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Florida Poly Giving Day

On March 14, 2022, the Phoenix community will come together for the first ever Florida Poly Giving Day, a 24-hour event where students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends will show their Florida Poly pride in support of the University.

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On March 14, 2022, we will all take to social media and post messages to encourage our friends, families, and community to give to Florida Poly and the various clubs and departments. There are also scholarships and the student emergency fund that will take donations. 

In all of your posts, please direct everyone to givingday.floridapoly.edu to make their donations.

The exciting part during this day will be the various challenges. Throughout the day, there will be challenges posted on social media which could give your club or department thousands of dollars. 

Challenges

With challenges taking place all day on Giving Day, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift. 

* Pay very special attention to those challenges as they can really help your unit raise additional funds. 

It’s time to make a lasting impact to help transform tomorrow. Be the  first person to make a donation (to the academic department, student club, or scholarship of your choice) and #FLPoly will add an extra $1,000 to your gift. Your participation matters. 💰

Heads up early risers, today’s the day!   #FLPolyGivingDay is here. Participate in this challenge by describing something you love about Florida Poly in emojis. Added points for creativity and artistic emoji ability. Participate by using the hashtag #FLPolyGivingDay and mentioning the college, program, or fund of your choice. The tweet with the most likes will earn an extra $1,000.

Never given to Florida Poly? Be the first first-time donor to make a donation (to the academic department, student club, or scholarship of your choice) and we will add an extra $1,000 to your gift.

Our pets are part of our Florida Poly family. Whether they’re decked out in Phoenix gear, running wild or interrupting a Zoom call, they’re here for us when we need them. This hour, we want you to show us your Phoenix pets!

For all the pet lovers out there, this challenge is for you! Comment a photo of your pride and joy and tell us the academic department, club, or scholarship you’d love to support. The comment with the most likes will earn $1,000 to the academic department, club, or scholarship you mentioned. Be sure to use #FLPolyGivingDay. 

Big numbers = bigger impact!   Who will raise the most this hour during #FLPolyGivingDay? The academic department, student club, or scholarship with the most gifts during this hour will be awarded an additional $1,000 in funding.

Calling all faculty and staff members of #FLPoly. 📣 The academic department, student club, or scholarship that receives the most gifts from faculty and staff (between 2 and 3 p.m.) will receive an extra $1,000.

We’re 1,000+ alumni strong. 💪Let’s see what you can do. The academic department, student club, or scholarship that receives the most gifts from alumni (between 3 and 4 p.m.) will receive an extra $1,000.

#FLPoly parents are the best. The academic department, student club, or scholarship that receives the most gifts from parents (between 5 and 6 p.m.) will receive an extra $1,000. givingday.floridapoly.edu.

The race begins in one hour! The area that receives the most gifts during the 5K between 8 and 9 p.m. will be awarded based on the time of the first-place runner multiplied by $50 with a maximum bonus of $1,000.

It's the final hour of #FLPolyGivingDay! Rally your friends and family to make their gifts before the clock hits midnight. The academic department, student club, or scholarship that receives the most gifts in the last hour of the day will be awarded an additional $1,000.  Make your gift here    givingday.floridapoly.edu 

Tell us something you love about Florida Poly — why you chose it, a favorite memory, a shout-out to a friend, your favorite campus spot, etc. — and tweet using the hashtag #flpolygivingday. Mention the department, area of support, club, or scholarship fund of your choice in the tweet, and $10 will automatically be given to that area in your honor! It’s that easy. This challenge will begin at 12:01 a.m. on March 24 and will run until 100 tweets have been posted and the $1,000 threshold has been reached.

RULES:

  • Keep your entries positive.
  • Limit five tweets per account.
  • Colleges and units are not eligible to participate in this challenge. Tweets must come from personal Twitter accounts.
  • This is a Twitter-only challenge.

Let’s bring in the big Phoenixes. The area that receives the largest single gift on Day of Giving will also receive a bonus $1,000.

The flight heard 'round the world. The gift made from the location farthest from our campus will earn their chosen area an extra $1,000. 

All across campus, student organizations at Florida Poly are coming together for a special Giving Day competition.

