Week of Giving 2023

1,943
Donors
194% of 1,000 Donor goal
$300,127
Donated
This campaign ended on May 05, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Mercer University by clicking here!
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Kimberly Rogers Davis photoKimberly Rogers Davis matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorDr. Julie A. Petherbridge matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for School of Business Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorLuke Lucas matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorDr. Julie A. Petherbridge matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for School of Business Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnthony Snipes matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorRosemary Reehling matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorLee Bowers matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous MUSM Graduate matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for School of Medicine Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorPresident William & Mrs. Lesli Underwood matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,000Just for Classes between 2006 & 2022

An Anonymous DonorTom Bishop matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for School of Engineering Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorThad and Darlene Warren matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000
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An Anonymous DonorEd & Chantal Diem gave $2,000 because 91 donors gaveJust for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor gave $4,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorGen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter & Mrs. Betty Kicklighter gave $10,000 because 45 donors gaveJust for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorCourtney O’Loughlin gave $15,000 because 43 donors gaveJust for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund
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About

  • 5 Days
  • 1000 Gifts
  • Change the World, One Student at a Time

Orange & Black Give Back: A Week of Giving is Mercer’s online-based fundraising event to increase awareness, support and donor participation for the University. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, and end at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5. It’s all about participation. Help us increase support for much needed student scholarships and academic resources by making a gift to Mercer during Orange & Black Give Back. 

All week long, you can give to what you love most about Mercer so students have everything they need to thrive. 


Our goal is to have 1,000 people participate in Orange and Black Give Back. Why? Because your gift, no matter the size, matters.  


Alumni giving is one factor used in evaluating colleges and universities, and your donation increases our participation rate and can lead to more grants from foundations and corporations as well as higher national rankings. Plus, it shows our students the community supporting them.


The Mercer Fund has always filled the gap where tuition dollars stop. These unrestricted funds support the areas of greatest need on campus and serve every student, every day. Now, more than ever, these undesignated funds are crucial as we respond to the evolving needs of our students, faculty, and staff. 

With the Mercer Fund, you can give to what you love by:

  • Providing scholarships for exceptional students
  • Funding undergraduate research opportunities
  • Creating life-transforming service-learning opportunities
  • Strengthening student life
  • And much more! 
Ways to Get Involved
Updates
We did it! You did it!


We’re so grateful for everyone who has already participated in the Week of Giving. With your support, we surpassed our original participation goal of 1,000 donors, and we’re excited to announce a stretch goal of 1,600! Let's make this the best Week of Giving ever! Go Bears!

351 days ago by Erin Lones

Donor Map
Grad Year
YearDonorsRaised ($)
20260$0
198111$935
19788$1,595
201535$1,031
199012$18,476
199724$2,435
20237$340
19799$1,370
198814$2,076
199116$2,564
200536$3,275
200332$3,805
200033$5,331
199220$7,014
201329$2,690
200940$1,308
201945$1,750
199617$1,960
198917$633
198612$34,145
199533$2,825
199420$2,299
201034$2,245
19711$25
200826$2,545
199925$2,905
200416$585
19859$3,080
19320$0
19500$0
19310$0
201429$1,725
202037$1,550
19839$535
200629$7,595
19807$1,710
202127$975
19829$12,635
201838$1,322
19641$50
19703$125
19330$0
19692$100
202231$855
19470$0
19875$5,258
197410$6,025
19380$0
19410$0
19360$0
200737$2,030
201635$2,765
19390$0
201232$1,395
19430$0
19751$20
201735$2,520
20320$0
19350$0
20280$0
20310$0
19460$0
19400$0
19630$0
20240$0
19591$10,000
19766$240
20270$0
200127$7,610
19270$0
19671$25
19290$0
19300$0
19664$850
19490$0
19561$100
19520$0
19530$0
19686$356
19550$0
19580$0
19280$0
19450$0
19602$150
200225$6,565
19724$4,350
19614$2,675
199828$2,250
19510$0
19370$0
19846$800
19621$100
20300$0
19775$675
19340$0
201130$923
19651$50
19420$0
19480$0
19440$0
19540$0
20250$0
19570$0
199323$3,994
20290$0
19736$370
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon64%Alumni
Book icon5%Students
Parent icon11%Parents
Suitcase icon25%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon7%Friends
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Advocates

Thad and Darlene Warren photo
Thad and Darlene Warren
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Courtney O’Loughlin photo
Courtney O’Loughlin
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
Brian and Kelly Smith photo
Brian and Kelly Smith
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
generated 28 gifts, totaling $9,569
Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter & Mrs. Betty Kicklighter photo
Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter & Mrs. Betty Kicklighter
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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An anonymous donor
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Tom Bishop photo
Tom Bishop
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
President William & Mrs. Lesli Underwood photo
President William & Mrs. Lesli Underwood
Heart icon matched a total of $6,000
Todd Smith photo
generated 122 clicks and 23 gifts, totaling $5,892
An anonymous MUSM Graduate photo
An anonymous MUSM Graduate
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Lee Bowers photo
Lee Bowers
Heart icon matched a total of $4,000