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Give. Share. Change a life!

Birmingham-Southern's Young Alumni Council is passionate about giving back to the community!

We realized that by investing in future BSC students, we in turn are investing in the future of our local community. According to the American Psychological Association, two-thirds of first-generation college students choose careers that give back, and roughly 20 percent of BSC’s current student body are first-generation. With many first-generation alumni serving on this year’s Council, the group feels strongly about giving a deserving student this opportunity.

That's why this year for #BSCGivingTuesday, we’ve launched a campaign to fund a scholarship for a student who is the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university. This student will become a member of BSC’s Class of 2024. We hope that you will reflect on how BSC has impacted you personally and help us provide that impact to a first-generation student. Give back to BSC and your community by making a gift today!

We hit our original goal of $20,000 as of 3:30pm, and we now have a NEW GOAL of $25,000! Help us increase the funds we will be able to provide a first-generation student by making a gift toward this new goal.

Challenges and Matches:

Double your donation match: The first $2,000 raised ON December 3 will be matched by Alumni Board member Danzey Burnham ‘78 and former faculty member Dr. Guy Hubbs. -- CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

Beat the rush match: The first $2,000 raised BEFORE December 3 will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from Alumni Board members Eddie LaCour '07, Bill Dowell '78 and Sandra Dowell '78. -- CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

Young Alumni Council 100% Participation Challenge: The Young Alumni Council has committed to 100% participation on Giving Tuesday, pledging individually to make gifts of at least $20.24. This means that the they will give at least 688.16 ($20.24 x 34 members). When the Council reaches 100% participation, $2,000 in matching funds will be “unlocked," courtesy of Thomas and Jennifer Waters, both Class of 1986, and State Farm.

Corporate matches: Did you know that the power of your gift could be double or even tripled? More than 15,000 companies match charitable contributions made by employees, spouses, and even retirees. To see if your company has a matching gift program, use our search engine at www.bsc.edu/match or contact your employer's Human Resource Department.

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What is #GivingTuesday?

Entering its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of philanthropy fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season and has become a day that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. This year #GivingTuesday will connect the Birmingham-Southern community for one common purpose: to give the gift of scholarship to a member of BSC's Class of 2024.

#GivingTuesday gifts will fund:

This year’s Giving Tuesday goal is to fund a four-year scholarship for a student from the Class of 2024 who is the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university and who has demonstrated financial need. The campaign goal is $20,000, enough for a $5,000 sponsored scholarship to be awarded for four years.

About the Young Alumni Council

The Young Alumni Council is a group of BSC graduates from the last ten years. We strengthen connections in our spheres and represent a range of professions and affinities, with the goal of improving the alumni experience through increased engagement. We have 35 members, with representatives from every class.