During February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) will join hundreds of educational institutions to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month, a global initiative designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.
SIUE is hosting a Thank-A-Giver (TAG) social media driven scavenger hunt across campus representing the tangible impact that donors have on SIUE. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, a ‘Tanks for Thanks’ day is set for the Morris University Center where students can earn a tank top for filling out donor thank you cards. A weekly information table will be in the MUC, raising awareness about the importance of private giving.
Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month is an initiative to grow student understanding of philanthropy and how giving impacts the current operations of their institutions. It is also meant to increase student engagement in giving now and as future alumni. The initiative is part of CASE’s goal to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement—including fundraising, alumni relations, communications and marketing. CASE has sponsored similar annual initiatives since 2013.