Give Marquette Day 2020 is Thursday, Feb. 27. This year, the university is offering a special giving opportunity on National Marquette Day in which donations can be made the the Bridge to the Future Scholarship Fund.
Bridge to the Future was established to provide financial aid assistance to students whose changing economic circumstances, such as the loss of a parent or change in household finances, jeopardize their ability to continue their Marquette education. For many of these students, just a few hundred dollars can make all the difference and help them stay at Marquette.
“Receiving this scholarship made me feel like I was meant to be at Marquette — all my stress was lifted,” said Emily Fischer, a student in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
All donors who support the Bridge to the Future Fund on National Marquette Day (this Sunday, Feb. 9) will receive a pair of Marquette socks as a thank you for their gift. All donations will count toward Give Marquette Day.
Gifts supporting the Bridge to the Future Fund on National Marquette Day will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous couple from the class of 1988 up to $5,000.
Learn more and make a gift at nationalmarquetteday.com.
The university is hosting a series of student related National Marquette Day events, including:
Thursday, Feb. 6
- Late Night Marquette will host “Pop Quiz: Jeopardy” at 9 p.m. at the Annex.
Friday, Feb. 7
- All day, gratitude boards, notes and rocks will be on display in the second-floor lobby of the AMU.
- MUSG will host a Tubing Excursion at Sunburst Winter Sports Park. Buses depart campus at 6 p.m.
- A Mission Week gospel concert will be performed at 4:45 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.
Saturday, Feb. 8
- Men’s Lacrosse plays Bellarmine at noon at Valley Fields.
- Late Night Marquette will host a Comedy Sportz Show at 9 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium.
Sunday, Feb. 9
- Men’s Basketball will take on Butler at 11 a.m. at the Fiserv Forum.
- Free bus shuttles from campus to the Fiserv Forum will be available on Sunday beginning 90 minutes prior to tip off. Buses pick up at The Annex on 16th Street; return shuttles drop off outside The Annex after the game too. In honor of National Marquette Day, the Office of Engagement and Inclusion will be providing donuts to fans as they get on the bus.
- Men’s Tennis plays Valparaiso at 2 p.m. at the Rec Center.
- The Wellness Center will host an alcohol free viewing party in AMU 163 and 3 v. 3 basketball tournament from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rec Plex.
- Mass will conclude Mission Week, 6 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu.