On May 12th, Horizons at the University of Mississippi is taking part in the 2nd Annual Horizons Giving Day, an online fundraising competition hosted by Horizons National. With Advanced Giving beginning May 1st, Horizons Giving Day gathers Horizons sites from around the country in competition for prizes including the most funds raised, the most unique donors, and the largest use of social media. The best part: all funds raised locally, stay local.
This event will help raise crucial funds to support the ongoing expansion of Horizons at the University of Mississippi. “This is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the impact that our program has on students in our community, and raise some money in the process,” says Emma Tkachuck, McLean Institute Project Manager and Horizons Director. “This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 through Horizons Giving Day – funds that will directly support summer programming including meals, teaching staff, and supplies.” Horizons has a powerful mission and provides exciting summer learning and enrichment opportunities to students at-risk of falling behind during the summer months. Horizons Giving Day serves as a fun avenue to share that story, with a leader board showing real time fundraising and social media tracking. To follow the Horizon Giving Day activities, like or follow Horizons at the University of Mississippi on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Horizons is encouraging everyone to engage on social media using #HorizonsGivingDay and mentioning @HorizonsUM.