Morningside Madness

 

In light of the extraordinary circumstances around COVID-19 and our continued focus on ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our the entire Morningside community, we have decided to delay Morningside Madness. It’s our hope that the circumstances around COVID-19 will significantly improve in the coming weeks, so the event can be a time of celebration. Stay tuned for updates!

 

Morningside Madness is a 36-hour LIVE fundraising event.  These two days are critical. The dollars earned, the energy, the excitement – it’s all for our students. The gifts we receive ensure we can make the Morningside experience everything it has always been and more.

 

To do this, we have two big goals: reach 600 donors with gifts totaling at least $100,000.  To achieve these marks, we need your help.  A gift of any size during this 36-hour period goes a long way.

Color the Map Maroon
Rank State Donors
1 IA 2
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
$1,000
Basketball Challenge
Help us drive this challenge to a victory! When 25 basketball alumni make a gift, Jeff '05 & Rachel Carlson will make a gift of $1,000.
25 Donor Goal
Starts in
$2,500
Athletic Challenge
Many Morningside memories are sports related. When 125 student-athletes make a gift, it will unlock an additional $2,500 gift.
125 Donor Goal
Starts in
$5,000
Baseball Challenge
Help us hit this challenge out of the park! When 50 baseball players make a gift, Galen Johnson '68 will make a gift of $5,000.
50 Donor Goal
Starts in
$2,000
Biology & Chemistry Major Challenge
Dr. Larry Heikes '66 will give an additional $2,000 when 40 biology and chemistry majors make a gift to Morningside Madness.
40 Donor Goal
Starts in
$2,000
Business Major Challenge
Linda (Hoogensen) Jennings '86 will give an additional $2,000 when 40 business majors make a gift.
40 Donor Goal
Starts in
$1,500
Char Challenge
Char Jorgensen has been "Mside Mom" to many students throughout her 34-year tenure in Admissions. Jason Shriver '96 and an anonymous alumnus will give an additional $1,500 when 70 gifts are made in honor of Char.
70 Donor Goal
Starts in
$1,000
Education Major Challenge
Jane & Ed Sibley will give an additional $1,000 when 40 Education majors make a gift of any size.
40 Donor Goal
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2
Match
Football Match
To see supporters of this celebrated program pave the way for future players, Chad Benson '90 will match each gift made by football alumni and friends dollar for dollar--up to $5,000.
$2,500
Greek Life Challenge
Whether you were in a fraternity, sorority or an honors group, the Greek tradition is a big part of Morningside's history. When 40 alumni make a gift to honor that tradition, Marjorie (McCracken) Morrell '70 will make a gift of $2,500.
40 Donor Goal
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2
Match
Humanities Match
The humanities have always been a foundational part of a Morningside education. Esther Mackintosh '69 will match all gifts made in support of the humanities dollar for dollar--up to $2,500.
$5,000
John Reynders Challenge
John Reynders became Morningside's President in 1999. Since then, Morningside has transformed into one of the best small colleges in the Midwest. To celebrate John's amazing career, Craig '70 & Chris Struve will give an additional $5,000 when 125 donors give $100 or more.
125 Donor Goal
Starts in
$2,000
Performing & Fine Art Challenge
Bob '63 & Margaret '63 (Guenther) Bell will give an additional $2,000 when 50 Morningside performers or artists make a gift to Morningside Madness.
50 Donor Goal
Starts in
2
Match
Young Alumni Match
Alumni who graduated between 2010 and 2019 can double their gift with a dollar-for-dollar Young Alumni match (up to $5,000).
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