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Finlandia Fridays prepares to give thanks with Olivia Myers

November 9, 2018

Coordinator of External Relations Olivia Myers dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss an exciting event that will be taking place November 27- Giving Tuesday.

“Giving Tuesday is a result of combatting the idea of spending for the holidays by donating to the non-profit of your choice,” stated Myers. Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, or the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. FinnU is jumping on board the Giving Tuesday trend this year by hosting a Facebook live event that will take place November 27 at 8 a.m.  The event, by Michael H. Babcock and Myers will feature several guests and exciting challenges as money is raised. Make sure to follow FinnU on Facebook.

Several matches will be made through the money that is donated. “Our first match is by a Board of Trustees member, who will match $20,000 for all the donations made that day,” said Myers, who also mentioned that Facebook will match donations made, helping donors to potentially triple their money. All the money donated will go the annual scholarship fund, which helps fund scholarships. If anyone is not comfortable submitting donations via Facebook, they can always submit donations on the FinnU website at finlandia.edu/givingtuesday.

In her role as Coordinator of External Relations, Myers has been working with FinnU’s many alumni. “When I first started the position, I sent out a survey to the alumni to see what they liked, what they wanted us to improve on,” remarked Myers. “The number one thing they wanted was an alumni directory, so they could reach out to each other.” After some research, Myers discovered an option by Google Maps, which allows users to create a custom map. Alumni have submitted information that has been put into the map, so they can connect with each other. To connect with other alumni, check out FinnU’s alumni page.


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