What is Giving Hearts Day?

Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser for non-profit charities in western Minnesota and North Dakota. This event is sponsored by the Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) and Impact Foundation. It will take place on February 8, 2018. Donations must be made online on this day only.

What does this mean for Mayville State University?

The Mayville State University Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the fifth time in 2018. Proceeds from this day will go toward general needs of the RN to BSN online nursing programs. Total gifts (up to $2,000) will be matched by the Dakota Medical Foundation. 

History of Fundraising Success

Giving Hearts Day raised $325,000 for local charities in 2008, its first year. Donations topped the million-dollar mark in 2011. In 2012, Giving Hearts Day reached the Bismarck area, with 10 organizations taking part. While Giving Hearts Day is regional, donations come from across the United States. In 2013, 13 Bismarck charities and five Minot charities took part, with Bush Foundation of St. Paul funding charity training for this expansion. The first charities in the Dickinson area came on board in 2014, thanks again to funding from the Bush Foundation.

With many organizations sending postcards, emails, Facebook and Twitter messages, there is strong public awareness for the day. For any single organization, the cost is minimal, but the combined effect of all these messages is powerful in the region. DMF and Impact also mount a marketing campaign for the day in major North Dakota cities. 

Mayville State Plans for February 8

Those interested in making a contribution to the RN to BSN program at Mayville State may do so online from their own computers at www.impactgiveback.org. (Search for Mayville State University Foundation.)

Donors who wish to have help with making their online gift may stop by the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center at Mayville State between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on February 8. Personnel will be on hand to assist donors with their online donations, and there will be an opportunity for socializing as well. Stop by the Larson Center to make a donation and enjoy treats and beverages on us! 

More Information

Keep checking back! This page will be updated with all the details on Mayville State's plans for Giving Hearts Day 2018, including a link to the site where you can make your gift on February 8, 2018. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Beth Swenson at 701-788-4750 or beth.swenson@mayvillestate.edu.

Click here to see additional information on Giving Hearts Day.

Giving Hearts Day is sponsored by the Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. 

Dakota Medical Foundation
ATTN: Tami Rust
4141 28th Ave. S
Fargo, ND  58104-8403
Twitter @ImpactGiveback