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Montana Tech participating in GivingTuesday


Chief Executive Matt Vincent has officially declared December 3, 2013 #GivingTuesday; placing Butte among only a handful of cities across the nation to do so. The #GivingTuesday initiative will conclude with a celebration at the Vu Villa on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. Butte-Silver Bow and Montana Tech have joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners-charities, families, businesses and individuals, to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a more philanthropic world.

Taking place December 3, 2013, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

Montana Tech will be participating in #GivingTuesday with a goal of $12,313, in honor of 12/3/13. The money received from #GivingTuesday will go directly to the Montana Tech Impact for Excellence Fund. The Impact for Excellence Fund is compiled of annual dollars that help to fulfill the campus’ greatest needs. With 25% of the budget coming from the state legislature, Montana Tech relies on support for sustainability. On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Montana Tech hopes supporters will use the money saved on these annual shopping days to give back to the community. Currently, more than 12,000 alumni, friends and community donors have committed to investing in Montana Tech. Montana Tech hopes to grow this number through the #GivingTuesday initiative. 

“#GivingTuesday is changing the way people think about philanthropy.  It is promoted mostly through social media and it is our hope to engage some of our younger alumni this way.  This is the first year Montana Tech is taking part and we are encouraging other non-profits in Butte to participate in following years,” said Katelyn Dean, Montana Tech Alumni Development Officer.

For more information visit Montana Tech on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orediggers.