Second Annual Day of Giving Planned for March

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University invites you to join in a day of celebration and giving for the second annual Give-N-Day.

The Nicholls Foundation is hosting the 24-hour day of giving on March 19 and allows members of the community to donate directly to student organizations, academic departments and athletics.

“This was a very fun event last year, and we have a lot of people on campus excited about this year. We’re anxious to see what kind of results we’re going to get.” said Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation.

Donors can give as little or as much as they want to, spreading donations out to as few or as many organizations as they like. Every cent goes directly to the donor’s organization of choice.

A block party will be held just outside of the student union with food, games and prizes for students participating in the fundraiser.

Last year, the event raised more than $85,000 from 850 donations. This year, Becker said, the goal is to get 100 organizations participating, 1,000 donors and raise $100,000.

“The great thing about this event is that the money raised by the organization stays with the organization 100 percent,” Becker said.

In addition to advanced giving, which begins on Feb. 26, organizations will have opportunities to win cash in different challenges.

United Community Bank is the headline sponsor. Other sponsors include the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Major Equipment and Remediation Services, Terrebonne Ford-Lincoln, Cenac Marine Services, Main Ironworks, Dr. and Mrs. Clune and The Daily Comet and Houma Courier.

To stay up to date, please visit www.givenday.org and follow Give-N-Day on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @GiveNicholls.

For more information or to sign up, call Becker at 448-4006, email him at jeremy.becker@www.nicholls.edu or visit www.GiveNDay.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 19, 2019

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@www.nicholls.edu

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