Giving Day is a day to celebrate all things Finlandia and show the world the opportunities afforded to alumni. Hosted by the Finlandia Alumni Board, it is a day to encourage alumni and students to become engaged in a number of different ways. From sharing Lion Pride on social media to completing the Giving Day Crossword Puzzle while enjoying morning coffee to helping students afford textbooks next semester, join us this June 19 at 8 a.m. until June 20 at noon to celebrate your love for the little university in the north.
The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) is raising money for a Textbook Award to be given to students this fall. The FAB is putting their money where their passion is and matching the first $2,000 donated for the day. You can make a secure donation to support this initiative through our online form, phone, or mail at any time, or through Facebook or Instagram on June 19-20.
Follow FinnU on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat) for exclusive Giving Day content. Share and like the posts and help spread the word via your own posts and videos that you’re proud to be an alum!
Add your information the Alumni Directory Map to connect with current students and former alumni. The map is free and open for anyone to view and you control exactly what information is included.
Join the Finlandia Canal Run Team on July 20 and get $5 off your registration using code Finlandiateam2019. Or welcome students back to campus on Aug. 25 at the Ace the Semester Volleyball Tournament at Hancock Beach from 2-3pm. You can sign up as a team or individually.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities available for alumni from the Alumni Mentors to Alumni Advocates and Taste of Success presenters. You can also reach out to professors directly and volunteer your time as a special guest presenter, either online or in-person.
The Alumni Board is currently looking for new members for the 2019-20 academic year. Terms are three years long. The Alumni Board meets monthly via phone conference and annually in-person over Homecoming Weekend in October.
Complete the 2019 Alumni Engagement Survey and share your thoughts on what the university and FAB is doing well and what they could improve on in the next academic year. For completing the survey, you can be entered to win a $25 gift card to North Wind Books.
One of the first things we did for Giving Day 2019 was visit with The Official Voice of Finlandia Athletics, the one and only Rick Allen. The interview is now available on the Finlandia Podcast Network (which you can subscribe to on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!), or via the player below.