Gorilla Giving Day


One Day. One Purpose. One Proud Gorilla Family.

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On March 2, 2020, alumni and friends will come together to support Pittsburg State University during our 24-hour giving campaign, Gorilla Giving Day. This unique fundraising event is the perfect opportunity to show your Gorilla pride by supporting the programs and priorities most meaningful to you. 

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Why March 2?

This year on March 2nd one of Pitt State’s oldest standing traditions, Apple Day, will celebrate the commemoration of the first building appropriation secured by Principal Russell S. Russ and school supporters in 1907. Still today, students, faculty, staff and supporters come together to celebrate this incredible milestone in Pittsburg State University history. As we begin new traditions we hope you participate in Gorilla Giving Day, an event inspired by Apple Day, to continue our purpose of supporting Pittsburg State University.

How can I help?

We already know that one person can make a difference. Our history proves that. And now we're calling on you to make a difference too. Please consider supporting Pitt State on Monday, March 2nd during Gorilla Giving Day - ONE DAY. ONE PURPOSE. ONE PROUD GORILLA FAMILY! Your support helps us advance our mission and strengthen our programs.

Challenges


Kick off 2020 by giving $20 to the Family & Consumer Sciences

Duane WhitbeckDr. Duane Whitbeck, chair of Family & Consumer Sciences, has a challenge for current students, alumni and friends of the University. Let's kick off 2020 by giving $20 to the Family & Consumer Sciences department. An anonymous donor will match up to $1,000. Please consider supporting this challenge and FCS!

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Alumni Legacy Scholarship Tattoo Challenge

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Dr. Jon Bartlow, director of alumni & constituent relations, has a challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of the University. His goal is to raise $10,000 for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. If successful, he will get a tattoo of a saxophone-playing gorilla on his right arm! Please consider supporting this challenge for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship fund and put a permanent display of our beloved mascot on Jon’s arm!

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Crimson & Gold Nation

LogoLet’s take Gorilla Giving Day from sea to shining sea! The Pittsburg State challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of the University is to receive gifts from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. & Puerto Rico. Please consider supporting this challenge by donating on Gorilla Giving Day and celebrate gorillas across the nation!

See if your state is represented

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Run for the Money

Kevin BrackerDr. Kevin Bracker, professor in the Kelce College of Business, has a challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of the University. He will run one mile for every $20 raised up to $1,000 (50 miles). In addition to running, he will match up to $500 for the Kelce College of Business. Please consider supporting this challenge and the Kelce College of Business, and let’s help Dr. Bracker make a run for it!

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Give a Slice of the Pie

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The Graphics and Imaging Technology Department has a challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of University. Faculty members Dr. Doug Younger, Andrea McConnaughey, and Rion Huffman will take a pie to the face for every $250 donated to the GIT department. Please consider supporting this challenge, the GIT department, and their beautiful faces by donating on Gorilla Giving Day.

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Crimson & Gold International Nation

LogoLet’s take Gorilla Giving Day international! Our challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of the University is to receive gifts from all over the globe where gorilla alumni live. Big things happen when we come together for our University! Please consider supporting this challenge by donating on Gorilla Giving Day.

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Automotive Technology Matching Gift Challenge

The Automotive Technology Advisory Council has a challenge for current students, alumni and friends of the University. The ATAC will match up to $1,250 donated to the Automotive Technology Department. The impact of your gift could be doubled! Please consider supporting this challenge and the Automotive Technology by donating on Gorilla Giving Day.

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Getting our Gorilla Groove On!

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The Teaching & Leadership Department has a challenge for current students, alumni, and friends of the University. Faculty members Dr. Bridgette Fincher and Dr. Kristi Stuck will have a dance off with current students for every $300 donated to the Teaching & Leadership department in support of their first student research trip*. Please consider supporting this challenge, the Teaching & Leadership department, and their dance moves on Gorilla Giving Day.
*Student research trip will take place only if overseas travel for tourists has been cleared by the US State Department

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