Student Philanthropy Project aka the P.I.G.G.Y. Project

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 Development office has sponsored numerous events on campus this year and will have a prominent presence during Student Engagement & Philanthropy Week, February 22, 2013- March 1, 2013. 

During the last week in February, the Mount Mercy Office of Development and Alumni Relations has planned an entire week’s worth of events that will highlight student engagement and philanthropy. Events include: “Club Friday” on February 22, Mount Mercy Pride Monday, Take Time to Help Tuesday, Worship Wednesday and Tag Day Thursday. There will also be a Student Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon, on February 28, 2013, where scholarship donors will have the opportunity to meet the recipient of their scholarship!

Office of Development and Alumni Relations events will coordinate with Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day, which is being sponsored by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Colleges and universities across the country are participating.  Mount Mercy University is registered for Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on the CASE ASAP website.