Nicholls announces first annual day of giving

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is setting up March 27 to be a big day for students and campus organizations.

The Nicholls Foundation is presenting the first-ever Give-N-Day in which college departments, athletics and student organizations will set fundraising goals and donors will be able to choose exactly where their money goes.

“Give-N-Day is going to be a special event because it is student-driven,” Nicholls Foundation Executive Director Jeremy Becker said. “All the money raised goes directly to organizations on the college level, the department level and the student organizations.”

The deadline to register for the event will be on March 2, and organizations can start seeking donations on March 6. The campaigns will be mostly social media driven, and the Nicholls Foundation will have tools and templates to help organizations get started with sample posts and graphics.

The Nicholls Foundation has big plans on Give-N-Day itself, as the Nicholls baseball team will be hosting Mississippi State University. Activities include a tailgate party and contests for student organizations during the game.

“My goal for is to get #GiveNDay trending the day of March 27,” Becker said. “I wanted people excited about it and having fun, and instead of raising $100 at a bake sale, I want them making $1,500.”

United Community Bank is the headline sponsor.

“My wife, Allison, and I believe in this event so much that we chose to be one of its sponsors,” says Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune. “This is a time for the Nicholls community to come together and show their love for this university. You can show us your Colonel Pride by making a donation and encouraging others to do the same.”

For more information or to sign up, call Becker at 448-4006, email him at jeremy.becker@nicholls.edu or visit www.GiveNDay.org.