Give Miami Day is one the nation’s biggest 24-hour online annual giving events. For us at Barry, it is the chance for our alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff to come together to make a difference for Barry, its students and the communities we serve. All gifts made on Thursday, November 19th 2020 between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 EDT will count toward Barry’s total on Give Miami Day.
On November 19th your gift has an even bigger impact than usual. The Miami Foundation who has hosted Give Miami Day since 2012, will match a percentage of gifts made to Barry on Give Miami Day. This means the more money we can raise from our Barry community, the more there will be for Barry students!
One hundred percent of your gift goes the Barry Fund or another area of your choice within the University. The Barry Fund provides critical help to Barry. Annually, more than half of Barry students report a shortfall between $2500 - $5000. These might seem like small amounts but for our students, who come from homes where family income is less than $50,000, any amount can make the difference between staying at Barry and having to drop out of college. Or, worse, they leave with a mountain of student debt that makes the life they had dreamed of seem impossible.
With your help, we can eliminate cost as a barrier and ensure students have the tools they need to move successfully through college and thrive in life after graduation.
Many companies and organizations encourage charitable contributions through their matching-gift programs. To find out if your company will match your gift to Barry, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Corporate matches will not be counted in the Give Miami Day total.
There are many ways to show your Buccaneer spirit on Give Miami Day! Encourage your family and friends via Facebook and Twitter to support Barry University on Give Miami Day or send an email or text message that links to this page. Post about Giving Day across your social media channels using #isupportbarryU. No matter what you choose, your voice will make an enormous difference in our success during Give Miami Day.
Follow along and share your Give Miami Day experience on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #GiveMiamiDay, #BarryUniversity, and #IsupportBarryU.