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June 23, 2022

Finlandia Alumni Board raises $10,000 for student textbooks

On June 14, alumni, friends and family of Finlandia University joined together in support of Giving Day 2022 in an effort to raise money for student textbooks. Determined to find a way to give back to students, Finlandia’s Alumni Board (FAB) started Giving Day in 2019 and has since raised more than $60,000 in its efforts.

“FinnU celebrates learning, a character trait inherited from our Finnish roots where literacy rates are consistently 99%. Finlandia Alumni Board started Giving Day to help [...]

Giving Day Logo June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

Textbook Giving Day 2022 is today!

Giving Day 2022 starts now!

Join the Finlandia Alumni Board for a day dedicated to raising money to help students pay for textbooks. The Finlandia Alumni Board seeks to raise $10,000 and is looking to share this message to support their cause. To learn more about how to give back to Finlandia’s students, visit finlandia.edu/givingday. Every $250 awards another FinnU student a textbook scholarship!

Find more ways to follow along on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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June 7, 2022

Support student textbook awards on June 14

Giving Day 2022 is one week away!

The Finlandia Alumni Board is hosting its fourth Giving Day on June 14, 2022. The day is dedicated to raising money to help students pay for textbooks.

In 2021, the FAB helped 49 students with their textbooks and was able to help fund two student support initiatives by donating to Finlandia’s Textbook Justice Library and North Wind Books. The Textbook Justice Library purchased textbooks for FinnU students to use, free of charge, while the donation [...]

Giving Day Logo June 14, 2022
May 26, 2022

Finlandia Alumni Board to host Giving Day for student textbooks on June 14

The Finlandia Alumni Board will host its fourth annual Giving Day on June 14 this year. Dedicated to helping students pay for textbooks, the Alumni Board’s annual fundraiser supports FinnU students through the way of textbook awards. Giving Day is a day to celebrate all things Finlandia and show the world the opportunities it affords its alumni, family and friends.

“FinnU celebrates learning, a character trait inherited from our Finnish roots where literacy rates are consistently 99%. Finlandia [...]

August 30, 2021

49 students selected for Alumni Association Textbook Awards

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 49 students for its second annual Alumni Association Textbook Awards. Presenting the first awards for 2021 were Haley Makela (’19), pictured left, and Laura Bianucci (’13), pictured right. Receiving the first award was Haley Bianucci, center, a current junior and criminal justice major at Finlandia. The award is given out in the form of a $250 textbook voucher, redeemable at North Wind Books. Over 140 students submitted applications this year.

“It is an [...]

June 24, 2021

Finlandia Alumni Board raises $15,000 for student textbooks

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) started Giving Day in 2019 determined to give back to current students in the way of textbook awards. Recipients receive a gift certificate to North Wind Books in the amount of $250 to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. 35 students received textbook awards in 2019, with almost $9,000 raised. In 2020, Giving Day was repurposed to assist the university in its Safe Open plan, with money raised going toward baseline testing, PPE and [...]

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March 5, 2020

Finlandia Alumni Board to host second Giving Day for student textbooks on March 18

The Finlandia Alumni Board is hosting their second Giving Day on March 18, 2020. The day is dedicated to raising money to help students pay for textbooks. Last year, the FAB helped 39 students with their textbooks, raising almost $10,000. Their goal this year is to raise enough money to help 50 students.

“What a delight it was to encourage students with something tangible,” said FAB President Monica Hill (’76) of the [...]

October 11, 2019

Giving Day, Textbook Awards and More with Alumni Board President Monica Hill

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Alumni Board President Monica Hill. Myers and Hill discussed Homecoming, the first annual Giving Day, Textbooks Awards and more. 

Hill, a ‘76 graduate of Suomi College became the Alumni Board President in 2018. The Alumni Board is an advisory group to the university, whose mission is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals, and programs of Finlandia University.”

This year the Alumni Board raised money during Giving [...]