Jacket Giving Day 2023

319
Donors
35% of 900 Donor goal
$77,600
Donated
This campaign ended on March 24, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Montana State University Billings by clicking here!
Matches
View All
An Anonymous DonorLinda Messick Williamson matched $100

An Anonymous DonorJani McCall matched $200

Paul Foster photoPaul Foster matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorCraig Carse matched $750

Kurt Toenjes photoKurt Toenjes matched $750

An Anonymous DonorDave Coppock matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,250

An Anonymous DonorSep Eskandari matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorCollege of Business Advisory Council matched $4,400
Challenges
View All
An Anonymous DonorMama Boom (Lynnette Shoemaker) gave $100

An Anonymous DonorStacie Foster and Lawrence Cock gave $500
About

What is Jacket Giving Day?

The MSUB Jacket Giving Day 2023 is a two-day online fundraising drive held starting on Thursday, March 23rd.  This year, we're counting down 1,927 minutes in honor of Montana State University Billings' founding year. February 1927, we were established by the State of Montana as Eastern Montana Normal School.  A year later we celebrated our first graduating class at the end of March 1928.  What started as a student body of 149 students (140 women and 9 men) with a faculty of 14 has grown to a student body of 3,987 (Spring 2021) and a faculty/staff of 626 (Spring 2017). 

Our fifth annual Jacket Giving Day is an opportunity for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends from all over the world to come together to give back and make an impact on what they care about at MSU Billings.  We have raised over $250,000+ since Jacket Giving Day started and every one of those dollars has made a direct impact on the student experience at Eastern Montana’s university.

FAQ's
Updates
30 minutes...

With just over 30 minutes to go we wanted to update you on the status of challenge cash contests:

  • Most Donors in each of the three areas (currently) - winners gets $1,000:

Areas of Critical Need: MSUB Student Crisis Fund (19 Donors)

Academic Centers & Institutes: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (34 Donors)

Yellowjacket Athletics: Yellowjacket Track & Field / Cross Country (49 Donors)

  • Most Faculty/Staff & Student support (campus wide) - winner gets $550: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (26 donors)


  • Most Alumni Support (campus wide) - winner gets $250: Yellowjacket Track & Field / Cross Country (11 donors each)

You can follow all of these competitions real time on the leaderboards displayed on the website.

Remember we have until 5:07 pm today!

190 days ago by Nick Schmidt
CORRECTION

On the last update there was one major error - our apologies as we're excited watching the donations roll in!

You have until 5:07 pm TODAY to make your gift to count for the challenges.

190 days ago by Nick Schmidt
JUST OVER THREE HOURS TO GO!!!

Thank you #JacketNation for your awesome support so far since #JacketGivingDay2023 launched yesterday!

With just over three hours to go we wanted to update you on the status of challenge cash contests:

  • Most Donors in each of the three areas (currently) - winners gets $1,000:

Areas of Critical Need: MSUB Student Crisis Fund (19 Donors)

Academic Centers & Institutes: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (31 Donors)

Yellowjacket Athletics: Yellowjacket Track & Field / Cross Country (38 Donors)

  • Most Faculty/Staff & Student support (campus wide) - winner gets $550: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (31 donors)

  • Most Alumni Support (campus wide) - winner gets $250: Yellowjacket Track & Field / Cross Country, Yellowjacket Baseball & MSU Billings Student Crisis Fund (8 donors each)

You can follow all of these competitions real time on the leaderboards displayed on the website.

Remember we have ONE more day to go - until 5:07 pm today!

190 days ago by Nick Schmidt
JACKET GIVING DAY CHALLENGE $$ UPDATE

Thank you #JacketNation for your WONDERFUL support so far on #JacketGivingDay2023!!!

As of the end-of-business today we wanted to provide you with some updates on where all the challenge money stands:

  • Most Donors in each of the three areas (currently) - winners gets $1,000:

Areas of Critical Need: MSUB Student Crisis Fund (15 Donors)

Academic Centers & Institutes: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (24 Donors)

Yellowjacket Athletics: Yellowjacket Track & Field / Cross Country (8 Donors)

  • Most Faculty/Staff & Student support (campus wide) - winner gets $550: Yellowstone Building Outdoor Learning Space (19 donors)

  • Most Alumni Support (campus wide) - winner gets $250: Roberta Stewart Scholarship Endowment & MSU Billings Student Crisis Fund (6 donors)


You can follow all of these competitions real time on the leaderboards displayed on the website.

Remember we have ONE more day to go - until 5:07 pm tomorrow!

191 days ago by Nick Schmidt
REMINDER: Challenge $$$ Available!!!

Attn: #JacketNation:

Just a quick reminder that we have several "buckets" of campus wide challenge money today for the various areas of Jacket Giving Day:

  • Most Donors 

$1,000 for each area (Areas of Critical Need, Academic Centers & Institutes & Yellowjacket Athletics) to the project with the most donors at the conclusion of Jacket Giving Day

(Sponsored by the MSUB Foundation & Midland Roundtable)

  • Most Faculty, Staff & Student Support

$550 to the project with the most faculty/staff & student support at the conclusion of Jacket Giving Day

(Sponsored by the MSUB Foundation)

  • Most Alumni Support

$250 to the project with the most alumni support at the conclusion of Jacket Giving Day

(Sponsored by the MSUB Alumni Association)


Make sure to check out the other various project-specific matches and challenges as well!

192 days ago by Nick Schmidt

Campus Wide Project StatusCheck out the status of all 28 Jacket Giving Day Projects below Click on the areas at the top of the page to see each project's progress towards their goal.
Project NameDonorsRaised ($)
General Athletic Scholarships7$540
Projects with the most Alumni supportThe project with the most alumni support overall will earn an additional $250 at the conclusion of Jacket Giving Day.
Project NameDonorsRaised ($)
General Athletic Scholarships4$185
Projects with the most Faculty/Staff & Student SupportThe project with the most faculty/staff & student support overall will earn an additional $550 at the conclusion of Jacket Giving Day thanks to the support of Jacket Leadership Team.
Project nameDonorsRaised ($)
General Athletic Scholarships2$105
Donor Map
Most Recent Donors
Nicole photo
Nicole
Bella Rovens photo
Bella Rovens
Garret Jolma photo
Garret Jolma
Kelsee photo
Kelsee
Katie Paul photo
Katie Paul
Amanda King photo
Amanda King
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
Shannon C Perkins photo
Shannon C Perkins
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
View All Donors

Advocates

College of Business Advisory Council photo
College of Business Advisory Council
matched a total of $4,400
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $3,000
Nick Schmidt photo
generated 59 clicks and 19 gifts, totaling $2,645
Sep Eskandari photo
Sep Eskandari
matched a total of $1,500
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $1,250
Community Advocates photo
generated 314 clicks and 19 gifts, totaling $1,248
Paul Foster photo
matched a total of $500
generated 2 clicks and 6 gifts, totaling $550
Dave Coppock photo
Dave Coppock
matched a total of $1,000
Kurt Toenjes photo
matched a total of $750
generated 6 clicks
Craig Carse photo
Craig Carse
matched a total of $750