Train Future Advocates
From boots on the ground to decision makers in Congress

In a time of uncertainty and unrest, as societal norms and structures are being challenged, it’s important to stay true to our profession’s ethics and values. Especially when issues surrounding advocacy are controversial and emotions are overwhelming, we still must strive to fulfill our commitment as social workers.   


For the College of Social Work, the charge to stand firm in its convictions and advocate for those whose voices are often suppressed or ignored is ever present. We stand firm. We stand tall. We advocate for those who need it most. We advocate for those whose voices are often silenced.  


Social workers are experts who have hands-on experience with helping those most in need, understanding social problems, and tackling them from the ground up.  It is important to create opportunities to place social workers in positions to advocate in front of decision-makers, or better yet, hold a position of leadership allowing them to be the decision-maker.  


Recently, we’ve celebrated more and more social workers campaigning to be in decision-making positions. This can start from school boards, to city councils, to being elected as representatives in the United States House of Congress.


It’s important that we equip our students with best-practice training to not only be clinical social workers but also to be strategic and successful advocates for the populations in which they serve. 


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction

Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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