#MoveInMiami starts Thursday

Faculty and staff involvement key to one-day giving event's success

#MoveInMiami begins at 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, seeking to welcome the incoming Class of 2020 to the Miami University family and to involve alumni, friends, faculty and staff in a one-day giving campaign supporting the university’s future.

Faculty and staff are also invited to a reception with President Gregory Crawford 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Armstrong Student Center’s Shade Family Room, the headquarters for #MoveInMiami festivities.

What is it?

#MoveInMiami is a one-day fundraising event beginnig Thursday, Aug. 25. The fast-paced day plays out on social media, with participants using #MoveInMiami to share their wisdom and encourage others. Prizes will be awarded via Twitter and Facebook throughout the day. #MoveInMiami is about participation, and donors are encouraged to give in any amount – it all adds up – to anything at Miami that is most meaningful to them.

2020 is the number to remember

  • #MoveInMiami is about honoring the Class of 2020 on their move-in day – a day that many Miami alumni remember fondly.
  • #MoveinMiami begins at 6 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, and ends at 2:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, lasting a total of 20 hours and 20 minutes.
  • The goal of #MoveInMiami is for 2,020 donors to make a gift to whatever at Miami is most meaningful to them. Meeting that goal will unlock a $100,000 matching gift!

#MoveInMiami 2015 success

  • In 2015, #MoveInMiami crushed its goal of 2,019 donors with 3,281 donors and unlocked $200,000 in matching gift challenges, raising $672,757.
  • Donors ranged from the Class of 1947 to the Class of 2019, with the Class of 2010 recording the most gifts.
  • Driven largely through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online applications, #MoveInMiami recorded 13.2 million social media impressions.

How can faculty and staff help?

Miami’s faculty and staff graciously give back every day through the support and guidance they provide our students. Many also are generous financial supporters of the university. #MoveInMiami is one more opportunity to show that support and to engage former students in giving back to your department and priorities. Here’s how:

  • Make one-time or recurring gift in support of any fund or program at Miami that is meaningful to you.
  • Join fellow Miami employees by signing up for payroll deduction. All payroll deduction gifts, whether existing or new, will count toward #MoveInMiami.
  • Get the word out! Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more by using the hashtag #MoveInMiami and share the opportunity to “Move Miami” with your co-workers, former students and friends.
  • Join your colleagues for a faculty and staff reception with President Crawford on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2-3 p.m. in Armstrong Student Center’s Shade Family Room, the headquarters for #MoveInMiami festivities.

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