Challenges and Matches

Make a greater impact with your gift during One Day Give on Thursday, February 27, with “giving challenges” and matching funds!

One Day Give 2020 features many new and exciting opportunities for your gift to generate additional funds to support Millersville students. Enjoy fun-filled incentives, drawings and contests throughout the day!

One Day Give - Giving Incentives

Students, Faculty & Staff – Millersville University Socks  

With a gift of $20 or more, Millersville University Students, Faculty and Staff will receive a pair of Millersville University socks. Make a gift for One Day Give and show your Marauder pride in style!


One Day Give - Matching Funds

Northwestern Mutual Athletic Match

Goal: $10,000 # Gifts: 100

For the first 100 gifts to Athletics during the One Day Give, Northwestern Mutual will contribute $100 per gift up to $10,000 total.

Student Services Inc. – Student Gift Match
Attention Millersville University Students – there is an exciting matching gift opportunity just for you! Student Services Inc. will provide a dollar for dollar match for all gifts from Millersville University Students on the day of One Day Give.

College of Science and Technology – Biology Equipment Fund Match
The Biology Department is looking to invest in a scientific growth chamber to further assist students and faculty in their research studies and educational discoveries, specifically in plant growth, genetic experimentation, and controlled plant cultivations.

For every gift given to this project, a friend of the College of Science and Technology will give an equal gift to this fund that will support the purchase of this instrument, up to $9,000.  


One Day Give - Giving Challenges

Alumni Association Challenge
A challenge has been issued by the Millersville University Alumni Association. They will release a gift of $10,000 to Millersville University if 150 donations on One Day Give are made by 11:00 a.m.

Athletics – Team Alumni Giving Challenge
Score a victory for your team! Attention Alumni Athletes – make a gift during One Day Give, and the Top Team (both the top men’s team and the top women’s team) with the highest percentage of alumni donor participation will receive $2,500 in scholarships for their program.

Athletics Giving Leaderboard Challenges
A new feature to One Day Give this year is the Athletics Giving Leaderboard – an online visual display ranking of the total number of Gifts and Dollars raised by each Marauder Athletics team. Thank you to the Millersville University Alumni Association for generously funding the Athletics Giving Leaderboard Challenges.

Make a gift to Marauder Athletics and help your favorite team become a challenge winner!

Athletics Giving Leaderboard – Greatest Number of Gifts
The Marauder Athletics team that receives the greatest number of gifts during One Day Give will receive a $1,000 gift for their program.

Athletics Giving Leaderboard – Top Fundraising Teams – Dollar Amounts (1st place and 2nd place)

First Place: The Marauder Athletics team that receives the highest total amount of donations in dollars raised for their team will receive a $500 gift for their program.

Second Place: The Marauder Athletics team that receives the second highest total amount of donations in dollars raised for their team will receive a $500 gift for their program.

Young Alumni Gift Challenge
Graduates from the Class of 2000 through the Class of 2019 – Two young alumni who make a gift during One Day Give will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice. Thank you to PSECU and the Millersville University Alumni Association for their co-sponsorship of the Young Alumni Gift Challenge.

Alumni Giving Challenge – Decades of MU Alumni
Alumni from all decades of Millersville University graduates are encouraged to make a gift during One Day Give. An alumni member from each of the various decades will be randomly selected to receive a $500 gift to the area or fund of their choice. The challenge drawings for the various decades will take place at specific times throughout the day of One Day Give. Thank you to the Millersville University Alumni Association for generously funding the Decades Alumni Challenges.

Alumni from the 1990s – Decades Alumni Challenge:
At 9:00 p.m. on the day of One Day Give, one alumni donor from the Class of 1990 through the Class of 1999 will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice.

Alumni from the 1980s – Decades Alumni Challenge:
At 8:00 p.m. on the day of One Day Give, one alumni donor from the Class of 1980 through the Class of 1989 will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice.

Alumni from the 1970s – Decades Alumni Challenge:
At 7:00 p.m. on the day of One Day Give, one alumni donor from the Class of 1970 through the Class of 1979 will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice.

Alumni from the 1960s – Decades Alumni Challenge:
At 6:00 p.m. on the day of One Day Give, one alumni donor from the Class of 1960 through the Class of 1969 will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice.

Alumni from the 1950s and earlier – Decades Alumni Challenge:
At 5:00 p.m. on the day of One Day Give, one alumni donor from the Class of 1959 or earlier will be randomly selected to direct $500 to an area or fund of their choice.

Visit this page often for the latest updates on One Day Give challenges, matches and contests!