Double Your Donation this Giving Tuesday – Dec. 3

Last year, Finlandia participated in Giving Tuesday and raised over $65,600 in 24 hours that went toward student scholarships. This year, we’re trying for $75,000 with 100% of proceeds going to benefit students. Just like last year, Board of Trustees President Julie Badel is offering a $20,000 match to start the day off right. Giving Tuesday officially takes place on December 3rd this year, but we’ll accept donations at any point leading up to and on the day. Make your gift below, mail a check, or contact one of our advancement staff to get started.

Interested in offering a match, like Julie? It’s not too late! Contact our advancement staff to learn how.


Check out our Finn Gauge below!

The Finn Gauge is not live but will be updated hourly throughout Giving Tuesday. The Finn Gauge also reflects Finlandia’s Board of Trustees President, Julie Badel’s matching gift.

What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

At Finlandia, #GivingTuesday means giving back to students. All donations received this #GivingTuesday will go toward Finlandia’s annual scholarship programs to help make Finlandia affordable for current and future students. Currently, 100 percent off all domestic full-time students receive aid.

Scholarship Stories: Courtney Mayo

Giving Tuesday 2018

2018: Over $65,600 raised in 24 hours by over 100 donors!

Scholarship Stories:

Javier Martinez, a senior business student from California and soccer player talks about how the $10,000 Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship allows him to finish his degree in a timely manner so he can get home to his infant son. Learn how you can help support Finlandia student scholarships like Javier’s Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship today by visiting

Scholarship Stories:

Freshman biology student Heliena Hammond talks about how scholarships have enabled her to attend college, a dream she previously thought unattainable due to her financial situation and upbringing. Hammond also brought a special guest, her 2-year-old daughter Josie, who she says is her inspiration for coming to college. You can help support Finlandia student scholarships like Heliena’s today by visiting

Faculty and Staff

Monica Freeman

Coordinator of External Relations

Doreen Korpela

Executive Administrative Assistant, President & Advancement

Karin Van Dyke

Vice President for Advancement