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Morningside Madness

Morningside Madness is a 36-hour giving event that supports the Morningside Fund. Money raised provides critical funding for student scholarships, academic and extracurricular programs, faculty development, technology, and campus life. Through the support of generous alumni and friends, Morningside is able to offer unique educational and experiential opportunities to its students. 

As Morningside University launches the next generation of leaders into their own bright futures, we invite alumni, parents, and friends to join us on March 17 & 18 for Morningside Madness.  


* Morningside continues to practice Covid-19 safety precautions. Many pictures were taken prior to the global pandemic. 

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Rank State Gifts
1 IA 284
2 NE 51
3 SD 28
$4,000
Area of Greatest Need Challenge
There are many worthy things to support at Morningside. If you do not have a preference, then this challenge is for you! The Alumni Board will give $4,000 when 75 alumni and friends make an unrestricted gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$7,000
Athletics Challenge
Athletics develops the values of teamwork, persistence and discipline while providing a great source of unity and pride. When 125 gifts are made for athletics, Galen Johnson '68, Jason '96 & Shelly '96 (Van Meeteren) Kleis and Jeff '05 & Rachel Carlson will give an additional $7,000.
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
$16,000
Board of Directors Challenge
The members of the Board of Directors are passionate about Morningside. When 600 donors make a gift during Morningside Madness, they will give an additional $16,000.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
2
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Graduate Program Match
Part of Morningside's mission statement is lifelong learning. Our post-baccalaureate options and graduate programs in nursing and education can help take careers to the next level. Gifts made to support our graduate programs will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $5,000) thanks to Dr. Gene '71 & Dr. Debra (Anderson) '73 Knudsen.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Scholarships Match
Scholarships help students realize their dreams and goals; almost every Morningside alumnus received scholarships. Today all gifts made to support scholarships will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) thanks to Reid Rosen '13, Dr. David '76 & Diane '76 (Hantsbarger) Davidson and Ed '65 & Jane (Shrader) '70 Sibley. Pay it forward and invest in tomorrow leaders.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,000
Student Life Challenge
The Morningside experience is more than spending time in a classroom and studying. It is also about growing as an individual and enhancing your overall perspective of the world. The more involved you are on campus, the easier it is to transition and succeed in the working world. Dr. Greg '67 & Joan '68 (Murphey) Clark will give an additional $3,000 when 50 alumni and friends support the student life experience.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Technology Challenge
Technology has changed traditional teaching and learning processes. Morningside's campus community has evolved with these changes and offers effective tools to increase student engagement and productivity. Jason '03 & Cheri (Jorgensen) '03 Gehling will give an additional $1,000 when 25 alumni and friends make a gift to enhance technology.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Undergraduate Academic Programs Match
Morningside offers more than 65 undergraduate degree programs. Internships, externships, study abroad and research opportunities enhance our programs and prepare our students for life after college. All gifts made to support academic programs will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $5,000) thanks to Marty Wikert ‘62.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Visual & Performing Arts Challenge
Participating in the arts is invaluable because it teaches creativity, personal expression and collaboration. When 100 Morningside performers or artists make a gift, Marilyn (Schirck) Setzler '66 will give an additional $5,000.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
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Kickoff Match
Let's start the day off right! Craig '70 & Chris Struve, Chair of the Morningside College Board of Directors, will match all gifts 1:1 (up to $5,000) between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on March 17.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,250
Tonight is THEIR Lucky Night Challenge
Make tonight our students' lucky night! In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, when 75 people make a gift between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bob '63 & Margaret '63 (Guenther) Bell, Dustin '05 & Gretchen (Wickey) '01 Cooper and Mannix Clark '91 will give an additional $3,250.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Day Two - Keep it Going Match
After a strong first day, Cleo '81 & Lois Franklin want to keep the momentum going. They will match each gift 1:1 (up to $2,000) starting at 8 a.m. on March 18.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Lunchtime Dash Challenge
Lunchtime is a great time to support Morningside students. Marjorie (McCracken) Morrell '70 will give an additional $2,500 when 50 alumni and friends make a gift during the Lunchtime Dash from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on March 18.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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