SECOND ANNUAL MARTIN METHODIST MONDAY IS IMMENSE SUCCESS
On June 8, Martin Methodist College (MMC) supporters came together to bring in over $61,000 in response to the second annual Martin Methodist Monday, surpassing last year by over $34,000.
Similar to popular movements such as #GivingTuesday, Martin Methodist Monday is a 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 both in and out of the classroom.
Alumnus Brandon Baker ’06 kicked off the event with a generous donation of $5000 to be used as a matching gift. By the end of the day, 11 states and 26 Tenn. counties participated in Martin Methodist Monday, bringing the total number of individual gifts to 156.
“Our MMC alumni, community members, faculty, staff, trustees, and advocates who contributed had their voices of support heard loud and clear,” said Director of Alumni Relations & Martin Methodist Fund Jaymi Ray. “We are so incredibly thankful.”
“The dedication and passion that was shown on Martin Methodist Monday was phenomenal,” said Vice President of External Affairs and Director of Development Edna Luna. “Even during these challenging times, this display of unwavering support is the perfect testimony that, together, we are Martin Methodist strong.”
“MMC has faced many challenges in its 150-year history,” said MMC President Dr. Mark La Branche, “and the recent pandemic could be considered as one of the greatest. However, those who have given support to our mission have always responded in extraordinary ways, particularly in the face of difficulty. The result of Martin Methodist Monday is a great example of that.”
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. Still changing lives after 150 years.