As part of this year’s Giving Tuesday event, UP students had the chance to enter an Instagram contest where they could be one of three people to win $250 to donate to any area of UP they want. The three winners were randomly selected and shared with development which campus funds they are giving back to:
- Senior Chloe Tanega will be donating her $250 to UP’s Filipino American Student Association (FASA). Chloe is also the president of FASA and plans to use the funds for their 5th annual culture show this spring. “We want to make this year the biggest one yet,” said Tanega. Chloe also remarked, “Giving Tuesday comes at a good time after everyone is done shopping. “
- This year was freshman Angelica Garcia’s first year participating in Giving Tuesday and she believes it’s important because “in this society, we are taught to take and take and it makes a big impact on people when we give back.” Garcia is donating her winnings to UP’s Mock Trial team because it has made a huge difference in her time at UP.
- Senior Ruby Beauchamp believes Giving Tuesday is important because “it is a way to support the community, especially here at UP. Giving Tuesday is great because $250 doesn’t sound like that much, but because I am a part of multiple clubs I know that their budgets are very small so the extra $250 makes a huge difference.” Ruby’s winnings will be going to UP’s College Ecology Club as she is the current president and is most passionate about environmental issues and raising awareness about sustainability.
For more information on Giving Tuesday contact Marie Jobes, development, at email@example.com.