FAMU Day of Giving
On March 25-26, Rattlers around the globe—alumni, students, families, friends, faculty and staff—rallied to give back to FAMU, raising more than $459,549.19. During the 1,887 minutes there were 2,800 gifts, which is more than double what was raised for the Inaugural "1887 Strikes" Campaign. Gifts large and small poured in to touch every corner of campus and keep FAMU’s good work going strong.
Thank you for once again showing us that Together We Rise! If you would like to continue to support FAMU, please visit www.famurising.com.
1887 Minutes of SupportMarch 25-26, 2021
25 Worthy CausesPick the cause you'd like to support
1 FAMUlyAll together we make a difference
Our CausesFAMU Day of Giving. See your donations GROW! Click on the name of the cause to learn more. Totals updated hourly.
Meet Our AmbassadorsRepresenting the Highest Ranked Public HBCU!
I'm fundraising for the #1 Public HBCU in the land...Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University!!! I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign. Thanks for taking a moment to check it out. Any amount is greatly appreciated!!!
I am fundraising for the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foundation because they do amazing work to support an amazing institution. I am inviting friends like you to support my campaign in hopes of spreading the good news about "FAMU."
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
I'm fundraising for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foundation because FAMU lives up to its motto, Excellence with Caring. I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign.
I am a proud FAMUan! As such I give back to my alma mater because it gave me an excellent education, a network of friends and that spirit of belonging. Join me in helping pave the way for others to have such positive FAMU experiences. Please give.
I'm fundraising for my alma mater Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University because they do amazing work and produce outstanding alumni who have and are doing great things. I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign. Thanks for taking a moment to check it out!
Dr. Atira Charles
I am fundraising for our beloved Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University because of the amazing work that they do. I'm inviting friends and family like you to support my campaign. HBCUs matter...FAMU matters...financial support for FAMU matters! I challenge my peers to contribute $500 each.... so that we can blow past this goal! Lets strike, strike and strike again!
I'm fundraising for the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foundation because they do great work for the Rattler community. I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign. If you love FAMU or love someone who loves FAMU, consider giving to our campaign #1887Strikes.
Alpha Xi Gives is the scholarship fundraising initiative of alumni and current members of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Xi Gives has awarded $42,500 in scholarships to 12 Florida A&M University students since the 2019-2020 academic year. With your help, we can meet our goal of raising at least an additional $250K by 2023.
I'm fundraising for the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Foundation. FAMU made a difference in my life and I'm hoping to help make a difference in someone's else life by giving back. I'm inviting friends like you to support my campaign. All donations will be accepted. My goal is to raise as much as I possibly can.
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1887 Strikes Challenge MatchesWe are proud to announce a series of challenges for the 2nd Annual Day of Giving. These are opportunities to amplify your gift in support of the University.
President Larry Robinson’s Student Body Challenge Match
Dr. Robinson will match all gifts from students, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
Trustee Kimberly Moore’s Student Body Challenge Match
Trustee Moore will match all gifts from students, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud’s SBI Challenge Match
Dr. Friday-Stroud will match all gifts to the School of Business and Industry, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
Trustee Michael Dubose’s Challenge Match
Trustee Dubose will match all University gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000.
Trustee Thomas Dortch’s Challenge Match
Trustee Dortch will match all University gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
Frequently Asked QuestionsIf you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.
1887Strikes brand ambassadors will help build excitement and spread the word about FAMU’s Day of Giving. Ambassadors will also help make an impact for 1,887 minutes, starting March 25-26, by posting branded content on their social media channels and encouraging their personal networks to Strike Again for FAMU by making a gift to the area on campus they are most passionate about. The top 10 ambassadors to raise the most money will win an exclusive swag bag of FAMU gear.
All ambassadors will receive a digital toolkit, text to give code and a custom giving link to post on social media. -Top Ambassadors will receive an exclusive swag bag. Sample posts, downloadable graphics and talking points are all available in the social media ambassador toolkit for day-of use.
FAMU’s “1887 Strikes” Day of Giving is an annual fundraising campaign that allows alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and families, and friends to come together to support FAMU for 1,887 minutes.
Everything! Gifts can be directed to a college/school, department, research initiative, campus activity or FAMU program that means the most to the donor, or it can be applied to an area of greatest need. What matters most is that every Rattler gives and becomes part of the “great things happening every day” at FAMU and to our Rattlers around the world.
*The minimum gift to be counted for FAMU Day of giving is $1.00.*
Cash, stocks, checks and credit or debit card payments.
Please send donations by mail to:
625 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32308
All checks must be received by March 26, 2021
Yes! Please call the FAMU Foundation at 850-412-5755 to make a gift via securities, a donor advised fund or, IRA rollover.
Starting at 9 a.m. EST on March 25, we want the FAMUly and friends of FAMU to support the University with 1,500 donor gifts and 400 new donors.
The top 10 ambassadors who raises the most money using their custom Giving Day URL will receive a swag bag of FAMU gear. Only ambassadors who use their custom Giving Day URL will qualify. Winners will be announced on FAMU’s social media accounts on April 1 and will be sent an email from the FAMU University Advancement.
Yes! Students can raise money for their favorite department on campus or raise money for the Student led Rattler Relief Fund, there are several donors who will be matching students gifts, including President Larry Robinson.
Students may apply for scholarships at famuscholarships.com for the 2021-2022 school year.
One hundred percent of your gift goes directly where you choose for it to go: your college, school, or department; your favorite program; to a scholarship; Athletics or to FAMU NAA—whatever matters most to you.
Give now until March 26 at 4:27 p.m.
- FAMU Cares: It provides financial relief for students in the areas of housing, food insecurity and technology.
- FAMU National Alumni Association Save Our Students Fund (NAA SOS): The NAA SOS Fund was established to provide retention scholarships for graduating students in need of financial support to make it across the finish line.
- Support the initiatives/priorities of our colleges and schools.
- Rattler Athletic Fund: This fund provides the financial resources that makes the athletic mission possible through scholarships, academic services, facilities, operational support and by hiring championship caliber coaches.
Let everyone know! Tell your friends, family, and networks that you’ve made a gift and encourage them to give. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #1887Strikes. Send an email. Make a call.
Follow us @famu_1887 and @famualumni1887 for live updates.
Thank you for helping us get the word out! You can make an enormous difference in the success of FAMU's annual Day of Giving.