DayOne - Montana Tech's Giving Event
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DayOne 2020 has concluded -  If you are interested in supporting any of the DayOne projects you still can, today and throughout the year, by visiting the Montana Tech Foundation mtech.edu/give. Simply add where you would like your gift applied in the comments section. Thank you for supporting the people, programs and places at Montana Tech!   
 

 

Montana Tech (then the Montana State School of Mines) opened its doors to our first 39 students on the 11th of September 1900 with one building (Main Hall) and two degrees (Mining Engineering and Electrical Engineering). It was our DayOne. Now, 120 years later, we boast two growing campuses between Montana Tech and Highlands College and offer over 60 degrees.

 

For 120 years Montana Tech has connected focused students to a network of people, opportunities, and experiences that empower them to change the world. To celebrate our history and our growth, we will hold our fourth annual two day digital fundraising event DayOne on the 10th and 11th of September 2020. The goal is to bring together our Montana Tech community, to share what is happening on our campuses, and raise funds for our students, departments and programs in focused areas.

 

During the event we will also have special matching opportunities for our Departments and Programs, First Time Donors, Student Donors and Faculty and Staff Donors. Below is a description of each:

 

DayOne Departmental Challenge - Total match dollars $20,000

Departments will go head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department by bringing in the most unique individual donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot, valued at up to $20,000, ranging from $5,000 for the top finisher to $500 for 10th place. Please note that the Montana Tech Foundation will be monitoring unique donors and adjusting as needed to keep the challenge accurate.

 

First Time Donor Match - Total Match Dollars $5,000

First time donor gifts will be matched 1:1 for each dollar given from a match pool of $5,000. That means your gift of $50 actually has the impact of $100. To take advantage of this matching opportunity make sure to answer yes to being a first time donor on the giving form. Please note that the Montana Tech Foundation will be monitoring unique donors and adjusting as needed to keep the challenge accurate. Matching opportunity will be available from 6am September 10th, 2020 through 12pm September 11th, 2020 or sooner if the $5,000 match has been met.

 

Student Donor Match - Total Match Dollars $5,000

Montana Tech student donor gifts will be matched 1:1 for each dollar given from a match pool of $5,000. That means your gift of $50 actually has the impact of $100. To take advantage of this matching opportunity make sure to answer yes to being a first time donor on the giving form. Please note that the Montana Tech Foundation will be monitoring unique donors and adjusting as needed to keep the match accurate. Matching opportunity will be available from 6am September 10th, 2020 through 12pm September 11th, 2020 or sooner if the $5,000 match has been met.

 

Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge - Total Match Dollars $5,000

$5,000 will be unlocked at the time 50 Montana Tech faculty/staff members have participated in DayOne 2020. Please note that the Montana Tech Foundation will be monitoring unique donors and adjusting as needed to keep the match accurate. Upon completion of the entire DayOne Giving event $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made for each of those donors.

 

Also to celebrate 120 years of Montana Tech, upon DayOne's completion 120 DayOne donors will be randomly selected to receive a one of a kind 5518 T-shirt. so make sure to select your shirt size on the donation form. In addition every DayOne donor will receive a 5518 sticker of the same design mailed with their receipt letter. 

              

 

The DayOne giving site will be live to give from 6am MST on the 10th of September 2020 to 11:59pm MST on the 11th of September 2020.

 

For questions about Montana Tech's DayOne giving event contact spanisko@mtech.edu

DayOne 2020 Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 MT 448
2 CO 47
3 TX 33
Leaderboard
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most gifts to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 143
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 83
3 $2,500 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 38
4 $2,000 Business 37
5 $1,750 Geological Engineering 32
6 $1,500 Mathematical Sciences 30
7 $1,250 Petroleum Engineering 24
8 $1,000 Mechanical Engineering 24
9 $750 Environmental Engineering 22
10 $500 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 20
11 Nursing 13
12 Highlands College 12
13 Geophysics 8
14 Computer Science 7
15 Electrical Engineering 6
16 Civil Engineering 6
17 Chemistry & Geochemistry 4
18 Biological Sciences 4
19 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 3
Ended
2
Match
First Time Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 first time donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 Montana Tech student donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$3,260 MATCHED
Ended
$5,000
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members and $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2020 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Montana Tech Food Pantry Match in memory of John F. McCarthy
Thank you to all our DayOne donors to the Montana Tech Food Pantry and for the generous $2,500 in matching funds made in memory of John F. McCarthy.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Nursing Match Challenge in memory of Geraldine M. McCarthy
In memory of Geraldine M. McCarthy a challenge match of $2,500 was awarded to the Montana Tech Nursing Departmental Fund. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech Nursing DayOne donors and for the generous $2,500 match in memory of Geraldine M. McCarthy!
$2,500 / $2,500 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Butte Endowed Scholarship Match
Thank you to all of our DayOne donors to the Butte Endowed Scholarship and to the Johnson, Cassidy and McClafferty families for offering a $3,500 match.
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Hladky Digger Athletics Match
Thank you to all our DayOne Digger Athletics donors and a special thanks to Paul & Andrea Hladky for their $2,000 matching gift to the Digger Athletic Annual Scholarship.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Mollish Challenge Match
Thank you to Anne Mollish daughter of major Frank and Mrs. Mary Mollish challenged other Biological Sciences donors with the promise of an additional $500 if $1,000 is raised towards the Frank and Mary Mollish Endowed Sciences Fund. Thank you to Anne and to all Biological Sciences donors during DayOne!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Completed
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