The P.I.G.G.Y project was implemented in 2012 to educate current students about philanthropy and to encourage giving back to Mount Mercy University. The campaign is centered around a plastic piggy bank given by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to freshmen when they first arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to put spare change in the plastic piggy throughout the year, which will then be turned in as donations toward a class project of their choosing.
US Bank has graciously committed to sponsor Mount Mercy’s P.I.G.G.Y. Project for four consecutive years. Thank you, US Bank!
Piggy has been featured in periodic emails to students and included in social media postings. The Office of Development and Alumni relations has sponsored numerous events on campus each year.
During the last week in February, the Mount Mercy Office of Development and Alumni Relations plans an entire week's worth of events that highlight student engagement and philanthropy. Events include: Club Friday, Mount Mercy Pride Monday, Take Time to Help Tuesday, Worship Wednesday and Tag Day Thursday. There is also Student Scholarship Appreciation Dinner, where scholarship donors will have the opportunity to meet the recipient of their scholarship!