Below you will find answers to many common questions about 24 WILD Hours of Giving.
What are the 24 WILD HOURS OF GIVING?
Each year, we set aside 24 hours for the C-SC community to come together and make a significant impact for students by supporting the Student Scholarship Fund. The 24 Hours of Giving provide us with a chance to celebrate what it means to be a member of the Wildcat family.
This year's event will take place from noon on March 17th through noon on March 18th as we GO WILD for C-SC students.
During these special 24 hours, you can get involved by sharing memories and stories of your time on "the Hill," following our social media to learn more about the lives changed by your philanthropy, and making a gift to the Student Scholarship Fund.
Why should I participate?
Your gift to the Student Scholarship Fund makes a difference EVERY DAY. During the 24 Hours of Giving, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $50,000) by an anonymous donor, DOUBLING the impact of your generous giving.
The Student Scholarship Fund provides crucial scholarships to deserving Wildcat students so that they may benefit from the exceptional Culver-Stockton College experience. More than 90% of C-SC students receive scholarship support and, for many of them, these scholarship dollars are often the factor that determines if they will be able to pay for college.
Besides making a gift to the Student Scholarship Fund, how can I help?
You can make the greatest impact during our 24 Hours of Giving by following our formula:
GIVE- Make a contribution of any size to the Student Scholarship Fund.
LIKE- Follow along on the OFFICIAL C-SC social media platforms to learn more about the students who are impacted by scholarship support. Your engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram helps us reach more people through the algorithm.
SHARE- Spread the word! Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, go live on Instagram. Whatever tools you use, be sure to shout it out and celebrate that it’s the C-SC 24 Hours of Giving! You can also promote the 24 Hours of Giving by signing up to be an Ambassador.
What is an Ambassador?
Members of the C-SC community who register to be Ambassadors have an opportunity to share their stories, rally their friends and classmates to give, and engage with C-SC on social media, all while tracking the impact of their efforts. For more information about signing up as an Ambassador, click the AMBASSADORS link at the top of the page. CLICK HERE to watch a short Ambassador FAQ Training Video!
Why is alumni giving so important?
Alumni giving is incredibly important, as Wildcat alumni have an opportunity to boost our regional and national rankings by increasing our overall alumni giving rate. When 20% or more of our alumni give back, this signals to ranking organizations and prospective foundation grant makers that C-SC alumni care about the future of the institution and want to invest in programs they believe in.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution or #CSC24WILDHOURS?
The Office of Advancement and Alumni Programs is available to answer your questions about getting involved and making a gift. Please contact Susie Biggerstaff, Coordinator of Gift Records and Stewardship, at 573.288.6320 or email@example.com for assistance.
How can I make a gift?
Making a gift during the 24 WILD HOURS OF GIVING is easy! Just click the “Support C-SC” button next to Wildcat Willie and fill out the giving form to impact the lives of Culver-Stockton College students through the Student Scholarship Fund.
Do I have to make my gift online to make it count?
If you would like to make a contribution to support the Student Scholarship Fund during the 24 Hours of Giving but do not wish to give online, please call Susie Biggerstaff in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Programs at 573.288.6320 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Culver-Stockton College is a 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts to Culver-Stockton College are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS regulations. However, everyone's financial circumstances are different, so we ask that you consult with a financial adviser on your tax deduction. You will receive a receipt upon successful completion of your gift.