D.O.G. — The Arts and Humanities of Giving

Day of Giving Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities has several events going on throughout the day during Fresno State’s first-ever Day of Giving (D.O.G.) campaign, on Thursday, Nov. 2.

This one-day effort is designed to create a culture of philanthropy and encourage alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and students to stay engaged and make a donation to one of Fresno State’s schools and colleges or the program of their choice during the midnight-to-midnight campaign on Nov. 2.

  • Spanish students from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will present a Día de los Muertos altar at the Speakers Platform (north of Madden Library) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Big Picture: Faculty, staff, students and supporters will gather at noon for a big group photo on the amphitheatre lawn.
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet at Fresno State,” a concert featuring guest artist Mark Nuccio, will take place at 12:30 in the Concert Hall. This event will be live streamed on the Music 9 Online Facebook page.
  • The Laureate Lab in the Madden Library will open at 4 p.m. so visitors can unleash their creativity on Day of Giving.
  • An ArtHop reception for “Unsung Heroes: Do You Know Who I Am?” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the M Street Graduate Studio downtown.
  • Fresno Poets’ Association reading featuring Shawn Wen will be at 7 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building).
  • University Theatre presents “Native Son” at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre in the Speech Arts building. The Theatre Department will donate a portion of the every ticket sold for the Nov. 2 performance back to Day of Giving.

The Fresno State Day of Giving website will feature live leaderboards and trackers updating the money raised for the entire campus throughout the day at dayofgiving.fresnostate.edu leading up to the midnight conclusion.

The College of Arts and Humanities has identified the Dean’s Council, which benefits every department and program within the college, as its focus. But donors can choose “Other” as the fund designation, to promote a specific area or program within a department.

A friendly competition between Fresno State’s eight schools and colleges, Department of Athletics, Fresno State Alumni Association, Henry Madden Library, Central Funds (President’s Circle and Fresno State Annual Fund) plus the divisions of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Graduate Studies, Continuing and Global Education will include daily and hourly challenges throughout the day with various cash incentives.

A total of $75,000 has already been donated for a bonus chest that will be awarded to colleges or areas winning each challenge. The College of Arts and Humanities will focus on three of the hourly challenges:

    • 9-10 a.m. – MOST DONORS CHALLENGE: The College that receives the most donors during this hour will receive $2,000 in bonus money. (Donors will only be counted one time per college or area.)
    • 11 a.m. – BULLDOG PRIDE SELFIE TWITTER CHALLENGE: The College with the most support will win. Stop by MCLL’s Día de los Muertos display in the Free Speech Area, take a Bulldog pride selfie and tweet out why you think the College of Arts and Humanities should win $2,500 in bonus money. 
    • 2-3 p.m. – ALUMNI DONORS CHALLENGE: The College that receives the most alumni donors during this hour will receive $2,000 in bonus money. If you are an alum of the College of Arts and Humanities, consider making your gift during this hour.

Use hashtags #FresnoStateDOG or #FeedtheDOG and remember to tag us in your posts (@FresnoStateCAH) on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram!

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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