24-hour donor challenge

TRAVERSE CITY — With a $2,400 presidential incentive at stake, the NMC Foundation is aiming for 100 donor gifts in 24 hours: June 12–13.

The 24-hour donor challenge is a participation challenge that seeks to to inspire gifts from 100 alumni, friends and family who believe in the power of learning at NMC. President Timothy J. Nelson has personally offered the incentive of a matching gift of $24 for each of the first 100 gifts, up to $2,400 total.

The challenge runs from noon on Thursday, June 12 to noon on Friday, June 13 and will be spread via social media and e-mail. Gifts can be made online at nmc.edu/nmc24 or by phone at (231) 995-1021. Every donor and every dollar counts. Using the hashtag #NMC24, even those who cannot give can help spread the word via social media.

All 24-hour challenge funds go to the Foundation's Annual Fund, which supports scholarships, facilities and services at NMC. In the 2013-14 academic year, more than $985,000 in scholarship dollars were awarded to almost 1,000 students. Thanks to local donors, the NMC Foundation has provided almost $50 million since 1951 to support NMC programs, scholarships, facilities & services.

"I give for the student who wouldn't be here otherwise. I give to give them a chance," said Annual Fund donor Carol Kasper.

Release date: May 29, 2014

For more information:

Courtney Sorrell
NMC Foundation Annual Giving Specialist
(231) 995-1030