Detroit Mercy Day of Giving

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Each year, Detroit Mercy hosts Day of Giving, a day to celebrate how alumni contributions of time, talent and treasure help current students and enrich the University's programming.

Celebrate Day of Giving 2021 by participating in any or all of the many activities we have planned. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win special prizes!

Hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Passport Program

The Passport Program is one way for every Detroit Mercy student to be involved in the University's Day of Giving. Complete and submit proof of each Day of Giving activity you complete to be entered in a raffle for various prizes. The more activities (and proof) you submit, the more entries you have for the raffle.

Everyone who participates and submits proof of at least one activity will be mailed a sheet of Detroit Mercy tech stickers. Upload proof of completion for each activity using the form below (requires sign-in with email).

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Take part in any activity to receive a sheet of Detroit Mercy tech stickers, which we will mail to your home. Additionally, for every activity you participate in, you will be entered into a raffle for:

  • Amazon Echo Show
  • $100 Amazon gift card
  • $50 bookstore gift card (usable online)


  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – On-campus trivia and free hot cocoa: Join us outside of the TDR and answer a trivia question, take a selfie as proof.

  • Alumni Panel headshots1 - 2 p.m. – Virtual alumni panel – featuring three alumni inspired to give back. Register and attend the virtual alumni panel, and answer one question on the form. Panelists:
    Hank Durkin '73, IT pioneer, Microsoft Corp.
    Christian Williams '13 '15, Professional Development Consultant
    Michael Carter '72 '78, Managing Partner, Pinnacle Construction

  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. – On-campus trivia and free hot cocoa: Join us outside of the TDR and answer a trivia question, take a selfie as proof.

All day!

  • Watch the (two minute) Day of Giving video and answer one question on the form.

  • Building door with ribbon on it

    Take a selfie with various signs around campus: Take a selfie at up to 10 of 40 spaces around campus identified with big red bows. These spaces were all made available through generous alumni donations. Each selfie gets you a separate raffle entry.

  • Sign a virtual thank-you card for an alumni donor: Simply check the “yes” box on the form if you submitted a thank you card. We can check to see if you participated.

  • Participate in virtual trivia. Proof of completion will be a screenshot of your name and score after participating in the game. Join the virtual trivia lobby here!

  • Find alumni highlights on social media: Throughout the day we will post highlight stories of seven alumni (one alumnus from each college and school). Check them out on our Instagram and Facebook stories, and submit their names on the form. Each name gets you an entry.

  • Post about any of your participation above on our Instagram and Facebook and tag @DetroitMercySALC. Proof of completion will be a screenshot of your post.

  • Project Give Back Senior Class giftMake a contribution to the Senior Class Gift Campaign or the Day of Giving crowdfunding campaignProof of completion will be a screenshot of confirmation after your donation is made.

Receive five bonus entries if you take part in all activities! Simply check the “yes” box on the form if you completed all of the above events.

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    What is Day of Giving: Time, Talent & Treasure?

    Day of Giving is the day in which we educate students about the importance and need for alumni engagement and the role alumni play in meeting University priorities. Events/programming for this year’s event will be focused on educating students, thanking donors and giving back through time, talent and treasure.


    What are the University's Priorities?

    • Drive academic and institutional excellence
    • Increase enrollment, retention and graduation of students
    • Heighten the distinction of the University
    • Create a culture that fosters effective management and strong financial health
    • Amplify community engagement

    Examples of Time, Talent and Treasure:

    Time: help with an event, serve on a board, help with an activity such as a phonation, remain a dedicated fan

    Talent: teach others, sharing career experiences with other alumni and students, setting up job shadows and internships

    Treasure: donations, gift matching, fundraising