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Giving Blueday 2023

Creating a Sustainable Fibers Garden at the Stamps School

Get ready to celebrate and support students, projects, and initiatives at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design on Giving Blueday. This annual tradition of giving at U‑M kicks off at midnight on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

At Stamps, the focus is on building a fund to create a Sustainable Fibers Garden at the Art & Architecture Building. This garden will be used to cultivate various plants that students can source to make paper, natural dyes, and more. 

In this series of videos, three students of fibers arts — Madison Grosvenor, Kristina Rodgers, and Danielle Tutak — explain why establishing a Sustainable Fibers Garden will positively impact the educational experience at Stamps for years to come. 

Giving Blueday Activities

Watch for special messages, challenges, and surprises to be shared on our social media accounts throughout the day on March 15, encouraging people to give and share information with their networks. 

    Giving Blueday Champion Program

    Help promote this important sustainability initiative by signing up as a champion! Just follow these steps:

    1. Click this link to visit our Giving Blueday page and create an account
    2. Share your personal link on March 15

    If at least three donors make gifts using your link, you will receive a limited edition pair of U‑M socks and will have your name entered into a drawing for a chance to designate $1,000 to the U‑M cause of your choice.

    Photo of plants used in fiber arts

    Sign up. Make a difference. Earn rewards!

    Sign up to become a champion this Giving Blueday, March 15.

    Become a Champion

    Say Thanks at Hail Yeah!

    Thursday, March 16
    Stamps Street Gallery

    Do we appreciate when Stamps alums give back to their alma mater? Hail Yeah! 

    Hail Yeah!, brings people together across the university to thank alums and donors for creating opportunities for Stamps students through philanthropy. The event acknowledges that every gift makes a difference, regardless of size.

    Participants will receive lunch and a special edition Hail Yeah! T‑shirt, while supplies last.

    Photo of plants used in fiber arts

    Every Gift Makes a Difference

    Students: stop by the Street Gallery on March 16 to write a thank you note to an alum who made a gift last year.