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Day of Giving

April 22, 2024

We are rallying together to raise funds for ESF on our Day of Giving. By making a gift to ESF, you help to provide resources to educate and support our students who are learning to improve our world!

Join us on our third Day of Giving, a time when alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends come together to support ESF through an online fundraiser. We’ll announce exciting challenges — called Power Hours — on our website and social media channels to inspire competitive fun and provide opportunities to secure extra funding through donor matches! Your donation will help provide resources to educate the current and next generation of environmental champions and sustainability advocates.


Here’s what you can do now:

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You can make a direct impact!  Help us spread the word and show your support of ESF far & wide. We’ll provide you with the tools – all you have to do is encourage your circle to participate.

Want to volunteer as a 2024 Day of Giving Advocate? Here’s how: 

Complete this form with your contact information so we can reach out to you with updates. After the campaign has ended, we will send you an ESF swag pack for participating as an Advocate!  

As the Day of Giving gets closer, we will send you a toolkit with sample social media posts for use before, during, and after the campaign. Our toolkit will also include photos and graphics that you can use on your channels!

Encourage others to sign up to be an Advocate.  Anyone with an affiliation with ESF can participate. Advocates like you – who give and encourage others to do the same – will be the key to ensuring ESF’s 2024 Day of Giving is a success!   

What is ESF’s Day of Giving?

This is a day when alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends all over the world come together to make a difference by donating to ESF. Gifts of all sizes will help our students reach their bigger goals and support future generations of ESF.

ESF’s Day of Giving shows the mighty impact the ESF community can achieve when coming together.

Will my gift be matched?

We're recruiting our challengers for 2024 now, so stay tuned! Would you like to be a 2024 challenger? Let us know! 

How will my gift be used?

The ESF Annual Fund is our primary resource for unrestricted support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These funds are used to: provide scholarship and financial aid, enhance lab equipment and classroom spaces, bring guest speakers to campus, subsidize library acquisitions, and send students to national competitions and conferences.

What are Power Hour Challenges? How do they work?

In addition to the dollar for dollar matches, Power Hours are opportunities to secure extra funding for programs that support our students every day.

Sponsors for Power Hours in 2024 are in the works. Programs supported in prior years include the Athletics Hall of Fame and Beth's Bounty, the campus food pantry.  

Interested in sponsoring a Power Hour? Contact us.

Why should I participate?

Private support helps address gaps in funding and directs resources where they’re most needed, which has been increasingly critical over the past several years.

Your gift does so much more than just provide financial support. When you give, it is a testament that we believe in our students and want to see them succeed.  

Who can participate in Day of Giving?

Anyone may give!

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely. All gifts will be made through Blackbaud, a secure online giving platform.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. All gifts made to ESF are received by the ESF College Foundation and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

I already gave to ESF, why should I give again?

Great! You already know just how vital your gifts are to our students’ success – Thank you! Your donation on ESF’s Day of Giving will help unlock those challenge dollars, increasing the impact of your support. Your additional gift will inspire others to give as well.