The three organizations with the largest number of gifts through their fundraising link will be awarded a portion of the $1,500 jackpot:

  • First place will receive $1,000
  • Second place will receive $350
  • Third place will receive $150

The area with the highest number of gifts from students will earn $1,000 for their organization.

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Only gifts made via the givingday.floridapoly.edu website on March 14, 2022, are eligible for challenges. Social media challenges are limited to the listed platforms and must include #flpolygivingday and the unit @ handle.

 

Participating Units

Here is the list of the various areas for which you can donate. A specific link to each unit's fund will be available on March 14.
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Capstone Projects
  • Florida Poly Innovation Fund
  • Student Emergency Fund
  • General Scholarship Fund
  • First Generation in College Scholarship
  • Students with Disabilities Scholarship
  • John R. Alexander Endowed Scholarship Fund 
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Purple Fire Robotics
  • Cybersecurity Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Recreation

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Poly Giving Day is our inaugural 24-hour online fundraising event held on March 14, 2022. On this day, it’s all about our great University and the people who make this place so special! Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Florida Poly are welcome and encouraged to show their Phoenix pride and make a gift to the area that means the most to them.

Florida Poly Giving Day is March 14, 2022.

As Florida Polytechnic University works to move the state and the University forward, building a foundation to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive in our state is critical. Your gift to Florida Poly can help accomplish amazing things. The possibilities are endless.  

Giving is easy. You can give on our designated Giving Day website on Monday, March 14 anytime from midnight until 11:59 p.m. EST. You can make a gift to support student scholarships, or you can make a gift in support of your school, college, department, or organization of choice. When you do so, you could also earn matching funds to support it. Then, share your experience! Post about it on social media and encourage your friends to give with #FLPolyGivingDay!

The minimum gift amount is $10. 

Yes, of course! Your official gift receipt for tax purposes will be emailed immediately after you make your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for advice related to your specific tax situation. 

The University areas that agreed to participate are featured will display on the Florida Poly Giving Day site.

Only gifts made on Giving Day during the 24-hour online effort count for Florida Poly Giving Day. We celebrate all our donors year-round, no matter when gifts are made. Florida Poly Giving Day is a giving day specific to a particular time as we celebrate the University and our impact across the world.

Giving challenges are Florida Poly Giving Day contests that will earn additional funds for Florida Poly Giving Day causes.. 

 

Social Media Toolkit

Thank you for your help promoting #FLPolyGivingDay. You are integral to the advancement of the mission and objectives of Florida Poly. This guide provides information regarding expectations, benefits, and materials for your use. 

Promote Florida Polytechnic University and its mission on your social media network to raise awareness and increase knowledge regarding the University. 

  • Serve as a positive voice for the University on social media.
  • Share posts regarding Florida Poly events and fundraising campaigns.
  • Share content based on provided schedule, specific to each event using approved content and appropriate hashtags. 

Social media engagement is key to the success of #FLPolyGivingday. We want to hear your story and for your network to join the conversation. Share photos, videos, and stories to your social media sites, write blog posts, make a video, or wherever your creative passion lies. Remember to use #FLPolyGivingDay, and to tag @FLPolyU or @FLPolyAlumni. 

  • "Join me in supporting OUR University on #FLPolyGivingDay. Visit givingday.floridapoly.edu to make your gift today."
  • "On #FLPlolyGivingDay, I support Florida Polytechnic University because _________________. Make your gift at givingday.floridapoly.edu "
  • "The education I received from Florida Poly is why I _______________. Support #FLPolyGivingDay at givingday.floridapoly.edu."
  • "Supporting Florida Polytechnic University, my alma mater, is important to me because _________________. Share your story and your resources using #FLPolyGivingDay." #FLPolyAlumni
  • Join me in making a gift in support of #FLpolyGivingDay ________________."

When possible, use all of these, but always use #FLPolyGivingDay

  • #FLPolyGivingDay
    #FLPolyAlumni
    #FLPoly

Here is what we need from you on Giving Day

Post to your social media about Giving Day.

Tell everyone you know about March 14 and Florida Poly Giving Day.

Use #flpolygivingday for everything posted on social media on Giving Day.