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Morris Enjoys Record-Setting Give to the Max Day

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Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
November 17, 2017

Editor's note: Since the initial publication of this story, additional gifts have been calculated and added to the previously reported total of $65,000. The University of Minnesota, Morris received an additional $5,000 grand prize for raising the third-highest dollar amount among University units.

The University of Minnesota, Morris enjoyed a record-setting Give to the Max Day (GTMD), thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends. The campus received nearly $80,000 in private giving support during the 24-hour giving event. Morris also raised the third-highest dollar amount among University units on Give to the Max Day 2017.

Gifts made to Morris during this year's GTMD totalled more than twice those from the previous year's event. These gifts put Morris that much closer to realizing its $21 million A model for living and learning campaign goal.

"As with all gifts made to the University of Minnesota, Morris, the impact of yesterday's giving for our students and campus is the most important aspect," says Director of Advancement Susan Schmidgall. "This was an exciting 24 hours for UMM, and we are grateful for the support of our generous friends."

GTMD gifts, as with all gifts made during the Model for living and learning campaign, will support life-changing student experiences, faculty leaders, the historic campus, and the future of the region. To learn more about the campaign and Morris' giving priorities, visit

About Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place. That initial spark touched off a blast of online giving — $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans. Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.

About GiveMN

GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website,, enables charitable giving any time and any place, allowing people to donate with ease and enthusiasm. GiveMN brings innovation, energy and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity. GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Explore today.