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 Feb. 11, 2021. 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 eighth time in 2020. Proceeds from this day will go toward scholarships for Mayville State nursing program students. Total gifts (up to $1,000) will be matched by the Dakota Medical Foundation.

Your continued support for the RN-to-BSN nursing program has helped it to grow and become one of the largest academic programs at Mayville State. Additionally, the Division of Nursing has recently grown to include a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, including nurse educator and nursing leadership & management tracks. Scholarship money raised this year will go to students enrolled in the growing MSN program.

The nursing programs at Mayville State University are making a difference in our community, state, and beyond, as the need for nurses with advanced knowledge, critical thinking, and leadership skills continues to become greater and greater each day. From the bottoms of our hearts, we thank you for your role in making this vital work possible.

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 11

Those interested in making a contribution to nursing program scholarships 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 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 11. Personnel will be on hand to assist donors with their online donations. 

More Information

Keep checking back! This page will be updated with a link to the site where you can make your gift on Feb. 11, 2021. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Stacy Buchl at 701-788-4864 or stacy.buchl@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
TamiRust@dakmed.org
Twitter @ImpactGiveback
Facebook.com/impactfdn 
Facebook.com/dakotamedicalfoundation

Your generosity makes a difference for deserving students like Amber!

Amber Kuhn.pngI chose Mayville State to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree for many reasons. Choosing Mayville was one of the best decisions I have made in my academic endeavors. The faculty and staff solidified my decision to pursue a master's degree at Mayville State because of the support I received from everyone.

I received the Giving Hearts Day Scholarship while in the BSN program, which enabled me to be successful in my classes while decreasing the financial burden. Receiving the Giving Hearts Day Scholarship allowed me to focus on what was important. Because of the scholarship, I was able to begin the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) cohort right after completing the bachelor's program. These funds are integral in supporting nurses who wish to receive their BSN and MSN. After completing the MSN program and becoming a nurse educator, my goal is to teach current and future nurses at the college level in North Dakota.

Amber Kuhn
Fargo, N.D.