On April 22, Martin Methodist College (MMC) supporters came together to bring in over $27,000 in response to the first annual Martin Methodist Monday.
Similar to popular movements such as #GivingTuesday, Martin Methodist Monday is a newly-established, social-media-driven day of giving that promotes MMC and backs the College’s vision to operate as an exceptional higher education institution that provides students with varying opportunities to learn and grow. The event was promoted through social media posts building up to April 22 and small videos of MMC students pushing the event.
In the weeks leading up to Martin Methodist Monday, monetary gifts began coming in through the mail in reservation for the event, and on the morning of April 22, MMC President Dr. Mark La Branche kicked off Martin Methodist Monday by agreeing to match the first $5,000 donated in $50 increments. By 1:00 PM, gifts of over $13,000 had been brought in from morning donors and mail contributions.
“The outpouring of support that came in blew me away,” said Jaymi Ray, MMC Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Martin Methodist Fund. “It was overwhelming to see how much MMC is loved, appreciated, and needed in our community.”
“I am grateful for the tremendous response to our first Martin Methodist Monday,” said La Branche, “and I am confident that support will only grow in the years ahead.”
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music, and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing.