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Giving Tuesday



Why Tuesday?

Because it follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the start of holiday shopping that leads to the season of giving to family and friends.

Why Giving?

Because philanthropy makes a difference, and giving to those in need never goes out of season. Tuesday, November 29, is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide, grassroots day of giving powered by social media and generosity. The fundraising success of Giving Tuesday has been building every year since 2012. Last year on Jefferson Giving Tuesday, more than 700 people celebrated the power of philanthropy with us by making a gift to Jefferson.

Jefferson is leading the healthcare revolution with the nation’s only four-pillar model (clinical, academic, innovation and philanthropy pillars) for an academic medical center. Philanthropic investments help support the other three pillars, providing resources that enable Jefferson to care for patients, train healthcare professionals, and carry out research and innovation that translate into better treatments and cures. That’s why we say Jefferson is made possible by you.

In the run-up to Jefferson Giving Tuesday, you will be hearing more about philanthropy at Jefferson and how you can be a part of it. On November 29, there will be stations across campus where you can grab a free coffee, make your gift and have your picture taken with Thomas Jefferson. You can also give online from anywhere in the world at We hope you’ll share your love of Jefferson on social media using #ILoveJefferson when you make a gift between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.

Why Giving?

Because Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back and be a difference-maker at your alma mater — and deepen your connection to Jefferson.

Why Tuesday?

Because when it comes to philanthropy, just one day can make a big difference.

Why Jefferson?

Because you can help save a life, launch a health career, make a discovery or ease the burden of pain. Philanthropy makes it all possible, and giving makes you a part of all we do here at Jefferson.

Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD
Executive Vice President