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Morningside Strong

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Morningside Madness – our annual 36-hour day of giving event typically held in mid-March – was postponed. While we felt it was not appropriate to move forward with our usual giving event, we do want our students to feel the strength of the Morningside community and understand that they matter, their experience matters, and their Morningside education matters.

 

While there will be many ways to participate in the week, a vital component of showing our students support is giving. Your gifts will provide student scholarships and support initiatives that will continue to make the Morningside experience possible, particularly in these trying times.

 

With that said, we do know that many people and families are facing financial challenges in the wake of COVID-19. Our thoughts are with those facing these challenges and with the essential workers risking their lives each day to provide services that many of us have taken for granted until now. While there are many ways to participate during the week, raising funds for our students is vital. Our goal is to shine a light on the strength of the Morningside community and recognize the people that make it so special.

 

Your support and gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and needed more than ever. Each individual, each show of support, and every dollar are important steps in reaching our goals and making a difference.

 

Together, we are Morningside strong.

 

 

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Rank State Donors
1 IA 294
2 NE 49
3 SD 25
$5,000
Performing & Fine Art Challenge
Participating in the arts is invaluable because it teaches creativity, personal expression and collaboration. When 100 Morningside performers or artists make a gift, Bob '63 & Margaret '63 (Guenther) Bell and Marilyn (Schirck) Setzler '66 will give an additional $5,000.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$4,000
$20 for Class of 2020
Show your love for the members of the class of 2020 by making a gift of $20 or more in their honor. When 150 donors make a gift of $20 or more, the Alumni Board will give an additional $4,000.
150 / 150 Donors
Completed
$4,500
Athletic Challenge
Morningside College athletics develops the values of teamwork, persistence and discipline while providing a great source of unity and pride for the entire college. When 100 student-athletes make a gift, Dr. Gene '71 & Dr. Debra '73 (Anderson) Knudsen will give an additional $4,500.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Baseball Challenge
America’s pastime teaches focus, humility and resilience—important qualities no matter what you do in life. Help us hit this challenge out of the park! When 35 baseball players make a gift, Galen Johnson '68 will give an additional $5,000.
35 / 35 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Basketball Challenge
Basketball teaches coachability, communication, confidence and so much more. With your help, this challenge will be a slam dunk! When 25 basketball alumni make a gift, Jason '96 & Shelly '96 (Van Meeteren) Kleis and Jeff '05 & Rachel Carlson will give an additional $2,000.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Ag Major Challenge
Today’s Ag students are getting their hands dirty in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. When 20 donors support today’s ag students or give in honor of an ag alum or professor, Reid Rosen '13 will give an additional $2,500.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Biology & Chemistry Majors Challenge
Morningside’s bio/chem majors’ ability to identify solutions, streamline processes, and create efficiencies make them an invaluable resource as they pursue graduate degrees and careers. When 20 biology and/or chemistry majors make a gift, Dr. Larry Heikes '66 will give an additional $2,000.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Business Major Challenge
Business touches almost every aspect of our society. Globalization is the new normal. The Morningside Business department matters because it helps students develop crucial communication and collaboration skills, financial responsibility, project management, and understand the impact of work in a global economy. When 30 business majors make a gift, Linda (Hoogensen) Jennings '86 will give an additional $2,000.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Char Challenge
Alumni and friends of Morningside College know it is the people that make Morningside so special. Char Jorgensen has been "Mside Mom" to many throughout her 34-year tenure in Admissions. When 50 gifts are made in honor of Char, Mannix Clark '91 & Jason Shriver '96 will give an additional $1,000.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Covid-19 Front-Line Workers Match
To honor alumni who prepared at Morningside and now serve as frontline responders to Covid-19, Craig ’70 & Christine Struve and Marty Wikert ‘62 will match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to $10,000).
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Education Major Challenge
While education has always been among our top majors, recent circumstances have highlighted more than ever the value and importance of excellent teachers. When 30 education majors make a gift, Jane & Ed Sibley will give an additional $1,000.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Football Match
Football fosters leadership, accountability and sacrifice. To help us finish this drive Chad ’90 and Lisa Benson will match each gift made by football alumni and friends dollar for dollar (up to $5,000). Support, celebrate and pave the way for future football student-athletes at Morningside.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Greek Life Challenge
Whether you were in a social fraternity, sorority or honors group, you recognize the value of the Greek tradition to Morningside's history. When 25 alumni make a gift to honor that tradition, Marjorie (McCracken) Morrell '70 will make a gift of $2,500.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Humanities Match
Humanities matter because they encourage people to think critically, cultivate empathy and imagination, and foster the ability to communicate and write clearly and effectively. Esther Mackintosh '69 will match all gifts in the support of the humanities dollar for dollar (up to $2,500).
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$3,000
Alumni Couple Challenge
To celebrate all of the Morningside couples who have built wonderful lives together, Dr. Greg '67 & Joan '68 (Murphey) Clark will give $3,000 when 40 alumni couples make a gift.
40 / 40 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Young Alumni Match
Morningside’s graduates of the last decade are GOLDen. When an alumnus, who graduated after 2010 makes a gift, Reid Rosen '13 will match it dollar for dollar (up to $5,000).
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Lunchtime Match
Lunchtime is a great time to connect with and support Mside friends and family. Dr. David '76 & Diane '76 (Hantsbarger) Davidson, Dr. Edward Johnson '73 and Keith Roeper '58 will match each gift made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday May 5 dollar for dollar (up to $3,000).
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
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