The seventh-annual Love Blue Give Gold — April 7 & 8, 2021
Thank you for being one of the 501 donors who came together to support essential programs and beloved Hilltop traditions during #LoveBlueGiveGold 2021. Together, you raised $36,413 for students in need and leveraged $8,355 in additional funds from our match sponsors.
We can't tell you how proud we are of our generous St. Ed's community — thank you for being part of it.
That's a wrap for now! See you again during #LoveBlueGiveGold 2022.
Donor matches: you give, they give!
Thanks to several generous sponsors, gifts to the following funds are matched through April 8:
Alumni Association Scholarship: Sponsors Jimmy Mills (Professor Emeritus of Biology) and Wanda Mills will add $100 to your gift to the AA Scholarship, instantly turning a $10 gift into $110!
Hilltoppers Overcoming Obstacles Fund (HOOF): Two anonymous sponsors will add $50 to your gift to HOOF, instantly turning a $10 gift into $60!
School of Arts & Humanities Dean's Excellence Fund: Sponsors Bob Hilliard '80, P'23 and Catherine Tobin Hilliard P'23, Trustee will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500, instantly turning a $10 gift into $20 for AHUM students!
Inspire others to give to your favorite fund — offer a match of your own to become a sponsor!
Swag: you give, we giveaway!
$5+ donors — Love Blue Give Gold flat wallet-sized bottle opener
$10+ donors — "I love SEU so much" face mask (or choose to donate one to a student!)
$25+ donors — SEU zip-up bottle koozie
#LoveBlueGiveGold isn't just about giving back — it's about staying connected! We hope you enjoy these #LBGG virtual events and activities.
April 7, 2021
Morning Reflection with Father Peter Walsh, CSC
9:00 - 9:30 am
Find care and connection as Fr. Peter leads us in a peaceful morning reflection that embodies our Holy Cross values.
Topper Trivia Night
7:00 - 8:30 pm (CST)
Attention brainiacs! Let's get down to quiz-ness and go brain-to-brain with your St. Edward's community! Join the Alumni Association for a fun and competitive evening of virtual trivia. The winning team will be the first to show off our new Topper Trivia Night G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) t-shirts!
Quizmaster Ruby Leon ’16 will lead us through three rounds of trivia, including general science, movie trivia, and music trivia. So call dibs on your favorite chair and grab your favorite drink – this trivia night will go down in the hilltop history books!
April 8, 2021
Yoga with RecWell
9:00 - 10:00 a.m (CST)
Start your day off right with a yoga session with Tabbitha Ashford from St. Edward's University RecWell. Tabbitha will lead us in a session that will help strengthen the body and mind as we make our way into the workday.
Students lead you through a campus tour of St. Edward's University, highlighting all of the great improvements made possible by support from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university. (0:12:06 running time)
Our Holy Cross Heritage
Enjoy a presentation on the History of Holy Cross Mission and Values at St. Edward's University. Your presenters are Father Peter Walsh, CSC, Director of Campus Ministry; Brother Larry Atkinson, CSC '70, Retired Campus Ministry Staff Member; and Dr. Marco Clark, Executive Director of the Holy Cross Institute. (1:03:25 running time)
Social Media Graphics for Sharing
#LoveBlueGiveGold is university-wide! We are grateful for every office and organization that gives this movement momentum. In particular, these divisions and student groups are prominent advocates for the campaign.
|Alumni Relations||School of Arts and Humanities|
|St. Edward's University Alumni Association||School of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Student Affairs||Bill Munday School of Business|
|Recreation & Wellness||School of Natural Sciences|
|Hilltopper Athletics||Graduate and Professional Studies|
|Campus Ministry||College Assistance Migrant Program|
|Student Diversity and Inclusion||St. Edward's Community Counseling Clinic|
What is Love Blue Give Gold (#LBGG) and why does it happen every year?
Every year, the St. Edward’s community comes together during Love Blue Give Gold to support their favorite clubs, programs, and other Hilltop causes. It's an exciting two days of fun virtual events, fresh SEU swag, special prizes, and celebrating our Holy Cross values.
As a crowdfunding campaign, Love Blue Give Gold promotes philanthropy and engagement among SEU alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. Now in its seventh year, #LBGG has become a crucial source of annual support for many campus programs and departments. Your gift strengthens so many beloved facets of the Hilltop experience, from Campus Ministry to RecWell to CAMP — and many more.
The campaign is also used to increase our alumni giving totals, a statistic used by national ranking organizations each year.
Which funds should I support?
Whether you give $2, $20, or $200 — your support changes lives on the Hilltop. No matter how much you give or where you choose to direct it, we hope you'll support an area that's meaningful to you!
As we adapt to overcome the year's unexpected challenges, unexpected costs arise. Gifts to the St. Edward's Fund offer the flexibility to address emerging needs without sacrificing long-term community goals. When you give to the St. Edward's Fund, you support:
- Scholarships — in the form of need-based financial aid. COVID-19 has significantly increased student need, and we expect that need to continue to grow over the next year.
- Faculty and Instruction — including technology, online journal acquisitions, and classroom resources.
- Campus Departments and Public Service — including academic departments, Campus Ministry initiatives, and alumni programs.
- Student Services and Experiences — career advising, health and counseling services, student activities, and more.
Does 100% of my gift go to my designated area?
Is there a minimum donation amount?
We can process credit card gifts of as little as $1. A $5 gift makes you eligible to receive one of our special #LBGG giving perks!
Can a donor make a gift by mail or phone?
Due to the short timeframe of the campaign, only gifts made before Love Blue Give Gold ends at 10:30 p.m. CST on April 8 will count toward our 500-donor goal.
Can a donor make a gift of stock in support of Love Blue Give Gold?
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Absolutely! Your security is among our biggest priorities.
This site uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet. This site takes the responsibility of your cardholder data seriously and maintains compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) by meeting all security requirements to help ensure commerce-based transaction data is protected.
Is my Love Blue Give Gold gift tax-deductible?
Yes, gifts to St. Edward's are always tax-deductible (including during #LBGG!). You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please email lovebluegivegold@
Can I make a recurring gift during Love Blue Give Gold?
Please do! Recurring donors ensure our Hilltop's ongoing strength and stability. When making your gift, simply select “Recurring” and enter your preferences.