Detroit Mercy Day of Giving

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Each year, Detroit Mercy hosts Day of Giving, a day to celebrate and educate students about how alumni contributions of time, talent and treasure help current student and enrich the University.

Celebrate Day of Giving 2022 by participating in any or all of the many activities we have planned. The more you participate, the more prizes you earn and the more raffle tickets you earn for a chance to win one of five VISA gift cards!

Hosted by Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

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Passport Program

The passport program is one way for every Detroit Mercy student to be involved in the University’s Day of Giving. Complete and submit proof of each Day of Giving activity you participate in to earn prizes and raffle tickets for a chance to wine one of the five VISA gift cards.  The more you participate and proof you submit, the more prizes and raffle tickets you earn!

Everyone who participates and submits proof of at least one activity will receive a sheet of Detroit Mercy tech stickers. You must upload proof of participation for each activity (requires sign-in with @udmercy.edu email). The Passport Form opens on Monday, September 26 for submissions and is open until Wednesday, September 28.

Prizes:

The more you participate in Day of Giving means the more you win.

Prizes for Participation

Number of Activities

Prize Awarded

One

Detroit Mercy Tech Stickers

Two-Four

Water Bottle, Detroit Mercy Tech Stickers

Five or More

T-shirt, Water Bottle, Detroit Mercy Tech Stickers

 

You will also receive one raffle ticket for each activity you participate in for a chance to win one of five VISA gift cards!

In-person activities

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Detroit Mercy Trivia and Cider
    Outside the Titan Dining Room, you can grab a class of cider and test your knowledge about philanthropy at Detroit Mercy.

  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Thank-you notes
    During lunch time students have the opportunity to write a thank-you note to a donor and receive a coupon for a boxed lunch to be picked up the following week.  There are stations set up in four different locations—Fountain Lounge, outside the bookstore, the fitness center and the library.  Find a location convenient for you to write your note and pick up your coupon. Redeem your coupon on October 4 in the Fountain Lounge or outside the TDR for your free boxed lunch.

  • headshot of jeremiah1-2 p.m. – Philanthropy Discussion presented in the ballroom by Detroit Mercy student, Jeremiah Steen '23 - Student Union Ballroom, 2nd Floor
    Come and listen to our own Jeremiah Steen discuss the importance of philanthropy and giving back to Detroit Mercy. This live event will also be available virtually through Zoom. Register in Advance for the virtual presentation. There is no need to register if you are coming in-person.

  • 4:30-6 p.m. - Detroit Mercy Trivia and Cider
    Outside the Titan Dining Room, you can grab a glass of cider and test your knowledge about philanthropy at Detroit Mercy.

  • Scavenger Hunt with Selfies
    Students can solve a hint that leads them to an area made possible through philanthropy.  Take a selfie with the related sign and submit. See the hints below.

Virtual activities

  • 1-2 p.m. – Philanthropy Discussion with Detroit Mercy student, Jeremiah Steen '23 
    This live event will also be available virtually through Zoom. Our own Jeremiah Steen discusses the importance of philanthropy and giving back to Detroit Mercy. Register in Advance for this presentation.

  • Day of Giving Video:  Watch the video and answer questions on the form.

  • Sign a virtual thank-you card for an alumni donor Simply check the “yes” box on the form if you submitted a thank-you card.  We can check to see if you participated.

  • Participate in virtual trivia. Proof of completion will be a screenshot of your name and score after participating in the activity.

  • Find alumni highlights on social media:  Throughout the day we will post highlight stories of seven alumni (one alumnus from each college and school). Check them out on our  Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn stories, and submit their names on the form.  Each name gets you an entry.

  • Post about your participation:  Post about the activities you’ve participated in on our Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn  and tag @DetroitMercy.  Take a screenshot of your post as proof of your participation.

  • Make a contribution: Make a gift to the Senior Class Gift Campaign or the Day of Giving crowdfunding campaign. Then, submit a screenshot of confirmation after your donation is made as proof.

Receive bonus entries if you take part in all activities! Simply check the “yes” box on the form if you have completed all of the above activities.

Scavenger Hunts

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    Corktown Campus Scavenger Hunt

    Explore the donor funded places and items on the Corktown Campus with this event designed to help you get to know and appreciate the generosity of Detroit Mercy’s students, employees, alumni and friends.

