - $2,000
- 2nd - $1,000
- 3rd - $500
- 4th - $500
UM-Dearborn Athletics All-Day Donor Challenge
The team with the most donors by 11:59 p.m. will win $1,000 for their fund. Gifts must be $5 or up from unique donors - duplicate donors will be disqualified.
UM-Dearborn Athletics 100 Donor Challenge
The first team to reach 100 unique donors will win $500 for their fund. Gifts must be $5 or up from unique donors - duplicate donors will be disqualified.
UM-Dearborn Student Organization Donor Challenge
The UM-Dearborn student organization with the most donors by 11:59 p.m. will win $1,000 for their fund. Gifts must be $5 or up from unique donors - duplicate donors will be disqualified.
Pre-Giving Blueday Video Sharing Challenge
February 16 - March 16
One winner will be randomly selected from all those who share one of our Giving Blueday videos linked below and use the #GivingBlueday before March 16. The winner gets $1,000 toward the story of their choice.
First-Time Donor Match
First-time U-M donors who give $50 or more will receive a match of $50. Excludes students. First come first served. A maximum of $60,000 will be counted towards this challenge.
Student Donor Match
Student donors who give $25 or more will receive a match of $25. Excludes alumni. First come first served. A maximum of $50,000 will be counted towards this challenge.
Student Org - Raise the Bar Challenge
The top five student organizations that increase their number of victors by the largest percentage over 2021’s Giving Blueday victor total will receive:
● 1st - $2,500
● 2nd - $1,500
● 3rd - $1,000
● 4th - $500
● 5th - $500
Gifts must be made through GivingBlueday.org to count towards this challenge. Winners will be selected based on the results of the Student Organization once gifts have been processed.
Sharing is Caring Challenge
Use the #IGaveBlue and share what cause you supported. Two winners will be randomly selected, and
each will receive an additional $500 toward the fund they supported.
Faculty and Staff Challenge
The top 3 stories that receive the most gifts from current U-M faculty and staff on Giving Blueday will receive the following prizes. Excludes student organizations.
● 1st - $4,000
● 2nd - $2,500
● 3rd - $1,500
Found in the Wild Challenge
Make a gift by scanning a QR code on one of the Giving Blueday promotional pieces on and around campus. Look for posters across campus. One gift will be randomly chosen to earn $1,000 for the cause of their choice.
We’ve Missed You Challenge
Haven’t made a gift in a while? This challenge is for you. If this is your first gift to the university in the past two years, you could earn additional prize money for the cause of your choice. One returning donor who makes a gift this Giving Blueday will be randomly selected to earn an additional $1,000 for the fund of their choice.
6am - 9am - Early Bird Challenge
Post a photo of yourself in U-M gear celebrating Giving Blueday this year, and use #GivingBlueday. One winner will be chosen at random.
Prize: $500 for the fund of your choice.
9 am - 11 am - Student Organization Challenge
Student organizations, this one is for you. The top three student organization stories that receive gifts from the highest number of #GivingBlueday donors during this time will each win $1,000!
11 am - Noon - Unleash the Cuteness Challenge
Pets and babies love U-M! Share a photo of your pet or baby in Michigan gear. Make sure to include #GivingBlueday. One photo will be randomly selected.
Prize: $500 for the fund of your choice
Noon - 1 pm - Lunchtime Challenge
The story that receives the most gifts from University of Michigan faculty and staff during this hour will receive an additional $1,000. Note: The results on the leaderboard are tentative until the gifts are confirmed.
1pm - 2pm - Fill in the Blank Challenge
Download this certificate. Fill in the blanks: This Giving Blueday, I’m supporting ___________________ because ____________________. Take a picture with your completed certificate and share using #GivingBlueday. One post will be randomly selected.
2 pm - 3 pm - Giving Challenge
The school, college, or unit story that receives the most gifts from students this hour will receive $1,000. Excludes student organization stories. Note: The results on the leaderboard are tentative until the gifts are confirmed.
3pm - 4pm - Retweet Challenge
The tweet that uses #GivingBlueday and receives the most retweets during this hour will win this challenge!
Prize: $1,000 for the fund of your choice
4 pm - 5 pm - Non-Degree Granting Giving Challenge
The top two non-degree granting U-M departments/organizations with the most gifts in this hour will each receive $1,000. Excludes student organizations.
5 pm - 6 pm - Hail to the Victors Challenge
Post your most passionate (or cutest) rendition of Hail to the Victors. We'll randomly select one to win $1,000 for the cause of your choice! Don’t forget your #GivingBlueday.
Prize: $1,000 for the fund of your choice.
6 pm - 8 pm - Giving Challenge
The top two funds that receive gifts from the most victors between 6 pm - 8 pm will both receive an additional $1,000.
8:22pm (20:22 in military time) - Ready! Set! Give!
In honor of Giving Blueday 2022, the first story to receive a gift at 8:22pm EST (20:22 in military time) will earn an additional $1,000.
9 pm - 10 pm - Giving Challenge
The story that receives the most gifts during this period will receive an additional $1,000.
10 pm - 11:59 pm - Thank You Video Challenge
Post a video thanking all U-M donors and sharing what you love about the university. Include #GivingBlueday. We'll randomly select one to win $1,000 for the cause of your choice!