Ignite change for your student group!
1842 Day, Villanova’s day of giving, will take place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This annual celebration of our community is a great opportunity to fundraise for your student group! While all student groups can leverage 1842 Day to raise support, your group could be included among our featured campaigns. A campaign page provides a prominent platform and dedicated URL for sharing your story and encouraging the Villanova community to support your organization.
All student groups affiliated with Villanova are welcome to apply for a featured campaign page. Please submit your completed application by April 15!
Benefits of an 1842 Day Campaign?
- Raise Support: donations made through your campaign will directly support your group. Funds will be deposited directly into your organization's budget account after 1842 Day
- Spread the Word: gain valuable exposure to thousands of Villanova alumni, parents and friends
- Say Thanks: promote your group’s mission and thank the people who donate
- Join a Community: become part a tradition that celebrates generosity and strives for success—Last year, we raised more than $5.9 million though the support of 7,958 donors!
What We Expect from You
- Campaign Content: provide information about your group and images for the 1842 Day website
- Train for Success: join a training session to learn more about 1842 Day and how your campaign can be successful
- Be an Advocate: motivate your group members to help spread the word and inspire your supporters to donate
- Share Your Gratitude: participate in donor thank you initiatives post 1842 Day
How Our Team Will Help
- 1842 Day Website: we will provide a digital platform for accepting donations and tracking real-time progress —all gifts made to your campaign go directly back to your student group
- Training Opportunities: we will host training sessions to ensure you have everything you need to succeed
- Outreach Resources: we will share a toolkit of resources, including social media graphics, email templates, texting scripts and more
- Donor Thank Yous: we will help you thank donors who make a gift to your campaign on 1842 Day
1842 Day Student Campaign Spotlight
Above are examples of 1842 Day student group campaigns. A campaign page is customizable to include your group's story and compelling images!