Morthland College joins the global #GivingTuesday movement
West Frankfort, Illinois (Oct. 19, 2016) – Morthland College has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The College seeks donations to its Forging Futures Scholarship Campaign. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Morthland College seeks to raise $320,000 in annual, renewable scholarships for students athletes as part of the Forging Futures campaign. They will help expand academic opportunities for students like Jon Marc Girardeau, a senior business administration major from Mobile, Alabama, who was part of MC’s very first baseball team. Jon Marc was awarded the college’s inaugural Valley Forge Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a senior business administration major in his final semester.
“I was excited about being on the first baseball team and starting a tradition I know will last a lifetime,” the Patriot said. “But the main reason I came to Morthland College was because it is a Christian school.”
As a part of his degree program, Jon Marc has become the first intern for Da Vinci Beverages, and he hopes to turn that into a job upon graduation.
In its sixth academic year, Morthland College has 100 students at its ground campus in West Frankfort, hailing from nearly 20 different states. The college is 21 percent of its way to its annual goal of raising $320,000 for the Forging Futures campaign, with $68,500 in scholarships raised. Donors may designate criteria for their scholarship and make it a one-time award, a renewable award, or an endowed scholarship fund.
Those who are interested in joining Morthland College’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit morthlandcollege.com/forgingfutures or contact Leigh Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook page or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
About Morthland College
Morthland College is a four-year college offering classical, Christian higher education at its ground campus in West Frankfort, Illinois, as well as through online degree programs. The college is centered around the four pillars of Christ, Wisdom, Heritage and Tradition. The growing institution offers five bachelor’s degree programs and is fully accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian College and Schools. The Morthland College Patriots men’s basketball team won the 2016 Christian College National Invitational Tournament Championship.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities.