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Wesley Participates in #GivingTuesday

Thank you to everyone who participated in Giving Tuesday! This first-time initiative made a big impact nationally, with over 10,000 official partners and many charitable organizations benefiting from increased donations on this day. With the College’s Methodist affiliation, it is important to note that the United Methodist Church raised $6 million on Giving Tuesday. The attention of media and celebrities helped amplify the success of this effort, laying the groundwork for a growing, annual movement among Americans to demonstrate how we can all make a difference through positive action and giving back.

While smaller organizations overall saw less dramatic numbers, Giving Tuesday undoubtedly boosted year-end philanthropy for many non-profits. Wesley College saw a $2250 increase in online giving and a $2908 increase in total gifts, compared to the same day last year. Among these donations, those made to the Wesley Fund were matched dollar-for dollar through a special $75,000 Challenge from Wesley’s Board of Trustees.