Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s first university-wide day of giving. Scheduled on Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving following Thanksgiving weekend – Giving Blueday is a day to make a difference in thousands of lives and impact the future of our world. On December 2, the university will invite supporters worldwide to be victors for Michigan by making donations.

Rally for Sweetland!

Donations of any size can be made to our Sweetland Strategic Fund. Our Strategic Fund makes writing support possible at U-M and powers many of our wonderful writing programs at Sweetland. If you donate between 4-6pm and share your donation using the social share buttons on the donation confirmation page, you will enter Sweetland to win an additional $1000.

Students, if you donate to your favorite Michigan fund on Giving Blueday, your donation will automatically be doubled! To support the passions of Michigan students, a University of Michigan alumnus has generously donated funds to match student gifts made on Giving Blueday. Any online donation by an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at U-M is eligible. To receive the match, the student's donation must be between $1 and $1,000.

Additional funds will be awarded to units throughout the day in the form of social media challenges. By participating alumni, students, faculty, staff, and parents not only share their U-M and Sweetland pride but can help Sweetland win anywhere from $100-1000 per challenge. If you don't already, get started by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter. Here are a few challenges we encourage you to enter on Giving Blueday:

  • 8:30-9:30am On Twitter: Fill in the blank to win money for the unit of your choice. ".@umichSweeland should receive an extra $1,000 today for #GivingBlueday because ____"
  • 10-11am Visit our Facebook page and Like/Share/Comment on the post featuring this challenge's image
  • 3-4pm Snap a selfie showing how happy giving makes you. Share it on Twitter, include the unit of your choice (@umichSweetland) and #GivingBlueday
  • 8-9pm Caption this! Visit the Leaders and Best Facebook page and leave your caption in the comments, along with the name of the unit you want to win (Sweetland!).

Support our students, the next generation of leaders and best, and continue the legacy of the positive impact our U-M family makes on the world.