February 12, 2019 is our inaugural Rivers Day of Giving. Our goal is to secure 495 gifts—one for each Rivers student—in just 24 hours! We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an exciting day of giving back and community bonding. Be sure to follow us on social media throughout the day so you don’t miss a thing!




List of 5 items.

  • What is a participation challenge?

    A participation challenge is not about raising a certain amount of dollars. The day is all about community engagement and promoting the importance of giving back. It’s about building excitement around our mission, and motivating everyone to become active participants in supporting our students. It’s about rising up and being counted. In a participation challenge, gifts of every size matter and get us that much closer to our goal!
  • What if I already gave?

    If you have already given this year, we thank you for your gift! However, we encourage you to consider an additional gift on Rivers Day of Giving, as only donations made on February 12 count toward the grand total. Your generosity will inspire others to give as well. Remember, the Day of Giving is all about participation!
  • Where does my gift go?

    Every gift made on Rivers Day of Giving goes toward the Rivers Fund, which currently accounts for roughly 7 percent of our operating budget, funding every element of daily life on campus from classroom supplies to athletic equipment.
  • How else can I help #Rivers495 be a real success?

    Spread the word! Tell your classmates, family, and Rivers friends that you’ve made a gift, and encourage them to give as well. Share your enthusiasm on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat using the hashtag #Rivers495. Send an email; text a friend. Lending your voice to this philanthropic effort will help us reach our ultimate goal: 495 gifts—one gift for each Rivers student!
  • How does Rivers Giving Day differ from the FutureMakers Campaign?

    All money raised during Rivers Day of Giving counts toward the FutureMakers Campaign, helping us reach our goal of $50 million. Our students are FutureMakers, and your participation in Rivers Day of Giving makes you a FutureMaker too! If you would like to make a capital or endowment gift, please contact Krissie Kelleher at k.kelleher@rivers.org.
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