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UNLV to Launch Inaugural #RebelsGive Fundraising Drive Oct. 11

Rebels Give is a 1,957-minute fundraising challenge (in honor of the date of UNLV’s founding) that encourages the community to get involved and support high-impact campus programs.
Business and Community  |  Oct 8, 2018  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: Tony Allen (702) 895-3102; tony.allen@unlv.edu
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UNLV invites the community to make an impact and help launch a new campus tradition Oct. 11-12 by supporting Rebels Give – a 1,957-minute campus fundraising drive in honor of the university’s founding in 1957.

The #RebelsGive challenge will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 with a spirit rally on UNLV’s Pida Plaza, featuring the marching band, mascot, and cheerleaders. UNLV President Marta Meana will also lead a countdown to start the campaign clock.

With Rebels Give, UNLV joins a rising number of national universities in hosting annual “Giving Day” events to engage with community members, donors, and alumni, and to introduce them to high impact programs campuswide in need of support.

The university – and each of its colleges and divisions – will encourage support during the two-day period on social media and on campus with unique challenges, donor match opportunities, and more. Individuals are also encouraged to tag #RebelsGive on social media Oct. 11 and 12 and share why they’re ambassadors for UNLV.

“Rebels Give is an opportunity for everyone to engage, get involved, and become part of the Rebel community by supporting students and programs that are close to their hearts,” said Chad Warren, UNLV senior associate vice president of alumni engagement and annual giving. “Whether it's $5 or $500, every gift makes an impact and contributes to a growing culture of giving on campus.”

To be a part of the excitement -- and to watch the numbers grow throughout the challenge period – visit the Rebels Give website