What Is Giving day?

Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving initiative that asks all members of the Emmanuel College family to make a gift in support of the College.

On September 19, 1919, Emmanuel College became the first Catholic college for women in New England when it opened its doors to celebrate the first day of classes. Our inaugural Giving Day celebrates 100 years—to the day—of transformative learning experiences for hardworking Saints steeped in the mission of Catholic values and tradition.

Each and every gift received on Thursday, September 19, 2019 counts towards Giving Day. Regardless of how much you give, or how you choose to designate your gift, your support will help to lead the College into our second century.

Be a Saint: Save the date and make a gift to Emmanuel College on 9.19.19!


Want to Get Involved?

  • Make a gift on 9.19.19: Gifts of all sizes and to any designation count towards our Giving Day totals.
  • Add Giving Day to your calendar and invite your friends.
  • Spread the word on social media—and share why you're giving towards our goal to raise $100,000 in celebration of 100 years—using the hastag #EC100for100. All who post will be entered into a drawing for an Emmanuel College Centennial commemorative prize item!
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see how your gift impacts the student experience.



Shareable Messages & Graphics

Celebrate Emmanuel's Centennial: Use one of the messages below—or draft your own using #EC100for100 and emmanuel.edu/GivingDay—to tell the world why you're supporting Emmanuel College on 9.19.19!

  • Celebrate 100 years of @EmmanuelCollege: Mark your calendar for Emmanuel Giving Day 9.19.19 at https://www.facebook.com/events/2349460461933105/! emmanuel.edu/GivingDay #EC100for100
  • On 9.19.19, I’m showing what it means to be a Saint. Join me and make a gift at www.emmanuel.edu/GivingDay. #EC100for100 TAG @FRIENDS HERE
  • As a recipient of financial aid, I would not be where I am today without the generosity of others. Join me on 9.19.19 and make a gift to @EmmanuelCollege at www.emmanuel.edu/GivingDay! #EC100for100
  • Post a favorite Emmanuel photo (you with classmates, an influential professor or administrator, or a beautiful photo of campus) and tag those in the photo with a request to make a gift at www.emmanuel.edu/GivingDay on 9.19.19. #EC100for100

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Giving Day FAQs

  1. What gifts count towards Giving Day?
    All gifts made online on Thursday, September, 19, 2019 (or received via mail in advance of Giving Day with “Giving Day” in the check memo line) will count towards our Giving Day totals. Gifts can be designated to the Emmanuel Fund or to a specific academic department, athletic team, or scholarship—it’s up to you! The most important thing is your participation!
  2. Do Giving Day gifts count towards the Campaign for the Second Century?
    Yes, all Giving Day gifts also count towards Emmanuel College’s comprehensive campaign: The Campaign for Our Second Century.
  3. Can I make my gift in honor of/in memory of someone special?
    Of course! There is a section to make a tribute gift on the gift form. Making a gift in honor of, or in memory of, someone who made your Emmanuel experience particularly special is a wonderful way to support the College and honor their legacy.
  4. I don’t like to give online—can I make my gift offline?
    Yes! This year we will be accepting offline gifts via check in advance of Giving Day. All you have to do is send a check made payable to “Emmanuel College” with “Giving Day” in the memo line. Check gifts must be received by Thursday, September 19, 2019 to count in our totals. Please mail your gift to: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, ATTN: David DiGuardia, 400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
  5. Can I make my gift over the phone?
    Yes! If you’d like to make your Giving Day gift before, or on the day of, please call the Development Office at (617) 735-9771 and we would be happy to take your gift over the phone.
  6. What forms of payment do you accept online?
    Gifts can be made via our secure online giving page, the link for which will be made live on Giving Day. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.