ALUMNI NEWS
DECEMBER 2014
VOLUME 4 • ISSUE 1
day of giving: nets $40,000 for student support
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an inaugural effort earlier this month, UC Merced participated in the international #GivingTuesday initiative – a day dedicated to giving back. UC Merced’s version labeled #GivingTuesdayUCMerced was centered on increasing support for student scholarships, including the recently launched UC Merced Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Students, alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff alike made over 252 gifts -- raising over $40,000 in a 24-hour period. Each match qualifying gift’s impact was quadrupled, thanks to a 3:1 match provided by Wells Fargo and Foster Poultry Farms.   

In the days leading up to the event, a number of #unselfie photos could be found throughout social media in addition to pledges by alumni and challenges to fellow Bobcats encouraging them to support their alma mater. “I Give Because…” posters accompanied each #unselfie lending insight to various donor passions ranging from their personal belief in the power of higher education to their pride in UC Merced students. A blitz of posts, Tweets and retweets -- even by MC Hammer, about #GivingTuesdayUCMerced buzzed online. From the changing of profile and cover photos, to the sharing of custom “I Gave” badges given to each donor, a grassroots effort quickly demonstrated the power of the UC Merced network. Read more...


#GivingTuesdayUCMerced Infographic
Take a look at the full results from UC Merced's first day of giving. From the number of donors to the dollars raised per fund, see how the impact of each gift quadrupled on December 2. View now...
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VIDEO: UC Merced 2014 - A Year of Growth
The UC Merced campus continued to expand in 2014, providing the ideal backdrop for a year of advancement, excitement and opportunity.
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Message from UCMAA President Ellis '12
Dear UCMAA Members -- With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday brought us to #GivingTuesdayUCMerced.
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Class of 2010 -- THE REUN10N
Our Office of Alumni Relations is currently seeking alumni volunteers who would like to serve on the Class of 2010 -- 5 Year Reunion Planning Committee.
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Where are YOU now?
Calling all Bobcats! As Bobcats for life, we are in search of alumni updates to share in class notes and individuals to feature in highlight pieces.    
Update Info...
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JAN
24
Board meeting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SCI & ENG 2
FEB
9
PHILANTHROPY WEEK
2/9 - 2/13
UC MERCED CAMPUS
FEB
13
A.L.U.M. DAY
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UC MERCED CAMPUS
APR
11
BOBCAT DAY
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UC MERCED CAMPUS
APR
11
CLASS OF '10 REUN10N
TBD
UC MERCED CAMPUS
MAY
8
GRAD RECEPTION
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
TBD


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