The Spirit of #GivingTuesday

Stefanie Givens
Giving Tuesday Logo Artwork

It’s no secret that at this time of year, inboxes, mailboxes and social media feeds are overwhelmed with the sheer number of nonprofits hoping to engage donors with their organizations.

Since its inception in 2012, #GivingTuesday has skyrocketed in popularity, becoming a movement that has generated tens of millions of dollars toward deserving nonprofits worldwide. This year’s event is on Tuesday, November 28—following Black Friday and Cyber Monday—reminding us all that in the midst of holiday activity, there are individuals and organizations in need.

With so many worthy groups to choose from, how does TMCC stand out from the crowd? It’s simple, and it’s summed up in our tagline: Truckee Meadows is THE COLLEGE for the NEW NEVADA.

Education is consistently within the Top 5 giving categories for #GivingTuesday. At TMCC, education is at the heart of what we do, built around our core themes of student success, academic excellence, access to lifelong learning, and stewardship of resources. TMCC is northern Nevada's jobs college, preparing qualified students for jobs in industries right here in Nevada. In fact, 95% of our students remain in Nevada after completing their studies, helping to build and support our local community. TMCC students, graduates, employees and infrastructure put more than $678 million into the region's economy each year.

TMCC is continually growing and finding new ways to prepare students for jobs in our community. Offering academic and university transfer, occupational training, career enhancement workshops and classes just for fun, TMCC is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada, and a major player in Nevada’s renaissance. Recently, TMCC was named one of 150 U.S. community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College excellence—the signature recognition of high achievement and performance for America’s two-year colleges.

This year, we have set a #GivingTuesday goal of raising $5,000 for scholarship support. By participating in #GivingTuesday and giving a gift of any size to TMCC, you are investing in current and future students as they set out to achieve their academic and career goals. Whether you’re an alumni, friend or faculty member, your continued commitment to our programs makes a difference every single day and we appreciate you. Thank you for considering TMCC as we celebrate this season of giving and sharing.

Visit TMCC’s official #GivingTuesday campaign website to learn more or to make a contribution now.