Below you will find answers to many common questions about Morningside Madness: Reynders Edition.
What is Morningside Madness?
Morningside Madness is a 36-hour giving event that supports the Morningside Fund. The 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 16 & 17 for Morningside Madness.
What is the difference between the Morningside Fund and the Annual Scholarship Fund?
The Morningside Fund allows alumni and friends to financially support all aspects of the Morningside experience without limiting the support to only scholarships. While the Morningside Fund continues to provide critical dollars for scholarships, it also supports academic and extracurricular programs, faculty development, technology, and campus life.
How will the money be used?
All donations received will go directly to the Morningside Fund, which is the foundation of support at Morningside. Money raised provides critical funding for student scholarships, academic and extracurricular programs, faculty development, technology and campus life.
Besides making a donation, how else can I help?
Sign up to become an Ambassador - tell your friends! Your voice will make Morningside Madness a success. Post about Morningside Madness on all of your social media platforms and tag your friends using #MsideMadness.
Can anyone participate in the Morningside Madness day of giving?
Absolutely! Support from everyone in the Morningside community—alumni, family, friends, fans, faculty, staff and students—counts.
I can’t make a large donation. Will my gift really make a difference?
Yes! In fact a gift during Morningside Madness means even more as it unlocks gifts, whose proceeds also benefit the Morningside Fund. Your gift also contributes to our alumni participation rate, which in turn raises Morningside’s profile in national rankings and increases the value of a Morningside degree.
How can I make a gift?
We know how valuable your time is, so we’ve made the process quick and easy.
On March 16 & 17,
1. Click on the “Give Now” button to make your gift online.
2. Call any of the following numbers to speak to a member of the Institutional Advancement team: 712-274-5153, 712-274-5464, 712-274-5266, 712-274-5424, 712-274-5408, 712-274-5409, 712-274-5107.
Is it safe to make a gift online?
Yes! All gifts will be processed using a secure online giving platform. The information collected will be used only by Morningside.
Is my gift to Morningside Madness tax-deductible?
All Morningside Madness gifts to the Morningside Fund are considered a donation. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Your gift will be acknowledged with a confirmation from PayPal, followed by a receipt letter from the Office of Institutional Advancement for your tax records.
Why is the only fund designation option the Morningside Fund?
All donations received will go directly to the Morningside Fund, which is the foundation of support at Morningside. Money given to the Morningside Fund benefits each student at Morningside, as it supports scholarships, academics, programs, extracurricular activities, technology and campus life.