Through the end of November, the UCCS community can donate to improve and maintain multiple university initiatives for the future.
Giving Tuesday promotes contributions to 18 different causes and projects from Nov. 22 until Tuesday, Nov. 29. These causes are designed to support the UCCS community, including access to food, medical care and scholarships.
Two of the causes directly help the Wellness Center. Stephanie Hanenberg, assistant vice chancellor for health and wellness, says the Wellness Center’s biggest reason for seeking donations is to increase its emergency fund. This fund gives students access to medical care when they cannot afford it and access to services outside of the Wellness Center.
Hanenberg also recommended supporting food access through Clyde’s Cupboard, which she says has seen a considerable increase in visitors. Donations will go toward helping UCCS students get the resources they need to get through school successfully.
Nine scholarship funds are also seeking donations, including the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Tidal Breeze Scholarship Fund and the Veteran and Military Affairs Scholarship Fund.
According to the Giving Tuesday website, The Tidal Breeze Scholarship Fund will help provide financial support to students getting their Bachelor of Innovation in music.
The Veteran and Military Affairs Scholarship Fund will assist active-duty military members enrolled at UCCS by covering the portion of their tuition that their military financial support does not.
Community members can also donate money to help educational programs across campus give more opportunities to their students.
The Giving Tuesday website says that the College of Business is raising money for their Helping Hands Fund. This money will help students working toward degrees in this program with any financial emergencies they may encounter.
Hanenberg thinks that even the smallest donations to these causes matter because they all benefit the UCCS community. “Anything that somebody gives is a huge win for our students because they are just helping somebody else be successful in school,” she said.
Anyone interested in supporting the different programs participating in Giving Tuesday can visit the event’s website to donate and get more information on each cause.