On Feb. 27, the Seton Hall University Student Alumni Association will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in the second annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day. The initiative, organized by CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, is designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.
Institutions from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and other countries will participate in the event through various activities, including “thank-a-thons,” day-long social media campaigns and student video interviews on what giving means to them.
At Seton Hall, the Student Alumni Association will hold a variety of campus-wide events to celebrate the many ways that students and alumni give back to the institution. Philanthropy education stations, social media contests, opportunities for students to record video messages of thanks to alumni and other promotions will take place throughout the day.
Students are invited to stop at any one of the many Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day stations throughout campus on February 27.
- Jubilee Hall, 2nd and 4th floors
- Science and Technology Center Atrium
- University Center, cafeteria and lobby
- Arts & Sciences/Nursing breezeway
- Fahy Hall lobby
- Library, near circulation desk
- And other areas
- Write a “thank you” note to a Seton Hall supporter in Jubilee Hall, Arts & Sciences/Nursing, University Center, Science and Technology Center and other areas.
- Enter a variety of social media contests for a chance to win prizes
- Record a brief video to thank a supporter
- Take a picture holding a “thank you” sign
- Create your own “thank you” message to be used in photos
- Grab a sticker that identifies you as a student who is grateful for the support of Seton Hall donors and volunteers
Alumni are encouraged to share the reasons why they loyally support Seton Hall via social media on February 27:
- Use the hashtag #SHULoyal on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tell current students why you loyally support Seton Hall
- All alumni who share their comments will be entered to win a variety of prizes
“As an institution that benefits in so many ways from the support of so many dedicated alumni and students, it’s important to take time not only to thank these important people but to educate our community about their contributions,” says Daniel Nugent, senior director of alumni engagement. “We are thrilled to partner with CASE ASAP for a second year to spread the message that philanthropy and volunteer support are cornerstones of the higher education experience.”
CASE ASAP provides programming, services and resources in advancement, including fundraising and alumni relations, for students and advisers at student alumni associations, student foundations and similar organizations at colleges and universities that are members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day is part of CASE ASAP’s goal to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement—including fundraising, alumni relations, communications and marketing.
“It’s important that students start taking steps to become the next group of philanthropic leaders,” says Rob Henry, CASE’s executive director of emerging constituencies. “On February 27, we celebrate the value students bring to their institutions with their time, talent and treasure.”
About Seton Hall University Student Alumni Association
Founded in 2005, the Student Alumni Association is an undergraduate organization that works in partnership with Seton Hall’s Alumni Relations office. The group seeks to better the University community by fostering relationships between current students and graduates, fostering school spirit and educating undergraduate students about the benefits and importance of a life-long relationship with Seton Hall University.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.
About CASE ASAP
CASE ASAP, a program of CASE, comprises student alumni associations, student philanthropy groups and similar organizations around the world. Its goal is to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement while providing unique opportunities for students to explore careers in higher educational advancement.