Week of Giving 2024

1,906
Donors
127% of 1,500 Donor goal
$399,000
Donated
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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 DonorBill Stembridge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Nursing Funds

An Anonymous DonorCarol Bowdoin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni donors who gave to College of Nursing Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorDr. Julie A. Petherbridge matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for School of Business Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorLisa Lundquist matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Health Professions Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorRizza O’Connor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Law Student Success Fund

An Anonymous DonorBrian Smith matched $60 for each donor, donating a total of $3,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $4,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorBen Parrish matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for School of Law Funds

An Anonymous DonorPresident William & Mrs. Lesli Underwood matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $9,000Just for Alumni (2006-2024)

An Anonymous DonorJay Osteen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for School of Law Funds

An Anonymous DonorA longtime friend and generous donor to the Mercer School of Engineering matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for School of Engineering Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorGen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter & Mrs. Betty Kicklighter matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund

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

An Anonymous DonorThad and Darlene Warren matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000
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An Anonymous DonorLeonard Bennett gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorNorbert "Bert" D. Hummel, IV gave $1,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for School of Law Funds

An Anonymous DonorDarl Champion gave $30,000 because $30,000 was given by donorsJust for School of Law Funds
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About


  • 1 Week
  • 1,500 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 8:00am on Monday, May 6, and end at 8:00pm on Sunday, May 12. 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 1,500 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
A Special Message from President Underwood

This week is Orange & Black Give Back, Mercer's annual Week of Giving, and President Underwood is matching gifts made by all alumni who graduated during his tenure (2006-2024). When you make a gift to Mercer this week, not only are you making a difference in the lives of our students, you are also increasing the impact of your gift with a match from President Underwood. As an added bonus, you have the opportunity to get a limited-edition Mercer T-shirt with a gift of $25 or more. The T-shirt is only available this week, so make a gift today!

48 days ago by Josh Thompson

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Parent icon10%Parents
Suitcase icon27%Faculty/Staff
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Darl Champion
Gave $30,000 during a Challenge!
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Thad and Darlene Warren
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Todd Smith photo
generated 114 clicks and 43 gifts, totaling $12,566
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Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter & Mrs. Betty Kicklighter
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Tom Bishop
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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A longtime friend and generous donor to the Mercer School of Engineering
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Jay Osteen
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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generated 538 clicks and 88 gifts, totaling $9,181
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President William & Mrs. Lesli Underwood
Heart icon matched a total of $9,000
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generated 244 clicks and 87 gifts, totaling $7,865