    Every five photo entries earn a raffle ticket. Take pictures of you with the following and upload them to your Passport:

    □ I can be red, feel blue, make you green and yellow too, the sun makes me beam, in my corner you must gleam!
    □ A place for the youngest patients
    □ A place that provides free food to students experiencing food insecurity on and off campus
    □ The 911 of dental care
    □ Where the real work gets done for dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth
    □ Brace yourself for the work in this clinic
    □ Assists students in meeting their educational costs
    □ An acrylic patient of old
    □ A fantasy figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures that visits when you sleep
    □ Dancing on a Sunday Afternoon

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    Law School Scavenger Hunt

    Explore the donor funded places and items on the Riverfront Campus with this event designed to help you get to know and appreciate the generosity of Detroit Mercy’s students, employees, alumni and friends.

    Every five photo entries earn a raffle ticket. Take pictures of you with the following and upload them to your Passport:

    □ An open-air gathering area
    □ A place to facilitate career counseling and education, professional growth, networks, and employment opportunities
    □ Exposure to simulated appellate court experiences
    □ Justice? A dramatic relief
    □ Supports foundational research and provides direction for more in-depth research on legal issues
    □ Assists students in meeting their educational costs
    □ A converted firehouse built in 1910
    □ Justice swift sword
    □ Foundational support for the Dean
    □ Provides assistance to all students who enter

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    McNichols Campus Scavenger Hunt

    Explore the donor funded places and items on the McNichols Campus with this event designed to help you get to know and appreciate the generosity of Detroit Mercy’s students, employees, alumni and friends.

    Every five photo entries earn a raffle ticket. Take pictures of you with the following and upload them to your Passport:

    □ A place where water springs up into life everlasting
    □ A campus landmark where WWI casualties are honored. Recognized in Guinness Book of World Records
    □ A main entrance of a building that houses the stained glass from the former Outer Drive Chapel
    □ A place for future medical professionals to study
    □ The former Science Building, now named after Warren Loranger
    □ A place to students can exhibit their structural designs
    □ A gift from the Kassab family
    □ The dedicated home of the University newspaper, The Varsity News
    □ An Active Learning Center
    □ A place for student-athletes to study
    □ A place that honors Dick Vitale
    □ A place for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics
    □ A chapel dedicated to the founder of the Jesuits
    □ A place where founders of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Religious Sisters of Mercy watch over the hallway
    □ A place to learn responsible investing
    □ A center for innovation and collaboration
    □ A place that facilitates hands-on collaboration of engineering disciplines with industry partners including competitive vehicle design, robotics and autonomous vehicle development
    □ A place to reflect and remember in nature
    □ An office to help students through experiences of community, prayer, action and reflection
    □ Assists students in meeting their educational costs
    □ A place that provides free food to students experiencing food insecurity on and off campus
    □ A studious display place
    □ A physical representation of the official Tau Beta Pi badge which is a watch key in the shape of the bent of a trestle
    □ A place to help you “Ride There!”
    □ A ‘haunt’ed dedicated tree

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    What is Day of Giving: Time, Talent and Treasure?

    Day of Giving is the day in which we educate students about the importance and need for alumni engagement and the role alumni play in meeting University priorities. Events and programming for this year’s event will be focused on educating students, thanking donors and giving back through time, talent and treasure.

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    What are the University's Priorities?

    • Drive academic and institutional excellence
    • Increase enrollment, retention and graduation of students
    • Heighten the distinction of the University
    • Create a culture that fosters effective management and strong financial health
    • Amplify community engagement
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    Examples of Time, Talent and Treasure:

    Time: help with an event, serve on a board, help with an activity such as a phonation, remain a dedicated fan

    Talent: teach others, sharing career experiences with other alumni and students, setting up job shadows and internships

    Treasure: donations, gift matching, fundraising

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    Biography: Jeremiah Steen '23

    headshot of jeremiahJeremiah is the Environmental Leadership Program’s Program Manager, the National Audubon Society’s Development Associate, Institutional Giving, and a Skillman Foundation President’s Youth Council member. Additionally, Jeremiah is the Director of the Steen Foundation, which has the goal of positively impacting the socialization of youth, promote strong inquisitive thinking, and allowing teens to advance their view of community through a creative perspective. Also, he serves on the Board of Directors for TrashMob.eco, EEqual and the Steering Committee for Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy.

    Learn more about Jeremiah.